When visitors arrive in the dusty desert in search of seafood, one of the best spots in Scottsdale includes Chula Seafood. With a couple of locations in town, the kitchen focuses on innovative poke bowls—not your run-of-the-mill Hawaiian style poke (although you can still order that) but eclectic offerings that include flavors like ginger, smoked pineapple, shishito peppers, yuzu and other exotic ingredients. Additionally, Chula Seafood has one other feature that helps it stand out from the crowd. Here, you can obtain fish by the pound at market price in addition to excellent oysters shucked all day.
This restaurant has locations in both California and Arizona, as the family-operated restaurant sails its own boat on the Pacific, so visitors can rest assured that the crew will haul in the freshest catch of the day for all of its restaurants. Of course, like many seafood restaurants worth their salt nowadays, the fishing methods always follow best practices and focus on sustainability. Stop in the shop and purchase some halibut, yellowfin tuna (ahi), swordfish, salmon, sea bass, scallops, the list goes on and on. In Arizona, this selection of fresh seafood every day exceeds anything you could find at your local supermarket. Needless to say, summer barbecues in the desert with this seafood will leave your guests stunned with the authentic flavors of the Pacific Ocean.
Poke & More at Chula Seafood in Scottsdale
On the islands of Hawaii as well as in other locales around the world, cubed raw fish in a marinated sauce with other ingredients has been a mainstay for millennia. Fortunately for the rest of the mainstream mainland U.S., this delectable dish can be found all over town. For something extraordinary, try the Thai Peanut Noodle Bowl made with albacore tuna, the Ginger Ponzu Salad with yellowfin tuna or the Spicy Tuna Bowl for fans of the traditional Meguro. If you bring the kids to Chula Seafood, do not worry, the kids’ bowl will keep them happy. Also, do not forget to check out the Daily Features section which highlights the best of the kitchen every night of the week.
The Heflin family which runs the operation has ties to Arizona and is one of the only purveyors of truly fresh, sustainable seafood in the state. Fortunately, you can find everything they provide daily here in Scottsdale. Chula Seafood in Scottsdale is one of the best places in the entire state to find a quality poke bowl and more!