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Desert Jade

$$ - $$$
Camelback East
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3215 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018-5011
+1 602-954-0048
11:00 - 21:30
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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796 reviews
546 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 413 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We dined here on New Years eve with some friends and were so dissapointed. Sadly, it seems that a lot of restaurants in Phoenix have the problem of not being consistent and Desert Jade has now been put in that category. It went from one of our favorite Chinese restaurants to us not returning. The service was horrible. We waited... More 

Thank love2traveltogether
Payson, Arizona
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208 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate hear with a co-worker for lunch. Service was very good and attentive. Food came out very fast so it is possible to get in and out of here quickly. Food was ok. Nothing special but also decent. I had a spicy dish for lunch and they do allow you to pick the "heat" level. The spring roll that came... More 

Thank Southwest_Gaucho
Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very good food, we order take out and the service was fast and very tasty. The Mongolian beef is good and the Jade Fried rice was great!

Thank larafuentes
Arizona City, Arizona
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115 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Service was efficient. Water came promptly, took our order, and the food was out very fast. No time spent on chit chat. I had the King Pao Duo (chicken and shrimp) from the lunch menu. It was a little spicy and tasted great. It was serviced with plenty of rice. Free hot tea was also provided. Once done, they have... More 

Thank Jim W
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82 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Have only had lunch so far and it is always tasty. It is consistently busy for lunch, with a few regulars that seem to have their own special seat. No buffet (thankfully). Everything is cooked to order. The backside of the menu offers 32 lunch combo specials, as well as appetizers, soups, chow mein, chop suey, fried rice options and... More 

Thank M M
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265 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We went there for dinner on a Tue evening - the place was 1/2 full, a good sign. We had two dishes - the food were very good; the service was excellent.

Thank sun20
Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016 via mobile

The third time I've been to Desert Jade proved to me it was no random occurrence - the food is that good. They serve possibly the best hot & sour soup and spring rolls, The staff is incredible. Courteous and attentive waiters make this restaurant a continual selection for Best of Phoenix.

Thank lisaazmmp
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

My husband and I came here mid afternoon on a Saturday. The menu is very traditional, old-school Chinese food but there were a lot of selections and variety. All the food that we had was very fresh and tasty. We started out with the appetizer platter with ribs, shrimp, egg rolls etc., and it was all prepared very well. We... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

They have quite a diversified menu and wonderful staff. The atmosphere is really charming and quaint...small and intimate.

Thank rwp842016
Cave Creek, Arizona
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533 reviews
349 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 371 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

I was tempted to give it 2 stars but that's just because our expectations were so high. Our experience for lunch was much different than the diners on the PBS show. There was nothing terribly welcoming upon our arrival. Just more people to seat. Our server wasn't particularly keen on helping us along either. We decided to start our meal... More 

Thank SalfromIL

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3215 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018-5011
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Camelback East
  • Neighbourhood: Camelback East
  • Phone Number: +1 602-954-0048

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