The Melting Pot - Ahwatukee
The Melting Pot - Ahwatukee

The Melting Pot - Ahwatukee

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/ahwatukee-az/welcome
  • Phone: 4807049206x
  • Hours of Operation:

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm, Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Fondue, Vegetarian, Shabu-shabu
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area (patio only), Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Private Dining Room has a capacity of 48 and has AV capabilities at no additional charge.
  • Private Party Contact: Devin Gilbert 4807049206x

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2 miles west of the I-10, north side of road
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Well lit lot in front of the restaurant.
A word from The Melting Pot - Ahwatukee
The Melting Pot Restaurant is where fun is cooked up fondue style.

Romantic for Couples and Great in a Group.

Our Ahwatukee restaurant is easily accessible from I-10. Take the "E Ray Road" exit off the I-10 and travel 2 miles west into the Ahwatukee Foothills.

The modern yet warm casually elegant atmosphere sets the mood for a relaxing evening. The leisurely paced four-course experience begins with a cheese fondue prepared table side. A fresh salad follows while your entrée pot heats up. You’ll simmer a variety of tantalizing meats, seafood and vegetables. Each morsel is hot, fresh and delicious and all entrées are accompanied by an array of dipping sauces to add to the flavorful fun. Chocolate fondue is the finale, all served with decadent dippers. Most make reservations for the four-course dining experience but more than a few have stopped by to satisfy that cheese fondue or chocolate craving. Hand crafted cocktails and great wine list.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Overall
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Food
The Melting Pot - Ahwatukee reviews from OpenTable diners
132 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.3
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (115)romantic (104)fit for foodies (38)good for groups (36)notable wine list (29)neighborhood gem (16)late-night find (13)hot spot (9)kid-friendly (6)vibrant bar scene (4)great for brunch (3)great for outdoor dining (2)great for lunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Best Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    This was my first time at the Melting Pot and it was the best dining experience I've had. I highly recommend the 4-course meal when going the first time as it gives you the complete experience of fondue fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a favorite place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    It's one of me and my hubby's favorite places to go for a romantic date!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Neat concept
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    That was about all. it was expensive for what you received.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    A great experience for a date night or wanting a quite evening with great food and great servers. We have been there Multiple times with and without reservations and longest waited for seat has been no more than 5 minutes. I continuously recommend because never had a single bad experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • fancy restaurant
    happyanniversary2
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This was the nicest restaurant my husband and I have ever been too. We are new to the state of Arizona from Kansas and were at melting pot to celebrate our belated anniversary. Our waitress was the sweetest, the food and atmosphere were so neat, and we will definitely be back in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Favorite.
    msbetsy
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I have been going to Melting Pot since I lived in Orlando, FL and dined at the original restaurant in Maitland, FL. I love it and have enjoyed attending with others, mainly to introduce them to the dinner. Everyone has loved it. Everyone I have gone with has never been before so it's fun to introduct a great place to new people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • daughters birthday
    25thcelebration
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    it was a great experience great wait staff the manager was very accommodating and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food was good but a bit high priced. We were charged extra for "mojo" that we thought was included. The waitress took it off the bill and told us that the mistake happens all the time! Our fondue pot boiled over several times during our entree making a mess on the cook top. We were left unattended for long periods of time. At least 15 minutes at one point where no one even walked by the table. When the dessert fondue came the waitress served it on the mess.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • lovely but pricey
    foodies4ever
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Service was great, food was pretty good (steak was flavorless despite waiter recommendation for spicing/flavor). It was our anniversary and this was a nice place to celebrate. For the price though, we could have booked a hotel and had a great dinner. It was a nice once-in-a-while treat.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent dining experience
    Marshall86
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    Everything about the dining experience was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great start to an awesome weekend
    Nova
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This is where my girlfriend and I went for our first date. We came here again to start off what is now the weekend we got engaged. Had the private room. Everyone was so nice, service was excellent. Wonderful memories.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • romantic, good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    Excellent wine selection. Romantic atmosphere and great for a special occasion. Pricey. I felt that our waitress checked in too often (every 10 minutes?). Also, there was an obnoxiously loud lady who was very demanding sitting next to us which made enjoying dinner less than desirable. Overall the food was good even though the waitress talked to us like we were uneducated when ordering. Ahi tuna was subpar, but we enjoyed everything else. The chocolate fondue was fantastic! We will go back, but maybe we will try out a different location or maybe just for the chocolate fondue :)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome place for a romantic date
