Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat. Noon-9 p.m.
This section of downtown Boise is known better for the Neurolux rock club across the street. But fans of hot, well-priced Chinese food hit this block for Golden Phoenix Oriental Express, denoted by its gold-and-green painted facade facing 11th Street. Inside, find individual combination dinners pairing Mongolian Beef with soup and a side, or sample General Tso’s deep-fried tofu. A healthy list of staples and excellent vegetarian and vegan options make Golden Phoenix a no-brainer.