13 Best Ethnic Restaurants in Metro Phoenix

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Jackie Mercandetti
The seasonal menu of exquisite country-French bistro fare also includes a few stellar specials.
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.

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.


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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.


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Jackie Mercandetti
New Hong Kong's flavor-packed clay pots are among the restaurant's highlights.
Best Chinese Restaurant: New Hong Kong Restaurant

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.


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Jackie Mercandetti
At Brat Haüs, beer may be king, but there are enough good dishes here to keep the taps in good company.
Best German Restaurant: Brat Haus

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.


Location Info

Venue

Map

Ethiopian Famous Restaurant & Coffee

4111 E. McDowell Rd, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

New Hong Kong Restaurant

2328 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Pho Thanh Restaurant

1702 W. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Brat Haus

3622 N. Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Leo's Island BBQ

7665 W. Bell Road, Peoria, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Karaikudi Palace

8752 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Nobuo at Teeter House

622 E. Adams St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Tumi Fine Peruvian Cuisine

2160 N. Alma School Road, Chandler, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Cuban Foods & Bakery

10649 N. 43rd Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Hummus Xpress

930 W. Broadway Road, Tempe, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Café Ga Hyang

4362 W. Olive Ave., Glendale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Chanpen Thai Cuisine

2727 E. Broadway Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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Jessica Rogers
Jessica Rogers

rosita's on mcdowell for enchiladas and el charro for tacos.

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