3 new restaurants in Phoenix and Tempe to try now

More than two dozen restaurants opened across metro Phoenix this August and as I compile the monthly list of new restaurants, I like to visit the places that catch my attention. Recently, three stood above the pack, serving West African comfort food, high-concept Korean fare and gourmet izakaya served on the ground floor of an art deco hotel.

I sipped peanut soup while listening to Ghanaian rap songs at West Hut. Just down the street in downtown Phoenix, I discussed sake with a bartender who served green tea-colored hard-boiled eggs stuffed with salmon roe and topped with matcha foam. And one late night in Tempe, I settled into a large booth for a showy take on Korean street food.

Among the many newly opened spots around metro Phoenix, these are the places I suggest trying first.

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