961 W. Ray Rd Suite 3 - 4 Chandler AZ 85225
Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 8:00pm
Tumi opened its doors on February 2nd, 2012, and is known for its warm and welcoming atmosphere. It is conveniently located near the heart of Chandler, Arizona, just 200 feet north of Warner Rd and Alma School Rd. Dining at Tumi can make anyone experience being transported to Peru, for that reason Oscar Graham, chef and owner of Tumi, thinks "Tumi is a tiny bit of Peru in Arizona."
Born in Lima-Peru, Oscar‛s 30 years of experience
with culinary traditional Peruvian dishes. Graham began his
cooking career at Bruno‛s Restaurant in New York. In early
80‛s he moved to California where he‛s considered a pioneer
in Peruvian Food. Graham was part of the culinary opening
at El Carbon, El Monte, Villa, El Cholito, EL Ceviche, El Incas
Cuisine. He relocated to Arizona in 2010. As Chef at Contigo
Peru, soon after opening, Nikki Buchanan (Arizona Republic)
qualified the restaurant with 4 stars. In 2012 Graham opened
Tumi, where he applies his extensive experience, and adds
a modern twist to Tumi‛s unique recipes using his knowledge
of traditional Peruvian dishes. With each of his colorful
presentations he shares his love and passion from his Culture.
After opening Tumi it earned a prestigious 4.5 stars from The
Arizona Republic. Tumi earned again such recognitions of Best of Phoenix 2013, Best Latin American Restaurant, and was named as one of the five best restaurants from Phoenix New Times.
Graham‛s gastronomic nod to his native land is worth
the trip. Whether you are Peruvian cuisine novice or aficionado,you‛ll leave Tumi with a full, happy and utterly satisfied tummy.
Georgann Yara, “The Arizona Republic”.
Oscar Graham, prepares dishes with native ingredients
that include aji peppers, various Peruvian potatoes, yucca,
seafood and corn. Peruvian dishes are considered one of the
world‛s most unique cuisines because it‛s influenced by African, Italian, Japanese and Chinese techniques.
Angelique Soenarie, “Arizona Central”.
"Legendary French chef, food writer and cookbook author Auguste Escoffier declared Peruvian cuisine one of the world's finest, third only to French and Chinese. That means 100 years ago, he was onto something many of us are only just now discovering: Peruvian food is awesome."
Nikki Buchanan - Arizona Republic, Friday April 23, 2010.
Oscar is actively promoting Peruvian culture in The Valley by inviting teachers from different public schools and their students to visit Tumi. Once at Tumi, students hear basic history facts about Peru and its geography. In return for their visit, teachers and students get a special price.
Promoting Peruvian Culture
"Peruvian is not the first kind of food that Valley diners associate with Latin cuisine. Tumi Fine Peruvian Restaurant in Chandler could be a game-changer." on August 29th 2013
"For a refreshing dish of the coastal variety, it's hard to beat Peruvian-style ceviche." on July 4th 2013
We're excited to announce that Tumi earned 4.5 stars from the Arizona Republic on August, 29th 2013.