Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort

4.8
234 Reviews
$50 and over
Steakhouse
Ember is a destination dining experience with the highest quality of steaks and seafood prepared over wood-fired grills. The menu is complemented by a specialty cocktail menu, whiskey library and an extensive wine lists accompanied with highest level of service from our Sommelier and Service Team. The energetic dining space overlooks the scratch kitchen with views of our culinary team. A separate piano lounge with live entertainment adds to the dynamic vibe. Seasonal outdoor dining by the fireplace is also available.

Experiences

  • "Give Thanks" Thanksgiving Special

    $65.00 per person

    Nov 25, 2021 only

    Amuse Bouche Mushroom Ceviche First Course Roasted Cauliflower Soup Itermezzo Arizona Orange Sorbet Second Course Wood Fire Grilled Turkey Breast with Wild Mushrooms & Green Beans, Potato Puree, Jalapeno Corn Bread Stuffing, Bourbon Gravy, Spiced Cranberry Relish Third Course Pumpkin Cheesecake Mignardise Salted Caramel Truffle

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 234 people are saying
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vipHeatherB
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is fantastic. Jennifer, the server, was exceptional. Highly recommend.

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JimF
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ember has maintained its high standards for predictable high quality food with a seasonal menu that is varied and niche. Best of all though, is the service and ambience with expert sommelier, Dennis, making extremely well informed recommendations with the casualness and authenticity of an old friend.

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vipBarbie
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was top notch. They went way out of their way Food fantastic. Definitely go there.

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vipJLsellers3
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have become frequent diners here. Terrific staff, great food, exceptional wine list. Not to be missed.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on October 13, 2021

It's always a pleasure to have you dine with us. We appreciate your loyalty and frequency. I look forward to your next visit. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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vipwrldtravlr
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a treat to find this place and so close to our house. Went there for the first time to celebrate our 18th wedding anniversary and we were thoroughly impressed. Amy (our server) was wonderful - she made our dinner memorable, providing amazing little treats, celebratory sparkling wine and complimentary dessert. What service! Food was amazing as well. The Chilean sea bass was out of this world and my hubby enjoyed the Buffalo short ribs. Will definitely be back. Highly recommend.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on October 13, 2021

Amy is great, thanks for recognizing her skills. We all want to thank you for the very nice review and we look forward to your return very soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience all around. Delicious food and above and beyond service. Highly recommend and look forward to dining there again asap!

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on October 6, 2021

We are all so glad you had a great experience when you dined with me recently. My only question is, when will you return? Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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vipRWDiner
Phoenix
134 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First of all, major kudos to Amy, our rock star, high energy server, who was a delight to meet! There are a lot of great steakhouses in the Valley, and we would put Ember right up there with places like Mastros, which is a high compliment. They helpfully split our salad for us at the table. Steaks were perfect. Salmon was delicious. Fries and mushroom sides were ample. Wish I had room for dessert! Amazing wine list too - lots of variety. Very elegant ambiance - high ceilings and spacious. Well done to all the chefs, servers and support staff! We'll be back.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on October 6, 2021

Amy is a rock star! Thank you for recognizing her. Putting us in the same echelon with some of the finest restaurants in the valley is truly an honor. Thank you so much for your kind words and review. We cant wait to have you back! Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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Dawn
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an outstanding meal with outstanding service. The food was all delicious and the quality amazing! The ambiance was perfect and luxurious. We will return again and again. Great for a special occasion.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on October 12, 2021

Dawn, I was great to have you and all of your guests in the other night. It was a great party and I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves. I hope to see you back in the very near future. Regards, Brent

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Shamu
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice - great food and excellent service in a very fabulous setting.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on October 6, 2021

Wow, thank you for your 5 star review. We all appreciate feedback and more over, your return. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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KarenW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was very good. Food was extraordinary. Relaxing
atmosphere made for a wonderful meal.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on October 6, 2021

Thank you Karen . I was our pleasure having you and your guests dine with us. Please come back when you have the occasion. Regards, Brent Rumph

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vipSteakheaven
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing evening at Ember! We frequent many steakhouses around the valley and Ember really impressed with a perfect meal beginning with a splendid amuse bouche, perfectly tender wagyu fillet, the most attentive, courteous staff, and in all a perfect dining experience. I encourage anyone looking for a wonderful evening out, Ember is a must try.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on October 6, 2021

