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Kembara, Phoenix, AZ

Kembara

4.6
4.6
80 Reviews
$30 and under
Asian
- Opening December 7, 2023 -

Kembara is the latest project from Chef Angelo Sosa that embraces Asian street food cultures, exemplifying the tradition of cherishing time-honored recipes, while also playfully innovating upon familiar flavors and techniques for fresh takes.

The menu is an homage to Chef Sosa’s travels across Asia, with inspiration drawn from countries including Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Cambodia, China, Singapore and Japan.

Each dish is constructed around Chef Sosa’s concept of a “trinity of flavors”—a balance between sweet, sour and salty elements that culminate in a perfect bite of harmony.

Located inside of the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Asian, Chinese (Canton), Southeast Asian
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (480) 293-5000
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Executive chef
    Angelo Sosa
  • Private party facilities
    Private Dining Room Available. Please inquire for details.
  • Neighborhood
    Desert Ridge
  • Cross street
    Tatum Blvd and Deer Valley Rd
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 80 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Innovative

  • Phoenix

    Good for business meals

  • Phoenix

    Innovative

  • Phoenix

    Great for scenic views

80 Reviews
  1. futsalfoodie

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent and well presented plates from different Asian cuisines. Service was great. A wonderful way to experience great food!
    KembaraResponded 2 days ago
    Dear futsalfoodie, We are thrilled to read about your recent visit to Kembara and your fantastic dining experience here! Our culinary staff works hard to make sure each and every one of our dishes is fresh and served perfectly prepared. Thank you very much for sharing your praise, and we hope you will return soon. Christopher Biguet Restaurant General Manager

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  2. azbill

    Phoenix

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service a little bit pricey but the food is amazing. The shrimp shumai was wonderful. The pork belly with noodles was excellent. The Vietnamese coffee with donuts was amazing. The service was especially good. They didn't press you to hurry and let you take your time and ask questions and enjoy the entire experience..
    KembaraResponded 5 days ago
    Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your dining experience with us. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed the great food and service at our restaurant. It is wonderful to know that the shrimp shumai, pork belly with noodles, and Vietnamese coffee with donuts left a positive impression. Our team takes pride in providing excellent service, and we are glad to hear that they allowed you to take your time, ask questions, and fully enjoy the experience without feeling rushed. We appreciate your feedback about the pricing, and we are pleased that you found the overall dining experience amazing. Thank you for choosing Kembara, and we look forward to the opportunity to welcome you back for another delightful dining experience in the future. Christopher Biguet Restaurant General Manager

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  3. Burt10

    Philadelphia

    39 reviews

    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service!
    KembaraResponded 7 days ago
    Dear Burt10, Thank you for dining with us at Kembara and for taking the time to post such a generous review. We work hard to give our guests an exceptional dining experience; therefore, we are delighted to hear that you loved the delicious food and outstanding service. We thank you again for the great feedback and hope you will return in the near future! Christopher Biguet Restaurant General Manager

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  4. Foodist

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful staff and service. Intriguing dishes that challenged our palate: some great, others less so. But a worthwhile experience nonetheless.
    KembaraResponded on February 19, 2024
    Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed dining with us. We are thrilled that our combination of amazing service and delicious food made for a memorable experience. We look forward to serving you again at Kembara. Christopher Biguet Restaurant General Manager

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing. The coconut rice is a must.
    KembaraResponded 5 days ago
    Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for the wonderful rating and review of Kembara! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food at our restaurant. The coconut rice is indeed a standout dish that we take great pride in. Thank you for your kind words, and we hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you back soon for another delightful dining experience. Christopher Biguet Restaurant General Manager

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  6. Czarina

    San Antonio

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best restaurants I’ve had in a LONG time

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  7. jmln

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very expensive and average for the food. The papaya salad was very disappointing. Not worth the price.
    KembaraResponded 3 days ago
    Dear jmln, Thank you for reviewing your time at our restaurant. We are disappointed that you felt the quality of your meal did not merit the price you paid. We use only select prime ingredients, and this comes at a premium. We aim to be competitively priced, and we appreciate your valued feedback. Thank you for dining with us, and we hope to have you as a guest again. Christopher Biguet Restaurant General Manager

