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Greek Restaurants

Ten Mediterranean Restaurants in the Phoenix Area


There are several places in the Phoenix area where you can satisfy your urge to enjoy Greek or Middle Eastern Cuisine. Many of the Greek restaurants in town have been around for many years, and all the places here are independents, as opposed to chains, although there's one that has several locations in Phoenix only.

There's nothing like a good tzatziki to start off a meal, accompanied by an appetizer of dolmathes or spanikopita, a nice Greek salad, and the an entree of moussaka. Don't forget the baklava for dessert! By the way, if you are a vegetarian, you'll find many options for enjoyable dining at Greek and Middle Eastern restaurants in Phoenix.

Note that several of these restaurants have musical entertainment, and some even have belly dancing on certain nights. I'd check first, however, before you go breaking any plates.

Greek and Mediterranean Dining in Phoenix

  1. Bacchanal Greek Restaurant
    3015 East Thomas Road, Phoenix
    From their web site:
    "Our dinner menu includes traditional favorites, as well as contemporary Greek cuisine.... Spend an evening partying like a Greek! Our nightly entertainment includes belly dancing shows, the traditional breaking of plates, folk dancers, and of course you... OPA!"

  2. Byblos Restaurant
    3332 South Mill Avenue, Tempe
    From their web site:
    "Our unique old world recipes prepared "from scratch" using only the finest and freshest ingredients have made our authentic middle-eastern & Mediterranean entrees, soups, fresh salads, healthy vegetarian dishes and pastries, the talk of the town."

  3. Cafe Istanbul
    1310 East Apache Blvd, Tempe
    Restaurant and a market near ASU. Pick up some feta and olives on the way out after your meal.

  4. Daphne's Greek Cafe
    Several Locations in Greater Phoenix
    From their web site:
    "...the Greek quick casual eateries feature authentic dishes conceived and developed by founder and entrepreneur, George Katakalidis."

    Read my review of Daphne's Greek Cafe.

  5. Golden Greek
    7126 North 35th Avenue, Phoenix
    Serves both Greek and Italian food. Not impressive to look at, but a local favorite, and on the west side of Phoenix.

  6. Greekfest
    1940 East Camelback Road, Phoenix
    From their web site:
    "Your table at Greekfest is a table of pleasure and memory. Our mission is to make your visit to Greekfest a visit to Greece. As we say in Greece “Kalos Orisate” (welcome) and we wish you “Kali Orexi” (have a good appetite)."

  7. Greek Town
    8519 North 7th Street, Phoenix
    From their web site:
    "In the traditional Greek Taverna style, GreekTown has a blue and white back drop with mini-murals of Greek islands and antiquity. The cuisine is a cross between Grandma's famous recipes and the modern day traditional appetites."

  8. My Big Fat Greek Restaurant
    Various Locations in the Phoenix Area
    From their web site:
    "Dining in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe and Chandler. Enjoy warm Greek hospitality along with your Greek dining experience and Greek Cuisine is one of the healthiest ways to eat."

    Read my review of My Big Fat Greek Restaurant.

  9. Persian Room Fine Wine & Kebab
    17040 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale
    From their web site:
    "We are committed to providing quality food at a reasonable price!"

  10. Spices Mediterranean Kitchen
    4040 W Ray Rd, Chandler
    From their web site:
    "Owner Etgar Wagner draws from his heritage and prepares recipes handed down from his parents to share with you the authentic foods that he grew up with as a child."

    Read my review of Spices Mediterranean Kitchen.
    Reader reviews of Spices Mediterranean Kitchen.

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