Pita Kitchen

★★★★★
  • 14500 Ventura Blvd

    Sherman Oaks, CA 91403

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  • 818-990-7006

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Mon - Sat, 11am - 11pm; Sun, 11am - 10pm

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i love this place, such good falafel

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★★★★★

i love this place, such good falafel

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this place is awesome! crispy falafel and the babaganoush was fantastic

3
★★★★★

this place is awesome! crispy falafel and the babaganoush was fantastic

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falafael is awesome!!! big fan of the babagounush

3
★★★★★

falafael is awesome!!! big fan of the babagounush

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Our service was great and the waiter was adorable. Ambiance was romantic and definitely recommended. For the music,,,I would recommend jazz or house and the people were cool. Portions were good.

3
★★★★★

Our service was great and the waiter was adorable. Ambiance was romantic and definitely recommended. For the music,,,I would recommend jazz or house and the people were cool. Portions were good.

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Its one of the top arabic eateries in the valley. the food is great, the price is fair, and the service is fast.\r
I mostly order to go, because there is usualy no place to dine in due a lot of customers.

3
★★★★★

Its one of the top arabic eateries in the valley. the food is great, the price is fair, and the service is fast.\r
I mostly order to go, because there is usualy no place to dine in due a lot of customers.

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I went here with a client and their hummus and salads are excellent. There's a walk-up window and some patio seating so it isn't the best place for a formal business meeting, but definitely a great place to hang out with co-workers.

3
★★★☆☆

I went here with a client and their hummus and salads are excellent. There's a walk-up window and some patio seating so it isn't the best place for a formal business meeting, but definitely a great place to hang out with co-workers.

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It's small and packed but the food is worth it. I wish they'd get with the times and accept plastic. The prices warrant the Visa or Mastercard acceptance, but they at least have an ATM machine. The portions are always enough and I eat a lot. Unfortunately it could be hard to find parking or a table. I recommend walking to the Pita Kitchen because it's a PITA to find parking.

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★★★★☆

It's small and packed but the food is worth it. I wish they'd get with the times and accept plastic. The prices warrant the Visa or Mastercard acceptance, but they at least have an ATM machine. The portions are always enough and I eat a lot. Unfortunately it could be hard to find parking or a table. I recommend walking to the Pita Kitchen because it's a PITA to find parking.

Pros: Food's great. Portions are good too.

Cons: It's always crowded and they only accept cash.

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This place, is SO DISGUSTING, its insulting to call it "middle eastern food". Its nasty, tasteless, and full on vomit. I rather eat from out of the trashcan next door, than ever eat at this place again. This place should be closed down. The owner is making a killing on serving vomit w/ minute rice.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place, is SO DISGUSTING, its insulting to call it "middle eastern food". Its nasty, tasteless, and full on vomit. I rather eat from out of the trashcan next door, than ever eat at this place again. This place should be closed down. The owner is making a killing on serving vomit w/ minute rice.

Pros: Location

Cons: The food

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I love the greek salad with falafel from Pita Kitchen. The portion is very generous and the quality is great. I do not like that the restaurant has such few tables and that the outside tables are so close to a smelly alley.

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★★★★☆

I love the greek salad with falafel from Pita Kitchen. The portion is very generous and the quality is great. I do not like that the restaurant has such few tables and that the outside tables are so close to a smelly alley.

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You know you'll get good authentic food when you go here. You just have to be okay with a very hot, tiny, community shared tables atmosphere. Delicious food though, one of the only Pita places I go to in the San Fernando Valley. Parking is rough.

4
★★★★☆

You know you'll get good authentic food when you go here. You just have to be okay with a very hot, tiny, community shared tables atmosphere. Delicious food though, one of the only Pita places I go to in the San Fernando Valley. Parking is rough.

