Falafel King

★★★★☆
  • 701 W Lake St

    Minneapolis, MN 55408

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  • 612-824-7887

About Falafel King

Hours
Mon. 11am - 11pm;Tue. - Sun. 11am - 12pm
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We've eaten here a lot and the food is very passable. We were there on 6/12/11, the cashier took our order, was presented w/ a Crowd Cut coupon, accepted it, and treated us decently. The owner (who had been busy yelling at his help) saw

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★★★★★

We've eaten here a lot and the food is very passable. We were there on 6/12/11, the cashier took our order, was presented w/ a Crowd Cut coupon, accepted it, and treated us decently. The owner (who had been busy yelling at his help) saw

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This was a horrible experience, $9 for a "King Falafel Sandwich", which should have included tahini and pepper sauce (both of which I really wanted and said so to the guy (LAMEO) taking our order, both were absent when I got back to where

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★★★★★

This was a horrible experience, $9 for a "King Falafel Sandwich", which should have included tahini and pepper sauce (both of which I really wanted and said so to the guy (LAMEO) taking our order, both were absent when I got back to where

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:P I was in the neightborhood and in the mood for a falafel sandwich...I hadn't been there in a while, and now I remember why. I paid my $8 for the small sandwich and waited.....

Their falafel was grainy and greasy and had no flavor and the tahina was utterly flavorless as well. Then, shortly after my food came up, some guy in the kitchen started yelling, dropping f-bombs, carrying on...and it kept going and going. I took about three bites and walked out leaving the soggy tasteless profane mess behind.

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★☆☆☆☆

:P I was in the neightborhood and in the mood for a falafel sandwich...I hadn't been there in a while, and now I remember why. I paid my $8 for the small sandwich and waited.....

Their falafel was grainy and greasy and had no flavor and the tahina was utterly flavorless as well. Then, shortly after my food came up, some guy in the kitchen started yelling, dropping f-bombs, carrying on...and it kept going and going. I took about three bites and walked out leaving the soggy tasteless profane mess behind.

Pros: convenient location for some activities

Cons: Poor quality food, no parking

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If it's late and you're hungry, the Falafel King is a pretty good choice. The food is prepared quickly and the portions are ample. I always get the Falafel sandwich, and it's a good one. The falafels seem to be hand-made (as opposed to the horrible squeezed-from-a-bag kind that are becoming increasingly and disappointly common) and they have a nice flavor. The sandwiches are never quite the same twice--the cooks seem to like to sort of "wing it" when it comes to ingredients. Sometimes my wife and I will both get one and each one is prepared slightly differently (different toppings, sometimes even different sauce). Fine with me. Variety is the spice of life and all that. They also have the usual gyros, shawirma, etc., which I've never tried because I'm a vegetarian. The pickles are definitely worth checking out if you're into some interesting (and sometimes downright weird) flavors. I particularly like the yellow ones with the lines on them (sort of look like large yellow okra, although I have no idea what they actually are).

The only downside to the restaurant is cleanliness. I've seen them sometimes prepare food after handling money without washing their hands first, and once I saw the dishwasher come out of the back room, wipe his hands on his pants, and prepare a sandwich for a customer. I guess you could do worse in a third-world country, but you could probably do better in America.

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★★★☆☆

If it's late and you're hungry, the Falafel King is a pretty good choice. The food is prepared quickly and the portions are ample. I always get the Falafel sandwich, and it's a good one. The falafels seem to be hand-made (as opposed to the horrible squeezed-from-a-bag kind that are becoming increasingly and disappointly common) and they have a nice flavor. The sandwiches are never quite the same twice--the cooks seem to like to sort of "wing it" when it comes to ingredients. Sometimes my wife and I will both get one and each one is prepared slightly differently (different toppings, sometimes even different sauce). Fine with me. Variety is the spice of life and all that. They also have the usual gyros, shawirma, etc., which I've never tried because I'm a vegetarian. The pickles are definitely worth checking out if you're into some interesting (and sometimes downright weird) flavors. I particularly like the yellow ones with the lines on them (sort of look like large yellow okra, although I have no idea what they actually are).

The only downside to the restaurant is cleanliness. I've seen them sometimes prepare food after handling money without washing their hands first, and once I saw the dishwasher come out of the back room, wipe his hands on his pants, and prepare a sandwich for a customer. I guess you could do worse in a third-world country, but you could probably do better in America.

Pros: Good, fast and cheap.

Cons: The cooks need to learn to wash their hands every time they make a sandwich.

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Falafel King is the best for falafel in Minneapolis. The falafel itself is a perfect blend and you can count on it being hot and fresh! You can even get it spicy with a hot pepper relish. The hummus is also excelent with their pita bread and they garnish it with greek olives and hot yellow peppers. Falafel King deserves five stars!

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★★★★★

Falafel King is the best for falafel in Minneapolis. The falafel itself is a perfect blend and you can count on it being hot and fresh! You can even get it spicy with a hot pepper relish. The hummus is also excelent with their pita bread and they garnish it with greek olives and hot yellow peppers. Falafel King deserves five stars!

Pros: Inexpensive, fresh, vegetarian selection

Cons: Skywy has no seeting, parking on the street

 

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