Recently moved here from Denver, a friend referred me to this site. We live in Ocotillo, and last week some friends took us down to Downtown Chandler. We went into "98 South" and didn't like it much. Overpriced wine, just had a couple appetizers and left. Had some decent beer at "Santan Brewery", very nice place. Went to a wonderful little Thai restaurant called "Latitude Eight", it was excellent. One of the nicest Thai restaurants I've ever been to. Our friends told us to try "Sushi Eye" next - I guess it's just a short walk from those restaurants. We also want to try "Murphy's Law" - it was a bit too crowded for six of us that night.
What are some other small, independent restaurants in the area. Chandler Mall is FLOODED with chain restaurants, ack! Santan mall in Gilbert is much the same.
Any other suggestions?