First Taste

Miu's Cuisine in Tempe: Quite Possibly Your New Favorite Chinese Restaurant

When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our initial impressions, share a few photos, and dish about some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have just opened, sampling a few items, and satisfying curiosities (yours and ours).

Restaurant: Miu's Cuisine Location: 2314 East Apache Boulevard, Tempe Open: Almost two months Eats: Sichuan and Cantonese Price: $11 to $30 per person

There's a lot of talk of hidden gems in the restaurant world, but Tempe's Miu's Cuisine really is almost hidden. And it delivers on being a gem.

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It's located in a windowless, storefront-less building of concrete block that used to be an old Eagles Hall. There's a narrow drive to the parking lot in back, and if it weren't for a banner reading "CUISINE" with a few Chinese lanterns hanging outside the rear entrance, you might not even know it's a restaurant.

Then there's the very good food. And that's when you understand this hidden gem's secret will be a tough one to keep.

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Laura Hahnefeld
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