Saturday, May 26, 2012

Best International Restaurants in Metro Phoenix

One of the wonderful things about international business for many of us is enjoying the food. Some of us have become diehard foodies from experiencing some pretty amazing dishes all over the world. There are some good international restaurants in Phoenix - some of them hidden gems.

Here's an updated list of best international restaurants in Phoenix Metro. Please let us know if we've missed your favorite - we're always open for lunch to check out a new international restaurant!

You can see more details including reviews on Yelp or Urban Spoon.

The restaurants marked with '*' are highly recommended.

Best International Restaurants in Arizona

Afghan: Flaming Kebob (Mesa)

African: Blue Nile Cafe (Tempe), Cafe Lalibela (Tempe)

Brazilian: Fogo de Chao (Scottsdale)

British/Irish: Codfather (Phoenix), Cornish Pasty Company (Tempe), George and Dragon (Phoenix), Rula Bula (Tempe)

Burmese: Little Rangoon (Scottsdale)

Caribbean: Chino Bandido* (Phoenix), Havana Cafe (Phoenix)

Chinese: China Chile (Phoenix), George & Son* (Scottsdale), Golden Buddha (Phoenix), Great Wall Hong Kong Cuisine (Phoenix), Szechuan Palace* (Phoenix), Wong's Place (Tempe)

Dutch: Rokerij (Phoenix)

Filipino: Karey's Kitchen (Phoenix)

French: Amuse Bouche Bistro (Surprise), Au Petit Four* (Scottsdale), Coup des Tartes (Phoenix), La Petite France (Scottsdale), Sophie's (Phoenix)

German: Haus Murphy's (Glendale)

Greek: Greekfest* (Phoenix)

Indian: Al Hamra* (Scottsdale), Indian Delhi Palace (Phoenix), Jewel of the Crown (Scottsdale), Maharaja Palace (Glendale), Tandoori Times (Glendale and Scottsdale), The Dhaba (Tempe)

Italian: Andreoli Italian Grocer* (Scottsdale), Alexi's Grill (Phoenix), Avanti's (Phoenix), Cibo (Phoenix), Giuseppe's on 28th* (Phoenix), Marcellino Ristorante (Phoenix), Pasta Brioni (Scottsdale), Pizzeria Bianco* (Phoenix), 'Pomo (Scotttsdale), Postino Central (Phoenix), Sassi (Scottsdale), Tomaso's (Phoenix and Chandler), Tutti Santi (Scottsdale), Voce Ristorante (Scottsdale)

Japanese: Dozo (Scottsdale), Hana Japanese (Phoenix), Hiro Sushi (Scottsdale), Nobuo at Teeter House* (Phoenix), Roka Akor* (Scottsdale), Shimogamo (Chandler), Sushi Ken (Chandler), Yasu Sushi Bistro (Phoenix)

Korean: Cafe Ga Hyang (Glendale), Chodang Tofu and BBQ (Chandler), Takamatsu* (Chandler)

Kosher: Segal's Oasis Grill* (Phoenix)

Mexican: Barrio Cafe* (Phoenix), Carolina's Mexican Food (Phoenix), El Guero Canelo (Tucson), Elote Cafe* (Sedona), Javelina Inferno (Scottsdale), La Tolteca Mexican Foods (Phoenix), Los Dos Molinos (Mesa + more locations), Los Reyes de la Torta* (Phoenix), Mi Nidito* (Tucson), Spotted Donkey Cantina* (Scottsdale)

Middle Eastern: Al-Hana at Baiz Market* (Phoenix), Pars Persian Cuisine (Phoenix), Persian Garden Cafe (Phoenix), Persian Room (Scottsdale)

Russian: Bon Appetit (Phoenix), Restaurant Samarkand* (Phoenix)

Spanish: Iruna (Scottsdale), Tapas Papa Fritas (Scottsdale)

Swedish: Beaver Choice* (Tempe)

Thai: Malee's on Main* (Scottsdale), Swaddee (Scottsdale), Thai Lahna (Phoenix), Thai Spices (Mesa), Wild Thaiger* (Phoenix)

Vietnamese: Cyclo Vietnamese Cuisine (Chandler), Davang (Phoenix), Fresh Mint (Scottsdale)

In Arizona there are many world-class resorts with great restaurants inside - some of which are international and all of which cater to international visitors. All of these are highly recommended.

