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Phara's

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111 E North Loop, Austin, TX 78751
(512) 632-7067
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6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Felt like I was at a feast somewhere in the Middle East

Felt like we were in a feast in the middle east! Excellent management!! please read My husband and I went on a Friday evening for the first time to Phara's, We were seated outside in the back where it was open, a lot of actions going on with as many as I would say about 100-people or so, in... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 30, 2014
Boochee
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Austin, Texas
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Al Madinah Province, Saudi Arabia
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4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

they have arabic or mediterrean food its delicious but for me as an arabic person it's delicious but not perfect they have a nice woman there you have to go to see her & her dancing

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Thank waadj
Austin, Texas
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93 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was wonderful. We had the appetizer sampler, vegetarian sample and a lamb shish kabob. The lamb, vegetables, hummus...everything was perfectly prepared. All the meat is halal, so if you are Muslim, you can partake of the whole menu. We were there on a Saturday night. The waiter was friendly, helpful. There was live music and a belly dancer... More 

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Thank Maura_Patricia
Sugar Land, Texas
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96 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Wow, this is a cool place. It does not seem much from the front but as you walk in - it is very cozy inside, the back patio are surprising. Tables layouts, private dining rooms, decorations. The food are great - lamb, beef, chicken, appetizers........We love them all. No complaints !!!! the staff are great - friendly, personal and professional.... More 

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Thank Eindhovenha
El Paso, Texas
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552 reviews
398 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Another attribute of AustinTX-USA are it's exponentially numerous non-chain restaurants that thrive on local support and unique identities/structures that are often the result of the owner refusing to tear down a home/kitchen of the initial operation, and then expanding by incorporating the surrounding space. This is Phara's; located on a fairly busy avenue, adjacent to tat shops, head shops, antique/2nd... More 

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Thank Juanito_Hayburg
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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117 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

The Mediterranean platter is what you would want to start with, while your Hookah gets prepared!! Meanwhile the BYOB (bring your own booze !!) helps you settle down. Try going on a weekend, the belle dance will astonish you! The food is amazing n is reasonably priced!! Don't miss this place if you are in Austin!! Have fun!!

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Thank darora123
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

I went there yesterday hoping to get Middle Eastern dinner late night. I went to Phara's, ordered lamb shawarma and chicken shawarma! They brought frozen Gyro and microwaved it for a minute and gave it to us yuckkk! The pita bread was frozen then microwaved as well!!! As a middle eastern guy, I know for sure that this isn't middle... More 

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1 Thank Faze A
Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Felt like we were in a feast in the middle east! Excellent management!! please read My husband and I went on a Friday evening for the first time to Phara's, We were seated outside in the back where it was open, a lot of actions going on with as many as I would say about 100-people or so, in the... More 

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1 Thank Boochee
Austin, texas
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191 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We went to Phara's last week to listen to Flamenco Symphony. Sitting outside listening to music, sampling desserts, as we had eaten earlier elsewhere, and drinking wine was wonderful. Realizing we were not there for dinner in no way lessened the service we received. The desserts were amazing, and not knowing it is a BYOB restaurant, our waiter recommended a... More 

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1 Thank Jerald M
Austin, Texas
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254 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 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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Thank ndmny
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 111 E North Loop, Austin, TX 78751
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Hyde Park
  • Neighborhood: Hyde Park
  • Phone Number: (512) 632-7067

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Thursday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Friday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am

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