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Cedars Middle Eastern Cuisine

$$ - $$$
Bella Vista / Queen Village
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616 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2418
+1 215-925-8844
11:30 - 22:30
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Sun 17:30 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Ordered mixed grill with hummus. Excellent food but need to find parking is little bit challenging during week days...............

Thank mishaqkhan
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016

Food is always wonderful and the service is warm, friendly and prompt. It's BYOB so that keeps the price down but the food is excellent quality.

Thank bebedaily
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2015 via mobile

We decided to do something different for dinner. We were not disappointed. We had Sharma and a sampler platte, hummus and graphics leaves

Thank Tanya S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2013

If you are looking for authentic, delicious Middle Eastern food, this is a MUST try. The environment is small and intimate, but would not be considered not high end decor, and the service is excellent during the multitude of times I have eaten there. The owner is often there and he is very friendly. Food is reasonably priced.

Thank QuakerTruth
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2013

While the food was outstanding the check that was presented to us was inappropriate. We were charged $5 in tax and no mention of tax existed in the Groupon. No tax should have been charged based on all of my "coupon experiences." Indeed based on what we ordered the proper amount for tax if it was appropriate would have been... More 

Thank WSNarb
Pennsburg, Pennsylvania
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23 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2013

We stumbled across this place while walking down South Street. Its small inside with only 10 or so tables. Very cozy and quaint. Decent food at a good price. The service was excellent and friendly.

Thank Kevin C
Mount Laurel, New Jersey
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2013

Another couple and my husband & I each purchased a voucher for Cedars from TravelZoo. What a ripoff! The voucher read thusly: Valid for dinner for 2 people including 2 appetizers, soups or salads (up to $14 each), 2 entrees (up to $20 each), 1 dessert ($5) and a bottle of California red or white wine (up to $50). The... More 

1 Thank andrea313
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2013

I had a 25$ voucher from restaurant.com for Cedars for 2 Mazas. The dishes kept on coming, small in size but tasteful and filling. I only would have preferred to include dessert in this lineup. You need to order something sweet after all the dishes. Baklava felt great at the end. The service was good and the ambiance nice.

3 Thank star555girl
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2012

We were there for a light lunch, so we had tabbuleh (it was the best I ever had!) and each a pita sandwich: chicken shawarma and kefta. All was excellent!

Thank Maximeboldeau
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2012

have gone to Cedars for years...its always consistent...good homeade food, good prices and good service...also try the family's other restaurant Fez, that's a few doors down for authentic middle eastern food and entertainment

Thank MaryAnneG

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Greek
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 22:30
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 616 S 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-2418
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Neighbourhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Phone Number: +1 215-925-8844

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