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This joint is less than 1/2 a mile from house, so I come here when I'm looking for Med. food, but too lazy to make the drive to The Royal Grill on Burbank Blvd. This place has the best shwarma? NEGATIVE. The Pita Kitchen (which is an ironic name because the pita is pretty weak; seems hard to find good pita nowadays. The Great Greek has got it down pat, but its Greek, not Med.) is a CLEAR second if judging shwarma compared to The Royal Grill. Both are inexpensive, but The Royal Grill still has a slight advantage there as well. My second fav is the Greek Knight (not Greek Nights on Ventura Blvd.) in Burbank. Also superior to The Pita Kitchen, but par with The Royal Grill. I'm not trying to diss The Pita Kitchen, its good food, but you can mos def find better elsewhere...if you're not too lazy to drive. ;)

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★★★☆☆

This joint is less than 1/2 a mile from house, so I come here when I'm looking for Med. food, but too lazy to make the drive to The Royal Grill on Burbank Blvd. This place has the best shwarma? NEGATIVE. The Pita Kitchen (which is an ironic name because the pita is pretty weak; seems hard to find good pita nowadays. The Great Greek has got it down pat, but its Greek, not Med.) is a CLEAR second if judging shwarma compared to The Royal Grill. Both are inexpensive, but The Royal Grill still has a slight advantage there as well. My second fav is the Greek Knight (not Greek Nights on Ventura Blvd.) in Burbank. Also superior to The Pita Kitchen, but par with The Royal Grill. I'm not trying to diss The Pita Kitchen, its good food, but you can mos def find better elsewhere...if you're not too lazy to drive. ;)

Pros: Good food, quick service, ATM on site

Cons: No credit cards accepted, poor pita, good but nothing special

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This place has the best shawarma I have ever had, plain and simple. I have been to countless "mediteranean" and "middle eastern" restuarants in LA and OC, and none are as good as Pita Kitchen. Their food is exceptional everytime. Ask for the "beef and lamb shawarma in the lafa, with hot sauce," you won't regret it. The prices are also very attractive and each portion is so large some people might have to take some home! This place is hard to find and literally a "hole in the wall", but it makes it all the better. This place is a GEM! The parkings and "cash only" is a hassle, but thats the least of the matters with food this good. Recommend!

2
★★★★★

This place has the best shawarma I have ever had, plain and simple. I have been to countless "mediteranean" and "middle eastern" restuarants in LA and OC, and none are as good as Pita Kitchen. Their food is exceptional everytime. Ask for the "beef and lamb shawarma in the lafa, with hot sauce," you won't regret it. The prices are also very attractive and each portion is so large some people might have to take some home! This place is hard to find and literally a "hole in the wall", but it makes it all the better. This place is a GEM! The parkings and "cash only" is a hassle, but thats the least of the matters with food this good. Recommend!

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This is a great new find for me. If you like mediterrian food, then you have to go to the Pita Kitchen. The beef plate is so good, and so much food you could easily share or make two meals out of it. It gets pretty crowded on the weekends, so best to go early. The staff is really friendly too.

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★★★★★

This is a great new find for me. If you like mediterrian food, then you have to go to the Pita Kitchen. The beef plate is so good, and so much food you could easily share or make two meals out of it. It gets pretty crowded on the weekends, so best to go early. The staff is really friendly too.

Pros: Great food

Cons: Parking not so great

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I have enjoyed every meal I have ever had there or from there. Be prepared to wait. It takes the same amount of time as any sit-down restaurant, because every meal is made upon order; however the appearnace of the restaurant makes me want the food in drive-through time. Sometimes I crave the food for days and it's never disappointing. Always worth the anticipation!!! Carnevours and Vegans alike will love the food at the Pita Kitchen.

2
★★★★★

I have enjoyed every meal I have ever had there or from there. Be prepared to wait. It takes the same amount of time as any sit-down restaurant, because every meal is made upon order; however the appearnace of the restaurant makes me want the food in drive-through time. Sometimes I crave the food for days and it's never disappointing. Always worth the anticipation!!! Carnevours and Vegans alike will love the food at the Pita Kitchen.

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I'm fortunate enough to live just down the street from this amazing pita spot. Unfortunately, I'm not close enough to walk, and the parking is really a drag. There's a one-way alley behind the store that leads past their little parking lot in back- which is nearly always filled by the staff's cars. I'de say I get lucky about 1 in 3 times and get a spot there. You can get away with parking down the alley behind some of the other shops, but they do monitor the spaces- so get your food to go. Otherwise, the best place to park is on the street trunning parallel to Ventura to the left of the restaurant.

