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 Ambiance
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
The Melting Pot - Ahwatukee reviews from OpenTable diners
107 reviews since May 23, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (91)romantic (80)good for groups (32)fit for foodies (24)notable wine list (23)neighborhood gem (11)late-night find (9)kid-friendly (8)vibrant bar scene (3)great for lunch (2)great for outdoor dining (2)great for brunch (2)scenic view (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Wonderful evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    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.
  • Nice night out
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    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
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 9/15/2014
    Great date night with my fiancé enjoyed everything about our experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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    • 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.
  • 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
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Went with a living social deal still ended up spending $100. They messed up on a few major things, on top of over charging us. Won't be back.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • love it!!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    I love it there and the service was wonderful. I will eat there again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Impressions Ruin evening!!
    Ronq
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Advanced Reservation with Credit Card----- Table for 5. Arrived 10 minutes prior to official restaurant opening at 4pm. Immediately sat in corner table with one burner and chair in aisle. I specifically requested this not happen in open table comment section. Requested better table and hostess gave us attitude and had to speak to hostess manager. Are you kidding me? The whole restaurant was EMPTY. EMPTY. Instead of owning the issue and sitting us somewhere out of the 10 empty tables we walked past she walked to front and talked under breath to other hostess. We then walk past another 10 empty tables to the other side of the restaurant and in the corner again. Better table. Food average, Waiter was only positive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for a celebration
    lesbox
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The food was great, the service was awesome - I wish I could remember our servers name to give him props for the fine service, but it was a few days ago and it's slipped away. He went out of his way to make sure we were beyond satisfied with our selections.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Frank
    Dined on 7/10/2014
    Have always enjoyed dining here. This time we had a friend who cant eat any gluten with us and they made sure all the ingredients given to us were gluten free. I wouldn't have known the difference by how things tasted.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We had a great time. The food was delicious and the ambience was lovely.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not worth the money!
    Dinealot
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    The presentation and service was good. For the price, though the food could be a lot better. Also every time we were given options to try something different the price went up. I will not recommend this restaurant to anyone due to the high price and quality of the food. At this price point I would expect much better.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Experience
    RomanticEvening
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    We celebrated our 6 month anniversary by going to the Melting Pot. It was a very romantic atmosphere. We had wonderful service and the food was great. It is dark in there, so if you have a hard time seeing the menu make sure you have your cell phone on hand so you can use the light from it. This is a great place to go for special occasions!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • e.g.luv2dine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    appetizer cheese fondue was very tasty. the remainder was tasteless. service was above average. perhaps superior.. not likely to return
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • disappointed first time visitor
    whereISmyChef
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I took family there for my wife Bday. It was nothing like what I expected. nowhere on their website was having to cook my own food mentioned. I went there expecting to have a personal chef next to my table; not becoming one. While sitting there, I even witness several customers leaving after their waiter explained process of having to cook their own food. Exorbitant price for amount of "raw" food served. I could have gotten more value by simply cooking dinner at home. Even their chocolate fundue wasn't what I expected. With such model, I wonder how this restaurant stays in business.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Just For Fun
    Flucy
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    And that is what it was, Fun and different. I've been wanting to visit the Melting Pot forever. My Husband does not cook, grill or bake. So this was a treat for me watching him cook his food. It was so nice everything was cut up and lot's to chose from. We plan on going again. The wine was the best "the Dreaming Tree" red blend. It went perfect with our meal. It's not just about the cheese! It's much more! Everyone must try it, just don't be in a hurry to get done with the meal.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Simple Celebration
    Luvtofly
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    The Melting Pot is a consistent place to celebrate a special occasion. Whether a romantic dinner for two or in our case celebrating my sister's birthday! There is something about sitting around a fondue pot that starts the conversation flowing. I never notice that our meals take 2-hours, but I do treasure the time spent. Good food, good company and of course the Chocolate fondue for dessert!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great for those w/ gluten allergies
    Huskerfamily
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We hadn't been to a Melting pot since my husband had been diagnosed with Celiac disease. Well, we were so happy we visited this past weekend. Not only do they have Red bridge beer (which is gluten free) but now they serve gluten free bread with the cheese course if asked. The main course, as always, was wonderful, but we were thrilled to see that there was a gluten free pound cake and brownie option Witt he chocolate fondue. Thank you, Melting Pot, for being so accommodating to our dietary needs. We will happily recommend to everyone who will listen!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Never ending fondue is Misleading
    HungryandCurious
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    The never ending fondue only applied to the main course and not the appetizer or dessert course. This was dissapointing for a sweet tooth Daddy on Father's Day. The meats measure about 1" x 1" and only brought out at your request and which you request. It felt as though we were almost begging. It's a nice restaurant and the music playing in the background was nice, but I think the restaurant needs to be a bit more giving the portion sizes of their foods especially when they want to charge $40 per person.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a great family night out!
