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Phoenicians Lebanese Restaurant

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71 Fuller Road, Albany, NY 12205-4062 (Formerly Phoenicians Restaurant)
+1 518-464-4444
08:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Columbus, Ohio
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Ambience is a bit lacking since renovations are ongoing but staff is friendly and the chicken shawarma was excellent. On my list for a return trip next time I'm in the area.

Thank nthalon
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62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

This location seriously had the best schwarma I've ever had! Great flavors and textures. The pickles were unusual and added an amazing uniqueness. I will be back!!!

Thank Ashton W
Clifton Park, New York
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249 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

This place was very unsuspecting.. there was no bright sign out front so it is easy to drive by. Very large and spacious inside. Came here for a work holiday party and we were greeted by the very friendly owner, Robert, who made us feel right at home. We were first served some appetizers (family style) which consisted of beet... More 

Thank MPHGirl23
New York
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267 reviews
198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

I went to the former location a little over a year ago and food and service was excellent. The lamb was especially good. However, I realized that I forgot to write a review. This sometimes happens when I eat at a place in the area where I live. I went again and thought they had closed. They actually have re-located... More 

1 Thank Lisa W
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69 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I went into the former space of Sysco frosted foods and the Deli Warehouse of late. To try out the place that Steve Barnes from the Albany Times Union reviewed. To be fair the former location may have been fantastic but the Fuller Road location was absolutely atrocious. We went in around 1:30 pm on a Saturday... More 

Thank Electorny
Schaumburg, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

So glad Phoenicians reopened on Fuller Road! Couldn't wait to go again with my friends. Every time I go with my friends or family the food and the service is always great. Mixed grill is a must try. The lamb kabob is also delicious.

Thank HometownGirl4evr
Schenectady, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit to the Phoenicians Restaurant, from the warm greeting we received from the owner as we entered, to the wonderful, marvelously flavorful food, to the very pleasant send off from the wait staff and the owner as we left. Every item of our meal was home-made, each with unique flavors that were delightful treats to the... More 

Thank George W
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77 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

I was staying in Albany on business. My wife and some colleagues wanted to go someplace different, so I suggested The Phoenicians. It's on a non-descript strip of Central Avenue (though I heard from staff that they're moving soon to a better location.) As it is, this restaurant is a real diamond in the rough. I had lamb shishkabob, which... More 

Thank at78rpm
Amityville, New York
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78 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

I read other reviews of this restaurant and wonder if we caught them on a bad night. We came in at about 6 pm, only 2 hours after they opened and their shawarma stacks were almost finished. When did they start them, the day before? We got the mixed grill for 2 and almost all the meat was overcooked and... More 

Thank Ed M
Davidson, North Carolina
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145 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

A friend took us to this place because he had been there often and loved it. From the moment we walked in we were treated like very good life-long friends. Met the owner and he could not have been more pleasant and welcoming. We started with a very nice bottle of Spanish Cabernet and tried three or four Lebanese dishes... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 71 Fuller Road, Albany, NY 12205-4062 (Formerly Phoenicians Restaurant)
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 518-464-4444

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