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Desert Rose

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305 W State St, Media, PA 19063-2615
+1 484-442-8012
11:00 - 20:00
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

1 review 2.0 star rating 5/13/2017 The service here was the WORST I have ever had. Once the waitress, Wendy, took our order, she never came back to the table once. When food was served, plates were placed at the corners of the table, away from our seats. After the food arrived, we looked for our waiter but asked another... More 

Thank Travelina14
Media, Pennsylvania
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97 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had been wanting to try this place for a while, based on great reviews. We walked in on a quiet Sunday for a late lunch. We were the only ones there at first. Very friendly service. We ordered the Moroccan tomato soup and a Desert Rose Chicken Shawarma sandwich. Highly recommend the soup. It is on page 2 of the... More 

Thank Rikter
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30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went for dinner last night. I had falafel and hummus and my wife had sharma and hummus. I also had a tomato based soup. Everything was great plus the restaurant is a BYOB. We will be returning to Desert Rose soon.

Thank AmigoPennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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424 reviews
358 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

I'm late on the bandwagon, but this place is a great addition to Media! I ordered the chicken shawarma and hummus. It also came with pita and carrot salad (you can pick from 4-5 types) Everything was excellent. Can't wait to try more on the menu! I ordered take out and the woman was super nice and it was ready... More 

Thank Shopaholic_x0
Tampa, Florida
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

This is an Israeli restaurant trying to prepare Lebanese food and it is just not authentic. The pita are mushy, the hummus had a preserved sort of taste. If you want really delicious Arabic food try an Arabic restaurant like Cedars in Malvern. Their food is far superior.

Thank 1Nancy44
Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 January 2017

We really enjoyed our meals of Kefta and hummus. It was very well made and we enjoyed the atmosphere and reasonable cost

Thank Pat F
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

If you like middle east food this place is for you. The food is fresh and prepared in front of you. Staff is happy and helpful. Suggest that you feast on the appetizers, that way you can get a variety of delicacies and enjoy some white wine you bring from home. Very down home and not fancy, but good food... More 

1 Thank Paul H
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017

One of my favorites. I can always go here and count on the food being fresh and tasty. Everyone working there is always friendly and accommodating.

2 Thank Julmond
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

The bureka and the hummus were really tasty....but sitting in a cold restaurant on a day that's not particularly cold outside (43 degrees) means the restaurant doesn't have its act together to keep patrons warm. Having to walk through the kitchen to get to a one-person bathroom is unpalatable on many levels.

Thank Jack H
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85 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

This is a place not to miss even if hiding a little bit, went 3 times this month and the freshness and quality of the food is top, service great also.

1 Thank Gilles M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 305 W State St, Media, PA 19063-2615
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Media
  • Phone Number: +1 484-442-8012

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?