After plenty of thorough research, taste tests, and years of deliciously hard work, we’ve put together this guide to the 10 best Chandler restaurants. If you are familiar with Chandler, Arizona, you know that there is a surprising amount of diversity in the restaurant options, making it the perfect place to find your new favorite restaurant.
Sink Your Teeth Into the Best Chandler Restaurants
But where can one find the best Chandler restaurants? Whether you are in the mood for New Mexican, Korean, Italian, or Mediterranean, we’ve got you covered. Sink your teeth into our guide to Chandler, which features all of our local favorite restaurants that you simply cannot miss.
10. Gadzooks Enchiladas and Soup
This local chain is redefining the enchilada with its secret weapon—sweet and spicy cornbread. On your first visit (and every visit after) to Gadzooks, be sure to get the roasted tomatillo chicken enchiladas or the signature tacos piled with goat cheese smear, sweet and spicy cornbread, and asadero cheese. We highly recommend getting the enchiladas Christmas Style lathered in both of their housemade red and green enchilada sauces. These firework flavor combinations are unique and delicious, making Gadzooks one of our favorite Chandler restaurants.
9. Singing Pandas Asian Restaurant
Singing Pandas Asian Restaurant is a local, family-owned restaurant in the heart of Chandler. We enjoy every option on the menu, but we really love the orange chicken, which has just the right amount of sweetness and a sharp tanginess that serves as the perfect complement. Pair the orange chicken with some warm white rice and a cream cheese wonton for a complete meal. As one of the best Chandler restaurants, we are sure this will become your new favorite neighborhood Chinese food spot.
8. Espo’s Mexican Food
Espo’s has some of the best authentic Mexican food in Chandler. This gem of a restaurant offers a large menu of traditional, well-made Mexican dishes including enchiladas, flautas, chimichangas, and tostados. The chips and salsa absolutely hit the spot with freshly made, warm, and crispy chips and spicy-hot red salsa. Don’t miss the enchilada plate served with green enchilada sauce, perfectly seasoned rice, and refried pinto beans.
Gogi is a fan-favorite Korean-Japanese restaurant known for their bulgogi hot stone. The menu here has something for everyone including sushi, teriyaki salmon, fried chicken, and hot stone entrees. We highly recommend the bulgogi hot stone served piping hot in a cast iron bowl with rice, a variety of vegetables, beef bulgogi, and a fried egg on top. It’s a meal you won’t forget for years to come.
6. Si Señor Restaurant
This New Mexican grill serves up delectable dishes made with hatch green chiles alongside four different types of salsa and fresh, hot chips. Our personal favorite offering here is the lunch special, which features a cheese enchilada and shredded beef taco plate, plus a fresh-out-of-the-fryer sopaipilla for dessert covered in cinnamon sugar and drizzled with honey. Si Señor is one of those places you’ll find yourself coming back to over and over, making it one of our favorite Chandler restaurants.
5. Stone & Vine
For the best urban Italian cuisine in Chandler, don’t miss out on Stone & Vine. This quaint restaurant in Ocotillo features a variety of menu items that are sure to please, but we highly recommend the beautiful and tasty bruschetta board. All of the flavor options that come on the board are wonderful, but our favorite has to be the fig jam, gorgonzola crumbles, and almond bruschetta. We also really love the bruschetta that features smoked salmon, capers, red onion, and dill aioli. To be honest, whatever you choose at Stone & Vine is sure to be delightful.
4. Jinya Ramen Bar
Located in Downtown Chandler, Jinya Ramen bar serves up the best ramen (and lots more!) in town. Be sure to get a jinya bun featuring a pillow-soft bun filled with pork chashu and special sauce. As the main entree, we highly recommend any of the ramen offerings, including the Tonkotsu Black which features a pork broth, kikurage, green onion, seasoned egg, and spicy sauce. If this is your first time trying ramen, the Sprouting Up Ramen is the perfect combination of pork and chicken broth for that salty, savory flavor.
3. Green Corner Restaurant
Green Corner serves incredible, high-quality Mediterranean food. We’re sure you’ll fall in love with this treasured spot in Chandler thanks to the flavorful, seasoned meats paired with warm pita bread and fresh homemade hummus. All of the entrees are simply divine, served with rice, meat, and hot pita and hummus. For dessert, we cannot recommend the freshly baked baklava enough, held together with layers of filo pastry and filled with sweetened nuts and honey. It’s melt-in-your-mouth delicious.
2. Floridino’s Pizza & Pasta
It doesn’t matter how often you visit Floridino’s in Chandler, you’re guaranteed to be continually impressed with their incredible and casual Italian food. This local-favorite spot is known for their original pizza muffins that will make your heart sing. We highly recommend starting with an order of pizza muffins to share and then ordering the Female Foodie-favorite green chile and ricotta calzone. If you’re in the mood for something else, follow your heart (or stomach). You really can’t go wrong with anything you order at Floridino’s.
1. Craft 64
Craft 64 is located in the ever-growing downtown Chandler and uses local, organic, and farm-fresh ingredients to make their artisanal wood-fired pizzas from scratch in imported ovens from Italy. Our favorite pizza here is the Fico which features mozzarella, Parmigiano-Reggiano, ricotta, arugula, truffle oil, and fig sauce. The flavor combo is to do for and provides that perfect mix of sweet and savory. If white pizzas don’t suit your fancy, you can never go wrong with their traditional Margherita. This is a must-visit for all pizza lovers (aka everyone), and that’s exactly why we’ve chosen it as our number one spot on our guide to the best Chandler restaurants.