Tempe, Arizona 85281
Short on Looks, Long on Food
I'm not exactly sure why the sign for Haji Baba is so faded, because the Sun is behind this grocery, deli, and restaurant, but it's a good representation of what you'll find inside: a disheveled, dilapidated place, BUT (and that's a BIG "BUT") with simply incredible Mediterranean food! Throw in some of the lowest prices in the Valley for veg food, and you won't care what the place looks like.
You don't go to Haji Baba for glitz or spritz. You go there to eat. And eat well you will. There's the standard appetizers, and veg combos of them; falafel sandwiches; fava beans, etc; all very good.
The restaurant is closed Sunday, but the deli is open, so you can get some of their amazing appetizers (hummus, baba ganoush, grape leaves, etc.) 7 days a week.
Haji Baba may not look great inside or out, but one bite of the food will make you forget about all that.
Added by Steve Carlson on Oct 9 04 (last updated May 23 13)
Most Recent Reviews
NeighborhoodApache Blvd. Restaurant Row
From the 101, Exit at Broadway and go east to McClintock. Hang a right there and travel north to Apache Blvd. Take a left onto Apache and look for the store on the left in a strip mall.
$ - inexpensive