From contemporary sushi to upscale gastropubs, Arizona’s culinary scene is full of surprises, unique restaurants and fantastic food worth travelling for. Discover them all with our guide to the world-class restaurants of The Grand Canyon State.
Another of the OpenTable top 100 restaurants in America, ShinBay is the home of Japanese cuisine in Arizona. Offering modern and contemporary version of the cuisine, with a speciality in Omakase-style dining. Omakase is a Japanese concept in which dishes are selected by the chef rather than a la carte, similar in style to a tasting menu. This style depends on a strong chef with a perfect palate, and ShinBay’s head chef makes this look effortless with their selection of perfect complimentary dishes.
Many restaurants offer Latin flavors or Latin fusion food, but few do it as well as the Criollo Latin Kitchen. Taking fresh local ingredients and making them vibrant with Latin passion is no mean feat, but Criolla manages it with aplomb with every meal. The menu sings with dishes from across South and Central America, from Haiti to Brazil.
Leading the redevelopment of downtown Tucson, Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails is a great dining spot from evening into late nights. The restaurant combines French gastronomy with an extended idea of American cuisine, which includes the cuisines of the country’s main historic immigrants, and does it to stunning effect. As the name suggests, though, there is more to Downtown than just its kitchen, with a cocktail menu worthy of kings, making Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails Tucson’s hottest hang-out spot.