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Golden Pita Lebanese Restaurant

9630 Cameron St
Burnaby, BC V3J1M2
Tel: (604) 444-5855
  • Cuisine: Lebanese
  • Price: $ ($15 or less)
  • Reservations: Accepted
  • Service: Takeout, Catering
  • Meals: Lunch, Dinner
  • Hours: Mon - Thu: 11AM - 7:30PM, Fri: 11AM - 10PM, Sat: 10AM - 3PM, Sun: Closed
  • Golden Pita features authentic and tasty Lebanese food.

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Really good wraps!
By aregma of Burnaby (116 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 1:38pm [Dine in]

Came here a few times and had a few different items, from the falafel which was excellent to the chicken shawarma which was quite tasty. They have a few different wraps, a few different platters as well as some pizza like items.

The food is excellent. My favorites would have to be the falafel and the chicken Donair and the tabbouleh, yum!

The service is very friendly, the chef seems to have a passion for his job and always asks me how I enjoyed the meal. The waiter is also friendly, but service seems to suffer with a full house since I have never seen more than 1 chef and 1 waiter.

Price wise I find it pretty good, usually around $10 a person, and it fills me up. They usually have daily specials, but they seem very limited in quantity and run out pretty fast! As mentioned in other reviews they also have Saturday only specials which i have not had the chance to try yet.

Recommended.

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Forget the pita, try the falafel
By EatsFats of Vancouver (321 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, November 22, 2008 - 8:03pm [Dine in]

This joint is basically a take-out place to me. There's a handful of tables and that's about it. We did sit in to eat and it's okay, but forget about the ambience. That's not why you're here.

The couple running place at the time was super friendly. It seemed like the place was full of regulars and everyone was on first name basis. The guy certainly seemed to enjoy making the food.

We went with the special of the day, though the beef got substituted with the chicken as they'd run out (end of day) and also had a veggie combo. Everything was very tasty, top notch stuff. What was really over the top was the falafel. To date, possibly the best falafel we've ever had. The chef put it down to good ingredients and being made on the spot. Nothing premade and nuked to warm up here! It's hard to describe, but the outer crust is very crispy, yet not tough. The inside is light, moist and fluffy, yet it does not crumble apart. Very, very delicious!
The price, well, it's not super cheap, $10 for the big combo, we didn't leave hungry, but was not super-stuffed either. Also sprang for some of the sweets. 2 big thumbs up for the walnut version of baclava!
Would definitely go back again to try the falafel (again!), the baclava (again) and some new stuff like the kebeh, chicken wow and others.

Worth going, definitely recommended.

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Middle Eastern gem
By Rayzach of West End, Vancouver (57 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, July 21, 2008 - 6:06pm [Dine in]

Found this place by accident one day and have been going back ever since for take out. Located across from Lougheed Mall in the same strip mall as Red Robin.

Great Middle Eastern food prepared and served by the owners in a little location. Very authentic and fresh ingredients. Beef and Chicken shawarma are great and they have other authentic dishes and great tabouli. Check it out - you'll be glad!

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Healthy Homemade Meals
By Dakonella of New Westminster BC (10 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, November 14, 2006 - 9:39pm [Dine in]

This food is made with love. Close to home, made fresh everyday, baklava is to die for(my favorite: Walnut Baklava), must try the Arabic Espresso (not bitter, just strong). Everyone is so friendly, always smiling. The ambiance is like being at home! :)

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My favourite falafel place...
By TyrusandJezebel of Vancouver (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, March 4, 2011 - 12:05pm [Dine in]

My wife and I have been looking for a good middle eastern restaurant for quite sometime now. WE HAVE FINALLY FOUND THE PERFECT ONE. It's the Golden Pita Lebanese Restaurant near Lougheed Mall.

The food is amazing. This is not restaurant food... this is the exact same food you would get if you were invited to a friend's home for dinner back in Lebanon. Real home cooking. WOW! The falafels are fried fresh as you order. Their entrees are delicious and filling. I loved their chicken shawarma with its garlic spread, tahini, pickled turnips, and tomatoes.... AND it is a hot press donair... it comes out warm and toasty. My wife enjoyed their chicken donair (humous, lettuce, tomato, tzatziki sauce, chicken).

