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Alyan's Restaurant

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603 S 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1524
+1 215-922-3553
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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27 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The shawarma was horrible. I am co e from the Middle East so I know how it should tastes. I threw the sandwich it was expensive yet disgusting I think the good ratings are family and friends of the owner. Or people who don't know the real taste of good shawarma . I called him and told Mohamed I was... More 

Thank Neveen F
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 March 2017

I am a big fan of hummus and this place does it right. Perfect consistency and flavor. They offer very quick service also

Thank jtrento
Ithaca, New York
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548 reviews
363 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017

Thanks to local friends we stopped to eat lunch at what was their family's favorite eatery. Loved their hummus (beautifully presented), grilled zucchini, falafels and kefta kebab but the best surprise was the order of fries -- the fries come with hot peppers and onions. Quite unique and delicious!

Thank rh24
Boston, Massachusetts
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103 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016

We ordered takeout from here and it was great and fast! They even chased my husband down the road when they realized something was missing from the bag. I think it took 2-3 blocks for the staff to catch up with him! All for a side of pickles! :-) We ordered 3 entrees and a couple of sides. It was... More 

Thank WannaBTraveling2
Camden, New Jersey
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44 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 November 2016

Just steps off of South St. on 4th,sitting here over 20yrs, same folks overseeing the action, you`ll find yourself in a small, but friendly & warm atmosphere, nothing fancy, schmacy, just great Fresh, Delicious,Cooked to order, Middle Eastern fare, at reasonable prices. So, why look elsewhere? The plus is all the action on South St. & on 4th St. south-lots... More 

Thank r r g
New York
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110 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2016 via mobile

Ordered: Mint ice tea which was just ok so I think it is overrated on other reviews here. I personally like strong dark tea or very Shawarma which was Lamb and chicken served with salad, hummus, and pita bread. The hummus wasn't the best Ive had but it was really good. The tomato sauce was not too seasoned which paired... More 

Thank SilvanaZavala
Merion Station, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Eating at Alyan's is akin to being in a small bistro in a Middle Eastern country. The food is cooked to order and absolutely superb. Generous portions. I try to go there at least once a month. It's a 5-star experience even though the baklava is more on the dry side and not dripping with honey.

Thank Joseph O
Doylestown PA
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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016

Been coming here since the early 80's and it's always a treat. The mixed grill is what I usually get. The hummus tahini is authentic versus supermarket junk, you can taste the nutty sesame paste. Lamb chx beef and lamb sausage, salad tahini etc for $14 is a sweet deal.

Thank Willbooth
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2016

I have enjoyed this intimate restaurant since college and that's good chunk of time, close to 20 years! To me, the middle eastern fare is delicious with melt-in-your-mouth falafels and other pleasing entrees. My sister and I recently visited and enjoyed our lamb platters, not to be missed with a side of unforgettable fries, where the hot chilies give your... More 

Thank Fro37
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015

I love this place. I used to live in Philly and go back to visit my family several times a year and I always go down to Alyan's. It right off the famous South Street at 4th and South. It's a little small in front but they also have an outside eating area that is delightful. The lamb and pita... More 

Thank Shahrazad A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Delivery, Takeout
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 603 S 4th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-1524
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighbourhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: +1 215-922-3553

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