29 Favorite Places to Eat in Downtown Phoenix: Quick PHX

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Sarah Hurwitz
Asian Eats
Hong Kong‑born chef Johnny Chu mixes top‑notch Asian fusion fare with sake‑based martinis and a house‑party vibe at his see‑and‑be‑seen restaurant, Sochu House. New on the scene, Clever Koi features deliciously inauthentic Asian dishes and cocktails like the Koi Reviver. In the mood for sushi? Head to Squid Ink, a CityScape spot that even has a walk‑up window for sushi to go. Reathrey Sekong, Arizona's only Cambodian restaurant, highlights chef Lakhana In's remarkably redolent soups, vibrant salads, and dishes like baiynchaiv, the crispy rice‑flour crepe. And at his cozy Heritage Square bungalow, James Beard Award winner Nobuo Fukuda offers the closest thing to a real izakaya (a casual Japanese eating and drinking establishment) this side of the Land of Rising Sun.

Little Cleo's Seafood Legend
Tucked inside The Yard, restaurateur Sam Fox's massive dining complex, this East Coast‑inspired eatery boasts an oyster bar and an eclectic array of seafood dishes.

Location Info

Matt's Big Breakfast

825 N. 1st St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Jobot Coffee

918 N. Fifth St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Squash Blossom - CLOSED

705 N. 1st St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Bragg's Factory Diner

1301 Grand Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Vovomeena

1515 N. 7th Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Welcome Diner

924 E. Roosevelt St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Pizzeria Bianco

623 E. Adams St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Pomo Pizzeria Napoletana

705 N. 1st St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Cibo Urban Wine Cafe & Pizzeria

603 N. Fifth Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Pino's Pizza Al Centro

139 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

La Piazza Phx

1 N. 1st St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Mrs. White's Golden Rule Cafe

808 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

SoChu House

2801 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Clever Koi

4236 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Squid Ink Sushi

2 E. Jefferson St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Reathrey Sekong

1312 E. Indian School Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Nobuo at Teeter House

622 E. Adams St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Little Cleo's Seafood Legend

5632 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Snoh Ice Shavery

914 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Melt

910 N. 5th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Churn

5223 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Pink Spot - CLOSED

49 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Nami

2014 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: General

Ollie Vaughn's

1526 E. McDowell Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Otro Cafe

6035 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Tortas El Guero

2518 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Asadero Norte De Sonora

122 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Asi Es La Vida

3602 N. 24th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

​El Chullo Peruvian Restaurant & Bar

2605 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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4 comments
Matt Diamond
Matt Diamond

LOVE Otro, Churn, Clever Koi.....but DOWNTOWN? Love NT as well, but what's going on here guys?

Matt Diamond
Matt Diamond

Little Cleo's? This is really funny. 7th st & Missouri is DOWNTOWN??!!

Alison
Alison

Half of these places aren't even downtown... Best places in Central Phoenix? Maybe.

bmcphx
bmcphx

And the places on the mexican list arent even remotely near top notch.

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