Sunday, December 9, 2012

Best International Restaurants in Phoenix and Tucson 2013

There are many good restaurants around Phoenix and Tucson, Arizona to enjoy life's pleasure of eating! The focus of AZIGG is international, and so find below our international favorites.

There are a few American-style restaurants sprinkled in at the bottom to make this a more complete "Best of" restaurant list. Also the restaurants marked with "*' are highly recommended.

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Best International Restaurants in Arizona

Afghan: Flaming Kebob (Mesa and Tempe), Kyber Halal (Phoenix)

Bosnian: Caffe Sarajevo (Phoenix)

Brazilian: Fogo de Chao (Scottsdale)

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

Cambodian: Reathrey Sekong (Phoenix)

Caribbean: Chino Bandido (Phoenix and Chandler), Havana Cafe (Phoenix), Millie's Cafe Puerto Rican Cuisine (Mesa)

Chinese: China Chile (Phoenix), China King (Chandler), China Magic Noodle House (Chandler), Chou's Kitchen (Chandler), George and Son (Scottsdale), Great Wall Hong Kong Cuisine (Phoenix), Szechuan Palace* (Phoenix)

Dutch: Rokerij (Phoenix)

Ecuadorian: Mi Comida Restaurante Latino (Phoenix)

El Salvadorian: Restaurant Salvadoreno (Mesa)

Ethiopian: Cafe Lalibela (Tempe), Gojo Ethiopian (Phoenix)

Filipino: Hey Joe! (food truck)

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

German: Brat Haus (Scottsdale), Europa Pastry Cafe (Phoenix), German Sausage Company (Phoenix), Haus Murphy's (Glendale), Zur Kate (Mesa)

Greek: Greekfest* (Phoenix) - see picture above of chef Tony Makridis

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

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

Japanese: Dozo (Scottsdale), Hana Japanese Eatery (Phoenix), Hiro Sushi (Scottsdale), Nobuo at Teeter House* (Phoenix), Roka Akor* (Scottsdale), ShinBay (Scottsdale), Shimogamo (Chandler), Sushi Ken (Chandler), Toyama (Scottsdale), 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), Comedor Guadalajara (Phoenix), El Guero Canelo (Tucson), Elote Cafe* (Sedona), Javelina Inferno (Scottsdale), La Tolteca Mexican Foods (Phoenix), Los Dos Molinos (Mesa and more), Los Reyes de la Torta* (Phoenix), Mariscos Playa Hermosa (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)

Pakistani: Curry Corner (Tempe)

Peruvian: Inca's Peruvian Cuisine (Scottsdale)

Polish: Polish Goodies (Phoenix)

Russian/Uzbek: Bon Appetit (Phoenix), Golden Valley (Phoenix), Restaurant Samarkand* (Phoenix)

Somali: Juba Restaurant (Phoenix)

Spanish: Tapas Papa Fritas (Scottsdale)

Swedish: Beaver Choice* (Tempe)

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

Vietnamese: Cyclo Vietnamese Cuisine (Chandler), Davang (Phoenix), Fresh Mint (Scottsdale), Khai Hoan (Tempe), Noodles Ranch (Scottsdale), Tea Lite Cafe (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. There are also local favorites that are not necessarily focused on international - and they are listed below. Enjoy!

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) 

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)
Donavon's Steak & Chop House (Phoenix)
Durant's (Phoenix)
Eddie's House (Scottsdale)
Eddie V's Prime Seafood (Scottsdale)
FnB (Scottsdale)
Joe's Farm Grill (Gilbert)
Joe's Real BBQ (Gilbert)
Kai at Wild Horse Pass (Chandler)
Lo-Lo's Chicken and Waffles (Phoenix and Scottsdale)
Mastro's Ocean Club (Phoenix)
Richardson's Cuisine of New Mexico (Phoenix)
Roaring Fork (Scottsdale)
Tarbell's (Phoenix)
The Farmhouse (Gilbert)
Quiessence, The Farm at South Mountain (Phoenix)