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1335 W Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013-4209
+1 602-263-1915
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11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Surprise, Arizona
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

Food was tasty, menu was more mediteranian than what I was hoping for. I spent 2 years in Iran in the 70's and enjoyed their food items in local Tehran establishments. The Persian Garden Cafe had a few familiar dishes and they were okay. But, not like the food prepared in country, I suspect that is mostly due to not... More 

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

Had a late lunch at Persian Garden Cafe with my partner during an overnight trip to Phoenix. My partner, who is not vegetarian, had the Deezy, a lamb stew, which he very much enjoyed. The stew is served with lots of herbs, as well as a little dish of pickled vegetables. The owner, who served us, explained the preparation when... More 

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Thank alcaldeellen
Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
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77 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has the Chelluh Kebab and the Kebab Barg down. Their portions are monstrous. I took a business group of 12 with me and most just let me order their meals and appetizers since they had no experience. Wow, the chef killed it. Food was remarkable. The rice was moist. The reviews from my guests were top scale and... More 

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Thank DivinciTraveler
Phoenix, Arizona
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57 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

We had a group go for a dinner and enjoyed the food and a really nice young man was our server. The portions are large, wonderful naan, for many in our group and unique experience. They do not serve alcohol, but you can bring your own bottle and they will serve you.

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Thank Mimi7173
Vacaville, California
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106 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

While visiting, we tried this 'new to us' restaurant and were not disappointed. I am not a vegetarian, but my hostess is, so we tried this because she had seen it, but never been there. I ordered the Vegetable Stew with Chicken, and She ordered the Mirza Faranghe Dinner. Mine was good, but hers was deLICious. They were both huge,... More 

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Thank Jo W
Lewisville, North Carolina
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82 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2016

I had the Deezy. A slow roasted lamb stew. Very good and the chef came out to serve it to me. There seemed to be a variety of dishes, but the menu wasn't too long. Service was good. Many gyros dishes.

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Thank Dubaiidk
White Bear Lake, Minnesota
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78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2015

We were looking for some place that could meet the needs of herbivores and carnivores. At first look at the menu we thought we were in luck. There were ample dishes that either fit the bill or could be altered to fit. The result was three veggie dishes and a fish. When the food came we were surpised by the... More 

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Thank Jeff S
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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79 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2015 via mobile

We wanted to try something new for lunch, this was a great choice. Best Gyro I have ever had. Service was excellent regardless of a prior review.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2014 via mobile

I have eaten here many times over the years. We arrived about 530 on a sat night. Two men were dining and two waitresses were involved with their table. My friend and I were invisible After 10 minutes or so one of the waitresses brought us menus. We asked for 2 waters and a small appetizer. She returned 10 minutes... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2014

Being vegetarian and seeing all the sterling reviews, I thought I would return to this restaurant. I had gone a number of years ago and didn't return, though I couldn't recall why... I was reminded why- I had the Eggplant Stew which was, no lie, 40% chopped onions. The eggplant itself had nice flavor, but the onions overpowered the dish... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 18
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Persian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Saturday
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1335 W Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013-4209
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Encanto
  • Neighbourhood: Encanto
  • Phone Number: +1 602-263-1915

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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?