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Asian Cafe Express

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1911 W Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201-6929
+1 480-668-5910
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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Mesa, Arizona
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91 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the Sunday night we visited, the waitresses seemed overworked. They were still friendly and smiling, but we felt sorry for how busy they were. The food was interesting, the menu huge. We were ultimately disappointed in the quality and taste. It is said it's a good sign if many of the diners are of the same ethnicity as the... More 

Thank Gantosz
Yuma, Arizona
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went to Asian Cafe to celebrate a birthday on a Saturday evening. It was crowded, but we were seated quickly and got started ordering. A larger table was cleared and we moved over to it. Food didn't take long to arrive and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Portion are very generous. My only complaint would be that the food is... More 

Thank DLSArizona
Edmonton, Canada
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139 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is a small restaurant located within a not much traffic plaza across from the Mekong plaza There is not much decoration to speak of On the walls are picture frame photos of the asian dishes such as hofan, fried rice, and soup noodles entries the menu is also homemade, consists of type written white sheets of paper enclosed within... More 

Thank Allan & Amy T
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Fantastic, authentic - great staff Come on down you will love it Mall type location, highly recomend

Thank Laurence S
Carefree, Arizona
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161 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

We have visited several Times and still are not disappointed. Their service, food and prices are excellent. We drive almost an hour to eat there. That is saying something. The photos show on the far left is the five spice calamari, the seafood chow fun and the Chinese broccoli with garlic in a light sauce. The chow fun comes either... More 

Thank Victoria P
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I've been a customer here for over 3 years, coming in about 2 times a month, and always taking home plenty of leftovers. The eclectic clientele know this is a good place to get cheap Asian food. Unfortunately, they must have a new cook, and the quality and taste of the food has dropped drastically in the past few weeks.... More 

Thank Vicki T
Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

At first I was hesitant to rave about this place with fear that once the secret is out, then it will be crowded all the time, but that would not be fair. LOL By far, the BEST Chinese in the Valley! Prices and portions are phenomenal too. Plus, the warm welcome you receive from the servers is good for the... More 

Thank lightworker2014
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71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

From the outside it does not look that great but you must try this place if you like authentic Chinese food. I have traveled to China and this restaurant is the real deal. The menu is large if you want to skip the menu just order from the pictures of food displayed on the wall. I have done that many... More 

Thank Debbie M
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Yes...it looks run down and pretty basic restaurant. Not the best in chairs and tables. When you look at the menu, the selection is huge. Worth ever penny and top notch Chinese food. My family and I love it. We have tried a lot of Chinese restaurants and this is among the authentic ones. Go for it....

Thank Cs C
Phoenix, Arizona
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86 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Do not be fooled by appearances. The entire shopping center is run down, lots of vacancies and this place looks uninspiring from the outside. Once inside, the decor is plain, the tables and chairs are tired and worn. The menus are old, outdated and beat up. Then you start looking at the choices, there are many and they vary widely.... More 

Thank gaylordm

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1911 W Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201-6929
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 480-668-5910

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?