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  8. PJbo

    Phoenix

    65 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    65 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Came here for my birthday and had a wonderful experience. Service was on point, and the food was incredible. Started with the steamed dumplings and shu mai. Both were very well done and tasty. But the star of the show was the chili crab. It was so flavorful, rich and filling. Reminiscent of what we had at the hawker stalls.in Singapore ( but with king crab!). If I had to find any opportunities it would be that the wine list is very limited, and the steamed dumplings while tasty were very small. And you only got 3 of each (dumplings and shu mai). So for items meant to be shared serving just 3 (or any odd number for that matter) means someone only gets 1 to try. That being said I would definitely go again as the flavors outshine any minor shortcomings.
    KembaraResponded on February 18, 2024
    Dear PJbo, Thank you for the wonderful review! We are thrilled that you chose to celebrate your birthday with us. We want every guest to have a memorable experience, and it's great to hear how much you enjoyed the flavorful creations prepared by our chef. All of us here at Kembara, wish you the best in the upcoming year and look forward to your return. Christopher Biguet Restaurant General Manager

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  9. Zeeee

    Phoenix

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cozy atmosphere, wonderful service and amazing menu where the food comes out as soon as it’s ready there’s simple yet eclectic options. We are already planning our next trip back .
    KembaraResponded 3 days ago
    Dear Zeeee, Thank you for dining with us and sharing your review. Since Kembara first opened, we have strived to make our name synonymous with a fantastic dining experience, and we are delighted to know you enjoyed our comfortable atmosphere, excellent service, and great menu. It was a pleasure to host you, and we look forward to serving you again! Christopher Biguet Restaurant General Manager

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibe and food was flavorful. Best restaurant I’ve been to in a hotel!
    KembaraResponded on February 17, 2024
    Dear Valued Guest, At Kembara, we believe in showcasing a menu inspired by local flavors and creating a memorable experience with our ambiance. It is a pleasure to hear about your time with us, and we appreciate you claiming us as one of the best restaurants you have visited. Thank you for the fantastic review, and we look forward to seeing you again soon Christopher Biguet Restaurant General Manager

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was absolutely amazing! Every bite was an explosion of flavor! New favorite place for sure! We’ve told at least 10 people how incredible the food and service was! Enjoy.
    KembaraResponded 3 days ago
    Dear Guest, Thank you for dining with us and sharing your review. Since Kembara first opened, we have strived to make our name synonymous with a fantastic dining experience, and we are delighted to know you enjoyed our excellent service and great food. We look forward to serving you again! Christopher Biguet Restaurant General Manager

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  12. Vicheinz

    New York City

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The fish cooked in a banana leaf was excellent, along with the dim sum and chicken satay. Definitely would return!
    KembaraResponded on February 14, 2024
    Dear Vicheinz, Thank you for the wonderful review. Kembara is a reflection of Chef Angelo Sosa’s culinary odysseys traveling, cooking, and tasting across the broad continent of Asia with a fresh interpretation of beloved recipes that simultaneously honors the lineage and legacies of generational dishes. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your meal and that you have already planned to return. We look forward to seeing you again for more delicious creations by our chef. Christopher Biguet Restaurant General Manager

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  13. DanielS

    Hawaii

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is really good. The service is outstanding. We had dinner for 4 there on a Saturday evening. It was a little loud and hard to hear each other during dinner but we did sit by the kitchen. We shared about 5 different entrees and the were great, especially the lo mein and Ny strip. Would definitely recommend a visit for dinner here!
    KembaraResponded on February 12, 2024
    Dear DanielS, Thank you for taking the time to share how much you enjoyed your time here at Kembara. We always want to provide our guests with an exceptional dining experience, from our delicious menu to excellent service. Thank you also for your recommendation, and we look forward to serving you all again soon. Christopher Biguet Restaurant General Manager

