Also at 5285 E. Broadway Blvd.
(514-7004) and 633 W. Ina Road (297-3238). The folks behind P.F. Changs
have brought fast-casual Asian fare to
Tucson with its Pei Wei chain, and the
mini-Changs does the parent proud.
Featuring delicious, freshly prepared
Asian standards at fairly cheap
prices, Pei Wei is a great place to grab
some fine Asian food to go, or to sit down
with the college kids and eat in a modern
Gandhi offers an expansive menu
including a dozen curry dishes, a plethora
of tandoori dishes, breads, biryanis
(jambalaya-like stews) and other entrées.
Vegetarians, take note: There are more than two dozen dishes offered that are sans-meat. And
the buffet may be the best lunch deal in
town. As one diner put it, it's like "a roller
coaster in your mouth." (8-28-03)
It's hard to find anything wrong with Mama
Louisa's, a Tucson treasure since 1956.
The food's amazing; the service is
superb; the prices are reasonable. There's a large menu for both lunch and dinner, with plenty of vegetarian options. Try Joe's Special; it's the signature dish for a reason. (3-20-03)
Bulgoki of fire and flavor, and
mouth-watering grilled beef ribs, Korean-style. Good noodle soups, also.
Fusion Wasabi offers two thingsteppan yaki and sushiand you cant go wrong with either one. The teppan yaki makes for a nice, tasty show, much like youd get anywhere else. But the sushi is where Fusion Wasabi excels. Its some of the best Tucson has to offerespecially the strawberry-topped Fusion Wasabi roll and the 24-karat-gold-topped Fusion Wasabi ultimate roll. (1-5-06)
Chef Doug Levy takes usual ingredients and creates unusual, innovative and delectable fare. He changes the menu every month, which means two things: The menu is seasonally driven, and you can’t get too attached to any one item—but whatever the month may be, everyone will find something to enjoy. Many of the items can be prepared gluten-free. The wine book is one of the best in town, and service seldom falters. (2-24-11)
This locally owned Tucson restaurant serves up great Greek food, fast, with a smile. Don’t miss one of Tucson’s tastiest gyros, but also consider trying one of the lesser-known specialties. Inexpensive and delicious. (11-5-09)
They’ve got to be doing something right at this Fourth Avenue stalwart. This hip café has been around for 40 years and its popularity hasn’t faded thanks to fresh salads with homemade dressing, hearty soups and sandwiches (we loved the French dip) and entrées that are both retro and modern. The pasta dishes are well executed, too. And the desserts, made in house, are outstanding. (12-19-13)
Lunch and dinner plates come mild to
palate-searing hot in true Thai style. Try
Also at 7039 E. Tanque Verde Road (886-8619). C.I. Chus does Mongolian barbecue right. While the do-it-(mostly)-yourself experience can be a bit confusing for first-time diners, this is a place to go for a relatively fast, affordable, uncomplicated and tasty bit of Asian food. (8-12-04)
Inca’s is the place to go for a twist on the usual meat and potatoes. Warmly decorated with friendly service and delicately spiced food, Inca’s offers dishes that are truly unique. The pollo entero (whole roasted chicken), the ceviche mixto and the pisco sour are can’t-miss hits. Make sure you make a reservation. (4-1-10)