We went again on the following Saturday because we wanted to try their Saturday specials. On Saturdays, they have pies (the size of a personal pizza). Cheese, Zaatar, Meat..... they also have kenafeh (lebanese dessert) on Saturdays only. TOTALLY WORTH THE 2ND TRIP!!!!

Service was polite and quick. The restaurant has been remodeled and it looks 100 times better than before. Better atmosphere and AWESOME FOOD.

Put this restaurant on your bucket list of things to try before you die.....

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Wonderful Food at the Golden Pita
By goodfoodcritic of Lougheed area, Burnaby (1 Review)
Submitted Wednesday, February 6, 2008 - 3:49pm [Dine in]

This cute little restaurant will surprise you with the deluge of flavor that will cascade over your tongue with each delicious bite. Everything on the menu is fabulous. The prices are very inexpensive. Other restaurants of similiar size charge much more for food than The Golden Pita.
Best times to go: Thursday: Awesome Chicken/rice special; Saturday: Pie Day! (Little "personal-pizza-sized" pies with either meat, cheese, or Za'atar). The staff there is very helpful and pleasant. They also offer a catering menu. This place is awesome. No wait! It's BETTER THAN AWESOME!

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Golden
By lickshots of Burnaby North (3 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, October 7, 2007 - 2:22pm [Dine in]

I've been coming to this restaurant since it opened several years ago. It's run by a family and everyone is very friendly. All the dishes are very flavourful. The vegetarian mousaka is delicious. I also like the chicken fatoush. I get beef donair to go on a regular basis. The pickled turnips are very good, much better than the horrors at Habibi's. The place is very clean as well.

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It's Golden
By Thehungryone of Vancouver (11 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, August 25, 2010 - 12:13am [Dine in]

This food is made with love. Close to home, made fresh everyday, baklava is to die for(my favorite: Walnut Baklava), must try the Arabic Espresso (not bitter, just strong).

Everyone is so friendly, always smiling. The ambiance is like being at home! :) If in Burnaby its deffinately worth the stop

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The and only Lebanese restaurant i know in Burnaby
By sweetsoysauce of Burnaby (17 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, May 22, 2009 - 12:38pm [Dine in]

I LOVE Lebanese food. I work in DT and my lunch is often at Falafel Cafes. Today was my day off and after my gym class I walked down to Lougheed Mall. And to my right there was this Pita Place I had never noticed before! I walked in and it was a lot more Spacier than DT Lebanese Restaurant and the owner greeted me kindly. He was very nice. I ordered the Chicken Plate. Proportion wise, wasn't as big as other places in comparison to the price but the food was very flavourful. The Fresh Tzaziki sauce was yummy. I really want to try the falafels next time because i'm tired of those microwaved ones sold at Falafel King..yuck.

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Authentic, tasty & spice
By synchro of Vancouver (11 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, November 11, 2008 - 12:09pm [Dine in]

Okay, let me start by saying I'm biased about this place. I've eaten here a lot and rarely been disappointed. Seating is small, about 18-20. The'll put tables together for groups of people, so don't be afraid to ask. Decor isn't going to win any prizes but it's very clean and the staff are friendly and always helpful. You won't be seated so find your own table, then talk to anyone behind the counter. If you're a vegetarian, there are lots of great tasting dishes to fill you up: falafel, stuffed grape leaves, lentil soup, greek/fattoush salad, spinach pie, foule, and spice/zaatar pies. The are very accomodating when you are asking for substitutes.

The daily specials are simple, quick and tasty: Mousaka (roasted eggplant); chicken & rice plate; beef shawarmas. Their beef/chicken rockets, wow pie, chicken donairs are all tasty, quick and easy meals. Their kibbeh is heaven, wraped in a pita wedge and covered with baba ghanoush.

The humous is homemade and fresh as is the falafel - not premade mixtures most places use. The falafel is superb. The tabouleh is the best in town. Either lentil or chicken vegetable soup with greek salad and chicken fattoush is a great meal.

