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The Melting Pot - Ahwatukee
The Melting Pot - Ahwatukee

The Melting Pot - Ahwatukee Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.meltingpot.com/ahwatukee-az/welcome
  • Phone: (480) 704-9206
  • 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, Shabu-shabu, Vegetarian
  • 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 (480) 704-9206

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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "We really enjoyed the four course meal. Cheese was our favorite and we highly recommend the ying and yang chocolate course!"
    Dined on 8/17/2014
  • "As always the food at Melting Pot is outstanding. Our server, Sierra, was knowledgeable, accommodating and friendly."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Wonderful experience for my family. It was my daughter in laws first time to Melting Pot and we were celebrating her birthday."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "It was a little pricey for every day eating, but it is great for a special occasion."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "Our server was really good. She was always made sure out drinks were full and made sure we felt welcome."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "It was very romantic the waitress checked in on us just the right times and left us be the rest it was great"
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "I love it there and the service was wonderful. I will eat there again."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "We had a great time. The food was delicious and the ambience was lovely."
    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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "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!"
    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"
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "We were celebrating 36 years of marriage and this was the right spot. Bradley was an excellent waiter and the service was impecable."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "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 "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    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."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/1/2014
  • "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. :)"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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!! :-)"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Lack luster 4 course meal. Especially the meager salads with honey mustard dressing. Entrees were over priced for the size and quality. If you go, cheese fondue and dessert are your best bet. It was a special occasion for my fiance and I, i let the staff know and nothing special was done. Service was ok, nothing special. It's an ok place that does not live up to the hype."
    Dined on 5/18/2014
  • "My wife and I ordered the all u can eat and we were never offered more entrée or dessert so how can it b all u can eat I am really gonna have to think about going back my friends were excited to go until I told them what happened we feel cheated and I stopped for a sandwich on the way home "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Took my girlfriend here for our 1-year anniversary. Loved the table with a curtain idea (that's new, in Indianapolis they didn't have that) and that they obliged to putting a rose and rose petals on the table. Our server was excellent and the food was very good. Good experience. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Melting Pot, excellent food, great time, romantic, fun, all around great place to have a date or special occasion."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "What an unexpected gem! My birthday was celebrated in style with the private booth, lovely music and considerate server. The meats were beautiful cuts for the fondue.... bread , cheeses and veggies were luscious . Excellent experience and superb for a special occasion!"
    Dined on 11/7/2013