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Phoenicia Cafe

616 S Forest Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281-3721
+1 480-967-8009
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good39%
  • Average14%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible7%
Travellers talk about
“gyro” (4 reviews)
“tzatziki” (2 reviews)
“baklava” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
616 S Forest Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281-3721
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

We went here for the first time and the food was only so-so. The worst part was the cashier who criticized us for parking out front on the street too far from the curb, which was not our car! What a jerk.

Thank tracysontheroad
Reviewed 3 December 2017

The service here was very friendly. We could tell our server really cared about our experience and took great care of us. She was happy to explain anything on the menu about which we had a question. We liked the casual mediterranean atmosphere and decor....More

Thank GenaLea
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I absolutely love this place. I come here at least once every year when I visit Tempe! Not only do they have great food, but they also have a neat little market attached to it. Lots of options on the menu, all tasty, and all...More

Thank ErinElizabeth6
Reviewed 7 April 2017

We stopped in for lunch after walking by the day before. The staff was friendly and the food was quick to our table. OMG it was amazing. We ordered both a gyros plate and the gyros combo. Everything was above and beyond good. The hummus,...More

Thank CopperLeah
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

One of the best Mediterranean (Tunisian) restaurants in Arizona. You need to try the shishkafta "sandwich". It's fantastic! But all of their food is great

Reviewed 17 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...More

Thank Doug L
Reviewed 16 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...More

Thank Elliot D
Reviewed 22 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
Reviewed 20 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
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
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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