June 2022 Restaurant Openings and Closings

July 13, 2022 - Phoenix Magazine Online


B & B Cocktail Lounge
The folks at Bourbon & Bones Chophouse have opened a cocktail lounge adjacent to the mother ship with a tidy menu of sushi, salads, shared plates and desserts.
4222 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, bourbonandbones.com

Café Balkan Authentic European Kitchen
This new restaurant features “home-cooked meals,” including goulash, stuffed cabbage rolls and lamb shanks.
21043 N. Cave Creek Rd., Phoenix, cafebalkanaz.com

California Fish Grill
A second location of the California-based seafood chain has opened in the former IHOP space in Camelback Colonnade.
1743 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, cafishgrill.com

Cicter’s Café
Local, woman-owned Caribbean café that specializes in coffee drinks, cold brew and smoothies has opened in Buckeye.
824 N. First St., Buckeye, 602-607-8010

The Desmond
Look for artisan pizzas, sandwiches, salads and a handful of entrees at the newest Downtown Phoenix Italian bistro and bar.
1 N. First St., Phoenix, thedesmondaz.com

Feringhee Modern Indian Cuisine
A fine dining, modern Indian restaurant that uses the “finest produce, exquisite ingredients and humble Indian spices” has landed in Chandler.
3491 W. Frye Rd., Chandler, feringhee.com

Guy Fieri’s DTPHX Kitchen + Bar
The Food Network’s Guy Fieri has opened a restaurant in the new Caesar’s Sportsbook Chase Field location in partnership with the Arizona Diamondbacks.
201 S. Fourth St., Phoenix

Hashi Sushi
A new sushi restaurant takes over the former Blu Sushi space in North Scottsdale.
23233 N. Pima Rd., Scottsdale, hashiscottsdale.com

Hi 5 Sushi
This sushi restaurant, which also features a full menu of appetizers, entrees, salad, soup and omakase, is located next door to Hi 5 Tea.
225 W. Warner Rd., Chandler, 480-534-4269

Humble Bistro
Gilbert is now home to a second location of Humble Bistro, a casual spot for pizza, pasta and wine.
1524 E. Williams Field Rd., Gilbert, humblebistro.com

Komodo Asian Fusion
Swing by this neighborhood eatery for a good selection of Thai and Vietnamese food.
7810 N. 12th  St., Phoenix, 602-943-0255

Macayo’s opens its ninth Valley outlet at Las Tiendas Village in Chandler.
2815 S. Alma School Rd., Chandler, macayo.com

Mici Handcrafted Italian
This Colorado-based Italian restaurant serves up pasta, pizza and salad at its second Valley location.
5498 S. Power Rd., Gilbert, miciitalian.com

Moto Moto Sushi & Izakaya
Food, cocktails and sake await at Moto Moto in Downtown Phoenix, a restaurant that encourages “sharing in spirit of Japan’s dining culture.”
15 E. Monroe St., Phoenix, motomotocentral.com

 Mr. Zeke’s Restaurant
A favorite eatery in Lakeside, Mr. Zeke’s has branched out to Gilbert and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Look for a variety of omelets, salads, sandwiches and pasta dishes.
1422 W. Warner Rd., Gilbert, mrzekesrestaurant.com

National poke bowl and poke burrito chain sets up an outpost in Tempe.
209 E. Seventh St., Tempe, pokeworks.com

Press Coffee
Locally owned Press Coffee has opened its 10th Valley location in the Axis Raintree office building in Scottsdale Airpark.
8605 E. Raintree Dr., Scottsdale, presscoffee.com

The Rabbit Hole
If you’re 21 and over, a 90-minute tailored cocktail experience awaits you at The Rabbit Hole in Gilbert. Reservations only.
207 N. Gilbert Rd., Gilbert, rabbit-hole.bar

Rio Rico Mexican Grill
Longtime Mexican restaurant moves into more spacious digs in the same center, in the space that was once Casanova Bros. Pizza & Pasta.
929 N. Val Vista, Gilbert, rioricomexicangrill.com

Sir Ozzy’s Tacos Y Mariscos
Glendale is the second location for this restaurant, which features traditional Mexican menu items as well as sushi.
5140 W. Peoria Ave., Glendale, srozzys.com

Tacqueria Factory
Quesabirrias, freshly made tortillas and micheladas are the main attractions at this new fast-casual Mexican restaurant.
55 E. Ray Rd., Chandler, taqueriafactory.com

Times Square
Neighborhood Italian restaurant Times Square has added a third location in Glendale and serves everything from breakfast dishes to plates of pasta.
5775 W. Bell Rd., Glendale, timessquareaz.com

Torchy’s Tacos
National brand Torchy’s Tacos has opened its first Arizona location at Camelback Colonnade in Phoenix. Lots of interesting taco options here, including smoked beef brisket and blackened salmon.
1935 E. Camelback Rd., Phoenix, torchystacos.com

Venezia’s New York Style Pizzeria
Tempe-based Venezia’s New York Style Pizzeria has opened a sixth location in Chandler. The restaurant also offers pastas, sandwiches, wings and more.
1245 S. Price Rd., Chandler, venezias.com

Vero Chicago Pizza
Home of the “True Chicago Pizza” as well as a smattering of wings, sandwiches, pastas and salads.
5070 S. Gilbert Rd., Chandler, verochicagopizza.com

The Wine Collective of Scottsdale
Wine maven Zoya Vora-Shah has opened a tasting room/wine bar/retail shop in downtown Scottsdale featuring Arizona wines and charcuterie boards.
4020 N. Scottsdale Rd., Scottsdale, the-wine-collective.com

Ziggi’s Coffee
If you’re looking for a coffee spot that has an abundance of sweet coffee drinks as well as smoothies, teas, Red Bull infusions and Italian sodas, Ziggi’s is the place for you.
7645 E. Guadalupe Rd., Mesa, ziggiscoffee.com


Open since 2019, Cherish Farm Fresh Eatery at Downtown Ocotillo in Chandler has closed.

The Golden Margarita on Roosevelt Row has shuttered following a liquor license dispute and neighborhood complaints.

Tempe’s beloved House of Tricks has closed after a successful 34-year run.

Ladera Taverna Cocina calls it quits after five years and will be replaced by sister concept The Vig North Central in the fall.

The Refuge Café has closed its doors in the Melrose District to make way for affordable housing.

Six-year-old Restaurant Progress and Montecito Bottle Shop have closed temporarily, but will be rebranded and opened as Progress, a restaurant and market experience.

After 15 years, Roy’s Restaurant in Chandler has closed, leaving the Valley with only one Roy’s, which is located at JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort.

The Spicery in Our 1895 Home, a quaint teahouse and lunch eatery in Glendale, has closed for lunch and will shut its doors permanently on July 31.

Twisted Grove, a Scottsdale restaurant in the Common Ground Culinary family, has closed briefly to make room for a new concept, Collins Bros. Chophouse