Phoenix Restaurant Guide

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Al-Hana Restaurant at Baiz Market Place

This tiny restaurant is basically a sectioned-off corner of Baiz Market, a Middle Eastern grocery store tucked away on a residential stretch of 20th Street, between Van Buren and Roosevelt. But despite the unlikely location, Al-Hana draws a steady, diverse stream of customers. Step up to the counter to order a tasty shish tawook plate or a hefty shawarma sandwich, and don't be surprised to see the cook pulling a long tray of freshly baked pita out of the oven. After gorging on hummus, be sure to make a pilgrimage to the dessert mecca at the back of the store, where there's shelf after shelf of Middle Eastern pastries -- everything from sticky, honey-drenched baklava, to neat squares of namoura (cake) topped with nuts, to maamoul (filled cookies) dusted in confectioner's sugar.
Laura Segall
Details
  • Price: $
  • Hours: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sunday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
  • Alcohol: No Alcohol
  • Reservations: Not accepted
  • Parking: Lot available
  • Extra Services: Catering