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Naji's Pita Gourmet

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166 W Valley Ave, Homewood, AL 35209
(205) 945-6001
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8:30 am - 8:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 8:30 am - 8:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
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I visited Naji's today for the first time in about a year. I once worked nearby and frequented it almost weekly. Today I was impressed with the updates inside. It has gradually improved over the years, and looks much different. The grocery section provides interesting options. The Lebanese... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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Birmingham, A
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

The pita is great. The food is not. Nor is the service. I don't know what has happened to this place over the past several months. It used to be a fun mom-and-pop Middle Eastern spot for a good lunch. However, now it is obviously on the decline. Inconsistency in service and quality are now trademarks of the restaurant. I'd... More 

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59 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I visited Naji's today for the first time in about a year. I once worked nearby and frequented it almost weekly. Today I was impressed with the updates inside. It has gradually improved over the years, and looks much different. The grocery section provides interesting options. The Lebanese owners also make pita bread which they ship all over the country.... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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476 reviews 476 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
466 helpful votes 466 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Naji's looks like so many simple eateries I sampled over the years in villages in Lebanon, Syria and even in the old days in the Gulf countries. They offered authentic Lebanese meals, simple but oh so tasty. There is nothing fancy about Naji's, but as soon as you walk in, you know it's the real thing. We especially enjoyed the... More 

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Rio Brazil
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50 reviews 50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

We shared the "lebanese lunch" and it was great for two people – though we don't eat much. We added the grape leaf rolls and in the end there were some leftovers to take home. The salad had wonderful dressing and freshness and I specially liked the baba ganuj. The only thing I didn't like as much was the kibby,... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Driving up to the front door of this unimpressive looking restaurant, you would never believe that once inside you would be greeted with the wonderful smells from the small kitchen where a most excellent cook prepares the most amazing food! The menu is sufficient and diverse; the food is cooked to perfection. It is interesting to browse the grocery section... More 

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Hoover, Alabama, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2012

Although it doesn't look like much and is no longer in the best side of town, the market and food are both very good. I like the humus dip better than any place in town. They are also the bakery for most of the pita bread that is served in any other place in town. My standard order is the... More 

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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

In business as in life, sometimes we succeed and sometimes we fail. I've never met anyone or seen any business that is perfect. So it is not a surprise that some have had a great experience dining with us and some have not. For me the question is how do we react to success and failure. Of coarse we are... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

Great food and very good prices on everything. Especially good is the taziki sauce and any of the pita sandwiches.

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alpharetta
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90 reviews 90 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

Did not think this deserved the rave reviews. I couldn't eat all of my gyro and took it home. There was mold on it in the morning. I wonder what I ate before. Lentil soup okay not great. Great pita chips. I would not eat there again because of the mold.

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Hoover
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109 reviews 109 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

OK I like the food the service is friendly---but the tables are dirty quite often and it is also a store so if going with a date--don't. If you like the occasional Mid-Eastern fare I would recommend over Purple Onion but it is what it is--a dive Never had a bad meal HERE----NOW THE RUB ----HOOVER!!!! Sorry Worst food and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 166 W Valley Ave, Homewood, AL 35209
  • Location: United States  >  Alabama (AL)  >  Homewood
  • Phone Number: (205) 945-6001

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Lebanese
Open Hours
Monday
8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
8:30 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 8:00 pm

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