Phoenix, Arizona, is not just a city known for its stunning desert landscapes and year-round sunshine. It's also a culinary hotspot with a vibrant dining scene that offers a unique blend of traditional and innovative cuisines. Among the city's gastronomic offerings, themed restaurants in Phoenix stand out for their distinctive dining experiences. These establishments go beyond serving delicious food, they transport their guests to different worlds through their carefully curated themes. From retro diners to fantasy-inspired eateries, these themed restaurants offer an immersive dining experience that tantalizes not just the taste buds, but all the senses. Join us as we explore some of Phoenix's most exciting and unique themed restaurants.
Hip, modern eatery serving comfort foods from a variety of Asian countries, plus cocktails.
Neighborhood Asian fusion restaurant in Uptown. Patio space available. They also have happy hour for $10 classic cocktails and $9 house wine. The food is very interesting when you are not expecting traditional taste. I would recommend you to order Tuna chips. The chips were very well seasoned. It complemented very well with the sauce. The different textures made it very fun to eat. The dish that I wasn’t impressed with was the Korean fried mushroom because it taste a bit like raw undercooked flour.
4 / 5
This place seemed hidden from the main street—especially if you’re not looking for it. My daughter mentioned it and we met here for a late lunch/early dinner. Walking in, it’s cozy, open, good vibes. We were greeted immediately, the same to sit. We were told certain empty tables were reserved but eventually were sat in one of those but told we’d have to leave by the time the reservation was held for that party. The calamari fries delicious; so much flavor and not soggy, like some places. I tried the Pork Ramen and it was absolutely delicious. Packs a punch with the spice. My daughter ordered the chicken ramen, and it was amazing, as well. My son ordered the sandwich and he loved it, especially the sauce it was drizzled with. I ordered a cocktail (Rick’s martini $14) and it wasn’t great, won’t order it again. But I definitely will return for that ramen alone.
4 / 5
An amazing chill enviroment. Attentive kind sweet service. Bartender was awesome and provide awesome reccomendation cocktails. Knowledgeable and able to pair to your taste. Ramen was the best i have had in Phoenix. Happy hour is from open until 6 $2 off HH food items and $10 classic cocktails. Highly reccomended.
5 / 5
This Asian fusion restaurant and bar is truly amazing. The variety of food options available is excellent, but my absolute favorite is their pork ramen. The pork is expertly seared to perfection, resulting in a delightful crispiness and crunch. The crust is thick yet incredibly tender and juicy, and it's worth noting that there's absolutely no undesirable pork flavor. The broth is equally impressive and adds another layer of deliciousness to the dish.
5 / 5
This place is next level!! Food was AMAZING! Between me and my friend we had tuna chips, dumplings, steamed buns, fried rice, and kung pao veggies…all were outstanding! Compliments to the chef and servers…well done!
5 / 5
Buzzy steakhouse turning out upscale New American comfort food in a stylish setting.
I went on a Saturday with my two boys, and we arrived around 12:00 pm. There was no waiting to be seated. The hostess and waitress were very friendly. The food came quickly, but for some reason, this time was different from the other two times I've been there. It seemed like the plates were not prepared as carefully, though it might have just been my impression.
4 / 5
This was the best place to stumble into for a late lunch. The atmosphere felt great, the service was amazing and friendly, and the food was delicious. Some highlights: the Oysters from from California and they had an incredible oily and fatty flavoring. They’re served with a special green sauce that you have to try. The NY Strip and Truffle Fries really hit the spot. Nothing felt overwhelming, it was just a good eat. Finally, do not skip dessert! Especially if you’re on the hunt for carrot cakes. The Vegan Carrot Cake was so good. It’s moist, zesty, carrot-y, and delicious.
5 / 5
This spot is located right near the hotel i was staying at in Phoenix during a business trip. I tried to get in on Saturday when I arrived into town but the place was packed and the wait time was long. I told some of my co-workers about this place and we decided to go after work during the week so I planned ahead and made reservations via Open Table. The hype is real and well deserved. Great atmosphere, great service and most importantly, great tasting food. The drinks were also very well made, so I am unable to remember whT each dish is in the pics I posted, but I will update the pics with names when I can. If you're in downtown Phoenix, plan ahead and try this place out. You won't regret it.
5 / 5
Went here TWICE while we were in the city for an event, it was that good. Everything we tried was phenomenal. The pretzel bites were a very creative appetizer that tasted great with the included cheese sauce. The short rib was tender, and the side of homemade Mac and cheese is a no-brainer. Desserts were amazing as well. Few other items that we tried as well that were great. Really can’t go wrong with this place. (Service was fast and waiter was friendly as well)
5 / 5
We decided to eat here after an event downtown -- and we are so glad we did! The food was absolutely delicious. It was flavorful, fresh, and fabulous. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars was because the portions just weren't quite enough. It was enough to satisfy you but not make you feel full - even after dessert. Speaking of dessert, make sure you try their peanut butter pie. You won't be sorry!!
4 / 5
Western-themed restaurant on a golf resort bringing together steaks, sweeping views & country bands.
