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Best Falafel

2013 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5N4B1
Tel: (604) 251-9444
Neighbourhood: Commercial

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Best Chicken Shawarma
By Rayzach of West End, Vancouver (57 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, July 1, 2012 - 2:16pm [Take-out]

If you try anything at this place it's got to be the Chicken Shawarma plate. Really great flavor and all their salads and sauces are tasty. The plate comes with rice, humous, pita and your choice of salad (I get the tabouleh), condiments and sauces. Staff is super nice.

Highly recommended for a quick lunch or take out dinner.

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OK, not special
By Norman of Vancouver East (71 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 2:14pm [Dine in]

The portions aren't particularly large, the taste is better than some, not as good as others, but the service has slowed to the
point where I just leave if I see three or more people in line. This was fast food, but not any more. I think they
have had a complete turnover in staff.

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worst falafel
By omar of richmond (20 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, July 10, 2008 - 11:10pm [Dine in]

I'm getting used to have a microwave falafel balls. so it wasn't good ones, the pita bread was dry, there where no really interseting additions to the falafel. so far it's the worst place that I have had falafel in....
and I have to reach 3000 characters in order to worn others from this place
so don't go there ( although many people are eating there)!
don't go!
don't

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Okey-Dokey
By richie_rich of vancouver (39 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, January 12, 2010 - 4:28pm [Dine in]

Hello there,

I decided to stop by this place for a quick lunch before seeing my chiro. Went in...the decor was okay and pretty clean. I decided to order the usual...a chicken shawarma. A lovely lady came out from the kitchen and I was checking out her shirt...Best Falefel....guessing that was the name of the eatery. The marinated chicken was cut from the upright spoke...the way I like it and not renuked from a microwave. Hot sauce?? You bet. The verdict...not bad...the best???...ahhh nope. The chicken had a nice smokey taste to it but there was no tabouli and no cucumbers in it. Cost came up to 6 bucks...its an average price but no pop?? A real bummer without this combo.

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Good Falafel
By Juddc of Downtown Vancouver (8 Reviews)
Submitted Sunday, July 26, 2009 - 12:20am [Dine in]

Stopped in for lunch with the wife. We both got a falafel in pita and it was quite good. Not overly sauced, well seasoned and cheap at $4 and change. Good portion, very tasty and best of all, no ill effects after what might look like a bit of a dodgy hole in the wall from the outside.

Inside was clean and sparse. Tables and chairs are next to the bevvie fridge. Some outdoor seating on the Drive. Service was solid and friendly. Will return.

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No complaints
By Jonathan of Burnaby (15 Reviews)
Submitted Wednesday, February 18, 2009 - 7:33am [Dine in]

First of all, I review based on a scale of what the price is and the scope of the restaurant. So in this case, you're paying only about $2 more bucks than you would going to fast food. With that it mind, this place offers great food for this type of price range and is one of my best options. Fine, the bread is just store bought and nothing special as other reviewers said. But when I order the shwarma plate, everything else is homemade, tasty and very well done. Moreover, the portions are huge and I like how well seasoned the chicken was, along with all the sauces offered.
Sure it may not actually be the "best falafel", and I may not go here for an anniversary dinner. But if you're looking for an inexpensive, but tasty lunch - option you'll have found a good place here.

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Irony in the name
By Bonka of Vancouver (464 Reviews)
Submitted Tuesday, September 22, 2009 - 2:57pm [Dine in]

While being far from the best because surely it is not, it's still pretty tasty. My gf and I shared a chicken shawarma wrap with all the usual components: re-heated grocery store pita, lots of crunchy veggies, meat from the spit and various dressings. The only quibble would be that the chicken lacked flavour. Shame the couple of falafel balls we ordered on the side sat in a plastic tray; it was nicely seasoned with a bit of a crunch but best compared to something else that has been left out for hours - it reminded me of those McCain frozen hashbrown things with the smiley face on them.

One staff riding the wave, friendly despite the abnoxious heat at the counter which he'd have to endure all day.

Minimal ambience - a tiny space with some seating set up outside but does the job.

Slightly below or at par with similar establishments. I can go either way.

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Get the Shawarma Plate.
By microwalnut of Vancouver (4 Reviews)
Submitted Monday, April 20, 2009 - 7:37pm [Dine in]

Huge portions, with tabouleh salad, humus, rice and seasoned chicken with hot sauce (I always ask for extra). You can request garlic spread too if you like (garlic trumps all spices) or any of the pickled items. I often get the flourescent pink pickled things.

I go here too much. Why? Because the portions are huge, and even bigger if you get it to go it seems (shh!), its fricken delicious with the extra hot sauce, and its 7.86 total for a meal you can barely finish. If you get it to go, make sure you grab plastic forks. They don't put them in the bag for you haha

Why go to McDonalds when you can go here for the same price, just as much food and healthier!? Sometimes the rice is overcooked, so best not arrive there 5 minutes before close and expect top notch rice. (duh)

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Decent Falafel
By LuvSuga of Commercial, Vancouver (5 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, December 4, 2008 - 10:17pm [Dine in]

Been here a couple times now and the food is alright. It isn't the "Best" in town, but I haven't had horrible luck so it's pretty good.

Price is what you might expect it to be, about $7 or so for a shawarma plate. I usually do the chicken as the beef looks a bit questionable. The pita bread is the same kind you get at a grocery store, so we aren't talking classy middle-eastern food here. But it's filling and the place is pretty comfortable. The people are friendly too. I did recently try their Jamacian beef pattys are not on my recommend list. I saw them decided to try it and it tasted like freezer burn! :P

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Liars!
By semipicky of Vancouver (43 Reviews)
Submitted Thursday, August 7, 2008 - 2:35am [Dine in]

Obviously anytime someone says they're the best, they're liars, especially when it comes to food. Friends said shwarma platter was really good here, ummmmm sure. So I ordered the beef shwarma platter, way to go, meatloaf! Salt laden, soggy meatloaf...........? Cold pita from a plastic bag. I even ordered 2 of the grapeleaf rice wrap, ugh, disgusting!!!! Rice was so soggy, the flavour was gagworthy. To make things worse, this terrible dish cost me almost $9! A slice of pizza would bring more flavour (and warmth-literally) to the plate than this. Their falafels didn't look too appealing either,definitely not going back to try it.

Hey...I make the best falafels too if you wanna check out my trophy

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