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Azar's Mediterranean Specialties

Thalia Village, Virginia

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20 November 2019

First and foremost start with the fries... omg they are fabulous seasoned just right and served with a side of garlic dipping deliciousness. Ok so this isn't my first visit to Azar's, just my first check in. Third day in Virginia Beach is always Azar's, one of my top 3 favorite places to eat when I'm in town. Tonight the service was impeccable, our server was precious. Helpful and very personable. Like I said start with the fries (you can always take part if your entree home in a go-box). I usually get the Greek salad and a  falafel wrap (always a winner) but tonight I changed it up and ordered the Peasant Salad and I added falafel. An entree-sized portion with tomatoes, cucumbers, red onions, feta cheese and Romaine lettuce with a hint of parsley all topped with a balsamic and olive oil vinaigrette. Delicious perfect balance of flavors and loads of feta cheese. A couple beers and finished the evening off with the chocolate cake, yes I brought a portion of my salad home in a go-box. I'll be back next time around!We ate all of the cake! It was some of the best chocolate cake I've ever had. Moist from top to bottom and the chocolate was perfection not overly sweetened. Just right! More...

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29 October 2019

I've eaten at this location 2 times now . I really love the Tzatziki sauce it has a touch of mint in it and I've never tasted anything like it . The environment is clean . The staff is friendly and welcoming. this place is nice , and the food is authentic and delicious More...

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19 October 2019

Been coming to Azars a long time now. Great wraps, salads and hummus.   All you will find is chicken and lamb here and that fine cuz they do it well.  Check out the fatoosh salad.  I get no olives and its excellent! More...

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14 July 2019

The food is delicious! The prices are reasonable and the dinning room is bright and sunny. The servers are friendly and responsive. Great lunch spot for sure!

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8 July 2019

This is a nice hidden spot at hilltop. This location has more vegan options as well which was a plus.The hummus is yummy and so is the spanakopita, which may have been the best part. I had a grilled eggplant wrap. And my partner had the vegan tawook. This was pretty good. The only problem is that they are small and they charge to add a soup or salad. Their in house salad dressing is yummy sort of like a thick dark italian dressing. The menu is labeled very helpful for dietary restrictions. Awesome service! More...

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4 May 2019

The food is delicious and the service is impeccable....love this restaurant will be back ..The food is fresh and the atmosphere is peaceful and relaxing

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24 April 2019

This was my first time at Agra's and I must say the experience was pleasant. Customer service was smooth. I was also able crest a falafel pizza. All I can say is awesome....

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17 March 2019

This place is in one of our dining out rotations. My go to is the beef schwarma and restaurant made yogurt soup dish with veggies - it's a perfect combination that isn't too heavy and is super delicious. Also, when you go, dont SLEEP ON THE FRENCH FRIES. Their fries are probably on the top 10 list of fries I've ever tasted as they toss them in parsley and serve them with a garlic sauce that may just be the nectar of the garlic Goddess herself. Also, their desserts are delicious, especially their baklava. Don't sleep on this place and DONT SLEEP ON THE FRIES. More...

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27 December 2018

Decided to try it as we were starving!The lentil soup was extremely tasty!I ordered the stuffed eggplant with basmati rice. My sister ordered the chicken kawook (something like that)Both dishes were extremely delicious and reasonably priced and the waitress was very friendly. I love this place!I need to go back to try more dishes! More...

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10 December 2018

Got here after 6 very quiet in here se Vice amazing food hot fresh and yummy. The lentil soup to die for and lamb shawarma is a special tonight   Yep it rocked. Please visit here, I sat at the bar and no worries or wants for anything. More...

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9 September 2018

Favorite Mediterranean spot to eat in the whole COUNTRY!! I travel all over the US for work and am always trying any new Mediterranean spots anywhere I'm at, and hands down this is the best! The Chicken Tawook and Mamalina dressing is out of this world!!! More...

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12 July 2018

First visit. Quiet comfortable inside and outside tables. Had the original gyros. Fresh vegetables, average meat but weak tzatziki sauce. Bottle beer and wines available. Service was good. Will be back for another dinner More...

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20 June 2018

Took a risk and tried Azar's for the first time today and it did not disappoint! Ordered the Chicken Tawook and Shawarma (lamb) platters with the basmati rice and both dishes were light, flavorful, and beyond satisfying. We also got the spanakopita as an appetizer and they were flaky and stuffed with spinach and feta. All around a great experience! More...

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7 April 2018

The turkey masterpiece lives up to its name. I've reordered several times! When they weren't sure about something on my order, instead of assuming they called me and my order was delivered to me in less than an hour, still warm. I couldn't ask for more

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29 March 2018

We first visited at my sisters request because of course she's "the vegan"! I will say if you love Mediterranean food this place is for you, but if like more traditional food you may want to pass! Their fries are delicious, besides that I've had the tofu wrap, and the tuna wrap which were pretty good!!! The service is friendly and you can tell it's a locals favorite! More...

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13 March 2018

Love this place! We go every weekend! We really enjoy the tofu burger & falafel wrap! Lots of vegan options and very affordable. Definitely try the fries and lentil soup! :) More...