The atmosphere was fun, with a live band, sliding board and balloon making guy. Portion sizes were over the top. We had the rattlesnake and cactus fries appetizer, there were 3 of us and we each had brisket nachos, rotisserie chicken, all you can eat beef ribs and we were all happy with our choices. Salad cowboy beans and bread are put on the table for everyone. The staff is friendly. The view was spectacular. We had to ask for the complimentary cotton candy but it was good as well.
5 / 5
This place has the best view of the entire Valley! Come here early and take great pictures as the Sun sets and order from there great drink menu to cool down during these Summer days. As for the food your best bet is the beef ribs. They also give you a giant piece of cotton candy at the end of your meal.
4 / 5
Food and ambience were amazing. There’s a band for live music. The kids love the place and enjoyed the slide. I call ahead for reservation for Sunday night to make sure we get a seat. Glad I did it.
5 / 5
First time here, so I made a reservation for 7pm requesting a table with a view as this was recommended to me for our anniversary. Overall, the view & experience were great for my first time. Just know that this place is incredibly crowded with a long wait, so that was the only downfall. We checked in about 15 minutes early & still had to wait 45 minutes to be seated (and this was the waiting time cut in half since we had a reservation). So by 7:30 we were super hungry when we got seated. In the future, we'll take any open table now that I've seen the view. Our only critique for my hubby's ribs is less sauce. Not everyone likes them super saucy, so I'd say less is more and let the customer ask for more sauce. It was cool to be up on the hill & I loved the live band. Nostalgic & reminded me of my Dad. Highly recommend!
5 / 5
Beautiful, rustic place. I visited for dinner while vacationing in AZ. My steak was very good. The rest of the dinner, meh. Maybe offer other options or prepare what you are offering better. Also, I would think you have ALOT of food waste due to that and too much on your side portions. And that cotton candy was gross! Sorry, but that's the truth! We didn't even want it to begin with, but it was brought to our table. Maybe save that for the kiddos. Still worth stopping by. The atmosphere and views are gorgeous!
4 / 5
Mediterranean & French fare crafted in an elegant redbrick cottage that has a patio & a bar.
It is a beautiful and one-of-a-kind place with great staff (Chance was so amazing and helpful!!!) and atmosphere. The Jazz band came out as we were finishing up and they were the perfect touch. The food was delicious and unique. If you go during happy hour, they'll bring you truffle popcorn. It's delicious! We got The Dates and the Honeyed Nut & Fruit Crostini. Both were so good! The Foutine (duck fat fingerling potatoes with duck confit and Danish blue cheese) and Raspberry Crème Brulée were my favorites due to their exceptional flavors that are unlike other spots I've been to. We also got the Chianti braised Short Ribs, which were so tender and flavorful, and several amazing cocktails that I highly recommend ~ especially the Basil Gimlet and the Peach Cobler drink. It's like no other place I have ever been to, and I want to go back already!
5 / 5
I can’t say enough about the food, service, and ambiance. Highly recommend the macaroni and cheese, braised short rib, and the tiramisu. Nice place for a date because the setting is very romantic. Highly recommend!
5 / 5
Farish House has always been a delightful dinner addition to downtown Phoenix, in a charming 1899 bungalow off 3rd Street. Their charcuterie board, their mains, all delightful. But now they've added a spectacular Saturday Afternoon Tea service and it is simply fantastic. A significant spread of four different finger sandwiches, two different scones (with clotted cream and jam), and four desserts, along with a broad tea menu... it's a perfect way to spend a Saturday. And for how generous they are with portions (and the ability to ask for more of each bite!), the value if honestly really great for what you get. Make a point of booking a special afternoon here for tea. (And of course, dinner's great too.)
5 / 5
It was an amazing experience in The Farish House on my birthday! Firstly, we received the outstanding service by Will and it’s definitely one of the best ones we ever had! Secondly, the dishes were wonderful! We loved the dates, ratatouille, the short rib and tiramisu. As a tiramisu lover, I just want to go back for the tiramisu once again…! Lastly, the atmosphere of the restaurant was very pretty and enjoyed looking around the decor. We loved the restaurant and 100% recommend if you’re around downtown Phoenix!
5 / 5
Everything here was fantastic. The food was great- especially the pickled goat salad. I barely made happy hour, but the complimentary truffle popcorn was a great touch. My friends told me the salmon, filet, and charteuterie board were all great too (for those of you who eat meat.) Service was quick and friendly. We loved eating in what appeared to be the parlor of an old home. It was very homey, welcoming, and comfortable. The only suggestion I have is to update the cocktail menu to include novel, craft cocktails instead of only including classic cocktails.
5 / 5
Fashionable saloon in the Renaissance Phoenix Downtown Hotel for elevated pub plates & cocktails.
We really enjoyed our evening at Dust Cutter Gastropub last evening. Our server, Savanah, was awesome. I loved the explanation for the name printed in menu- Dust Cutter used to be a term used by cowboys who needed a drink to 'cut the dust' from riding all day. Loved the fireplace feature. Great Happy Hour until 6p. There was even a live performer playing guitar and singing. We had the Flatbread and Chicken Wings, which were both very good. If you are looking for a nice place for drinks and a light meal, try Dust Cutter out!
