West Houston restaurant Arpi’s Phoenicia Deli is a long-running, beloved spot for gourmet Mediterranean food, including its famed shawarma sandwiches and other intercontinental menu items for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is located directly in front of Phoenicia Market on Westheimer. As one of the most flexible, full-service restaurants in Houston, Arpi’s Deli offers dine-in, drive-through, takeout and delivery through third-party services UberEats, DoorDash and Postmates.
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Arpi and her husband Zohrab, both Armenian-Lebanese immigrants, founded the West Houston restaurant in 1983. Ever since then, devoted diners have flocked to this Mediterranean cafe for a quintessential Houston lunch: Arpi’s signature shawarma sandwiches. The famed wraps of fine meat cuts are slow cooked on a rotisserie spit, marinated with Arpi’s special spices and served in a pita wrap. Marinated lamb, sausage cuts and “meze,” a tapas-style fare, are also favorites. The inviting, contemporary atmosphere of Arpi’s Phoenicia Deli incorporates Mediterranean motifs and the deli’s signature olive tree symbolism, making for a memorable Middle Eastern dinner or lunch in Houston.
Restaurant gift cards are also available and make great surprises for friends, family, clients and coworkers.