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1335 W Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013-4209
602-263-1915
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Good Experience

We wanted to try something new for lunch, this was a great choice. Best Gyro I have ever had. Service was excellent regardless of a prior review.

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 12, 2015
Simon R
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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47 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We wanted to try something new for lunch, this was a great choice. Best Gyro I have ever had. Service was excellent regardless of a prior review.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

I have eaten here many times over the years. We arrived about 530 on a sat night. Two men were dining and two waitresses were involved with their table. My friend and I were invisible After 10 minutes or so one of the waitresses brought us menus. We asked for 2 waters and a small appetizer. She returned 10 minutes... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Being vegetarian and seeing all the sterling reviews, I thought I would return to this restaurant. I had gone a number of years ago and didn't return, though I couldn't recall why... I was reminded why- I had the Eggplant Stew which was, no lie, 40% chopped onions. The eggplant itself had nice flavor, but the onions overpowered the dish... More 

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Knoxville, TN
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I have been to Middle Eastern restaurants, but I think this was my first visit to a Persian restaurant. The setting is quite warm and cozy. The waiter was quite helpful in guiding me through the vegan selections. I started with the Sabzi appetizer, which consisted of warm nan bread and a whole plateful of luscious fresh herbs and greens,... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Went there for the first time tonight. They had many items on the menu that are vegan and when the entrees arrived, they were fresh, delicious and the presentation wonderful. I recommend this restaurant for Phoenix Vegas. Check out their menu on their website. I really enjoyed it. Had Baba Ganusj and hummus with raw vegetable for an appetizer(pictured above).... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

this was clearly the best Persian place I have ever been to. The Chef/owner is truly gifted. He goes to Iran to bring back his own spices and herbs! His vegetarian creations are inspired, the décor is cozy and warm. I'd go back in a heartbeat.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

The fact that this location used to be Mary Coyles for so many years made me too sad to go in it for years. Well, some friends finally suggested we go for dinner and boy was I happy. One friend had the special which was a dish I cannot name but it was a big shank and was wonderful. Another... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

The food here is amazing! And it's good for you too: wholesome organic ingredients and a much more than ample selection of vegetarian dishes. (I took a vegetarian friend here once, and he was overwhelmed by the amount of choices.) This is easily our favorite place for falafel, and the spanakopita and spud burger are my wife's perennial favorites. How... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

This is by far my favorite place to be. It is across from Phoenix College, in the middle of a busy intersection, but when you walk in, it's like walking into a different world!!! The owner is so friendly and will recommend a variety of possibilities from his organic menu. I am always pleased. I have gone with friends and... More 

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Phoenix, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2011

I go lived very close to this restaurant and go there often. This place is amazing. It has great service each time I go. The owner is often there and takes time to personally recommend dishes. He takes an interest in you and the service is great, but the food is inspiring. Each bite gives you a burst of flavor.... More 

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Additional Information about Persian Garden Cafe

Address: 1335 W Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013-4209
Phone Number: 602-263-1915
Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Encanto
Open Hours:
Tuesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 3:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $15 to $18
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern, Vegan

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1335 W Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013-4209
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Encanto
  • Neighborhood: Encanto
  • Phone Number: 602-263-1915

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $15 to $18
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Doing business
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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