Counter service and take out Middle Eastern food
I rated this a "three star" all round - but please keep in mind that it is not in any way a "fancy" place - it is a neighbourhood place which has counter service (no table service). There is tables and chairs and a counter to dine in. The items are served in styrofoam containers.
Having said all this - the food is good.
I went there after doing some Christmas shopping and just missed my bus. I decided to have some dinner and try it out.
There is a cooler filled with ample choices of canned/bottled beverages. I chose a middle eastern malted mango soda which I enjoy with this type of food. It is not cheap at $2.50, but it is a tasty accompaniment. There is also regular canned pop and I noticed that there is imported Pepsi from Mexico (I understand that Mexico still uses can sugar as opposed to high fructose corn syrup - which gives this produce a better taste and mouth feel).
There were wraps for just under $5. One could choose "main" fillings like chicken, lamb or falaffel (which is vegetarian). I decided on a plate which was $7.95. It included my choice of "main", rice, salad, hummous and pita bread. I choose chicken as my main.
When I picked up my order - I was not overwhelmed at the portion size. I have had bigger portions at other Donair style restaurants. However, I noted that the flavours were more subdued. The food was tasty - but not overpowering with garlic or lemon. The meat was tender, the rice was good. The salad was a combination of tubouli (sp?) and lettuce greens, with cucumber slices and tomato slices. The pita bread was large and was good for scooping up the goodies in this combo. As usual - the malted mango drink made a perfect accompaniment.
This is the kind of place where friends could meet after work for a quick, healthy, inexpensive meal and not have offensive breath afterwards - but still enjoy a middle eastern meal.
The ambiance was decent. It was clean, well spaced and the counter had these nice amber salt lamps to give the place a nice glow. There were newspapers available to peruse while eating.
I don't know if I would go out of my way to return, but I might stop in for a snack if I miss my bus again.
I come here once in a while for a quick lunch and the wraps are really tasty. I really recommend the Chicken Hawaiian with hot sauce. Usually what I get and they give you a really big portion. $7 something for the wrap and they also have a large variety of soft drinks.
Quick and delicious donairs and shawarma at Joyce station. My favorite is the felafel. Great fresh ingredients. Inside is nice, the tables are surfaced with tile, and the owner often has soccer games playing on the tv. Why anyone would get greasy pizza when this place is right next door, I have no idea??