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Arabian Nights Cafe

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1434 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97201-3400
503 636 0411
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

Dropped in after a visit to the Portland Art Museum, the food was really great (yes, on paper plates with plasticware - no wait, one of our party of three got a "plate plate"), and the person who helped us was so incredibly friendly! All of us enjoyed our food. Yes, ambiance may be lacking somewhat, and the place is... More 

Thank Beakertroyd
oregon coast
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

We came here based on glowing reports. I ordered the Kefta plate and really enjoyed it. My sweetie and a friend got gyro sandwiches and were not so happy. THe gyro was mostly wrapper with almost no meat in it. Ambiance is lacking.

Thank sealrocker
Moscow, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

The cafeteria atmosphere might scare you away from this place. Self-serve water in a cooler, plastic forks, etc. However, the food was awesome- some of the best flavor balance I've experienced in East Mediterranean cuisine. Perfect smoky grace notes in the Baba Ghannouj. A single, hard working guy back in the kitchen, and a bit of a wait, but totally... More 

Thank David R
Bend, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I have had lamb shank in restaurants around the world and Arabian Nights made it comparable to the best I have had, except for maybe the museum in Adelaide, Australia. It was simple but good. $13 was a little more than you would expect for lunch but worth it.

1 Thank FayFargo
Estacada, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Most excellent ethnic food. A great variety to choose from. Wonderful drink list. Outstanding service and prices are reasonable.

Thank suzanne w
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014 via mobile

There were two tables outside and perhaps 8-10 small tables inside. We pulled together 2 tables for 5 of us, and that worked. They do not take reservations. There seems to be quite a lot of take-out business. We had their Arabian Nights platter as an appetizer for $12.95. It was good. It came with hummus, baba ganoush (sp?), 2... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    2.5 of 5 stars
Middle Eastern
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1434 SW Park Ave, Portland, OR 97201-3400
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: 503 636 0411

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?