LA Times
January 2007

The restaurant is another Lebanese extravaganza from Ara Kalfayan, whose Glendale restaurant Mandaloun set the standard until he left in 2005. Now he's opened this new place, where his first restaurant, also called Phoenicia and later Kix, used to be...

LA Daily News
February 2007

With the same owner, Ara Kalfayan, at its helm, Phoenicia replaces Kalfayan's former Kix cafe and private catering facility with a spacious, fully redecorated interior and dramatic exterior extension, which includes a hookah and cigar smokers' patio...

Armenian Reporter
September 2007

After several dining excursions to Phoenicia, and following the inevitable early snafus of a restaurant in bloom, I agree with the throngs: this place rocks...