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111 E North Loop, Austin, TX 78751 (Hyde Park)
(512) 632-7067
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Ranked #507 of 3,116 Restaurants in Austin
Price range: $0 - $21
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Neighborhood: Hyde Park
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Neighborhood: Hyde Park
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91% Recommend
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English first
Austin, Texas
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121 reviews 121 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This part of Austin carries the same sultry edge as the East Village in NYC. Parking is a little challenging and the pedestrians even more so as they cross the street willy nilly [perhaps heading over to Forbidden Fruit across the street...]. Phara's large patio hosted a wonderful guitar duo and belly dancer the night I visited, and the proprietor,... More

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10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This place is a true BYOB. I really enjoyed my night at Phara's with friends. The food was very good, excellent Sharma. The best part was the atmosphere though, something about sitting outside a lit courtyard with belly dancing and BYOB gas station booze really made my night. I am very excited to come back when it cools down a... More

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Austin, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place is great. The owner is very visible when you are dining, they have a wonderful patio, and its BYOB and BYOWine. The portions are big for the price, and you can even get a hooka brought to your table!

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Grapevine, Texas, United States
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

As always, I went to the TripAdvisor web page, this time looking for recommendations for a good Greek Restaurant in Austin as my daughter, my wife and I, all love Souvlakis. After a 20 minute drive, we reach there to find out that it is an Arabian (Lebanese) restaurant and not Greek. Souvlaki is not even on the menu !!... More

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houston, tx
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

I visit Phara's every time I visit my son. It is our favorite Meditteranean food place in Austin. It has your typical, quirky, Austin ambience with indoor & outdoor seating. Phara, the owner, belly dances on certain nights. The best part is the food - my favorite is Chicken La Zees and my son loves the Shwarma and Tabbouleh. The... More

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Ft Hood
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44 reviews 44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

My wife and I stopped here after a show at the Austin City Theatre (always a great time) to have some greek/med style food. The restuarant has a ton of character and I recommend getting a patio seat. The service was quick and the food was great and not too pricey. The place is great for groups of friends out... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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123 reviews 123 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Phara's is awesome. It is a HUGE outdoor entertainment complex. It is best to go at night because the whole outside is aglow with party lights & you'll get to participate in the bellydancing show. The "LAMB LAZEEZ" is SPECTACULAR! This is a great place to go on a date, but even better to go with a group of friends.... More

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Round Rock
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43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

The food is good but the atmosphere is great. Ask for a patio seat but expect to wait for your food and drink as the service is not so great. However, it's a really good place to kick back with friends, watch the belly dancers and chill. It's BYOB only so don't forget your cooler!

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jefferson, texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012 via mobile

We went on a Sunday evening with great expectations, and they were met in every respect. The atmosphere was charming, the food very good, and the entertainment outside was lively and delightful. An unbelievable value when you consider the total experience. Pharra obviously loves her business pursuit and her mission in life. Service was appropriately laid back and relaxed, but... More

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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63 reviews 63 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

We went to Phara's with our son who lives in Austin. We dined outside on wonderful food and were entertained by a beautiful and talented bellydancer while we ate. It is a bring your own wine establishment which we loved. The owner came by and spoke with us which added a nice touch!

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