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was good. Good size portions. Service was slow but friendly.
    KembaraResponded on February 18, 2024
    Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your review. We were pleased to know that you enjoyed the delicious food we serve. However, we hope you will accept our apologies for the service issues you experienced while dining with us. We have shared your feedback with the appropriate individuals and are grateful for your comments. We hope to provide you with the excellent visit you deserve when you return to the area. Christopher Biguet Restaurant General Manager

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  15. PewPew

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It seems we found a new favorite! Kembara did not disappoint. It was a wonderful experience from beginning to end. The food left us speechless! The Napa cabbage with the fish sauce was amazing. The crab fried rice was great as we expected. The fish wrapped in banana leaf was the star of the show! It was a cod fish covered in sambal sauce that was just simply perfect. The dessert was fried doughnuts covered in sugar and a taiyaki with matcha cream and strawberry puree, both were excellent and quite literally the best way to complete a great dinner. The food was incredible but what made us fall in love with this restaurant was the staff. They were all so accommodating and friendly. Our server’s name was Mico and he very attentive in every way. We absolutely can’t wait to come back and try some other dishes. 10/10.
    KembaraResponded on February 11, 2024
    Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed our inspiring service and the delicious food we serve. We believe flavor is enhanced when it is locally sourced, so our menu reflects this farm-to-table approach. We will also make sure that our staff, especially Mico, knows how much you appreciate their attentive hospitality. We look forward to our next opportunity to serve you again at Kembara. Christopher Biguet Restaurant General Manager

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  16. crocus

    Denver

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Even after requesting items that were not spicy, they still turned up far too hot for us. Those in our party who enjoy heat found that the taste of the food was overcome by the spice. The pork dumplings and NY strip steak were both delicious but the rest of the food was painful. The staff was friendly and well-trained but the overall atmosphere was pretentious.
    KembaraResponded on February 11, 2024
    Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are sorry for not meeting your expectations with most of the food items we served. We will share your comments as we are always looking for ways to improve. On a positive note, we are glad to know you liked our thoughtful associates. We are grateful for your feedback, and we hope to have another chance to provide you and your group with a perfect dining experience. Christopher Biguet Restaurant General Manager

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Don’t miss out!!!! Delicious! Amazing service too!
    KembaraResponded on February 11, 2024
    Dear Guest, On behalf of our staff, thank you for the terrific review! We are pleased to know how much you enjoyed your meal and our thoughtful service. All of us at Kembara look forward to having you dine with us again. Christopher Biguet Restaurant General Manager

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  18. TaylorK

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Attention asian foodies. This is a must visit restaurant. This dining concept by the same chef as Tia Carmen is nothing short of impressive, thought out and truly memorable. As you enter the restaurant you are met by a wall, not just 1 shelf, not two shelf’s but a whole wall of some of the most unique Japanese and Asian style liquors imaginable. Come early for a drink before your meal. Walking past the bar, it feels as you are walking through the deep streets of Tokyo. Neon lights, graffiti and cement art line the walls and ceilings. I’ve never seen graffiti done in a classy style till now. The serving staff recommend family style, as all should expect in a unique Asian cuisine experience. We start our meal with a Japanese style gin martini, with an umami finish that was remarkable. Next was the starters. If you think you want 1 order of dumplings, definitely get 2. The pork and shrimp dumplings were soft, fresh and the perfect start to the meal. Next we shared the chicken satay, which was moist, flavorful and paired well with a peanut curry sauce. Sharing for the table we had multiple curry, rice, noodle and beef dishes that all came with their own flare, spice levels and twist that everyone can pick and choose what they want. I will be returning to Kembara and next time with a bigger appetite. Thank you for the amazing service and props to the staff, never a missed moment for refreshing dishes, waters and answering questions.
    KembaraResponded on February 10, 2024
    Dear TaylorK, Thank you very much for providing us with this excellent review. Kembara is a reflection of Chef Angelo Sosa’s culinary odysseys traveling, cooking, and tasting across the broad continent of Asia with a fresh interpretation on beloved recipes that simultaneously honors the lineage and legacies of generational dishes. We appreciate your comments about our drink selections, modern ambiance, and excellent service. We are grateful for your recommendation and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Christopher Biguet Restaurant General Manager

