Local Best

(LocalBest,  June 3, 2019)

By Howard Seftel
The Republic |
Mon Jan 27, 2014  
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Phoenix New Times (Chow Bella) - "Helen Yung's  Best 5 Restaurant in Metro Phoenix" 
(Sep 16, 2013)

oenix Magazine - "Asian Food Guide" (May, 2013)

Phoenix New Times "Best of 2012 Award" -  BYOS: Bring Your Own Seafood

For more details about our BYOS, click here

Phoenix New Times (Chow Bella) - "Singapore Style Fried Rice Noodles: A Tasty Gateway for the Chinese Noodles Newbie"
(Jul 24, 2012)

Phoenix New Times (Chow Bella) - "Main Course" (Jan 25, 2012)

The Arizona Republic - "Neighborhood Eats: Where To Find Cozy Restaurants Across the Valley"  (Jan.18, 2012)

Phoenix Magazine - "Where to Eat: Best Lunches" (Jan, 2012)

The Arizona Republic "Howard Seftel's Top 10: Cheap and Filling (Aug 25, 2011)

Phoenix Magazine - "Best 85 Restaurants" (Jan, 2011)

2010 City's Best Chinese Food


2010 Phoenix New Times "Best Chinese Restaurant"

That's 3 years in a row!!!!!!

Phoenix Magazine - "Best of the Valley - Chinese Restaurant" (Sept., 2010)

Arizona Republic - "The Valley's Top 10 Chinese Restaurants" (2010, 2009 & 2008)

Arizona Republic - "Things to do" (2010)

Phoenix New Times (Chow Bella) - "100 Favorite Dishes: 99 Clams in Black Bean Sauce" (May 25, 2010)

Phoenix New Times (Chow Bella) - "Seafood Spurge at Asian Cafe Express" (Feb 17, 2010)

2009 Phoenix New Times "Best of Chinese Restaurant"

Chef Chat: Michael Leung, Asian Cafe Express
(September 29, 2009)

2008 Phoenix New Times "Best of Chinese Restaurant"

Phoenix New Times Restaurant Review -
"Asian Café Express serves up Hong Kong-style five-spice beef and hot pots" (August 28, 2008)

Phoenix Rail Food (April 24, 2007)

Restaurant critic reviewed by: Howard Seftel, The Arizona Republic, March 24, 2007

Asian Cafe Express 4 stars

For decades, Michael Leung attracted fans of Chinatown-quality food at Gourmet House of Hong Kong. Now he's doing it at Asian Cafe Express.

It's a bare-bones place, with plastic seats and daily specials written in English and Chinese on the walls. But there's nothing bare-bones about the authentic, budget-priced food.

Zero in on hearty specialty soups like Hong Kong-style preserved vegetable and pork or Taiwanese ground pork and noodle, each a meal in a bowl.

Still hungry?

Look for minced-pork eggplant hot pot, five-spice pork, deep-fried whole shrimp and superb noodles, especially the beef chow fun and squid chow mein in black bean sauce.