The Chandler Restaurant Scene

Chandler is a suburb of Phoenix, Arizona. This affluent city has experienced a restaurant boom over the last few decades and now features as many restaurants as many large cities. The city of Chandler provides diners with a variety of choices ranging from casual to elegant. Below are a few of the shining stars in Chandler.

The small Vietnamese restaurant, Cyclo, serves up authentic Vietnamese fare in a charming eatery. Cylco is rated as the third best dining establishment in all of Chandler by Cyclo is owned and run by Justina Duong. In addition to Vietnamese food, Cyclo’s menu also features other Asian comfort foods. Do not worry if you are unfamiliar with Vietnamese cooking, the helpful and attentive wait staff will guide you in the right direction. When dining at Cyclo’s, do not miss the tamarind-glazed short ribs, the seafood pho or the green papaya salad.

Roy Restaurant is a fusion restaurant in Chandler that combines American, European and Asian foods under the influences of chef Roy Yamaguchi. The motto of Roy’s is that food and an ‘aloha’ spirit are equally important things in life. This restaurant embraces both of these themes. Immediately upon entering Roy’s, diners will notice the creative yet fine dining atmosphere that awaits them. Walls are lined with elegant yet fun artwork and the dining rooms are perfectly presented with rich linens and beautiful glasses. A James Beard Award Winning Chef, Yamaguchia focuses on preparing foods with local ingredients and pays attention to plating when serving up his creations. The menu at Roy’s is rich in seafood but also includes pastas, lamb, steaks and duck.

The Phoenix New Times listed SanTan Brewing Company as one of the best dining places in Chandler. This relaxed eatery features a modern interior, with two retractable garage doors behind the bar and exposed metal beams crossing the ceiling. The kitchen is open and exposed to diners. What SanTan is best known for is its burgers and beers. For first time visitors, instead of having to choose from the list of intriguing beers, simply order the beer sampler. All pints are served in unique blown glass pints. Standouts on the SanTan menu include the fish and chips, crab cakes and the stuffed mushroom burger.


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