5 / 5
For a hotel restaurant and bar I was pleasantly surprised. Started with the my darling Rhonda for a beverage and it was fantastic. Sweeter than anticipated, but it went down very easily. As for food, we had the nachos with chicken and the green chili Caesar salad. I was very impressed by both. We saw the nachos coming out and decided on them last minute. The cheese sauce was very good and the jalapeños were nice and spicy!!! As for the Caesar salad, it had day old bread, garlic croutons which were fantastic. Softer than traditional croutons and well seasoned. For my taste, it needed more dressing, but the side of dressing came to me quickly. The strawberry confetti cake had actual strawberries inside as well. It was an overall amazing experience. It was worth it to take a chance on a hotel restaurant and bar.
5 / 5
Nice modern decor. We had a very friendly and polite waitress. I enjoyed my darling Rhonda cocktail . Food was well presented I ordered a harvest bowl there were pieces or butternut squash that were not fully cooked hard to chew but overall a good experience.
4 / 5
Tacos were absolutely delicious! I almost regret trying out a different restaurant my first night here. The service was impeccable, and the food arrived surprisingly quickly, but the same thing happened last night at a different restaurant, so maybe things are just more efficient here in Phoenix. Whatever it is, I like it! It can be a little crowded or a little more fun/noisy in some sections, but I found a quiet area to eat, so it seems like there is something for everyone here. There are room service or to go options, but I was (probably unnecessarily) concerned about the wait, so I decided to eat there, and I'm glad I did.
5 / 5
Even though it is a restaurant in a hotel lobby, the food was DELICIOUS!!! The staff was wonderful, knowledgeable, and friendly. There just wasn't enough of them. I ended up eating there 3 times getting a different meal each time, and all were very good. The wings were nice and crispy with good flavor. I added the chicken to the salad which delievered the little kick of heat to it. The cheeseburger was good quality meat which you tasted. I would definitely eat there again!
5 / 5
Circa-1928 soda fountain with wooden booths, vintage decor & retro food & drinks such as egg creams.
I love this place!!! Everything about it! Best burger I have ever had, delicious potato salad, unbelievable cherry pie (ala mode-of course), creative craft sodas and the best antique/retro shopping place I've ever been. My family drives an hour to eat there and try to go monthly. It's the best family time. So worth the trip!
5 / 5
I don't think that they open back up they have the doors blocked off with their cool vintage old antiques
4 / 5
angela diaz (southwest arizona)
Thrift store explorers, this is the place to check out! Our delightful lunch ended in a nostalgic walk through this neat diner to peruse through the vast collection of antiques and retro items. The staff was friendly and the food was delicious! Stop in if you are in the neighborhood...
5 / 5
The food was simple and great, the service was spectacular, I have never had better service even at a 5 Star restaurant. The atmosphere was beyond remarkable. The little soda pop shop is awesome. And it is a little antique shop. I am so in love. I wish I would have gotten all of their names so I could thank them all.
5 / 5
Food is basic diner, nothing exciting. Desserts are amazing though, so much variety. The pecan pie is out of this world. The attached antique store is really cute. Even the bathroom was decorated with antique signs
4 / 5
Relaxed restaurant luring locals with seasonal New American meals & an extensive wine list.
We came here on a whim, so since we didn't have reservations we sat at the community table. Their live edge table looks cool but is awkward to sit at and has VERY uncomfortable stools. Despite that the overall vibe was good. A little loud for my taste but not bad. You should have a reservation if you come here. Our waiter was good at his job and adjusted his vibe to us, which was nice. The food was good. My husbands pork chili was excellent. Would go back.
4 / 5
Guys!!! Don’t walk, run to this food spot. You get so much food for such a great reasonable price. It’s my go to spot whenever I want stuffing, cause the stuffing is absolutely bomb. I love restaurants that change out their menu depending on the season. My only complaint is that I get too stuffed and am never able to finish my meal.
5 / 5
A fantastic way to celebrate a birthday, anniversary, or any other special occasion. The service and food were excellent and none of us at our table had any complaints with any part of the meal. Great job Beckett’s Table!
5 / 5
This place was OK. Not as good as we’d hoped after reading reviews & checking out the menu. Biscuits were super dry and not flavorful. Green chili was good but not good enough to want it again. Husband reported short rib to be dry and could not eat. We avoided drinks or desserts once we realized food was mediocre. Service was just OK; nothing bad happened but us barely touching the food was ignored and server said the same quick phrases to everyone while rushing around. Prices were too high for the experience that was had.
3 / 5
We went in for the 1st time today. We brought our kids ages 6 and 9. They had a kids menu with a great selection of food. My husband and I had the Brussels sprouts and the short ribs. Both were delicious! Our kids had the chicken and cheeseburger and they were just as good. Very friendly and warm service. We will be back!
5 / 5