13 Best Ethnic Restaurants in Metro Phoenix
Looking for something a little different to eat? Well, Chow Bella is here to help. We spent the past year scouring the Valley to find the best ethnic restaurants.
Jackie Mercandetti The seasonal menu of exquisite country-French bistro fare also includes a few stellar specials.
Here's a list worth saving for when you're looking for some great ethnic cuisine, no matter where you are in metro Phoenix.
Best French Restaurant: Amuse Bouche Gourmet Bistro & Catering
For those enjoying a bit of culinary torment, you could do worse (depending on where you live) than driving 45 minutes or more to Surprise for some of the best French food in the Valley. Courtesy of French-trained chefs Snir and Kiersten Mor, Amuse Bouche, the tiny BYOB country-French bistro features top-notch, seasonal lunch and dinner fare as well as an outstanding Sunday breakfast. Read more here.
Jackie Mercandetti Ethiopian Famous fills a niche for Central Phoenix fans of the African cuisine.
Best Ethiopian Restaurant: Ethiopian Famous Restaurant & Coffee
Like any good Ethiopian chef, Abebech Ejersa's doro wot, made with onions, boiled egg, and peppery berbere, is pretty much perfect. But then, the same could be said for nearly all her traditional Ethiopian favorites, most of which are prepared from recipes Ejersa has used for years, at home and in her former restaurant in Ethiopia. Read more here.
Best Chinese Restaurant: New Hong Kong Restaurant
Jackie Mercandetti New Hong Kong's flavor-packed clay pots are among the restaurant's highlights.
Get past its weathered appearance and you'll find first-rate Cantonese cuisine hiding in plain sight at this passed-it-a-million-times Chinese restaurant in Central Phoenix. Courtesy of Jian Yu, a chef in Kaiping, China, for over 32 years, and his family, come tangled nests of expertly prepared stir-fried noodles, trembling clay pots nearly blowing off their lids to expose steaming, flavor-packed broths, and moist, marinated meats. Read more here.
Best German Restaurant: Brat Haus
Jackie Mercandetti At Brat Haüs, beer may be king, but there are enough good dishes here to keep the taps in good company.
A welcome new addition to the Valley's woefully short list of German-minded restaurants, this lively gastropub in Old Town even sports its own sprawling biergarten that usually fills up before the two indoor spaces do. With nearly 30 beers on tap and almost 40 in bottles and cans, a strong German or Belgian craft brew is just a "Danke!" away. Read more here.
17058 W. Bell Road, Surprise, AZ