It was all our pleasure to have you and your guests in the restaurant. Thank you for all the nice comments as well. I look forward to your return. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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vipavaschoice
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

John, our waiter, was wonderful, witty and very attentive as well as informative. The Beet Salad Appetizer, Chilean Sea Bass Main Course and Amaretto Crème Brûlée were absolutely delicious and presented beautifully (with the exception of the broccolini accompanying the sea bass plate..too chewy so I set that aside). The Steak main dish
was mediocre and The side of Truffle Fries bland tasting. Beautifully prepped cocktails. Starting the dining experience with a special salmon bite and ending it with a tasty tiny adorably prepped carrot cake bite were nice surprises.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on October 6, 2021

Thank you for recognizing John. He is an exceptional server and I look forward to share your comments with him and the entire team for that matter. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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vipmimimae
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely way to start the evening before playing some slots and poker. The atmosphere was perfect. The piano player and singer really added to the experience of a high end dining establishment.
The service was wonderful with a very fun and informative waitress and the food and various “treats” were exceptional. The specialty drinks were great as well.
I’ll go back just for the restaurant - even if I don’t gamble!

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on October 6, 2021

Thank you for all of your feedback and kind comments. It's very gratifying to her we hit the mark with your experience. We all look forward to your return very soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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vipKonaNick
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Over and over, time after time, after enjoying dinner at this Over The Top fabulous dinner experience at least a dozen times, we enjoyed ourselves again immensely this evening!

Perfection is a high standard but Ember, under the most skillful hands of its general manager whom we have gotten to know, Brent Rumph, and the incredible service including our server Candace, and the entire restaurant staff, continues to be our “go to place” when we want to experience the Finest Cuisine, the finest service, the incredible atmosphere. It just doesn’t get any better than this …

We have enjoyed Ember for dates, birthday celebrations, birthday parties, business celebrations, and just a special night out. The thought of doing any of these special activities other than Ember never crosses my mind.

That’s how consistently excellent they are!

Lin and I know you will enjoy it as well …

Nicholas

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on September 24, 2021

Nick and Lin, It's always our pleasure. You are too kind. I will be sure share this with the entire team. We all look forward to your return very soon. Warmest regards, Brent

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JackbNimble
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The greeting by the hostess and waitress were nice. Atmosphere was very nice. Our waitress Amy was very professional, outgoing and fun; we were there for our anniversary, Amy made it a memorable evening. We had steak and lobster; the quality of the food was very good and reasonably priced. Actually, pricing was very good as compared to similar restaurants.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on September 25, 2021

Jack, I'm so happy Amy made you night so very special. Amy is amazing and we are fortunate to have her here. Please don't wait for your next anniversary to return. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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KimP
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

5 stars isn't enough. I frequently dine at similar type restaurants and can confidently say the quality is excellent+ for this price point. The manager Brent was a friendly presence overseeing all while not being intrusive. Our waiter Scott pushed the experience over the top & delivered an awesome dining experience! It's an hour drive for us but we will definitely be frequenting Ember & requesting Scott. Great job Ember staff!! Thank you for a great evening! They did also inquire about food allergies. Since we have none I'm not sure what the accommodation is.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on September 24, 2021

Kim, Thank you so very much for the kind words and recognizing Scott and his superior service skills. I appreciate you driving two hours to visit us as well. We must be doing something right and we continue to earn your good favor. We all look forward to your return very soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love EMBER! Service & hospitality was outstanding and food was excellent! We enjoy it so much we went back the next night…awesome fine dining.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on September 24, 2021

Thank you for your feedback and five star review

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BernardF
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was a birthday dinner for my favorite lady. Quality and preparation of the food was outstanding. The service was outstanding, with a appreciative nod to our server Jennifer. The restaurant is new and has a lovely contemporary bent to the decor. There are several alcoves along the wall that add a certain amount of privacy to your table. One minor negative was that the high ceilings have a tendency to magnify the sound of a very talented pianist in the bar area. Although they have a great selection of wine by the glass, I was disappointed by their high price, making a couple of glasses equal the price of an entree. However, I would definitely return to celebrate any special event there.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on September 24, 2021

