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Persian Garden Cafe

1335 W Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013-4209 (Encanto)
602-263-1915
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Ranked #334 of 2,563 Restaurants in Phoenix
Price range: $15 - $18
Hours:
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Neighborhood: Encanto
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Good for: Families with children, Doing business
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Knoxville, TN
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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515 reviews 515 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
853 helpful votes 853 helpful votes
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Tucson, AZ
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2008

I ate dinner here tonight and I was amazed! Half of the offerings are vegetarian. Most dinner entrees are $18-22. However, the special was $10. It was an enormous salad with herbs and veggies along with a unique lasagne with tofu and eggplant. The lentil soup was extremely flavorful and filling, and only $4 for a cup. I took home... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2008

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2007

Surprising number of vegetarian items on menu.

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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 - 18
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegan, Vegetarian

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