Falafel Maison is a small joint with only a few tables serving shwarmas, falafels and other Middle Eastern delicacies.
I had a shwarma here for lunch today and I must admit I was surprised how good it tasted. It was pretty large with a solid quantity of meat in it. The hot sauce added a nice zip. I would go back when I am on the run and need a quick bite or for lunch.
This was my favourite place for shwarma, but since the older people have left, it seems that portion control has taken over. There is less chicken and less taste. They used to have a really tangy taste I couldn't find anywhere else, but now they taste just like everbody else's. Lots more lettuce it seems, and less of everthing else. It's still OK, just not like it was.
This little place on Robson is great for Shawarma. Good portion size and comes with Tabouli, Hummous, Rice and pita for about $8. If you are less hungry or on the run you can get the Shawarma as a pita wrap which is convenient for eating outside.
The food is great and the only drawback is the place is small and cramped with only 3-4 seats so you may have to get it to go
I am addicted to the shawarma sandwiches. I eat here usually at least once a week. Staff is very friendly and efficient. Food is amazing. Shawarma plate is also very good and is a huge portion if you're hungry it will fill you. There are a few stools in the restaurant that look out over Robson or you can sit at the sidewalk tables and people watch.
I was disappointed in what this place had become after renovating, but they seem have gone back to their older, better ways - after being dragged back I was happy to see they're serving good portions of tasty, quality shawarma again. Service was very friendly.
Perhaps not the healthiest thing on earth but it's quick and tasty. A good inexpensive lunch spot.
A great little hole in the wall place run by a sweet, friendly family. They offer fantastic sandwiches for $6 and huge plates for $8.25. My boyfriend and I happily share a plate for dinner. We love the sandwiches and plates so much we never seem to have room to try the soup, but one day we will.
Nice little place that's usually packed at lunch with people getting shawarma sandwiches and plates. The shawarma is great for what it is - spicy, salty, greasy chicken. Mmm.
The place is small and often busy, but the service is really friendly and the value for money is excellent. A nice guilty lunch (and dinner too, if you get the plate).
My friends and I come here all the time. You get a massive plate of Shawarma (seasoned and roasted chicken on a rotisserie) , hummus, tabloueh and rice and your'e FULL!
We have yet to find a place with better shawarma meat. THere are tone of these places in the downtown area and we love coming back to this one on Robson.
If you have a sweet tooth do try their homemade namora which they have sometime or the baclava.
I gave a 2 ambiance rating because it really isn't a factor for this type of setup.
It's too bad you didn't like it irongoddesstea.
I love the place. Every week I go and the place is busy every lunch hour. For $6.25 the shawerma plate is filled to the brim. The chicken is delicious and flavourful.
My only "complaint" is, it's not much of a sit down place. Usually, you can't even find a spot. But the food, is great, and very healthy portions.
Service is great too, always a smile, and so much better than the other shawerma shop on Robson (aka Soup Nazi).
Can't please all the people. I'm going again today. Yummy!!
I don't know what the hype about this place is. I ordered a Chicken Sharwarma dinner plate for $6.25 + taxes. It came with rice, tabouleh salad, hummus and a pita. If nothing else, shouldn't the chicken taste good? No, it did not. All the chicken was dry, slightly burnt and too jerky-like, oversalted. I was hugely disappointed. I would never eat here again. The food did not make me sick or anything, but the chicken was just the worst. Perhaps people who have no taste buds can't tell the difference between good meat and crusty/salty bad meat. I've had much better shawarma in downtown Toronto -- a little tiny place on Elm Street just off Yonge (on the west side). The best shawarma I had so far, though, was at a Lebanese place in Montreal. Now that was delicious -- the meat was actually fresh and tasted like roasted meat, not dried salted pieces of crap.
We thought we'd try this place based on the reviews and we weren't dissappointed! I had the shawarma which was a perfect blend of flavours, chicken, parsley, hummous and other veggies. I've had a lebanese style shawarma before but i guess the ones they serve at this place aren't lebanese. Regarless, they are yummy. My husband had the kebab plate which was served with Hummous, pita and salad and it was all realy good as well.
The shawarma, kebab plate and a sprite cost us $17 and we were full!! So I'd say its excellent value.
If you're looking for a really good chicken shawarma place, look no further. This place is nothing to look at but the food is delicious and flavourful! So far I've tried the Chicken Shawarma and the Chicken Shawarma plate, both are delicious! They don't skimp on filling in the sandwich and the plate is loaded full. Great value, great service and great tasting food. I've tried other places but they just don't compare.
I'm a big fan of Falafel Maison and eat there regularly. Introduced to shawarmas on the platform of Finland Station in St. Petersburg (a big centre of shawarma production, by the way) I soon fell in love with them when I worked across the street from King Falafel in Toronto (they made the shawarma entry for Wikipedia even, and I had nothing to do with that...they are that good, though). Upon returning to Vancouver I searched high and low something that compared with King Falafel or even the ones in St. Petersburg, some of which are outstanding.
When I found Falafel Maison, I knew I'd found what I needed. The meat is spicy and a big greasy. Lots of hummus on the pita, tons of parsley, shredded lettuce, onion and tomato, with tahini and hot sauce as well. No tzatziki or any of that crap. Bold, contrasting hot & cold flavours, generous portions. There is not all that much grease, surprisingly, as the pita never gets soggy (the only flaw at King Falafel).
Oh, and Middle Eastern music pounding from the stereo, about six seats in total and the everyone knows you because it's family-run. If there's a better shawarma place in Vancouver, I'd be surprised.