Bernard, Thank you for recognizing Jennifer. She is truely and outstanding server and a better person. I have shared your kind review with the entire team. Next time you dine with us I a quit place I can seat you so I hope to have you back very soon. Regards, Brent

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JesseH
Austin
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Service, good atmosphere, very good food.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on September 24, 2021

Jesse, Thank you for dinning with us and the very kind review and words. We all appreciate your feedback and hoping to see you back very soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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vipbriand
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great, the steaks were even better. Highly recommend.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on September 24, 2021

Brain, Thank you for the 5 star review and the nice comments. Please come back and see us when you have the occasion to. Hopping to see you back soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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RayD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great place to dine no matter what the occasion. The food, service and ambience is top notch. The pianist and vocalist are very talented and add to a romantic and friendly atmosphere.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on September 24, 2021

Thank you Ray. We all appreciate the kind words. I agree the live music really sets the restaurant apart and creates a special vibe. We have live music every night of the week so we hope to have you back very soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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CharlesB
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice establishment. Food and service were excellent. Wine and cocktail list was top notch.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on September 24, 2021

Charles, Thank you for you very kind review. We all hope to see you back very soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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MichaelM
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband’s birthday and we were treated by our waitress Amy as if we were VIP’s. The atmosphere and especially the food was excellent. We will definitely recommend and also go back ourselves.

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vipJimB
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant. Had a wagyu filet. Just ok! Not what I expected for all the hype. Good though. Salmon was good.
Service was excellent & just didn’t hit the mark.
May give it a go again. Wonderful menu.

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AngelA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First of all I want to thank the manger Brent & the rest of the stuff on an amazing experience we had last night (9/07/2021)!
Staff was welcoming and accommodating from the time we sat down to the second we left. Our steak was incredible, each ingredient was of highest value and it was obvious that extreme effort was put into each dish we had. Thank you Ember for a wonderful experience of fine dining!! Sincerely Angel aka Fluffy☺️

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JulieB
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my moms 86 birthday and we had the most amazing time. Food was excellent and service provide by Amy was OUTSTANDING!! Amy made our experience at Embers number one. We also met Brent the GM and he too was super kind and you could tell both these team members loved what they do. We will be back and will be asking for Amy to serve us.

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vipbillm
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We read the reviews before going, but still had some doubts. They made a mistake on the cooking temperature of my wife's pork chop--To say they stepped up and made it right would be a huge understatement. What was even more impressive was that other than letting the server know it was badly under cooked, we did not complain or have any sort of friction around the mistake. You have to love any business who readily admits an error and goes well beyond expectation to correct the error. I read many reviews where Brent, GM, was mentioned as being top notch. We concur! Our entire meal was fantastic from apps through main courses--Ribeye was on point and her pork chop upon correction was also 5 star. Brent and team, thanks for a wonderful experience and we look forward to returning.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on September 7, 2021

Bill, It was all our pleasure. I appreciate the kind words and more over the time you took to articulate your experience. I look forward to see you and your lovely wife very soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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PizzaLover
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We appreciate the effort that the staff went to make celebrating my mom’s birthday special. The food and service is outstanding! Everything from the toast, appetizer, mini cake, snd writing happy birthday in frosting on her dessert pate was tremendous. Thank you for a memorable evening.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on September 7, 2021

Thank you for celebrating you Mothers very special day with us. I'm so glad we could create a great dining experience for you and you mother. Don't wait until her next birthday to come back a dine with us. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Requested our favorite waiter, John. We were celebrating a friend’s birthday and John made him feel very special. The food as always, was excellent. John could not have been more attentive. Thoroughly enjoyed our meals, the music, and the atmosphere. The service was 1st class! Thank you John.

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vipAZfishlover
Phoenix
48 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Soo good! Great service! Felt so welcome!

