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Haji-baba a Middle Eastern

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1513 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85281-5922
(480) 894-1905
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Phoenix, AZ
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has been consistently great for years. The Chicken Shawarma was great long before the "X-Men" made it popular. Be sure to order the hand made pita's. Do not worry about saving room for baklava - just take it with you. One of those places that, if they made the setting fancier, it would ruin the charm. Need a... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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151 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

As with many college towns, good food at very reasonable prices. Been here several times, not an inviting spot, however locals, regulars, students would all concur tough to fill the belly with solid well priced Middle Eastern food. Falafel, Gyro's, Foul, Chicken Swarma, Kibbeh. Name it, they have it.

Thank Mark C
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

This place may not look inviting but you won't find a better Middle Eastern restaurant anywhere in the US and I have traveled to every state in the Union. I have many Middle Eastern born friends, this is their favorite restaurant. My son has friends from college who are Middle Eastern and they love this restaurant. Look past the decor... More 

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Chandler, Arizona, United States
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2016 via mobile

We've been going to Haji-baba for years for both lunches and dinners. They have a very good middle eastern food menu. It's difficult to decide what to order every time we go. We have our favorites, but they have great variety. All the below are very good: - chicken shawarma - chicken, lamb and koubideh kabobs - falafel - hummus... More 

Thank Gary B
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

We have eaten here numerous times over the past 20 years, and the food is always top of the line. It is part of a Middle East grocery, so the "ambiance" is absent, but for good food, it can't be beat. Having lived in Egypt and being familiar with ethnic food, they get it right! Last ate there July 6,... More 

Thank jean31338
East Lansing, Michigan
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

The best Mediterranean food I've had in AZ. Their chicken shawarma is my favorite! Their ingredients are fresh, well-cooked, and bursting with flavor. And service is just as extremely good. Highly recommended!

Thank Jennifer G
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

This restaurant is one half of double-space strip mall, the other half being a middle eastern grocery. Despite the spartan surroundings, this was the best food we experienced in slightly over a week in Tempe. Much better than restaurants where we paid twice as much.

Thank Deborah D
Atlanta, GA
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

With its unassuming marketplace front many would not know that this place houses one of the best Mediterranean restaurants in Az. It's not much on atmosphere, cafe like with grocery store shelves in about 2/3 of the establishment, but the food is great! Counter service or sit down options make this a great grab and go alternative to cooking at... More 

Thank lifechanges1
Newington, Connecticut
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

I went there after seeing multiple excellent reviews and reading about it in my Fodor's Arizona travel guide. Excellent value and tasty food, friendly service. This is a family friendly eatery next to a family operated ethnic food grocery store. The food was fresh, delicious, great value. They have many baklava options for dessert. They close at 8 but people... More 

Thank visitor526
Gothenburg, Sweden
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

Haji-baba is one of Tempe's best restaurants! The price and taste just can't be beat! The chicken kebab and the hummus are my favorites, but everything is top notch and very authentic! Do yourself a favor and try this place!

Thank kgcamero

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, African, Turkish, Greek, Halal, Persian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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

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