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Alyan's Restaurant

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City Center East
Greek, Family Fare, Middle Eastern
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603 S 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1524
215-922-3553
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Delivery

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
The atmosphere is not great, the food is terrific

Or maybe the atmosphere is just what it should be: worn, mismatched, funky. The room in the back was a tiny walled garden that years ago, someone glazed over. It makes for a nice outdoor feeling even in mid winter. But glossy and polished it is not. That said, the fries with peppers and onions... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
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Philadelphia
Top Contributor
86 reviews 86 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Or maybe the atmosphere is just what it should be: worn, mismatched, funky. The room in the back was a tiny walled garden that years ago, someone glazed over. It makes for a nice outdoor feeling even in mid winter. But glossy and polished it is not. That said, the fries with peppers and onions might be the best fries... More 

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Homemade lemonade. Amazing. Spinach Mushroom Pie. Amazing. App sampler. Amazing. Cute, small, authentic. Full recommendation.

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North Wildwood, New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
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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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philadelphia
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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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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
18 helpful votes 18 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
27 helpful votes 27 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
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 603 S 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1524
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: 215-922-3553

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Greek, Family Fare, Middle Eastern
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?