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OT: Favorite restaurant(s) in Arizona and in the world

Discussion in 'Arizona Coyotes' started by ClassLessCoyote, Jun 7, 2018.

  1. ClassLessCoyote

    ClassLessCoyote Staying classy

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    Let's keep the restaurant talk to this thread instead of seeing different threads for different foods. Don't forget to talk about any specific dishes you like and desserts too.
     
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    Favorite Mexican restaurant in Arizona is Cafe Poca Cosa. Gourmet menu changes daily. Great margaritas too.
     
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    Taco Bell
     
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    Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen
    Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen - Phoenix

    Blackened Catfish with Alexander Sauce (not on the menu anymore but they'll make it) is what I usually get unless I go for the live Maine lobster. My favorite appetizers are the lobster bisque and pan seared frog legs. Now that's good eatin'!
     
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    IPreferPi A Nonny Mouse

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    Some random places:

    Vietnamese: Da Vang
    Fried Chicken and Biscuits: Welcome Diner
    Korean BBQ: Gen Korean BBQ
    Ramen: Nishikawa
    Mexican: Comedor Guadalajara
    Cajun: Flavors of Louisiana (Pappadeaux is pretty good too)
    Sushi: Sushiholic
    Cheesesteaks: Best of Philly
    Dim Sum: Great Wall Cuisine
     
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    Nishikawa is hands down some of the worst ramen I’ve ever had in my life. Taiko was some of the best and authentic Japanese food I’ve ever had since my family moved to the states from japan. I live on Cooper and Ray and I used to walk to Taiko. Then they replaced it with Nishikawa and I never went back. Seriously awful ramen. Lol

    Republic Ramen in Tempe and Tokyo Stop in Tempe do it way better.

    End rant
     
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    I love ramen. I live on the West Side so those two you mentioned in Tempe are too far. I've been looking for a place to get it take out but haven't found one. That's my goto when I eat at Kabuki. Love the sea bass there too.
     
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    I haven’t tried Taiko as that is way out of the way from me, but I’ve lived in Japan too, and Nishikawa and Noodle Bar in Downtown Phoenix stand out for ramen places for me here. Cherryblossom is solid too. Different strokes.

    I tried to give Republic Ramen multiple chances when I was at ASU, but I’ve always found it bleh.
     
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    I find Kabuki’s ramen is inconsistent with noodle quality. It is probably your best bet west of 75th Ave though.
     
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    Bonsai Tree Turning a new leaf

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    My favorite restaurant is The Pot Luck Club. It's in Cape Town, SA. Good luck getting reservations. I emailed 3 months in advance and at first they thought that I was pranking them because I mentioned that I was coming from Arizona. Three months in advance and we ended up with seats at the bar. Astoundingly good food and experience. It's in a converted mill. I remember that I had to tell the cabbie each time to go to The Silo.
     
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    Where in Japan did you live? I’m born and raised in Iwakuni
     
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    I miss Taco Bell. Its funny the things you miss when you no longer live somewhere (I'm back in the UK now).

    There are a couple here now but its not the same thing.
     
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    Dirty Old Man Mistaken for magic

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    Ugh, a thread about favorite restaurants in the world, and hours later RIP Anthony Bourdain...
     
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    Nothing can be the same as Taco Bell.
     
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    Fabio On Fire. Great fresh Italian food. The guy who opened it here on the West Side initially had a place in Scottsdale so he has a good pedigree. The food's amazing. Their sourdough bread is made from a starter that's something like a hundred years old.
     
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    1. Pho Gia Dinh (Vietnamese)
    2. China Magic Noodle (hand pulled noodle)
    3. Nishikawa Ramen House
    4. Chou’s (dumplings-XLB)
    5. Lee’s Sandwiches (Banh Mi)
     
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    If you ever get Nishikawa for weekday lunch, hit me up. We’ll get some noodles and talk draft.
     
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    I work in North Scottsdale so I doubt I'd ever get the opportunity to go to either Nishikawa location on weekdays. But I certainly appreciate the offer to meet up!
     
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    GiveAFlyingPuck We're getting better

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    I'm in the Baltimore area and if you're ever there, try the restaurants in Little Italy. My favorite is Chipparelli's.
     
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    AZ List:
    Sushi: Nobuo at the Teeter House
    Pizza: Pizzeria Bianco (of course)
    Italian: Tratto
    Mexican: Asadero Norte De Sonora (for authenticity) and Ottro Cafe/Gallo Blanco
    Cajun: Baby Kays
    Vietnamese: Da Vang
    New Restaurant: Roland's Market Cafe (Kind of an Italian/Mexican fusion)
    Best Restaurant: Tratto but I haven't been to Binkley's (Used to go to Bink's Midtown which was fantastic)

    Probably could comment on a lot more places locally but drawing a blank.

    Non-AZ List:
    Best Breakfast: Au Cheval in Chicago
    Best Restaurant: Polite Provisions in SF or Plum in Oakland (May be closed now)
     
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    Totally second Pizzeria Bianco.
     
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    I saw you mention somewhere that you work in North Scottsdale. As do I. Have you been to Lamp Pizza on Pima and Pinnacle Peak? I agree Bianco is pretty damn good but Lamp Pizzaria is right there with Bianco. My favorite is a three way tie between Lamp, Bianco and La Grande Orange.
    The best deep dish Chicago style has to be Geno's East and Lou Malnati's. Both are favorites in Chicago that recently opened shops in Phoenix.
     

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