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Haji-baba a Middle Eastern

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1513 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85281-5922
+1 480-894-1905
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Phoenix, Arizona
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was craving some Middle Eastern food and found this place on yelp so gave it a try. I ordered three plates of the Kabob Koubideh which came with some basmati rice, a hot pita, and creamy yogurt salad. The flavor was kind a bland, not enough other spices on the meat or rice. Maybe they have better options on... More 

Thank Palaina_Makaio
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400 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a yen for Hummous, Tahini etc. Took a chance on Haji Baba which is situated in a non-descript mall. The establishment is unpretentious, almost Spartan, and is part of a larger store full of interesting ME items. Service is equally unpretentious, quick and friendly. We ordered the Kabab Mixed plate as it came with Hummous, Tahini, Tabooli, chicken, beef... More 

Thank T S
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2017

The food is not the best one, but not the worst one. The location is not great. The service was average.

Thank CJ2016
Gilbert, Arizona
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99 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2017

This is the best hummus that I've ever tried. It's so smooth and creamy. Wish they would package it for sale. The servicing size is good

Thank Daniel M
Paranaque, Philippines
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332 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed March 7, 2017

I love their chicken shawarma plate and also their kabab koubideh! The taste is absolutely delicious. Ambiance is not so great though as the place is a bit old. They have somebody who takes your order and gives you a small slip of paper. When it is time to pay for your meal, you present the slip of paper at... More 

Thank JimCamacho
Salem, Oregon
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2017

Stopped here for lunch after visiting Sloan Park in Mesa. Nice variety of food available. I had the chicken schwarma, and had leftovers for lunch the next day. My husband had the gyro plate, and also had leftovers. Seemed to be very authentic. Very tasty.

Thank orygungal
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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260 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 231 helpful votes
Reviewed February 23, 2017 via mobile

We were in Tempe for only 1 night. I searched on Trip Advisor and quickly found this place high on the "cheap eats" list. It's a very simple restaurant in a strip mall, connected to their small Middle Eastern grocery store and deli. All 4 of us thought our dinners were delicious. When we went to pay at the cash... More 

Thank Jorden N
Phoenix, Arizona
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2017

I have been going to Haji-Baba for almost 18 years. I love kabobs and shawermas - and tried many places in Phoenix. Their food and reasonable pricing cannot be beat! Every week, I have to order from this place. Great job, guys!

Thank Mary67AZ
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed December 17, 2016 via mobile

I don't know why I haven't reviewed them before! This is my absolute favorite Middle Eastern restaurant! The foods is fantastic, the prices reasonable, and the employees are friendly. Is a very casual place, and the grocery attached has loads of stuff! And the baklava at the checkout counter..... I always leave with several kinds and they rarely make it... More 

Thank Karen V
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

My family has been eating here since the mid 90's. We would not eat middle eastern food anywhere else. I have tried to duplicate their rice at home, but have never been successful. Every meal has been delicious. And don't forget to buy olives and baklava while you are there.

Thank Faith D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
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: +1 480-894-1905

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