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Aya's Cafe

2129 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1307
+1 215-567-1555
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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good42%
  • Average0%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“falafel” (8 reviews)
“kabobs” (2 reviews)
“calamari” (2 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Egyptian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2129 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-1307
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Reviewed 18 January 2018

The food at this place is very good. I had a 25 dollar coupon from groupon and enjoyed the dinner very much along with the person I was enjoying the night. The only problem I had was that they added an 18% tip on the...More

Thank jm73174
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We LOVED Aya’s. As appetizers we had the hummus and Baba Ganough and both were fresh and excellent. The main dishes were plentiful: Moussaka, chicken kebabs, and a lamb curry with cilantro. All were very good. The server was friendly and helpful and we loved...More

Thank BArubia
Reviewed 24 September 2017

This evening my wife and I had a wonderful dinner at Aya's Cafe. The food was excellent , the service extremely friendly and efficient and the atmosphere relaxing and pleasant. This appears to be a family run place that everyone takes great pride in. Portions...More

Thank spiegs882016
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Very nice setting Very good food Very reasonable prices Very nice service Located away from the downtown crowds, Aya offers a nice get-a-way. Middle Eastern menu. BYOB. No immediate parking but parking lots are near by.

Thank Ron J
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

This place has many pros: 1-nice atmosphere 2-amazing portions 3-delicious dishes especially moussaka 4-great service *I wanted to see the Egyptian owner of this place and I knew there are two owners. Met Mr. Adel and he is a very friendly person. *The next day...More

Thank Cyrinaaaaa
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This is a small cafe with delicious food and terrific service. We were all delighted with our choices. We were walking so parking was not an issue for us, but nearly all cities have downtown parking issues and Philadelphia is no different in this regard--we...More

Thank aktraveler443
Reviewed 13 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....More

Thank FLX
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,...More

Thank jlb50001
Reviewed 26 August 2016

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

Thank FellowTaveler2
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...More

Thank DaisySue6
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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