    AnjuAlphy
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The ambience was awesome, the food was mind blowing and the waiter was very helpful and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not worth the money
    Ilovefood
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    We had to try it because everyone raves about it. Had a 4 course meal and still left hungry. For 3 people the total was over $ 100.00 and thank God we had a Groupon. Not really sure what the rave is about the place. Maybe because we had the Groupon we received less food? Not sure, but it was insane how small the portions were. When I say 4 course, had the appetizer which was cheese and some bread with apples, then a tiny salad, main course, which my wife and I got the sampler, which was a choice of 3 items, so we were expecting to be extremely full. 2 slices of steak that were so paper thin and small that they wouldn't even stay on the skewer. Well, we tried it, won't ever so it again!
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent
    lovedit
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    The only thing that would have made our experience more enjoyable is if the tables were separated better. We did not enjoy sharing our romantic dinner with the couple next to us and I am sure they felt the same. Otherwise, what an awesome place! The food was fabulous! The ambiance is nice. The staff is friendly and attentive. Loved it!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • amazing experience
    foodiedes
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    It was our first time dining at The Melting Pot and it was amazing. The atmosphere was welcoming and sophisticated. Our server was so knowledgeable and we could tell she knew the menu and how to execute being a server fabulously. I cannot wait to go back! :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mom and Daughter night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    My daughter and I enjoyed our experience at the melting pot. We had a groupon for cheese and chocolated fondues and both of them were wonderful. I thought the items to dip were not going to be enough for the cheese course but turned out we finished the fondue first. Then on the chocolate we did run out of the dipping items but we were full by then. The drink we had was so beautiful a vanilla martini it was a great recommendation by our wonderful waiter who we so enjoyed. Great service he was right on it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A bit diappointing
    wjnewell
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Fondue event didn't allow any substitutions. Should advertise that. Ordered off the regular menu. Ordered the steak, shrimp and chicken. Steak tasted old, not fresh. Service was good. Food not up to exoectations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday wishes
    dine4fun
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    We had a fabulous time. We were in AZ for my son's wedding on Sat. but my daughter's birthday was Sunday so we needed a special place to make her birthday stand out! BRAVO!! You did it! We all had a wonderful time. The food was great as well as entertaining. The service was OUTSTANDING!! I forget the gal's name but she was amazing!! My son said it best...it wasn't a dinner it was an experience. We live in MN and will definitely be visiting the one in Minneapolis!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cheese and Chocolate
    PoMaddict
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Had a groupon for this and enjoy the an early Sunday dinner. We added salads to complete the meal, never even missed the entree!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had Better Experiences Here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Ore reservation was for 6:30 and we were seated right away. The restaurant was very quite for a Saturday night (except the blaring BAD jazz music they pump in). They have changed the menu and the portions seemed smaller. The house salad was the smallest salad I have ever seen. Our waitress was a very nice young lady but extremely slow. She never offered to refill our drinks, we had to ask. When it came to the cocktails, she cleared the glasses and didn't ask if we wanted another. Having waited on tables for many years, a good waiter knows to push the drinks to raise your tip up on the tab. I know this type of dining experience takes a little longer than your normal dinner but we were there for almost 3 ½ hours.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Date night at the melting pot
    Datenightdine
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    It was mine and my partners first time at the melting pot and everything was excellent! The service was great! The food was amazing! I will definatly go there again!
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious :)
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    Overall the fondues were absolutely delcious and came with a good variety of dippers. The service was great and the fondue is made by the staff right at the table! - To start of with had the artichoke and spinach cheese fondue which came with bread, crackers, apple and vegetables and also got the optional meat dippers (really good). - Then had the house salad and gorgonzola salad (which were both also delicious). - Accompanied by the Ying Yang martini which was to die for. - The Finale was the 'Flaming Turtle' chocolate fondue option which came with lots of goodies including fruit, brownie and cake. - Also had two of the liquer coffees which were nice and strong. Overall a great evening out and great value!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always great