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on September 7, 2021

It was great to have you in and we all look forward to your return soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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vipTedW
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, ambiance and outstanding service

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on September 7, 2021

Thank you Ted. We appreciate the feedback and the time you took to write such a great reviewq. We will see you soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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AZGina
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great from the moment we walked in. We began the evening with drinks at the bar and Jacob the bartender was amazing. They have an awesome Happy Hour and it is entertaining to just watch the bartenders at work. They are very talented and knowledgeable. Once we were seated at our table, Scott our server, took the best care of us. It was my husbands birthday and they treated us like royalty. Brent the GM is extremely attentive to each and every table. You can tell that the staff is extremely well trained and enjoy their job. This restaurant is a true hidden gem. I have been telling everyone I know what a great experience it was and we can't wait to go back!

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on September 24, 2021

Gina, It was very nice to meet you and I'm so gratified that you and your guests had such a great dinning and service experience. I have shared you kind review with the team as well. Please come back to see us very soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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vipJLsellers3
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have now returned several times. The lobster is a wonderful dish, but the beef and pork are also superb. Ask Dennis to chose a wine. The wait staff is terrific. Very high end facility.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on September 7, 2021

We all very much appreciate you kind words. We are so pleased that we exceeded your expectations and hope to see you back very soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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vipSheriF
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Jean was out waiter. He is absolutely fantastic!

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on September 7, 2021

Sheri, Thank you for recognizing Jean. He is truly an asset to the operation. Please ask for him next time you dine with us. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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Shypoke55
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and don’t often do fine dining but once or twice a year we will splurge. It was Lisa’s Birthday and they brought us a nice glass of champagne to toast along with the most delicious home made dark chocolate bunt cake with marzipan , OMG it was to die for. Julie was our waitress and she did an amazing job making our evening amazing to say the least. Brent the General manager was by our table twice to check on us and visit great guy. We will definitely be back to fine dine again at the Embers. Thanks to all who made our evening so special!!

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on September 4, 2021

I'm so glad to hear we could make Lisa' birthday special. It was great to meet you two and I look forward to your return. If I get to Downtown I will swing by the convention center and chat with you Lisa. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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vipKonaNick
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful, fantastic, perfect AGAIN! We keep returning to what has now become our favorite Scottsdale area dining experience! Here's why again . . .

Their very special GM Brent, our Server Candice, Hostess Lorena, and the entire We-Ko-Pa F&B organization (which I believe is Zachary, Dennis, Matthew, and Richard) all take Ember over the top, so well done everyone!

This is easily our 12th visit - yes its true! You won't find a finer dining experience! Salmon and Red Snapper tonight, out of this world, and dessert, the most incredibly created desserts anywhere, we've only found at Ember. Everything, everything they present is 5 Star!

We feel like we are spoiled each time by their incredible food, incredible staff, incredible ambiance (and we love the design of the dining room, dining patio, and private room too).

It was another beautiful end to our week. Thanks so much everyone! You know you will see us again!

Nick and Lin

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on August 22, 2021

Nick and Lin, What can we say. You two are such great friends of the restaurant and we al thank you for your kind words and support ever since we opened some ten months ago. We all look forward to see back in the not to distant future. Warmest regards, Brent and the entire Ember team

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DougT
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was an overall wonderful experience…service and food was great…cant wait to return…..great job to all….

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on August 22, 2021

Doug, We all look forward to see you back at Ember. Thank you for the kind review. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

This was our first time eating at embers. The food was less than satisfactory. There were some rowdy people next to us mouthing off and that made the experience less wholesome. The service is great. But you really have to get a handle on the food quality and also table placement.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on September 24, 2021

What specifically was less than satisfactory? I would like to discuss your concerns with the Chef and staff. I only wished that you had let us know about your table placement. I would have been more than happy to have moved you. I appreciate your feedback and hope to have you back in the restaurant sooner than later. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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Julie
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, with great ambiance! The staff is fantastic.
They really took care of us. We will definitely be back.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on August 22, 2021

I'm so happy to hear we hit the mark on all fronts. Please come back when you have the occasion. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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Ddame
Phoenix
36 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our waitress, Amy was awesome! She was very helpful in our food selection and her recommendations were perfect. Food was delicious. I ordered the scallops and my husband ordered the filet and king crab legs.

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort
Responded on August 22, 2021

Amy is awesome and I appreciate you recognizing her. Please ask for her when you return and we hope to see you back soon. Regards, Brent Rumph GM at Ember

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FAQs

Ember at We-Ko-Pa Casino Resort is rated 4.8 stars by 234 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.