15544 N Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260, USA
Photo courtesy of Debby Wolvos
Zen CulinaryIn a way, Zen Culinary’s fusion menu is the perfect metaphor for the eclectic foodie wolf-pack behind the restaurant, a trio of restaurant veterans with roots in Thailand, Korea, Japan, and the Philippines. The modern and sprawling space—there are two outdoor patios and two separate indoor dining rooms—serves a blend of different Asian flavors crafted out of mostly local and organic ingredients. You’ll find a generous spread of sushi and sashimi, plus an array of noodle soups, curries, rice dishes, and signature entrées like smoked tea sea bass and Korean baby back ribs. The $7 lunch special features a different dish each day plus a soup and salad.