Personally, I think the place shines on Saturday when they serve several special items: Cheese Pie; Zaatar Pie; Meat Pie; and Foule. Think of 'pie' like pizza pie. The pies are made from homemade dough about 8 inches: meat pie - covered in spiced ground meat; zaatar - spices (thyme, oregano, etc); cheese - a mixture of mozzarella & feta. Foule - a mixture of several type of beans in a stew of delicious garlicy sauce eaten with wedges of pita bread. These are excellent and tasty.

Desserts - lots of fresh, homemade items to choose from. I liked baklava or tamara with Arabic coffee. They have excellent rice pudding, humus & garlic spreads in their take-out fridge.

You can't go wrong here. The food tasts great and the price is certainly affordable.

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Not a real restaurant
By petery of Burnaby (14 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, November 23, 2007 - 12:45am [Dine in]

I want to let you know this place is more like a take out with just about 12 seating. It might be a good place to eat by yourself and not for any special occasion. The restaurant closes at 7:30PM daily.

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One of my Favorites
By koopa of Burnaby (16 Reviews)
Submitted Friday, August 31, 2007 - 3:36pm [Dine in]

This place is one of my favorites. This place is one of those well kept secrets. The food is SUPER GOOD. The service is great and did I mention, the food is GOOD!
One of my favorites is the "Chicken Rocket" and the "Chicken Wow". Chicken Wow is almost the same as the rocket but in a different format.
They have daily specials. The owners background is Lebanese. Oh yeah, the Chicken that they serve is Halal and on Friday's the beef is also Halal. Just in case some muslims may want to eat here.
Highly recommended, the prices are good, and the food is even better.

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fantastic lebanese food
By j_zimmermans84 of Delta BC (1 Review)
Submitted Friday, August 22, 2014 - 7:21pm [Take-out]

We are originally from Montreal and every where you look there are delicious lebanese restaurants in every city.

This restaurant is by far the best one hands down that we have tried since moving to BC. The shawarma is amazing, the garlic sauce is delish... the falafels are fresh. Couldn't be happier.

We live in Delta and the drive is totally worth it.

It also helps that both the owners, Imran and Jad are very friendly and know how to make killer food.

Trust me it is totally worth a try! We can't get enough!

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Real good stuff
By SamSch of Burnaby (2 Reviews)
Submitted Saturday, January 14, 2012 - 7:30pm [Take-out]

not a place I would particularly want to sit down at. But it serves it's purpose excellently; its a place you can /want to eat at every day. Its delicious, cheap, friendly, clean. Everything is so good. No lines makes it a great hit. You can be in and out in under 5 minutes. yes.

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Mixed feelings about the first visit, but I'll be back :)
By victorjb of Vancouver DT (2 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, November 4, 2008 - 7:35am [Dine in]

Was in the hurry (and well, the place is better for take-out or a fast lunch) so I've ordered their daily special, the spice chicken rocket and the hazelnut baklava to go.

The spicy chicken rocket (think Quizno's of pita wraps -- the wrap is roasted in the oven before being served) was exceptional, the daily special (chicken on the rice with three kinds of nuts and a side salad) was a decent meal for the buck but clearly lacked the flavor comparing to the chicken rocket which was disapointing, the baklava was great.

The folks who run the place were very friendly, I'll be back for a chicken rocket and to try other items on their menu.

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Little place with yummy food
By roofofhouse of Vancouver (9 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, May 13, 2008 - 12:18am [Dine in]

The food that they have here is really tasty. The family that runs the restaurant is very friendly and the restaurant has pictures on the wall from Lebanon. My mom goes here often, which is how I found out about this place. Otherwise, I probably never would have noticed it. We went there for her birthday. The rice is really good, and the chicken was juicy and very tasty. The tabouleh was really fresh and great. One thing to definitely try is the rice pudding. It's not overly sweet but it's a delicious way to end the meal. I took my boyfriend here. He enjoyed it, too.

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so yummy
By ginger33 of vancouver (13 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, July 21, 2008 - 7:33pm [Dine in]

i have to say that the best moussaka i have had is at this small scale restaurant. who would have known? they make it only on mondays though! the owners are very friendly and advise you on the dishes if you are unfamiliar. the only thing is that they don't accept credit cards, there is plenty of parking since it is walking distance to lougheed mall. did i mention they have a nice veggie/meat barley soup that tastes very fresh?

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