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111 E North Loop Blvd, Austin, TX 78751-1226
+1 512-632-7067
18:00 - 00:00
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275 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

Opens at 6pm for dinner, BYOB. Located in funky north loop neighborhood. We sat outside on the large patio. Sample appetizer plate had hummus, baba ghanouj, tabouleh, and tsazikis. Pita was fresh. The lamb, chicken la zeez dishes were nicely spiced, meat was tender. The Aegean salad was tasty with nice dressing, olives, tomatoes. Prices are moderate. Apparently they have... More 

Thank pasherry
Management response:

If you're happy, we're happy! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving us some feedback -- always nice to hear from our customers. Sounds like you found an order you enjoy, so I hope to see you again soon when we have belly dancers. Best, Phara, Owner More 

Austin, Texas
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169 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

I went with some friends who told me how great this place was. I had the Lamb La Zeez which was absolutely terrible. The lamb was overcooked and tough, the rice was tasteless. The Shwarma Hummas plate we started with was not very good and the pita bread seemed like it was sitting around for a week. Service was awful,... More 

Thank 5GMan
Management response:

A visit to our restaurant should be enjoyable at every turn, so I'm sorry your experience wasn't quite there. First off, our food is cooked and served fresh every day -- we only use fresh ingredients. Our food should be able to add to the overall experience on our patio. Another aspect of our restaurant is our great staff. They... More 

Austin, Texas
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

The outside is pretty modest, complimentary valet makes life easier. Its full of surprises, food is wonderful, place is lively with dancing and music. I love the quirky style of the place. The service is great. I like the atmosphere. I adore the fact that there is bellydancing most nights. It's a fun place to hang out with friends.

1 Thank Dee_Gnath
Management response:

We're all about making life easier, Dee! The reason our restaurant is so inviting is because of the amazing customers that come by every day -- thanks for being one of those customers. We can't wait for you to pay another visit. Sincerely, Phara, Owner More 

Al Madinah Province, Saudi Arabia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016

they have arabic or mediterrean food its delicious but for me as an arabic person it's delicious but not perfect they have a nice woman there you have to go to see her & her dancing

Thank waadj
Management response:

Thanks for trying us out. Just to clarify: Middle Eastern food tends to overlap, but we identify as Mediterranean cuisine. We make every dish with the customer in mind, and that dish should be an extension of our atmosphere and friendly staff. I'm glad you were able to say you enjoyed your time with us. Hope to see you soon,... More 

Austin, Texas
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93 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2016

The food was wonderful. We had the appetizer sampler, vegetarian sample and a lamb shish kabob. The lamb, vegetables, hummus...everything was perfectly prepared. All the meat is halal, so if you are Muslim, you can partake of the whole menu. We were there on a Saturday night. The waiter was friendly, helpful. There was live music and a belly dancer... More 

Thank Maura_Patricia
Management response:

It's been a while, but we still have that same magic, Maura! I love that you enjoyed your food so much -- our chefs do a great job. The food should be an extension of the Mediterranean atmosphere that we have built, so it's great you got a taste of that. Can't wait 'til your next visit. See you then,... More 

Sugar Land, Texas
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112 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015

Wow, this is a cool place. It does not seem much from the front but as you walk in - it is very cozy inside, the back patio are surprising. Tables layouts, private dining rooms, decorations. The food are great - lamb, beef, chicken, appetizers........We love them all. No complaints !!!! the staff are great - friendly, personal and professional.... More 

Thank Eindhovenha
Management response:

Thank YOU, Eindhovenha. Always a joy to hear about my staff making a good impression. Cozy is exactly what we go for because customers should relax and enjoy themselves when they visit. I'd love to have you back so you can try out more of our menu. Hope to see you soon, Phara, Owner More 

El Paso, Texas
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690 reviews
491 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 265 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

Another attribute of AustinTX-USA are it's exponentially numerous non-chain restaurants that thrive on local support and unique identities/structures that are often the result of the owner refusing to tear down a home/kitchen of the initial operation, and then expanding by incorporating the surrounding space. This is Phara's; located on a fairly busy avenue, adjacent to tat shops, head shops, antique/2nd... More 

Thank Juanito_Hayburg
Management response:

Sorry for the lapse in time, Juanito. I'm thrilled that we landed on your "Wheel of Approval"! You're right: Local love is something we cherish, and it's why we keep building great relationships with our community. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your water, though. We use clean drinking water, so it should be refreshing. As for our food, we accommodate... More 

Bengaluru, India
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144 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

The Mediterranean platter is what you would want to start with, while your Hookah gets prepared!! Meanwhile the BYOB (bring your own booze !!) helps you settle down. Try going on a weekend, the belle dance will astonish you! The food is amazing n is reasonably priced!! Don't miss this place if you are in Austin!! Have fun!!

Thank darora123
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2015 via mobile

I went there yesterday hoping to get Middle Eastern dinner late night. I went to Phara's, ordered lamb shawarma and chicken shawarma! They brought frozen Gyro and microwaved it for a minute and gave it to us yuckkk! The pita bread was frozen then microwaved as well!!! As a middle eastern guy, I know for sure that this isn't middle... More 

3 Thank Faze A
Austin, Texas
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2014

Felt like we were in a feast in the middle east! Excellent management!! please read My husband and I went on a Friday evening for the first time to Phara's, We were seated outside in the back where it was open, a lot of actions going on with as many as I would say about 100-people or so, in the... More 

1 Thank Boochee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Greek, Persian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
18:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 111 E North Loop Blvd, Austin, TX 78751-1226
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Hyde Park
  • Neighbourhood: Hyde Park
  • Phone Number: +1 512-632-7067
Experience Phara's Mediterranean Cuisine, where we invite you to taste the charms & mysteries of the Mediterranean.

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