The pita kitchen has some of the tastiest food in the valley. You could easily get addicted to it. My regular item is the Beef/Lamb Shawarma wrap. The wraps have more substance and are a little less dry than the pitas, but the pitas are good too. If you like spicy food, ask for the "hot sauce"- they'll give you a little cup of green paste that really complements the tahini and cucumber well. The kebabs are great too but take a little while to make, so be patient. On a busy day a kebab will take at least 15 minutes. The staff could definitely be a little more friendly. I've never once got a smile or "thank you," and I've been there more times than I can count. The seating can be a problem too, but usually it's not too bad. I wouldn't go with a group larger than 4, though.

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★★★★★

I'm fortunate enough to live just down the street from this amazing pita spot. Unfortunately, I'm not close enough to walk, and the parking is really a drag. There's a one-way alley behind the store that leads past their little parking lot in back- which is nearly always filled by the staff's cars. I'de say I get lucky about 1 in 3 times and get a spot there. You can get away with parking down the alley behind some of the other shops, but they do monitor the spaces- so get your food to go. Otherwise, the best place to park is on the street trunning parallel to Ventura to the left of the restaurant.

The pita kitchen has some of the tastiest food in the valley. You could easily get addicted to it. My regular item is the Beef/Lamb Shawarma wrap. The wraps have more substance and are a little less dry than the pitas, but the pitas are good too. If you like spicy food, ask for the "hot sauce"- they'll give you a little cup of green paste that really complements the tahini and cucumber well. The kebabs are great too but take a little while to make, so be patient. On a busy day a kebab will take at least 15 minutes. The staff could definitely be a little more friendly. I've never once got a smile or "thank you," and I've been there more times than I can count. The seating can be a problem too, but usually it's not too bad. I wouldn't go with a group larger than 4, though.

Pros: Some of my favorite food. The wraps are the best in LA.

Cons: Parking and service. Unfriendly ambience.

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I try to avoid the Valley. I live in Santa Monica and hate the drive, the expanse, and the endless menagerie of Ventura Blvd. Let's get this out of the way before I start.

I have been converted. It started with the Pita Kitchen.

I would visit my friend who lived right down the street from this Schwarma stand. We would walk down and let Abe help us pick out exactly what we were desiring. I found that I made more frequent visits with my friend just to eat at Pita Kitchen.

I now go every week and have settled into a regular order which Abe gets fired as soon as he sees me walk up to the line.

The chicken kebab is always hot and off the grill...creating that great cooked on taste of a well seasoned grill. The great salad has the perfect blend of tiny veggies, light dressing, and delicious Feta cheese. The Hummus is simple, but the perfect complement to your meal. Pitas can be filled with whatever you want and they are always happy and willing to pick your winning combo.
The line can be ridiculous around lunch time, but I recommend that you take a deep breath, deal with it, and grab a paper from the newsstand on the corner to pass the time.
People...this place makes the Fat Guy really happy. Lot's of food, fair prices, great flavors.
I might not have the most delicate palate in the world...I love big flavor and comfort food. This place has both.

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★★★★★

I try to avoid the Valley. I live in Santa Monica and hate the drive, the expanse, and the endless menagerie of Ventura Blvd. Let's get this out of the way before I start.

I have been converted. It started with the Pita Kitchen.

I would visit my friend who lived right down the street from this Schwarma stand. We would walk down and let Abe help us pick out exactly what we were desiring. I found that I made more frequent visits with my friend just to eat at Pita Kitchen.

I now go every week and have settled into a regular order which Abe gets fired as soon as he sees me walk up to the line.

The chicken kebab is always hot and off the grill...creating that great cooked on taste of a well seasoned grill. The great salad has the perfect blend of tiny veggies, light dressing, and delicious Feta cheese. The Hummus is simple, but the perfect complement to your meal. Pitas can be filled with whatever you want and they are always happy and willing to pick your winning combo.
The line can be ridiculous around lunch time, but I recommend that you take a deep breath, deal with it, and grab a paper from the newsstand on the corner to pass the time.
People...this place makes the Fat Guy really happy. Lot's of food, fair prices, great flavors.
I might not have the most delicate palate in the world...I love big flavor and comfort food. This place has both.

Pros: taste, service, serving size

Cons: parking, seating

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Adjacent to a newspaper stand on Ventura and Van Nuys, Pita Kitchen is a basic, casual Mediterranean joint. But they also serve the best lamb pita for $5.50. I live a few blocks away, and I'm able to bring my dog over and sit out on the sidewalk patio. The hummus and other sides are also first rate.

