I came by the other day for a quick nosh since it was in my neck of the woods and I didn't have to go out of the way. It's a new-ish restaurant that tends to blend in. Empty when I came in so I was able to order right away.
They have a smallish menu consisting of various donairs and entree plates. I opted for a beef donair; thicker slices of beef shaved from the spit, combined with the usual vegetables and dressings nestled in a warm and soft pita. Well seasoned, juicy beef offset the crunchy veggies and the cool and creamy dressings. It made for a great on the go snack.
Service was apathetic for the most part, but the lone lady staff there did squeeze out a couple of genuine smiles and was no nonsense.
Nice big windows for good glimpses from the outside but ordinary, somewhat cluttered inside with stacks of bulk beverages along the walls.
Good alternative on the Fraser St strip.
I was having a lazy day and suddenly had this craving for a shawarma. I did a quick Google map search to find a place nearby, and this one came up. So, off I went.
My first impression was the place was dead and the floors were really slippery. That kind of slippery feeling when you're walking on a greasy floor. Before you run away, there's reasons for the two above factors - 1)a lot of people seem to call in for take out to this place. 2) The lady working there had just finished mopping.
Anyway, they had some dishes that didn't seem like they really belonged there and I'm not entirely sure I'd want to try them either. I ordered a spicy chicken shawarma and sat down to eat. The lady who made my shawarma put so much chicken in the wrap and stuffed it with all the vegetables. I asked for extra tzatziki sauce to top it all off. This was pretty tasty. I tend to only go here when I'm starving, which may be a factor as to why it tastes so good. My gf ordered the beef shawarma which she seemed to salivate over as well.
This place can be hit and miss though depending on when you go. If you go too close to open or closing, the quality diminishes. They actually microwaved my shawarma after wrapping it all up to make it hotter. This caused it to be a little soggy. I usually go when there is a lady working there and she's very nice. We chit chat a bit and she's super friendly to talk to. The guy seems nice as well, but he doesn't put as much effort into the shawarma. The two times I went and he was working, I only got two slices of tomatoes. Meh.
With that being said, I wouldn't make a special trip to come here and eat but if I'm in the area and want shawarma, why not?