    Bernie
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    We go to the Melting pot a couple times a year. The food is always good, we get an opportunity to slow down and reconnect.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    Mac2001
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Excellent food and great service. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad night for fondue for 2
    Yummytummy
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Having been here several times before; normally I would give it 4 to 5 stars however our server took 15 minutes just to address our table, then she was extremely slow with her service from there on. We were also seated next to a woman who had three children under the age of 12. One of them sounded like he had croup coughing loudly every two minutes. The oil for dinner took 30 minutes to get to temp. because our server would not turn it up when we asked her to. We finally turned it up ourselves so we could cook the food. Nearly 3 hours later we were more than ready to go. It was not the most enjoyable experience I have had here but will give it another chance down the road because the food is consistently good and so is the service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice night out
    luvbooks
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    Our family enjoyed the cheese and chocolate fondue to celebrate a milestone birthday. It was just perfect; delicious, perfect amount and variety of dipping items. We sat at a comfortable and inviting booth and enjoyed the jazzy tunes. Our server was very friendly, perhaps overly so and casual, but since we were celebrating a birthday it added to the festivities. We enjoyed the evening and will return again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Romantic Dinner
    tothemoonandback
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Great date night with my fiancé enjoyed everything about our experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Service
    FalknerClan
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We go to the Melting Pot in Ahwatukee every year for our anniversary. The food is always good and we love the desserts. Our server Conan was very attentive and fun at the table and made our experience great as always.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very romantic
    TLCevening
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    This is such a unique experience and very special. It's very private and elegant. The food was great and ambiance unbelievable. ..love it. They give thorough directions in how to prep your food.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DINNER FOR 2 FOR ANNIVERSARY
    BANDB2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    AMAZING SERVICE AS WELL AS THE AMBIANCE. I WENT EARLY IN THE EVENING FOR DINNER, SO IT WAS QUIET UNTIL A TABLE WITH A LOUD COUPLE WAS SEATED ACROSS FROM US TOWARDS THE END OF OUR MEAL. STILL, THE VIBE WAS GREAT AND WE LOVED THE CURTAINS. IT DID GET HOT ONCE IN AWHILE SO WE OPENED THEM A COUPLE TIMES TO LET THE AIR OUT. THE MENU WAS GOOD WITH A GOOD SELECTION. THE SAUCES WERE PERFECT. I PUT THE GREEN GODDESS ON EVERYTHING! THE BEST TOUCH WAS WRITING 'HAPPY ANNIVERSARY' ON THE DESERT PLATE. OUR SERVER ALSO ADDED 'HAPPY ANNIVERSARY AND THANK YOU' TO THE TOP OF OUR TICKET. THAT WAS NICE :)! HOSTESS WAS FRIENDLY AND ONE EVEN WALKED ME TO THE RESTROOM :).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We didn't know what to expect. We had an idea, but not 100% for sure. It was Amazing, we had such a wonderful time. The food was wonderful and the service was excellent as well! We will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Night Out
    datenight
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    We really enjoyed the four course meal. Cheese was our favorite and we highly recommend the ying and yang chocolate course!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • azhank
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    As always the food at Melting Pot is outstanding. Our server, Sierra, was knowledgeable, accommodating and friendly.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Wonderful experience for my family. It was my daughter in laws first time to Melting Pot and we were celebrating her birthday.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good experience
    outtoeat
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Cheese, atmosphere, and circular was great. Great service. Next time we well get the oil. The broth seemed to overpower the meat where it all started to blend together. It
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    foodie4life
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    It was a little pricey for every day eating, but it is great for a special occasion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service was great
    Scott
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Our server was really good. She was always made sure out drinks were full and made sure we felt welcome.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not this location
    keymtn
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I've been to several Melting Pots, the Best being in Littleton CO. This Awatukee location for starters, the exterior looks like an entrance to a strip mall office. Although there are private curtained cubbies, the general booths were pretty standard, and the service we received was sub par for melting pot. The most disappointing was when we had our 'flaming' chocolate dessert, the server didn't even let us toast our marshmallows in the flames! It wasn't busy, but the two other guest parties in the restaurant were easily overheard. they weren't being boisterous, just had the atmosphere of a Village Inn or Ihop.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time
    Romanticspot
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    It was very romantic the waitress checked in on us just the right times and left us be the rest it was great
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet