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Asian Café Express

Map & Directions 1911 W. Main St., Ste. 3
Mesa, AZ 85201
  • Asian, Chinese
  • Sun-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-9:30pm
  • MasterCard, Visa
  • Kid Friendly, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly, Wheelchair Accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • None
  • Not Accepted
  • Lot Available


Phoenix New Times' Description

Despite the name, Asian Cafe Express is no generic pan-Asian fast food joint. Not even close. It's exceptionally tasty, unbelievably cheap, authentic Hong Kong-style cuisine in Mesa. Behind it all is chef Michael Leung, former owner of central Phoenix's Gourmet House of Hong Kong. Be prepared to spend some time ogling the expansive menu, featuring scores of different stews and sautés, fried rice, hot pots, congee, and so many kinds of noodles - egg noodle and rice noodle soups, lo mein, chow mein, and chow fun. There's a handful of items from Taiwan and Southeast Asia, and even spaghetti.

Member Reviews

  • AMG2013 wrote a review for Asian Café Express
    on 12/09/13

    This place is fantastic! Very hole-in-the-wall, but it is always packed of many different types of people. They have a huge menu and very low prices. Everything we've ever tried has been great! Absolute favorites are the Chili Salt Chicken Wings and Black Pepper Beef.

  • Chris S1 wrote a review for Asian Café Express
    on 06/26/09

    Finally! Been down in the Phoenix area for five years and it has been all too long since having great east Asian food. They have a huge selection, modest prices, and worthy crab puffs. Try the kung pao squid! Mmmmm...

  • on 05/06/09

    What's in a name? Well, not always what you might think. To the uninitiated, Asian Café Express might seem like a nondescript fast-food joint serving a mishmash of Asian food, but in truth, this unassuming eatery is pure Hong Kong, baby. Like so many good Chinese restaurants, Asian Café Express is efficient and no-frills, with specials written in Chinese and English tacked to... More >>

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Tips from foursquare

  • Phoenix New Times on 11/19/10

    2010 Best of Phoenix Winner: Best Chinese Restaurant! The Valley's best place to fill up on authentic Chinese cuisine, with so much to choose from — dumplings, stews, stir-fries, and more.

  • Louis King on 01/26/11

    Stick with a special bowl. So cheap and good.

  • Phoenix New Times on 11/24/10

    Try the clams in black bean sauce, it's one of Michele Laudig's (of Chow Bella) 100 favorite dishes!

  • N B. on 03/20/10

    Amazing Chinese food in a strip mall. Cheap, and excellent!!!

  • Timothy L. on 03/16/13

    If you want something good, authentic Hong Kong style Chinese food, eat here. Stick with the Hong Kong style menu!

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