Chinese Food on the Upper West Side

We've seen a lot of recent posts on Nextdoor looking for good Chinese food in the Northwest Valley so we wanted to share one of our favorites with you! Kawaii Sushi & Asian Cuisine is a hidden gem on the Upper West Side and sets the standard for Asian Fusion in the valley. It is a rising star on Yelp and becoming increasingly more popular with many local foodies. It's hard to find a place with good Chinese food and good sushi around here but Kawaii hits the spot!

Kawaii has been owned and operated by Kelly Yu and her family for over 5 years in north Glendale (67th Ave. & Happy Valley). It's a local favorite and they recently opened a second Kawaii location in Peoria (83rd Ave. & Deer Valley) to meet the demand. "It's a fun, friendly, family atmosphere" says Kelly Yu who brings over 19 years of experience in the restaurant business. Some of Kawaii's biggest fans are kids and retirees because the menu has something for everyone. This includes sushi, soups, salads, and traditional Cantonese style Chinese food, which is a rare find in the Valley! Kawaii can feed the pickiest eaters or take you on a culinary adventure! They also offer catering and can customize orders to suit dietary restrictions or allergies. Our menu favorites include: Chicken Noodle Soup (seriously, trust us on this), Pork Fried Rice, Colorado River Roll, Kung Pao lunch special, and Rocky Shrimp.

Everyone that meets Kelly Yu instantly sees her passion, flexibility, and eagerness to please her customers. Not only does she focus on the food preparation but also on providing excellent customer service. Kelly truly cares about the community! She takes pride in hiring students and young adults who do not have any work experience. "We have hired a lot of kids who didn't have a resume because this was the first job they were applying for. I remember what it was like applying for my first job. They just need an opportunity like I did." In addition, Kawaii serves the community as an active sponsor of youth sports, music programs, police and fire departments, and other community charitable causes. Kawaii truly is about family. From the family members that prepare the food to the families that work and eat there. Kawaii's commitment to community and public relations has cemented its "roll" in our area!

Don't miss out on happy hour (full bar with great wine selection), lunch specials, and monthly specials! For info on all these events and special promotions, follow Kawaii on Instagram @kawaiisushiaz and like them on Facebook!

Visit both locations at:

8385 W. Deer Valley Rd. Suite #114

Peoria, AZ 85382


6350 W. Happy Valley Rd. Suite #112

Glendale, AZ 85310


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