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Persian Garden Cafe

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1335 W Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013-4209
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Tue - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This restaurant has the Chelluh Kebab and the Kebab Barg down. Their portions are monstrous. I took a business group of 12 with me and most just let me order their meals and appetizers since they had no experience. Wow, the chef killed it. Food was remarkable. The rice was moist. The reviews from my guests were top scale and... More 

Thank DivinciTraveler
Phoenix, Arizona
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a group go for a dinner and enjoyed the food and a really nice young man was our server. The portions are large, wonderful naan, for many in our group and unique experience. They do not serve alcohol, but you can bring your own bottle and they will serve you.

Thank Mimi7173
Vacaville, California
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93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

While visiting, we tried this 'new to us' restaurant and were not disappointed. I am not a vegetarian, but my hostess is, so we tried this because she had seen it, but never been there. I ordered the Vegetable Stew with Chicken, and She ordered the Mirza Faranghe Dinner. Mine was good, but hers was deLICious. They were both huge,... More 

Thank Jo W
Lewisville, North Carolina
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82 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

I had the Deezy. A slow roasted lamb stew. Very good and the chef came out to serve it to me. There seemed to be a variety of dishes, but the menu wasn't too long. Service was good. Many gyros dishes.

Thank Dubaiidk
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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77 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

We were looking for some place that could meet the needs of herbivores and carnivores. At first look at the menu we thought we were in luck. There were ample dishes that either fit the bill or could be altered to fit. The result was three veggie dishes and a fish. When the food came we were surpised by the... More 

Thank Jeff S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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68 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015 via mobile

We wanted to try something new for lunch, this was a great choice. Best Gyro I have ever had. Service was excellent regardless of a prior review.

2 Thank Simon R
Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014 via mobile

I have eaten here many times over the years. We arrived about 530 on a sat night. Two men were dining and two waitresses were involved with their table. My friend and I were invisible After 10 minutes or so one of the waitresses brought us menus. We asked for 2 waters and a small appetizer. She returned 10 minutes... More 

1 Thank nanH6983TL
Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Being vegetarian and seeing all the sterling reviews, I thought I would return to this restaurant. I had gone a number of years ago and didn't return, though I couldn't recall why... I was reminded why- I had the Eggplant Stew which was, no lie, 40% chopped onions. The eggplant itself had nice flavor, but the onions overpowered the dish... More 

1 Thank liz7zard
Knoxville, TN
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72 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I have been to Middle Eastern restaurants, but I think this was my first visit to a Persian restaurant. The setting is quite warm and cozy. The waiter was quite helpful in guiding me through the vegan selections. I started with the Sabzi appetizer, which consisted of warm nan bread and a whole plateful of luscious fresh herbs and greens,... More 

Thank tndancer
Phoenix, Arizona
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Went there for the first time tonight. They had many items on the menu that are vegan and when the entrees arrived, they were fresh, delicious and the presentation wonderful. I recommend this restaurant for Phoenix Vegas. Check out their menu on their website. I really enjoyed it. Had Baba Ganusj and hummus with raw vegetable for an appetizer(pictured above).... More 

Thank Greg P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$15 - $18
Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern, Vegan, Persian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1335 W Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013-4209
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Encanto
  • Neighborhood: Encanto
  • Phone Number: 602-263-1915

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