Best Of Tucson®

Best Fast Casual

Pei Wei Asian Diner

Pei Wei is a favorite of the university crowd. It's a fast and tasty choice if you are trying to catch an old movie at the Gallagher, or an even older one at the International Arts Society series. It may be fast, but it doesn't look it. The interior red-and-black minimalist décor creates a soothing atmosphere. For those who are not interested in soothing, a seat at the counter will allow you the excitement of watching the food being boiled, stir-fried and arranged. They work fast. This is a pan-Asian restaurant with salads, noodle bowls, rice bowls and stir fries served with white or brown rice. Everybody's favorite Asian meals are on the menu.

Runners up:

2. La Salsa Fresh Mexican Grill, Various locations

3. Sauce, 7117 N. Oracle Road, 297-8575.; 5285 E. Broadway Blvd., 514-1444