Phoenix Restaurant Guide

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Imperial Market & Deli

In 2010, this Jewish market and deli, which has served excellent imported meats since 2006, opened a dining room for sit-down table service. The large menu includes all the delicatessen favorites and many more sandwiches, including shwarma, kebabs, falafel, freshly ground burgers, and schnitzel, in addition to entree-size platters of stuffed cabbage rolls, roasted chicken, salmon, and even a $26 rib eye steak. Most of it tastes very good, and that's the good news. The bad news: The low-energy dining room can be downright stifling and the prices (most sandwiches are $10 or more) seem a bit high, given the dining experience. Your best bet at Imperial may be hitting the deli for a pastrami on rye to go.
Allison Trebacz
  • Price: $$
  • Hours: Sunday-Wednesday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thursday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
  • Alcohol: No Alcohol
  • Reservations: Not accepted
  • Parking: Free, Lot available
  • Takeout:
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