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Saad's Halal Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
University City
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4500 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19139-4587
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016

This restaurant has found a great way of combining a Philly classic (the hoagie) with Middle Eastern food, via the amazing chicken maroush sandwich. There's chicken, creamy garlic sauce, pickles, and more all on a hoagie roll. The combo can sound weird but the taste is heavenly. Also excellent: the baba ganoush, falafel, baklava...okay basically everything I've tried here has... More 

Thank BridgettAngella
Level Contributor
13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

The food at Saad's is incredible; one of the best halal places to indulge in across the country! I had the chicken maroosh and it was outright spectacular! I also tried the philly cheese steak which was nothing less of magnificent on its own either. Definitely try Saad's if you're in philly and you're looking for a mouthwatering halal place... More 

Thank Aarij Z
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2016

Be careful what you order here! You will get an absolutely massive amount of tasty food for your money! A meal is really two meals! Really nice people. Nice atmosphere. Nice clientele. Halal. Bit of a rough neighborhood, but nothing out of the ordinary.

Thank zippededooda
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Go to the counter, say "hi" to Saad (he's usually there). Saad is an amazing fellow, friendly and warm toward *everyone.* If you go there more than a few times, and if you introduce yourself, he will likely remember you by name. I have been eating there for over two decades (maybe more), and it has *never* been a disappointment.... More 

Thank Joseph S
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20 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

We were recommended to this place by the Malaysian Ambassador to USA who frequented this place when he did his Phd here at Philadelphia University.I had the famous Philly Cheese Steak and my wife took more Arabic Kebab.Both were tasty and it was worth the trip here.Parking was a bit difficult but Saad the owner told us to Park at... More 

Thank Fazillah
Old Bridge, New Jersey
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

We were visiting Philly and lots of ppl told us about this place so went to try it... the food was sooooo fresh... staff was soo nice and service was amazing.. they had cartfull of supplies for take outs.... we will defi go back..

Thank qtindian
Summit, New Jersey
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381 reviews
252 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

I came here last week with my friend who grew up in Palestine and we both loved the food! He got the lamb plate and I got the lamb shawarma and both were really, really good (and super filling). We also got baklava and it was quite good as well. The food is cheap, portions are huge, and food is... More 

Thank Kevin B
United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

This is well run efficient sandwich shop machine. I ordered the maroosh lamb sandwich. It was very fresh and filled me up. My wife ordered a grilled chicken salad and she loved it. The fries were good too. Also the hummos was fresh and tasted excellent. Prices are a little higher; however, the portions are huge! I definitely would recommend!

Thank OmHa2006
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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246 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

We ordered Chicken Kabob and lamb Shawarma plates. Although the Kabob was not Kabob and the shawarma was not shawarma, but both were tasty. The Kabob is grilled, this was cooked. Shawarma is a slo a vertically grilled meat, this was cooked lamb, very tender and tasty. Quantities were huge and price reasonable. Customer service was excellent. We also ordered... More 

Thank Mohannad L
Scranton, Pennsylvania
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142 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2016 via mobile

Food tastes good and the menu is clearing showing most of the items with its description. The price is reasonable too. I just didnt like the seats and its tables.

Thank Mohammed A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
American, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4500 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19139-4587
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > University City
  • Neighborhood: University City
  • Phone Number: 215-222-7221

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