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Haji-baba a Middle Eastern

1513 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85281-5922
(480) 894-1905
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Ranked #6 of 611 Restaurants in Tempe
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: African, Middle Eastern
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English first
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 via mobile

I have been dying for Arabic food (sorry if not correct thing to say) but Ihave been since I left Dearborn Michigan a friend of my husband recommended this place so he took us and needles to sayit brought back so many wonderful memories the food was awesome I got the chicken shawerma plate a lot of food for your... More

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Mesa, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

This is a small grocery store with a restaurant. Have been going here for many many years. Very close to Arizona State University. Nothing fancy but the food is very good. I like the gyros and kabobs.

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Englewood, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

WE went back here after 6 years and the place hasn't changed one bit. Was amazed to see no changes in the menu, the servers, the crowd, the food. It was as if we left yesterday. But for a place to remain the same for years and still maintain the clientele can only be the quality of the food. We... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

The place could be a bit intimidating. However, that should not fool you. The food is excellent. Highly recommended.

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The Dalles, Oregon
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42 reviews 42 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Locals recommended Haji-Baba and I could see why. The food was amazing. We especially loved the hummus and pita bread. The restaurant is inside a Mediterranean grocery store and is very popular. There isn't much atmosphere, but you don't need it when the food is so good!

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COLOMBIA
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127 restaurant reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Really enjoyed our lunch at Haji-baba today. The restaurant is very plain and maybe even a bit disorganized but their food is excellent. I must say that I love Lebanese food. Their Babaganoush is definitely the best I have ever eaten.

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South Pole
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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

If you want some authentic Arabic food at a reasonable price, then look no further. Chicken kebab platter and the falafel platter were excellent.

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Mesa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This is the best chicken schwarma I have ever had. The large portion of chicken was so moist, perfectly seasoned and served with rice, tabouleh, and the creamiest hummus. The system for eating is not clear - I learned that you wait by the sign if you want to eat in the restaurant. Not a huge negative. There is a... More

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Cuenca, Ecuador
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

my fav middle eastern restaurant. A grocery store is in the same building so I have bought some needed items there such as tamarind. I LOVE the chicken shwerma, in fact the waiters usually know what I am going to order. The hummus and home made pita bread along with the garlic sauce and tabooli are a great combination! makes... More

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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Saw the review in the travel book and decided to try this place out. It is definitely worth a visit if you like hummus, baba ganoush and lamb gyros. For once I could actually taste the lamb as it was not drowned in sauce or other condiments. The pita bread was soft, warm and delicious. The prices are very reasonable.... More

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