Simple, stylish decor and fresh, well-prepared dishes make this tiny Ahwatukee strip mall spot an unsung gem. A touch of red chile gives many dishes a kick -- try the tangy, crispy Mr. Chao's chicken, or the sweet but fiery dry-braised prawns. Even vegetables are jazzed up here; the spicy garlic eggplant entrée makes a humble vegetable into a delicacy.
- Price: $, $$
- Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 4-8:30 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 4-9 p.m.; Sunday 4-8:15 p.m.
- Alcohol: Beer/Wine
- Reservations: Not accepted
- Parking: Free, Lot available