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111 E North Loop Blvd, Austin, TX 78751-1226
(512) 632-7067
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Tue - Sun 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Austin, Texas
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

The outside is pretty modest, complimentary valet makes life easier. Its full of surprises, food is wonderful, place is lively with dancing and music. I love the quirky style of the place. The service is great. I like the atmosphere. I adore the fact that there is bellydancing most nights. It's a fun place to hang out with friends.

Thank Dee_Gnath
Al Madinah Province, Saudi Arabia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2016

they have arabic or mediterrean food its delicious but for me as an arabic person it's delicious but not perfect they have a nice woman there you have to go to see her & her dancing

Thank waadj
Austin, Texas
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91 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2016

The food was wonderful. We had the appetizer sampler, vegetarian sample and a lamb shish kabob. The lamb, vegetables, hummus...everything was perfectly prepared. All the meat is halal, so if you are Muslim, you can partake of the whole menu. We were there on a Saturday night. The waiter was friendly, helpful. There was live music and a belly dancer... More 

Thank Maura_Patricia
Sugar Land, Texas
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111 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Wow, this is a cool place. It does not seem much from the front but as you walk in - it is very cozy inside, the back patio are surprising. Tables layouts, private dining rooms, decorations. The food are great - lamb, beef, chicken, appetizers........We love them all. No complaints !!!! the staff are great - friendly, personal and professional.... More 

Thank Eindhovenha
El Paso, Texas
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646 reviews
456 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 246 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

Another attribute of AustinTX-USA are it's exponentially numerous non-chain restaurants that thrive on local support and unique identities/structures that are often the result of the owner refusing to tear down a home/kitchen of the initial operation, and then expanding by incorporating the surrounding space. This is Phara's; located on a fairly busy avenue, adjacent to tat shops, head shops, antique/2nd... More 

Thank Juanito_Hayburg
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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140 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2015 via mobile

The Mediterranean platter is what you would want to start with, while your Hookah gets prepared!! Meanwhile the BYOB (bring your own booze !!) helps you settle down. Try going on a weekend, the belle dance will astonish you! The food is amazing n is reasonably priced!! Don't miss this place if you are in Austin!! Have fun!!

Thank darora123
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015 via mobile

I went there yesterday hoping to get Middle Eastern dinner late night. I went to Phara's, ordered lamb shawarma and chicken shawarma! They brought frozen Gyro and microwaved it for a minute and gave it to us yuckkk! The pita bread was frozen then microwaved as well!!! As a middle eastern guy, I know for sure that this isn't middle... More 

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Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Felt like we were in a feast in the middle east! Excellent management!! please read My husband and I went on a Friday evening for the first time to Phara's, We were seated outside in the back where it was open, a lot of actions going on with as many as I would say about 100-people or so, in the... More 

1 Thank Boochee
Austin, texas
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225 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We went to Phara's last week to listen to Flamenco Symphony. Sitting outside listening to music, sampling desserts, as we had eaten earlier elsewhere, and drinking wine was wonderful. Realizing we were not there for dinner in no way lessened the service we received. The desserts were amazing, and not knowing it is a BYOB restaurant, our waiter recommended a... More 

1 Thank Jerald M
Austin, Texas
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308 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This part of Austin carries the same sultry edge as the East Village in NYC. Parking is a little challenging and the pedestrians even more so as they cross the street willy nilly [perhaps heading over to Forbidden Fruit across the street...]. Phara's large patio hosted a wonderful guitar duo and belly dancer the night I visited, and the proprietor,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Greek
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 E North Loop Blvd, Austin, TX 78751-1226
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Hyde Park
  • Neighborhood: Hyde Park
  • Phone Number: (512) 632-7067

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