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★★★★★

Adjacent to a newspaper stand on Ventura and Van Nuys, Pita Kitchen is a basic, casual Mediterranean joint. But they also serve the best lamb pita for $5.50. I live a few blocks away, and I'm able to bring my dog over and sit out on the sidewalk patio. The hummus and other sides are also first rate.

Pros: Cheap and delicious Mediterranean food

Cons: Street traffic

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This is probably my favorite place to eat. I used to live by here (in walking distance) for 3 years, and I ate it at least once a week. I really, really miss this place.

The food is marvelous. My favorites are the beef/lamb sharwarma, chicken sharwarma, chicken kebab, beef kafta, and greek salad. The hummus is the best I've ever had, and it is always consistantly the best.

I usually get the lafa (wrap) unless I'm really hungry or sharing with a female, in which case I get a plate (with hummas and greek salad as sides...just amazing).

I've been to turkey and greece, and this stuff is authentic...and maybe even a little bit better. I love this place. If you are blessed to live by this place, you better check it out. And more than once...the first time I went I tried the the falafel and didn't care for it. Everything else has been gold.

2
★★★★★

This is probably my favorite place to eat. I used to live by here (in walking distance) for 3 years, and I ate it at least once a week. I really, really miss this place.

The food is marvelous. My favorites are the beef/lamb sharwarma, chicken sharwarma, chicken kebab, beef kafta, and greek salad. The hummus is the best I've ever had, and it is always consistantly the best.

I usually get the lafa (wrap) unless I'm really hungry or sharing with a female, in which case I get a plate (with hummas and greek salad as sides...just amazing).

I've been to turkey and greece, and this stuff is authentic...and maybe even a little bit better. I love this place. If you are blessed to live by this place, you better check it out. And more than once...the first time I went I tried the the falafel and didn't care for it. Everything else has been gold.

Pros: awesome food, great prices, quick

Cons: there is only one of them

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I really enjoy this place A LOT! Great service, quick and tasty ALL THE TIME! Who could ask for anything better!

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★★★★★

I really enjoy this place A LOT! Great service, quick and tasty ALL THE TIME! Who could ask for anything better!

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The food is fast and delicious...portions are huge!!! Best hummus and felafel I've had in a long time. The chicken or lamb kabobs are UNBELEIVABLE!!! and cheap too!! I drive from West LA over the hill at LEAST once a week for my fix. Outstanding tahini sauce and homemade hot sauce. Great relish plate...free, but you gotta ask for it...you know, pickles, peppers, olives & purple crunchy stick things (not sure what it is but it's delish)

Parking stinks but I've always found a spot...may have to walk 50 or 100 yards...big deal...I'd walk a mile for this stuff...it is that good. Place is slammed all the time so be patient...tables clear pretty quickly as people devour this food kinda quickly...but seating is limited.

Well maybe I should say the place is really lousy and you shouldn't come so that it doesn't get any busier...but that would not be fair to all those looking for the real deal...I discovered this not so secret place from a very good friend and now I am totally hooked...even the drive over the hill via Coldwater Canyon or Beverly Glen is a nice trip and worth making...kind of an adventure for out of towners.

One last thing...the chicken shawarma wrap is maybe the best thing I've ever eaten...PERIOD!!!

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★★★★★

The food is fast and delicious...portions are huge!!! Best hummus and felafel I've had in a long time. The chicken or lamb kabobs are UNBELEIVABLE!!! and cheap too!! I drive from West LA over the hill at LEAST once a week for my fix. Outstanding tahini sauce and homemade hot sauce. Great relish plate...free, but you gotta ask for it...you know, pickles, peppers, olives & purple crunchy stick things (not sure what it is but it's delish)

Parking stinks but I've always found a spot...may have to walk 50 or 100 yards...big deal...I'd walk a mile for this stuff...it is that good. Place is slammed all the time so be patient...tables clear pretty quickly as people devour this food kinda quickly...but seating is limited.

Well maybe I should say the place is really lousy and you shouldn't come so that it doesn't get any busier...but that would not be fair to all those looking for the real deal...I discovered this not so secret place from a very good friend and now I am totally hooked...even the drive over the hill via Coldwater Canyon or Beverly Glen is a nice trip and worth making...kind of an adventure for out of towners.