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10 March 2018

Great Place for Vegans, from appetizers to dessert, choices all along the way!  Atmosphere and service are exceptional.  We will definately be back.

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12 February 2018

We love this place!!! Very family and large group friendly, the menu has something for everyone! This particular visit I enjoyed the lunch combo of peasant salad and chicken tawook wrap. Very good and plentiful however if you are a salad dressing minimalist I suggest dressing in the side as my salad was swimming in dressing. O/w, looking forward to our next meal! More...

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9 January 2018

I have been here before and the one in Norfolk. It has been a while so I forgot how good the food is. I got the chicken kabob and it was great. I tried the falafel, and I will admit I have had better but overall the food was good. Good portions so although it looks a little pricey you get plenty and will probably need a doggy bag. Service was good and don't be afraid to ask questions to help if your not familiar. More...

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30 October 2017

Love this place! Order from them a lot! Had my order a bit messed up today for the second time, called the place just to let them know and accidentally talked to the owner. He handled the situation super professionally! I'm pretty sure he'll do everything so it won't happen to me again. More...

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15 October 2017

They have the best Gyro and Greek seasoned fries.  This is my second time here. Since I've only been living in the neighborhood 5 months I guess that makes me somewhat a regular considering the number of choices nearby.  I liked the lady who waited on me last time better. She seemed more personable than the guy who waited on me today More...

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29 July 2017

Amazing food, service and atmosphere at reasonable prices!!  Gyro and beef shawarma are perfection!

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9 July 2017

We were searching for a good Greek dinner and we didn't find that here.... We found a FANTASTIC Greek dinner! The spanikopita, gyros, schwarma platter and My big fat Greek burger were all perfect! Emily, our sweet server was attentive and informative and we couldn't be happier. The interesting dessert item called the Ugly Duckling was absolutely delicious! Everyone at out table loved them. Thank you so much for the wonderful dining experience! This was the perfect decision for my mom's birthday dinner! More...

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30 April 2017

Second visit first review. Ended up here because Baladis is closed on Sundays. I had the chicken kebob platter with a spinach salad and basmati rice. I thought the hummus and rice were ok, my salad was a generous portion and the chicken amd veggie skewers were good. His salmon skewer was good. Took home a few desserts...my pistachio baklava was really buttery but the lemonberry cake was phenomenal.Overall it's nice. Pricing is not bad, large menu, service was pleasant and timely both times, the place is clean, they have specials, a dessert case and are on GrubHub (they gave us a coupon for it). More...

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29 March 2017

Azar's is an Amazing family run business.  You can't go wrong here.  Delicious food, GREAT service, You gotta try it.

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19 March 2017

Finally found a great Mediterranean food spot here in VA. I'm a big fan of the fries, house salad & chicken kabob. Great portions and friendly (what I assume are the) owners!

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28 January 2017

Modern and clean restaurant.  Gyros were good, Greek salad was not very Greek and more like a regular garden salad.  Good quiet atmosphere for families.

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31 December 2016

I qualify all of my food/restaurant reviews by stating that I spent nearly 3 decades in nearly all aspects of the food service business, I have opened and owned my own small establishments and managed and trained for national chains.  Lunch today at Azar's was exceptional!!  The excellent service started when a gentleman behind the counter greeted us and said "two"...sit anywhere you like.  We were greeted quickly by our server who took our beverage order and returned for our lunch order.  My wife had the Chicken Tawook wrap which was awesome, I had a classic Gyro which (aside from missing onions) was good to very good.  We had a side of fries which were hot as hades and delicious.  We both enjoyed the "garlic and egg white whip" (garlic mayo with a twist and fancy name).  The food was hot and very quick, the place was clean (including the bathrooms) and overall we had a truly great experience.  Also, I have had their grape leaves before and they are as good as any i've ever had.  They also have a large table in the back which I assume is to accommodate larger parties somewhat separated from the rest of the dining room so I will check "Good for groups".  There was no annoying millennial music playing and I can't speak to the kids menu. More...

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20 November 2016

Great food that is low in fat and they have a great variety to choose from. It's a wonderful family run business that has honored their fathers vision from the first restaurant they opened. Love this place. Their combination salad and wrap is a great deal with a lot of food. More...

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20 October 2016

Fresh and tasty. A superior representative of the Mediterranean and Lebanese cuisine.

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19 October 2016

I've gone to Azar's on and off for several years but only recently started to love it for its lunches - and in particular its combo lunch special. I will admit it - I like to eat. A lot. And I always appreciate when my plate is brimming with food that tastes amazing and is not too expensive. Azar's is always DELICIOUS and the prices are not too bad, but a bit more than other local establishments for the size of the food served. Sometimes I just want more. That said - I have found the perfect order - their lunch combo of a wrap and a cup of soup.The eggplant wrap in particular is my favorite and it comes with a small side of hummus and some pita and I usually order the lentil soup or pay a dollar more for their tomato soup. It is perfect - just enough food to fill me but not too much that I feel gross. And when you check-in it is 10% off your order.Throw in some outside seating and a nice afternoon breeze and I think I have found a perfect afternoon lunch spot for those of us who work in Hilltop and like to eat out during our lunch breaks. It seems other people have figured this out as it can get busy, but there are plenty of tables and the service is prompt and pleasant, so I have never had a problem. More...

