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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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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Amazing Chicken Schwarma & Sheshkabobs!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
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English first
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92 reviews
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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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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 

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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.

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Thane, India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 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.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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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.

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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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Benson, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We have been here on numerous occasions, and it still the best Middle Eastern place around. We had the gyros, kebabs, Shwarma, kabobs, baba ganoush, olives, feta cheese, hummus, falafel, and pretty much the whole menu. The ice tea is black tea brewed with orange tea and adding a stick of cinnamon to it. IT'S CRAZY GOOD!! I added pictures... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

I had a nice mint green tea and great Middle Eastern food, felt like in Israel. Also they have a nice section of groceries you can buy from everywhere, try the Middle Eastern or European stuff, pickles and chocolate. Decor could be nicer, hummus was really good and fresh but I like mine a bit spicier like the Syrians do... More 

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Mesa, Arizona, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Okay, you start with an assault on your olfactory senses from the moment you walk in the door of this combo mid eastern grocery and restaurant. Don't expect fancy here but the food is absolutely top notch and the waiters are efficient. Atmosphere is chaotic during lunch but the get the job done. Personal favorite is gyros deluxe... a regular... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

It has been a while since we have eaten hear and I thought I would update my review. Its a very casual simple place. But it is one of the BEST places to eat in Tempe. The food is always great and prices are really reasonable. We shared a platter and iced tea. This was a wonderful lunch. Not heavy... 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: African, Middle Eastern
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 8:00 pm

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