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    I had their fried rice, I was not informed about a pepper in the dish that I ate and it was way too spicy. Ruined the food for me and I requested milk to wash down the spice. Mouth was on fire!!! Warn people about the peppers ahead of time. Couple hundred dollar tab and that pepper ruined my night.
    KembaraResponded on February 10, 2024
    Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. We are disappointed to hear about your dissatisfaction with your meal. Providing delicious, high-quality meals is at the heart of what we strive for; therefore, we apologize for not meeting your expectations. We will be passing your comments along to our culinary team. We hope you will return for a better dining experience. Christopher Biguet Restaurant General Manager

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  20. Gkun

    Phoenix

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    It was our special day but we had a bad service experience :(

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was good but not amazing. Some food portions are extremely small, maybe too creative for me. Overall experience was okay, a little overpriced.
    KembaraResponded on February 5, 2024
    Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent visit and your detailed comments. We want every guest who dines with us to have a memorable experience. We will speak with our culinary staff about your concerns as we continually strive to improve. We look forward to seeing you the next time you are in the area. Christopher Biguet Restaurant General Manager

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great service and really great food! Highly recommend
    KembaraResponded on February 18, 2024
    Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for this generous review. We were delighted to read that you had a great experience with us. It is always a joy to hear that our guests enjoyed our delicious food and outstanding service. Our team works incredibly hard, and they will be happy to hear your comments. Thank you once more for your recommendation, and we all look forward to seeing you again at Kembara. Christopher Biguet Restaurant General Manager

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  23. MichaelB

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible Thai cuisine and possibly the best I’ve had! Expensive but well worth the money!
    KembaraResponded on February 4, 2024
    Dear Michael, We were pleased to read about your recent visit to Kembara and how fantastic your experience was. Our culinary team strives to ensure that each of our dishes is fresh and just right every time. Therefore, we were glad to learn that you enjoyed everything so much. Thank you again for your kind words, and we hope you will revisit many times to discover more of what we have to offer. Christopher Biguet Restaurant General Manager

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  24. aeclso

    Las Vegas

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambience was vibrant - I loved the energy. The pan-Asian dishes were prepared in an open kitchen - this added to the dining experience. The food was amazing - daily made noodles; fragrant rice; perfectly stir fried vegetables. Next time I will try the steak or the banana leaf wrapped fish. And the Vietnamese style Beignets….
    KembaraResponded on February 2, 2024
    Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing your dining experience at Kembara. It is delightful to know we met all of your expectations and that you enjoyed our pleasing ambiance and the delectable food we serve. Highlighted by fresh, local ingredients, our menu features an enticing selection of signature dishes. We appreciate your feedback and look forward to seeing you again soon. Christopher Biguet Restaurant General Manager

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  25. Marless

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were celebrating our sons 50th birthday. It was an incredible evening with amazing food and lots of fun and laughter from everyone. We all were blown away by how delicious and beautiful the food was. Our waiter went far and beyond to make sure everything was perfect. We will definitely be back and share with everyone. We know what an experience we had.
    KembaraResponded on February 3, 2024
    Dear Marless, Thank you for celebrating your son's 50th birthday with us. It is great to hear how much you enjoyed our food offerings and stellar hospitality. All of us at Kembara look forward to having you and your family dine with us again. Christopher Biguet Restaurant General Manager

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  26. SuzanneH

    Richmond

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an exceptional meal. Our server Clayton was top notch. The menu is unique and eclectic. He listened to our likes and steered us in the right direction both in selections and quantity. Everything was delicious.
    KembaraResponded on February 1, 2024
    Dear Suzanne, Thank you for the wonderful review. about your outstanding experience with us at Kembara. We are delighted to hear how much you loved the food we served, and especially the attentive service you received from Clayton, which enhanced your time with us. We will enjoy sharing your comments with him. We appreciate your feedback and all look forward to seeing you again soon. Christopher Biguet Restaurant General Manager

