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Haji-baba a Middle Eastern

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1513 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85281-5922
(480) 894-1905
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10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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    3 of 5 stars
Needed a Mediterranean fix

Needed a Mediterranean fix. We stopped by for a late afternoon snack. We had the Falafel Platter, a side order of Hummus and Olives. Excellent service and excellent food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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134 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Needed a Mediterranean fix. We stopped by for a late afternoon snack. We had the Falafel Platter, a side order of Hummus and Olives. Excellent service and excellent food.

Thank akdeepdiver
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127 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there yesterday. Restaurant in a store. Popular with people. For appetizers Baba Ghanoush and feta cheese. Baba Ghanoush totally awesome and good serving size. Feta was very good too. We ordered mix grill. Chicken very good, kobideh good and lamb very over cooked and disappointing. Saw someone else eating lamb that was better cooked and pink in the middle... More 

Thank jogijogi99
Carlsbad, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

by far one of the worst places in Tempe Az . From service to food very bad . We left without finishing after just a couple of bites .Paid and left ...it was that bad .

Thank paddlesurfer2014
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

This is my 'must go to' restaurant every time I visit family in the area. I've never had a bad meal....and I've never been able to clean my plate because the servings are quite large. Every dish is seasoned to perfection. The people are friendly, eager to answer questions about menu items. There is a grocery store too, and it's... More 

Thank SpryWidow
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149 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I love the food here, but I will not go into the restaurant or grocery part of this place without having a gentleman with me. I am a fair skinned Norwegian. When I must stand in line to pay my bill or buy some grocery items, I keep getting ignored while they take care of their own people first. Very... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

We came at the recommendation of a coworker and this place did not dissapoint! The meats were seasoned to perfection! The servings are plentiful. Our dishes came with rice, salad, hummus, grilled veggies and pita. This is a must stop for anyone who loves middle eastern food. The eatery is located inside a market and the spice aisle is intoxicating.... More 

Thank bluelagoon
Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Just about the best there is - fast, fresh, amazing. The chicken shawarma and the gyros are fantastic. I will often share a vegetarian platter with friends - hummus, baba ganouj, falafel, etc - excellent. Make sure you give yourself a little extra time to browse through their market. Awesome deals on FRESH spices.

Thank Regan C
Thane, India
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56 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Take Mint laced yogurt drink and basmati rice preparations in this restaurant.have some falaful and of course salad with parsley..Nidra will follow not to complain and zzzzzzz you will gp after mid after noon lunch assured relaxation...at a very low price.

Thank narayanan a
Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Basic but awesome fare from what is now Lebanon, Israel and Syria. Tremendous value for dollar spent. Plus, the market therein is great, too. Highly recommended.

Thank 1967KingofSweden
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The restaurant itself has about 8 tables and is attached to a small store. The store has many middle eastern foods. We were seated quickly. Lot's of people came in to get their telephone orders. My large iced tea had cinnamon and was deliciously fresh. I ordered the gyro platter. It was a huge plate of food. The lamb meat... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1513 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85281-5922
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
  • Phone Number: (480) 894-1905

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, African, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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