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16 October 2016

My husband and I were hesitant to come here, but we were very impressed. Highly recommend the baba ganouj! I had the Chicken Tawook and my husband had the Kefta. Both very delicious. Great portion size and reasonable prices. More...

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12 August 2016

Love the Swiss Boule!!! I just made myself hungry thinking about it.  I have tried their carrot soup, lentil soup, chicken tawook and beef schwarma.  The beef schwarma is ok but I like the chicken tawook and lentil soup. More...

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9 August 2016

GOOD GOOD spot! A little pricey, but the food is just bursting with flavor and the portions are great. We always get killer service here and rarely have we ever had to wait for a table. Also recommended if you like doing takeout salads. They're huge and come out pretty quickly. Highly recommend sampling a bit of everything from this menu, from the apps to the desserts - and the coffee is surprisingly excellent! More...

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24 July 2016

Azars is one of our staples. Their Shawarma and tawook wraps are super yummy and have great flavor. I am a shawarma connoisseur and have very high standards and azars definitely meets them. My only complaint is that they are a little pricey for what you get. But obviously that doesn't deter me since I still get take out from here at least twice a month. More...

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13 July 2016

had the tuna sandwich on a "boule" they call it, with garlic dressing, fries and baba ganoug was amazing. Also had a bowl of lentils soup, could have been better but was ok, service was also ok, food came out fast thats a plus, but the waiter was absent at the end, we had to go pay at the cashier, Overall 4 star but nothing was that bad so really 5 stars

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28 March 2016

My husband and I actually met in this very spot 22 years ago ~ although it wasn't Azar's back then, it's funny how Azar's has always been our favorite place to eat so it's perfect that it is now at this location!  LOVE :)

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12 March 2016

My favorite place to eat in hiltop! Really good spinach dip. Also the "By George" pizza is amazing.

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10 March 2016

We were looking for middle eastern food while being in Virginia Beach and I found Azar's through Yelp. We hesitated to try it since the rating was not great however previously we have tried the one across the street with almost perfect rating and we hated it. So we gave it a try and we loved it, the wraps were very good! The other comment with the falafel review scared us but for me the fried falafel wrap was so good, I also tried the chicken and beef wraps both were very good. At the end we had the tiramisu cake which was delicious. More...

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25 February 2016

Hidden gem if you like Mediterranean food.  Nice little cafe setting and store.Definitely will not find this place if just driving along the main roads. The store has a huge variety of Mediterranean items, some freshly made at the store.The food is very authentic, probably because the ones in the kitchen who make it are from that area.Sit yourself seating and order taken right away.  Ordered a sampler type dish to taste a little bit of alot of things.  Everything was delicious and finished it off with baklava.Definitely my spot to go to when I have a Mediterranean food itch! More...

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22 December 2015

Wonderful dinner, happy hour is Monday -Friday 3-6. Great specials, wonderful service, delicious food. The house Pinot Noir is great.

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29 August 2015

I have been to Azar's several times, and I like it a lot.  They have quite good food, especially the turkey wrap, and plenty of vegetarian/vegan selections.  There are lots of healthy options, and good desserts too.  The service is pretty good as well.  I would definitely recommend it. More...

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15 March 2015

Love Azar's. My go-to dining spot. The grape stuffed leaves are perfection!

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11 March 2015

My wife was working on A immersion project then to the Muslim culture. so we chose this place to eat and learn. We got a good bit of information but we got good food and great service. Tracy took great care of us and shared knowledge.  overall the food is really good especially the shawarma roll but the service was phenomenal and I am a hard critic to please. Ask for Tracy More...

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11 January 2015

This is my parents fav. Restaurant and the other day they took me in for a huge feast during there happy hour. Such a great deal this spot has won me over. Good food good environment I loved it. More...

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10 November 2014

Came in today for Lunch, and made use of a Yelp $5.00 for $10.00 deal.  I went for the Original Gyro, and my wife had the Beef Shawarma with a Salad combination.  I would say the Gyro was more "modern" than "traditional" preparation, I.E.  Instead of a big heaping amount of meat in there, it was prepared more like a wrap with less meat.  A little smaller than a big honkin' traditional gyro, but at the same time, allows you to savor the taste of it, without being in a greasy-meat induced 'food coma' afterwards!   The wait staff was excellent.  From the host, to the servers, all were very friendly and positive.  Also, the atmosphere of the restaurant is modern and very clean.  Near the entry way is a bar, and also a display cabinet full of appetizing desserts.  For the warmer seasons, there is an outdoor seating area as well, in true Mediterranean restaurant style.I usually do not order desserts at restaurants, but all the items in the food case were too enticing.  Me and the wife fought over eating a piece of Chocolate Cake.  (She won that battle...).    It was just as rich and delicious as it looks.  Very good.  All in all, I'd say grab you a Yelp $5 for $10 deal (Or also, there is currently a Yelp offer for 10% off entire meal that popped up on my phone when I checked in).   I recommend and I will be back. :-) More...

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