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House of Tricks

114 E 7th St, Tempe, AZ 85281-3711
+1 480-968-1114
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good25%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“bison meatloaf” (12 reviews)
“foie gras” (10 reviews)
“ahi tuna” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
114 E 7th St, Tempe, AZ 85281-3711
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinner with 6 friends. Good food and nice staff. Both fish and meat where well prepared and presented. The limited number of choices is largely compensated by the accuracy and quality. We had an Italian prosecco as wine. Desserts home made. Price more than honest.

Thank arnaldo m
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for the honest review Arnaldo! We feel like you hit the nail on the head and appreciate you taking the time to share your review online! Come see us again soon. - Robin Trick

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love the atmosphere and the outside patio. The service is great. I always enjoy the special and often choose a salad. We all love it.

Thank Kathleen C
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Celebrations are our favorite , Kathleen! Thanks for joining us again and again!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a high level cuisine restaurant that is within the neighborhood of Arizona State University. The food is varied, reasonable size servings and excellent quality. Lunch and dinner are top quality and the service is professional. A little pricey.

Thank Carlos C
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review Carlos. Did you know that we have a Happy Hour menu (we call it our "Hours of Tranquility") daily from 4pm-6pm with relaxed pricing? Come see us again soon!

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The first time we ate here, the food was very good: scallops and fish cooked perfectly, delicious "Korean" ribs (even though it lacked the signature Korean flavors of pear, sesame oil, ginger, garlic, etc.). But when we returned the next evening, nothing was good: the...More

1  Thank _dcnn418
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks for the review and feedback _dcnn418. We wish you would have said something to us while you were ere in the restaurant, so we could've taken steps to make things right for you. If you'd like to discuss further, please reach out to us...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Tasty food, good service, good ambiance. This is a real treat place for me. I go for special occasions.

Thank annconnolly1
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you so much Ann, and we hope you come treat yourself again soon! :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently ate here with two dear friends. We sat on the outside patio under a huge tree and it was very comfortable. Our waiter was great, with a sense of humor and very personable plus impeccable service. We all loved our food and the...More

Thank Kathy H
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

We loved reading your review Kathy! Thank you so much and please join us again soon!

Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

This place was fantastic. I had the tuna poke and the lemon salmon, along with a scotch. Everything was delicious. If I lived in the area I’d dine here regularly. Great service, nice seating. Great food... all good!!

Thank Jad16
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thanks so much for the stellar review Jad! Maybe it's time to move! LOL. Please come see us again next time you're in town.

Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Visited here with some coworkers off of the recommendation from someone, and almost passed due to its unassuming presence an small inside seating (it was too hot to eat outside) - but I am so glad we didn’t! All of our food was delicious, and...More

Thank MrsMoose56
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Thank you so much MrsMoose and hope you come see us again soon! The bison meatloaf is a staple around here and we just launched some new menu items for fall. We think the Lamb Barbacoa is going to be a fan fave soon too!...More

Reviewed 10 August 2018

We enjoyed the outside patio on both trips to the restaurant. The food was good, was reasonably priced and the outdoor setting was nice. Good happy hour too.

Thank C8692YLamyg
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 10 August 2018

Happy Hour is definitely worth the visit and we hope you come back for more! Thanks for the review!

Reviewed 7 August 2018

I've had several dishes at House of Tricks and they've all been terrific - from the 1/2 lb burger and homemade chips to the grilled salmon, everything is tasty and filling. Staff are friendly without being intrusive and my iced tea glass never goes empty!

Thank dingoskippy
Robin T, Owner at House of Tricks, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Thanks so much for the awesome review Dingo! Glad you enjoyed yourself and hope you come see us again soon!

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Sharon Y
25 January 2016|
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Response from Tundrachoochoo | Reviewed this property |
Dear Felllow traveler, Like you, I too am not from the Phoenix area so you may want to call the restaurant directly at 480-968-1114. Good luck and I hope you find your answer, Jodi Hardy
21 October 2015|
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Response from TravelfamAZ | Reviewed this property |
They do have options and are willing to work with customers
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 114 E 7th St, Tempe, AZ 85281-3711
    (Mill Avenue and University Drive)
  • Public Transportation: House of Tricks is located 2 short blocks from the Veteran"s Way Metro Light Rail stop. Just cross Fifth Street at Forest Avenue and head south to Seventh Street. Turn right on Seventh, and we are on your right. The Veteran's Way station is also the home of the Tempe Transportation Center and the hub of public transportation in Tempe.
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
  • Phone Number: +1 480-968-1114
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Welcome to award-winning House of Tricks restaurant, nestled in the heart of downtown Tempe near popular Mill Avenue, Gammage Auditorium and the ASU campus. Retreat to this charming oasis for mouth-watering cuisine, gracious service and a relaxed atmosphere that will leave you delighted and refreshed. Let us serve you on our sun-dappled patio, at our outdoor tree-covered bar, or inside one of our two historic bungalows. Perfect for a getaway lunch, intimate gathering, private business meeting, romantic dinner or happy hour celebration, House of Tricks has been a favorite treasure of locals and visitors alike for almost 25 years.
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