Best Arizona Resort Dining

Arizona Biltmore Resort and Spa (Phoenix)
Camelback Inn (Scottsdale)
Enchantment Resort (Sedona)
Fairmont Scottsdale Princess Resort and Spa (Scottsdale)
Four Seasons Resort Scottsdale at Troon North (Scottsdale)
Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa at Gainey Ranch (Scottsdale)
Intercontinental Montelucia Resort and Spa (Paradise Valley)
L'Auberge de Sedona (Sedona)
Loews Ventana Canyon Resort (Tucson)
Ritz-Carlton Phoenix (Phoenix)
Royal Palms Resort and Spa (Phoenix)
Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort and Spa (Paradise Valley)
Sheraton Wild Horse Pass Resort (Chandler)
Talking Stick Resort and Casino (Scottsdale)
The Boulders a Waldorf Astoria Resort (Carefree)
The Hermosa Inn (Phoenix)
The Phoenician Resort (Scottsdale)
The Westin Kierland Resort and Spa (Scottsdale)
The Westin LaPaloma Resort and Spa (Tucson)
Westward Look Resort (Tucson)

And finally for visitors to Arizona who like to enjoy a good American or Southwestern meal, here are some of our favorite other restaurants in the Valley of the Sun, Tucson and beyond.

Other Top Restaurants in Arizona

Arcadia Farms Cafe (Scottsdale)
Baby Kay's Cajun Kitchen (Phoenix)
Binkley's Restaurant (Cave Creek)
Cafe Bink (Carefree)
Cafe Roka (Bisbee)
Chloe's Corner (Scottsdale and Phoenix)
Donavon's Steak & Chop House (Phoenix)
Durant's (Phoenix)
Eddie's House (Scottsdale)
Joe's Farm Grill (Gilbert)
Joe's Real BBQ (Gilbert)
Lo-Lo's Chicken and Waffles (Phoenix and Scottsdale)
Mastro's Ocean Club (Phoenix)
Richardson's Cuisine of New Mexico (Phoenix)
Roaring Fork (Scottsdale)
Ted's Hotdogs (Tempe)
The Farmhouse (Gilbert)
Quiessence, The Farm at South Mountain (Phoenix)

Arizona International Growth Group on Facebook

We're pleased to announce that the AZIGG facebook page now has a new simpler address. Follow AZIGG on facebook and twitter at the links below for information on global business in Arizona.

Arizona International Growth Group (AZIGG) is a collaborative, Arizona-based organization dedicated to helping local companies develop a more global mindset to grow their business globally. AZIGG (“A-zigg”) holds monthly events typically on first Mondays of the month at SkySong in Scottsdale.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Global Arizona Technology Beat June 4th

The next Arizona International Growth Group meeting is June 4th, 7:30am to 9am at SkySong in Scottsdale and will feature technology experts discussing global opportunities for Arizona-based companies.

AZIGG: Global AZ Tech Beat
Grow Your Tech Business Globally

Gordon McConnell
Executive Director of VentureCatalyst (ASU)

Hamid Shojaee
CEO of AxoSoft, TransferBigFiles & AZTechBeat

Monday, June 4, 2012
7:30am – 9:00am


AZ Accelerate 2012 - Grow Globally!

This week there is a business acceleration seminar at Growth Nation in Scottsdale on Tuesday, May 15th from 8am to 12 noon featuring Lee Benson, CEO of Able Engineering. Additional speakers include Lon Safko (The Social Media Bible and Fuse Marketing), Ira Cohen (Mojo Video) and Doug Bruhnke (Growth Nation).

Jack Welch has commented in Lee Benson's success and called it "the best management system I've ever seen." Read more about the event and sign-up by 5pm on Monday to make sure you have a seat for this event.

Other participants in the event include Vistage Arizona and Arizona Commerce Authority.

Click here for more information on AZ Accelerate 2012.