Clever Koi

4236 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85012
602-222-3474
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Jackie Mercandetti

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  • Mon.-Thu., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Fri.-Sat., 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • $$; $$$
  • Vegetarian Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining
  • Lunch, Dinner
  • Free Parking, Parking Lot Available
This sleek midtown restaurant, from former Parlor Pizzeria chefs Jared Porter and Joseph Absolor along with co-owners Joshua James and Nicholas Campisano (who also did time at the pizzeria), is more or less a Chinese-American comfort food head trip. Porter and Absolor's tight selection of reinvented street snacks, rice and noodle dishes, and steamed buns and dumplings are deliciously inauthentic, the two chefs both paying tribute to -- and taking wild liberties with -- each Asian dish. Read our review.

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