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  27. KathyD

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The outside seating ambiance was very nice! However the food was just ok. It was expensive as well! I ordered crab fried rice and steamed pork dumplings and with tip it was $100 for one person. I had a glass of wine as well so that definitely added to the cost. The rice was cold and clumpy. I ended up putting some of the soy dipping sauce for my dumplings in the rice and that helped. The service was very slow but I’m sure like everywhere else these days, they were short handed. So no harsh words for the wait staff. They were all very pleasant but just at the mercy of being understaffed. They need a more diversified menu as well with better descriptions. I had no idea what half that stuff was.
    KembaraResponded on February 2, 2024
    Dear Kathy, Thank you for sharing your review. We are sorry for not meeting your expectations with regard to the food we serve. We will certainly follow up on your remarks with our culinary team to see where we can do better. We also understand your concerns about pricing. We aim to be competitively priced, and we appreciate your valued feedback. On a positive note, we are glad to know you loved our outside seating ambiance. We are grateful for your comments, and we hope to see you again for a better experience. Christopher Biguet Restaurant General Manager

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  28. Jess

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Pork belly noodles and Vietnamese donuts were incredible I highly recommend
    KembaraResponded on January 29, 2024
    Dear Jess, Thank you for the gracious review. We appreciate your kind words about how much you particularly enjoyed the selections you ordered, and we will be pleased to share your compliments with our chef. We appreciate you recommending us and look forward to seeing you again soon at Kembara. Christopher Biguet Restaurant General Manager

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  29. BethH

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was great. The menu was limited to mostly spicy food. The noise level was extreme but we were in sheltered booth which made noise tolerable
    KembaraResponded on January 29, 2024
    Dear Beth, Thank you for dining with us. We are happy you appreciated our service, but we regret not meeting all your expectations. We appreciate your feedback about our menu items as we always want to hear how we can enhance our guest experience. We hope to see you again the next time you are in the area. Christopher Biguet Restaurant General Manager

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  30. LesleyA

    Phoenix

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful spot - great vibe and wonderful food. Staff were knowledgeable & fabulous. I’m pescatarian and they had a separate vegetarian menu, which was great! Only downside was price & length of time to get food. Felt it was very pricy for amount of food received. Meal took over 3 hours - mainly because 1-2 food items came out every 15 min or so. But honestly overall it was very nice.
    KembaraResponded on January 29, 2024
    Dear Lesley, Thank you for choosing to dine with us. We are delighted to hear your compliments about the food we serve, our enjoyable atmosphere, and our menu which was perfect for your preference. That said, we regret the delay you experienced with your order. We are grateful for your patience and also for this valuable feedback as we continually strive to improve our services. It was a pleasure having you, and we hope you will be back to see us again at Kembara. Christopher Biguet Restaurant General Manager

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  31. TomS

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a wonderful dining experience. The flavors of the food are phenomenal. The food dishes were unique and well explained to us by our excellent waiter, Clayton (hope I remember his name right!). He is a great waiter and his suggestions were absolutely delicious. We are so glad we tried the restaurant. A meal we will remember. Especially the tuna starter. Wow!!
    KembaraResponded on January 28, 2024
    Dear Tom, Thank you for the glowing recommendation, and for letting us know you loved our outstanding service. We will make sure that Clayton knows how much you enjoyed his attentive hospitality. We are also pleased to know our Tuna starter was the highlight of your dining experience. We cannot wait to see you again at Kembara. Christopher Biguet Restaurant General Manager

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  32. JERRYJ

    Miami

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the food & service. Background music was too boom-boom for us.
    KembaraResponded on January 28, 2024
    Dear Jerry, Thank you for this generous review. It is a pleasure to read that you had a great experience with us. We take pride in all of our menu items and our commitment to excellent hospitality; it is always a joy to hear that our associates did a great job with their service. Thank you once more, and we all look forward to seeing you again at Kembara. Christopher Biguet Restaurant General Manager