One last thing...the chicken shawarma wrap is maybe the best thing I've ever eaten...PERIOD!!!

Pros: Quality, Quanitity, service with a smile

Cons: too far to drive more often, parking and seating is very tight

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I come here on sundays- it's the perfect hungover food to eat. It is a bit greasy, but in a good way. It is a must place to eat in the Valley & you get a lot of food for your money. CASH only, they have an atm in the restaurant but bring cash to avoid the fees.
I suggest getting it to-go and eating at home. The restaurant is crammed and often very busy.

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★★★★★

I come here on sundays- it's the perfect hungover food to eat. It is a bit greasy, but in a good way. It is a must place to eat in the Valley & you get a lot of food for your money. CASH only, they have an atm in the restaurant but bring cash to avoid the fees.
I suggest getting it to-go and eating at home. The restaurant is crammed and often very busy.

Pros: Good Food. Service. Good Food.

Cons: Small. Cash only.

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The food does not disappoint. The crowds will though. It's ALWAYS packed there, and you often have to fight for a table. Also, the owner KEEPS raising the prices. Two years ago a meat combo plate was $11, which was cheap. Then he raised it to $13. And now I just found out it is $15. How many times will the prices be raised there?
Parking is quite difficult, too.

2
★★★★★

The food does not disappoint. The crowds will though. It's ALWAYS packed there, and you often have to fight for a table. Also, the owner KEEPS raising the prices. Two years ago a meat combo plate was $11, which was cheap. Then he raised it to $13. And now I just found out it is $15. How many times will the prices be raised there?
Parking is quite difficult, too.

Pros: GREAT food

Cons: Crowds, Price increases, Bad parking

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this place is actually located on van nuys blvd. to the left of the magazine stand, not on ventura blvd. it's basically a hole in the wall that has great falafel and middle-eastern food at a really cheap price. there's not a lot of room to sit and it tends to get packed, but it's a really good alternative to fast food when you want some food-fast.

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★★★★☆

this place is actually located on van nuys blvd. to the left of the magazine stand, not on ventura blvd. it's basically a hole in the wall that has great falafel and middle-eastern food at a really cheap price. there's not a lot of room to sit and it tends to get packed, but it's a really good alternative to fast food when you want some food-fast.

Pros: good food, cheap prices

Cons: crowded, not much seating

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5 buck Lamba Schwarma Pita: as good a value as zankou, in-n-out, phillipe's combined.

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★★★★★

5 buck Lamba Schwarma Pita: as good a value as zankou, in-n-out, phillipe's combined.

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Very good and filling pitas/wraps, very fresh-tasting, and at reasonable prices. Seating can be limited, but they have a walk-up window--just pick up something and go.

PROS: Excellent inexpensive food
CONS: a wee bit small

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★★★★☆

Very good and filling pitas/wraps, very fresh-tasting, and at reasonable prices. Seating can be limited, but they have a walk-up window--just pick up something and go.

PROS: Excellent inexpensive food
CONS: a wee bit small

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The food here is awesome and the price is reasonable.

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The food here is awesome and the price is reasonable.

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Absolutely delish! Quality and flavor at unbeatable prices! I can't wait to go back again. FYI: The entrance is on Van Nuys Blvd, even though street address is Ventura Blvd.

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★★★★★

Absolutely delish! Quality and flavor at unbeatable prices! I can't wait to go back again. FYI: The entrance is on Van Nuys Blvd, even though street address is Ventura Blvd.

Pros: Inexpensive, Authentic, Great for take out

Cons: , crowded, tiny

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pita kitchen is literally a hole in the wall. great place for falafel and middle eastern salads. the place gets packed - seems like any time of day now a days. we used to go more when it was still unknown. they make there own pita bread for the rolled sandwiches which puts them above any other falafel place outside of Israel.

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★★★★★

pita kitchen is literally a hole in the wall. great place for falafel and middle eastern salads. the place gets packed - seems like any time of day now a days. we used to go more when it was still unknown. they make there own pita bread for the rolled sandwiches which puts them above any other falafel place outside of Israel.

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Middle Eastern counter-service eatery serves pita- or lafa-wrapped schwarma and falaffel, kebob plates, hummus. Dine-in, patio seats and takeout available.

 

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