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Arpi's Phoenicia Deli

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12151 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77077-6785 (Formerly Phoenicia Cafe and Deli)
+1 281-558-0416
07:30 - 21:00
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Sun 08:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 07:30 - 21:00
Fri 07:30 - 22:00
Sat 08:00 - 22:00
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Dallas, Texas
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

I have been going to this restaurant since they opened up in 1980's (in a different location than the current one). All their food is a delight to your taste bud but the chicken sandwich is to die for. If you come to west side of Houston, you must try it.

Thank ali s
United States
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275 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Order at the counter. So many choices from shawarma, babaganouj, hummus, lamb shank, salads, tabouleh, falafel, grilled eggplant, pickled beets, etc. Everything is very fresh. There is a condiment bar with garlic mayonnaise, hot pepper sauce, tzatziki sauce and pita chips and bread. If you want dessert, there is a coffee bar with several choices of Greek pastries or gelato.... More 

Thank pasherry
Houston, Texas
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154 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

They said they had changed the menu - however, didn't have any new or old menus?? Ok! We got the chicken wrap (the chicken was terrible - dry, tasteless, hard),- nothing like the photos we had seen. The side dips we for were good, however, 90% of the meal was terrible. All in all would not go back - it... More 

Thank J20ELA111
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385 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

We went to Phoenicia grocery store on a Sunday evening and the deli closed about 5:30 pm. Someone told us about Arpi's so we decided to eat dinner here. We had babaghanouj, falafel sandwiches and lamb shwarma sandwich. All were good. You order and pay at the counter cafeteria style and they bring you your food. Prices are a little... More 

Thank TravelIntl
Houston, Texas
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Middle Eastern Restaurant. On a week day at lunch time, the place can get very very busy! The food is very good. Service is good.

Thank barbarat2592016
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016

Going here is like a kid in a candy store, they have multiple Mediterranean offerings that are always fresh, tasty, and served in multiple sizes. My recommendation is to get a petite or small size of many things and let your taste buds have a party. And...the coffee desert bar is equally fabulous

Thank Todd N
Houston, Texas
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81 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Cafeteria style with great food. Everything is always so fresh. Love the spinach salad with strawberries.

Thank LWL6
Dallas, Texas
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100 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

I had a craving for their squid salad and the cardamom Turkish coffee. For less than $10, I got the squid salad, hummus, pistachio baklava and a Turkish coffee - all in small amounts but just perfect amount. The interior is pleasant, although somewhat cafeteria-style. Clean and comfortable. My go-to place for Middle Eastern food.

Thank KontessaT
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

It was good but not great. Not too many choices. The staff was friendly and it is located near Phoenicia.

Thank 567JM567
Houston, Texas
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

We had high expectations that this would be a good experience. Sadly the employees treat their customers as if they are NOT valued. They don't smile, no welcome greeting, not interested in answering questions about the dishes, the meats are dried out, the foods that should be served hot are luke warm and the matriarch is one of the most... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Halal
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 21:00
07:30 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 12151 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77077-6785 (Formerly Phoenicia Cafe and Deli)
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston
  • Phone Number: +1 281-558-0416

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