5 Best Restaurants in Glendale and Avondale Right Now

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Jackie Mercandetti
If you're a diner of the adventurous sort and happen to visit Lucky's King Wah in Glendale, it's a good idea to remember the words "Chef's Special."
When you think about it, you probably spend more time in Glendale than you realize. The city is home to the Arizona Cardinals, hosts the Phoenix Coyotes homes games, spring training, and a good number of large concerts throughout the year. With that being said, you don't have to eat at the numerous chain restaurants that surround these popular venues. Instead, try out one of these locally owned spots in Glendale and Avondale. You might get a one-of-a-kind dining adventure or a taste of somewhere else completely.

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Jackie Mercandetti
Cantonese dominates the menu here, but the cooking isn't altered to suit a Westerner's palate.
Lucky's King Wah

If you're a truly adventurous (and trusting) diner, then you'll want to get the Chef's Choice at this south West Valley restaurant. Lucky's King Wah specializes in Cantonese cooking, but not the kind that caters to the Western palate. Owner and chef Kwok Pat makes authentic dishes such as lamb and bean curd stew or pig's stomach mixed with sour vegetables, which will all be served by this wife, Kitty. It's a no-frills restaurant, which is fine with us. We're too busy enjoying Kwok's one-of-a-kind flavors anyway.

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AZ Ducky
AZ Ducky

you finally got one right

thrillhouse15
thrillhouse15

I was really surprised to see that Thai Orchid Garden (best Thai on the west side) and TJ's (best breakfast in town - get the French toast!) didn't make the list. 

LGulliford
LGulliford

Thanks for the West Valley love, but only 5 places in two whole cities? How about at least 5 in just one city? Why not? We don't all love chain restaurants on this side of town, I'm all about the mom n pop shops, and I know I'm not the only one. Keep up the good work, but how about a little less EV bias, I've been fighting that battle for years.

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