Phoenicia Coffee House
12151 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77077
Phone: (281) 558-8225
Primary Phone: (281) 558-8225
Phoenicia Cafe and Deli
Arpi's Phoenicia Deli
Arpi’s Phoenicia Deli
Takes Reservations: No
Parking: Lot, Private
Outdoor Seating: Yes
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Bike Parking: Yes
12/21/2010Provided by Citysearch -
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!
05/31/2010Provided by Citysearch -
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.
07/21/2008Provided by Citysearch -
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.
06/06/2008Provided by Citysearch -
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.
03/24/2008Provided by Citysearch -
I'm hooked! I daydream the day till I can go to Pheonicias again for their shawarmas! My boyfriend who doesn't like mediterranean food absolutely loves this place! I don't know what it is about this place, you just know you're eating something really authentic!
02/10/2008Provided by Citysearch -
This is the best schwarma in Houston hands down. Despite the ""soup n@zi"" like service the food is amazing. This is great on the go food for when you want something that is not greasy fast food. Everything is homemade and fresh. They have plenty of pita bread and pita chips to snack on while waiting for your food. Try the chicken Schwarma and the tabouleh. It is crispy perfectly roasted chicken breast with roasted potatoes and some sort of garlic mayo like sauce all wrapped in a huge warm pita. If you have never had a schwarma this is the one and only place to go.
02/18/2007Provided by Citysearch -
Been to this place a few times, food is really good. Love the garlic sauce and the tahine, great wraps and a lot of weird mid-east stuff to try. I totally reccomend this place.
Pros: Food, Cheap
Cons: Not open on sundays, service from the lady at the cashier (seems to be the owner) is really disappointing she looks like she is always upset, not friendly at all.
11/17/2006Provided by Citysearch -
I was introduced to this place by a good friend of mine and I was hooked I have now sense taken all my friends and we all agree that chicken shawarma is the best ! I personally love the baba ganoush and the garlic butter sauce that goes on the shawarma.
08/02/2002Provided by Citysearch -
We tried this place out on a lark, and we became addicted to their Greek salads, beef shawerma, and Turkish-style coffee (strong stuff-definitely not for the faint-of-heart). We've recently began purchasing sliced-to-order deli meats & cheeses from them too. The prices can't be beat for the quality and authenticity of food you get. Two problems: they're not open on Sundays, and they don't take credit cards. Otherwise, Phoenicia Deli is definitely a gem!
07/20/2002Provided by Citysearch -
I wrote one of the earlier reviews commenting on the fabulous food, but also noting the (at the time) less-than-friendly service. I had to come back and correct that review, as the place has been remodeled and expanded, and the staff has been unfailingly polite in the recent years. And the chicken shawormas are still one of my favorite foods on the planet. I STILL drive out there from the Heights several times a month to get them.
One other point: my 13 year old daughter, who is a...selective...diner, and only eats about six foods, tried the chicken shaworma for the first time today and LOVED it.
I've been eating at Phoenicia for about 15 years now, and their food quality has never changed. Go and get a chicken shaworma (try it with sauce-only..mmmm), some hummus or tabouleh and see for yourself.