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We took our 7year old and 11year old with us for a special Fathers Day Dinner. The kids absolutel loved it! Service was wonderful and she handled the kids beautifully. Food was phenomenal! I pretty much rolled out of the door! My only complaint is that it was FREEZING. So, make sure you dress warm!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner!
    skillet01
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This was our first time there and we will definitely return. The food and service was excellent. This a special occasion restaurant. There was a screaming child in the next table, though no fault of the restaurant, but it somewhat ruined the wonderful romantic ambiance of the restaurant. You need to take your time and enjoy the fondue experience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Time
    RDG42
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    We were celebrating 36 years of marriage and this was the right spot. Bradley was an excellent waiter and the service was impecable.
    Special Features:
    romantic, late-night find, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good choice for special occasions
    Time2eat
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Food was great and the service was fast and attentive. This is a fun place to eat but we suggest you go with enough people to get a table with two fondue pots. Two pots allow you to make a couple of choices on cheese course, cooking oil, and especially chocolate deserts.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • It was okay.
    mwil50
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    After we were seated we waited over 10 min for anyone to acknowledge us for drinks. The people in the booth across from us were drunk and very loud. When out waitress did show up she was very nice but seemed very inexperienced. When we would ask for things like a glass of water, more sauce, more bread for dipping or another drink. She would always say okay but when she would return to check on us she would never had what we had asked for. We may try the Melting Pot again someday but probably not soon. I felt like I paid to much for the experience we received
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  • Melting Pot okay
    Satate
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    The cheese fondue and the chocolate fondue was great and the best part. I wasn't impressed with the main entree. You boil your meat in a broth. The shrimp was good that way but the steak wasn't very good that way. It was fun as a new experience but I don't think it was worth the price. I like it but I don't think I'll go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Quiet and Romantic
    Doitagain
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    I have never eaten anywhere where the table is enclosed and a drape drawn across the opening so you can have a quiet romantic dinner with your loved one. They also knock before opening the curtain. Awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The beginning and end are the best.
    TheConstructiveCritic
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Service was phenomenal! The cheese and chocolate at the beginning and end of the experience are the best. I prefer a grilled main course. Melting Pot should bring out flat irons for cooking the meats. Also best suited for small groups - less reaching over each other. Price is excessive so would only recommend for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • More choc-dip, more ambiance needed
    Jebobek
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    We went at 6:30 where it was rather empty, and enjoyed some quiet time. We feel that the Scottsdale Melting Pot is much nicer looking in the interior. Ahwatukee seems to give a "quickly painted over" vibe. More interesting lighting or some nice fixtures would be nice! Our server was excellent and friendly. We ordered the endless fondue and asked for more mushrooms and dip right away, which we received quickly. This was our 6th time at a Melting Pot, and every previous time the dinner has been flawless. The only problem we had this time was dessert- the dippers was great but the dip we had- Smores- was insufficient for all of the dippers. We ran out of dip 2/3 of the way in. We weren't overdoing it with the dip either! Otherwise- great!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good Food ,ambiance can be better
    mayur
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    Me and my wife we both enjoyed the food and service but we were not impressed by ambiance. We could hear loud voices from kitchen and cleaners started cleaning in front of us and not in a nice way. Waiter sprayed cleaning solution and i could see it splashing over on my table. keep that aside food was amazing.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • You pay for the experience
    HeatherAnn
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    My experience here was great! I went for a romantic birthday dinner. The food and wine and service was wonderful, but there was one thing that I really disliked- the seating arrangement. We were directly facing another couple! Like, head on facing them! That was awkward and weird. We are a gay couple and I felt like I couldn't be "affectionate" (on my romantic birthday dinner night!) in case it would make our guests across the way uncomfortable. We got used to it eventually, but I will not come back here unless we have a private table. Note: expect to pay $50 a person just on food. It's worth it for a nice, intimate dinner with great food and desert though! Overall a really nice experience. :)
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 68 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.6
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance4.3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 10 reviews are from the The Melting Pot - Ahwatukee reviews archive.
  • Fantastic
    Wendy
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Melting Pot is my absolute favorite! Food, service, and atmosphere is always excellent! I didn't think I would find one as great as Pittsburgh, but Ahwatukee MP is above all the rest! Thank you as always!! :-)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.