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    The food is delicious. But there were a few details that could have made this dining experience top notch. We were there with 2 women. We ordered too much food. We thought that our server should have given us better guidance on how much to order. With all of the different courses, they should have cleared our plate between courses. And they should have provided a bowl for the vegetable curry. The crab fried rice was bland. But the Tuna appetizer was both beautiful and delicious. Very unique. Just a bit more attention to detail could make this a great dining experience versus good.
    KembaraResponded on January 29, 2024
    Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for your evaluation. We are glad to hear how much you enjoyed your meal. We are very proud of our superb culinary staff, and it was nice to read you appreciated the quality of your selections. That said, we always want to hear how we can enhance our guest experience, so we are grateful for all of your valuable input. It was our pleasure to have you here, and we hope to see you again to provide you with the outstanding experience we are known for. Christopher Biguet Restaurant General Manager

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  34. VidushiS

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious creative cuisine , beautiful presentation, friendly staff, great service!
    KembaraResponded on January 28, 2024
    Dear Vidushi, Thank you for dining with us and sharing your gracious review. Since Kembara first opened, we have strived to make our name synonymous with a fantastic dining experience, and we are pleased to know you enjoyed our comfortable atmosphere, excellent service, and amazing food. We appreciate you for mentioning that our intuitive associates enhanced your visit. Thank you once more for your recommendation, and we look forward to serving you again. Christopher Biguet Restaurant General Manager

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  35. Ryan

    Fort Lauderdale

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good and service was great. The chef came to my table and talk to me about the inspiration for the dishes I ordered. 10/10 would go back
    KembaraResponded on January 27, 2024
    Dear Ryan, We enjoy hearing from our guests, and we want to thank you for the wonderful review. We seek to provide each guest with an outstanding experience, so it is always rewarding to have our hard work acknowledged. We are delighted that you particularly loved the exceptional hospitality exhibited by our chef. We are grateful to you for recommending us, and we look forward to your next visit to Kembara. Christopher Biguet Restaurant General Manager

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great new restaurant. Bold menu with bolder flavors. Sharable plates if you want. Great service and multiple course dinner with clients.
    KembaraResponded on January 25, 2024
    Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for the wonderful review of Kembara! We are devoted to creating a memorable dining experience with our fresh food and enjoyable atmosphere, and we are happy to read that you loved your visit. We were also delighted to learn that the service provided by our associates surpassed your expectations. We will enjoy sharing your compliments to recognize them for a job well done. Thank you for dining with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Christopher Biguet Restaurant General Manager

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is absolutely incredible this has to be my favorite restaurant in Arizona!!!!!!!
    KembaraResponded on January 22, 2024
    Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed dining with us. We are pleased our combination of inspired service with fresh, homemade, local flavor made for a memorable experience. We look forward to serving you again at Kembara. Christopher Biguet Restaurant General Manager

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Get the chicken skewers and the tuna starter… those dishes I’m still thinking about days later.
    KembaraResponded on January 21, 2024
    Dear Guest, Thank you for the outstanding review. We are grateful you chose to spend your evening with us at Kembara. It is great to hear how much you enjoyed our innovative menu. Please come and dine with us again soon. Christopher Biguet Restaurant General Manager

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  39. CharlesM

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food and a great atmosphere. Will definitely return.
    KembaraResponded on January 16, 2024
    Dear Charles, Thank you for the excellent review! We enjoy offering our guests a comfortable atmosphere with delicious food served by our devoted staff, and we are delighted to hear how much you loved your time with us. It was our pleasure having you at Kembara, and we look forward to your return. Christopher Biguet Restaurant General Manager

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing on all fronts. Incredible, attentive service. Everything from the sparkling water service and “toppings” to cocktails to meals were amazing. Fantastic value. Couldn’t recommend more.
    KembaraResponded on January 16, 2024
    Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for posting such a wonderful recommendation of Kembara. We absolutely love it when guests are delighted with every detail of their dining experience with us. Please join us again soon. Christopher Biguet Restaurant General Manager

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily

FAQs

Kembara offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 293-5000.

Kembara is rated 4.6 stars by 80 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today

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Google Map for Kembara

5350 E Marriott Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85054

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Tatum Blvd and Deer Valley Rd
  • Neighborhood
    Desert Ridge
  • Hours of operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Asian, Chinese (Canton), Southeast Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Resort Casual
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Angelo Sosa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Firepit, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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