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Phoenicia Cafe

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616 S Forest Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281-3721
+1 480-967-8009
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 - 19:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Friendly service, perfect gyro. Large serving, loaded with perfect lamb, a little crispy on the outside, moist and tender on the inside. Came with a good amount of tziki, topped with lettuce and tomato. A lot of gyro's seem to come with extra stuff that I'm not really looking for. This had everything I need, nothing I dont.

Thank Doug L
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Located on/next to the ASU campus, this spot hits the mark for Middle Eastern/Mediterranean food. The food, while prepared by Hispanic kitchen staff, certainly has the flavor of Middle Eastern fare. I had the Phoenician Combo, which for the price represented a good value, given the portion of food received. It was tasty, and the garlic sauce (house made), was... More 

Thank Elliot D
Saratoga, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Very good service. Generous portions. With a grocery store and bakery in-situ, excellent options for baklava, samosas, juices, etc.

1 Thank Azmat S
Memphis, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016

This is a nice little cafe near the campus. So it will have the trendy prices. The food is good, but not great. You do get big portions, and you shouldn't be hungry afterwards.

Thank Richard K
Saratoga, California
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Good service...and quick made to order food. There is a mini mart in the place, so may be a good idea to select your drink from there and add it to the meal....more choices!

Thank Azmat S
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

Traditional Greek/Mid East mixes with new in a nice but no frills and casual setting. The Greek fries are simple, but great. A must get. They're fries smothered in a delicious creamy white sauce and crumbled feta. It may not sound like much but the fries are warm and golden and they don't skimp on the topping. Trust me, from... More 

Thank Mike D
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2014

the Qouzi is really awesome here as well as the chicken shawarmas. they are halal resturaunt and have a small supermarket attached to it as well, very close to the mosque

Thank TariqKhalid
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2014

Three of us went for lunch and really enjoyed our food. We had spinach pie (delicious), gyro plate and gyro pita. The gyro plate is huge; enough for two people. They have the largest assortment of baklava I've ever seen including pistachio, pecan, cashew, chocolate hazelnut, and more! Friendly people, great service, clean restaurant, and one of the most interesting... More 

Thank Bkbak
Chandler, Arizona
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2014

Fries with feta are amazing!! Gyro's are what you'd expect and very tasty as well. Atmosphere is cafeteria style no frills. Great place for a quick lunch.

Thank Christina H
Peoria, Arizona
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139 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

I got a Gyro Pita here and it is the best I've ever had. Service was alright. The woman at the counter was very kind but argued with the guy at the back receiving orders in front of guests. I wasn't sure where I was supposed to be waiting or picking food up from. Hovering near the front counter seemed... More 

Thank Jennifer D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern, Turkish, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 19:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 616 S Forest Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281-3721
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
  • Phone Number: +1 480-967-8009

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?