While there are now upscale Asian restaurants all over the Valley, this was one of the first to move the spicy flavors of Asia out from under fluorescent lights and into a setting that would impress a date. The decor is not as over-the-top as at the nearby P.F. Chang’s (which got its start here in Scottsdale), but it is certainly elegant for a Thai restaurant, an ideal place for lunch or dinner during a day of gallery hopping. Start with the creamy tom ka gai, then be sure to try the spicy crispy fish or the tropical pineapple dish (seafood and chicken curry served in a half-pineapple).
Malee's Thai Bistro
7131 E. Main St., USA
Our Rating Neighborhood Scottsdale Hours Mon–Sat 11am–9am; Sun 4:30–9pm Phone 480/947-6042 Prices Main courses $12–$22 Cuisine Type Thai Reservations Reservations recommended Web site Malee's Thai Bistro
Map7131 E. Main St. USA Phoenix
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