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Alyan's Restaurant

603 S 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1524 (City Center East)
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Ranked #291 of 3,779 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $0 - $20
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Greek, Middle Eastern, Family Fare
Neighborhood: City Center East
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English first
North Wildwood, New Jersey
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

We went there on the recommendation of a friend! The intimate small restaurant might not look too appealing from the street but is definitely a place to go! I had chicken kebab and my husband had lamb kebab... they were both delicious came with a home made hummus (which is btw the best i ever tasted), a small salad and... More 

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Medford, New Jersey
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Small, unassuming South Street area restaurant with consistently great food. Everything is made to order and delicious. We've been coming to this place for years and it never gets old.

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Austin, TX
19 reviews 19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I took a friend here after a long day walking and shopping and we needed to refuel. I hadn't been to Alyan's in years, but we decided to try it! The fries were just as I remembered it - unique and amazing! But the steak... On a whim, I ordered the porterhouse steak and it took up the whole plate,... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

"Alyan fries" are the best, fresh and fried with onions and hot peppers, get 'em crispy! The sandwiches are a great value, you can get a kabob in a pita with the fixin's, cheaper than the platters. Been eating here for years, a great stop right in the heart of things on South St in Philly.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

i think about this place multiple times a week, and if it wasn't 40 mins away, we would eat here daily - its just that good- its excellent, the food is outstanding, the service is good enough, the decor could use an update and they could dust the dirty looking a/c units over the tables, but we just don't sit... More 

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Playa Ocotal, Costa Rica
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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Since I moved out of the US this is the only place I miss. This is the best middle eastern restaurant I've ever ate in. Their hummus is best than in Israel(Israelis told me that). I am not sure how they keep their prices so low. The food is consistently amazing. Anything you chose from their manu will blow your... More 

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Mount Joy, Pennsylvania
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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

My friends and I ate here because Jim's cheese steak's line was way too long. The restaurant was small and not kept up the best but the food was good. The sandwiches they have on pita are large and should be able to fill you up. The soda you get is from a can, but at only $1 they are... More 

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Alyan's is two friends FAVORITE restaurant ever. I finally was able to join them for dinner, and yes, they were able to fill the big shoes that were created for them. My friends are vegetarians, I eat meat. I did decide to go with a zucchini/feta meal, and wholly smoke, I'm still thinking about it months later. Needless to say...I'll... More 

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Lake Worth
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

If you like Mid-Eastern food you cannot go wrong here. Not fancy but sit outside to people watch the South St. crowd or sit in the back room and you will forget you are in Philadelphia. Staff appreciates your business; they have been there for 30 years for a reason

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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91 reviews 91 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2012

This small informal restaurant offers authentic food. Alyan was a chef at The King David Hotel in Jerusalem before immigrating to America. The homemade soups are outstanding. Portions are large. My favorite is the marinated lamb shishkabob. I would recommend that you sit in the back room with it's hanging plants and art. You'd think that you were in east... More 

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Additional Information about Alyan's Restaurant

Address: 603 S 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1524
Phone Number: 215-922-3553
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 20
Cuisine: Greek, Middle Eastern, Family Fare

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