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Aya's Cafe

$$ - $$$
City Center West
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2129 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1307
+1 215-567-1555
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11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 17:00 - 22:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

First of all parking is very inconvenient. Have to circle around the block to find a meter. Then you need to keep going out and feed the meter with tons of quarters. Ambience is the best part of the café. It is pretty cozy inside. If you never had a Mediterranean food before you would probably like it. Otherwise, it... More 

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Ames, Iowa, United States
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

Aya's is a standby for business lunches for me and many colleagues. The falafel is outstanding--crisp, flavorful, fully cooked and not greasy. It is just amazing. LIkewise, the hummus and pita are amazing. Well, then there are the delicious kabobs, and if you have space, the baklava. It isn't overcrowded, so is good for conversation. I've never been disappointed.

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Philadelphia, PA
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258 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

They have a number of delicious vegetarian options and also were extremely accommodating for allergy issues.

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Thank FellowTaveler2
Wayne, Pennsylvania
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106 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

After an afternoon at the Academy of Natural Sciences, went to Aya's Cafe for an early dinner with my husband, two kids and my dad. The lighting was very low, but we got used to that quickly. Our server was very attentive. She gave some good recommendations and was quick with refills of drinks. We ordered the hummus trio and... More 

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Baton Rouge
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65 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Quiet, friendly place with excellent Greek food. We had a chicken shish kabab served over a feta salad. BYOB

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Canada
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016

This restaurant is a gem. The food was fresh and delicious. Service top notch. Well worth the visit.

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Somers Point, New Jersey
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294 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2016

We booked a reservation because I had a coupon from restaurant.com. What a pleasant surprise to find the food was excellent. The atmosphere is nice. The grilled lamb chops & the mixed vegetables were superb. My wife had the 3 meat combo, We'll be back

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Cherry Hill, New Jersey
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343 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 367 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015

Aya's is not in a location where we would just walk by. We met friends for dinner-- chosen partially because we had a coupon. The food was excellent and the service unobtrusive, friendly and efficient. The grilled eggplant and stuffed grape leaves were both wonderful appetizers. The lamb entrees were outstanding. I wouldn't recommend the rice pudding. Nothing fancy, but... More 

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Detroit, MI
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18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

Our party of eight had a lovely meal at Aya's on a Saturday night in October. I had the grilled salmon and it was very flavorful and nicely presented with couscous. My wife had the eggplant dish. She liked the eggplant but didn't love the sauce. (The eggplant appetizer was excellent and didn't have the sauce). A couple of people... More 

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Livingston NJ
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65 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2015

After reading some reviews online, we tried Aya's. This review is mixed though the restaurant was so charming and friendly that I wanted it to be better. It's a tiny, cozy place; the ambiance and decor are lovely (back pillows etc.), and the owner (I assume our waiter) was also delightful. The food was inconsistent. My husband's lamb shank was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Egyptian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2129 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1307
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighbourhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-567-1555

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