Houston >Food & Dining > Arpi's Phoenicia Deli
12151 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX | Directions 7707729.735434 -95.647075
Sun 8am-9pm, Mon-Thu 7am-9pm, Fri 7am-10pm
Neighborhoods: Westside, Eldridge/ West Oaks
Food is so fresh n tasty! Arpi (the owner and family matriarch) still works behind the counter daily. Schawarma is fantastic, a bargain at $6! Babaganoush and muhummara dip also xlnt
Fantastic Restaurant, we joined just to submit our review. We've gone to Phoenicia Deli ever since it first opened as a tiny shawarma shop nearby, we go here so much, we no longer need to place an order, they greet us warmly and give us our total. The shawarma is fantastic, Chicken being my all-time favorite. I go here at least once a week and always come back satisfied. I also recommend their Soujouk, (dried spicy sausage). It's all delicious here!
Fresh healthy salads, great chicken and lamb dishes, I love the humus there
Terrible Service - If you're not Meditteranean! – The servers gave beef and lamb shawarmas to the two Greek gentlemen in line behind us, and when questioned the cashier said ours would be brought to the table. Funny, we ordered the same thing they did.
After asking a server twenty minutes later for our food a second time, when those all around had had theirs for ten minutes or more, she rudely came to take our order again.
The cashier was no nicer ten minutes later when I asked for a refund, and he had the audacity to try to tell ours took longer to fix. He even argued with me about the order time printed on my receipt! I've been eating Greek food since before he was born, and I watched them cut the meat off the spits!
Hey Phoenicia...find another stupid American, because I won't be back!
Best greek salad in Houston – Oh how excited am I that Phoenicia is coming to downtown Houston?!?!
I've been frequenting Phoenicia since high school. My first apt was just down the street. That's where I got hooked. I now drive 17m each way to get my fix about every 6 weeks.
Phoenicia doesn't have gyros. They do have the best deli, the best falafels, and THE BEST GREEK SALAD in Houston. They also have somehow maintained the small town deli feel despite their celebrity.
TIP: mix the garlic sauce & red pepper sauce for a complimentary dip with the free pitas. [learned from a regular]
When I went thru my vegetarian stage, I was addicted to their falafel plates. I've maintained my addiction to their greek salads. Their baklava is a must. But just stroll thru their wine selection and regional deli gems and you'll know why this is a must visit if you're in Houston.
BEST veggie falafel! – They have the best veggie falafel and don't forget to pop a bottle of Lebanese red wine with your meal! (:
PUBIC HAIR FOUND IN FOOD! – My wife bought some food at the Phoenicia Deli on Westheimer Rd, Houston TX to go and what was in the box when we opened it? A big black pubic pubic hair (and I think know what a pubic hair looks like).
I think the owners do not value the rather large Asian community in Houston as customers, and this I've seen time and time again when eating at the Phoenicia Deli. So if you're Asian, and you don't like pubic hair in your food, don't come here!
Mediterranean food is always tasty, but does that overshadow finding pubic hairs in your food? Phonoecia Deli should probably be re-evaluated by the health board at this point.
DO NOT go to the Phoenicia Deli UNLESS you don't mind weeding out the pubic hair in your food because the person at the counter just doesn't like you or your race.
BEST SHAWARMA ANYWHERE!!! – YOU HAVE TO TRY THE CHICKEN SHAWARMA....IT'S HUGE AND DELICOUS! THE STAFF IS NICE TOO AND THE WAIT IS NOT TOO LONG, BUT LUNCH TIME CAN GET CRAZY. ONLY CON ARE THE TABLES OUTSIDE IN THE PATIO...THEY WERE ALL REALLY STICKY, NEEDED TO BE CLEANED.
best chicken schwarma! – their chicken schwarma is the best i've had. the location is out of the way for me but i like to make special trips just to eat there! and i love the assortment of chocolates they sell. i always leave with a bag full of goodies to take home.
The Best! – I have been going to Phoenicia on and off for 8 years and this is the place to go for the best shawarma in town. The staff is polite but not overly friendly so I am confused when other reviewers state they are rude. I took my boyfriend there around 2pm and the place stayed packed until we left after 3pm. We shared the hummus and pickled turnips (yum!) to go along w/our shawarmas. After lunch we went across the street to the store and stocked up on pita & hummus.
Best schawarma I've ever had in my life – I love this place, the service is okay, I don't see why people say that their employees are grumpy. The same guy is there every time I eat there and he is usually very friendly. Their schawarmas are to die for! They use this creamy garlic sauce and potatos and tomatos instead of the pickled stuff they usually put in there at other restaurants. Once you eat here you will keep coming back.
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