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Posted by UPW on 01/25/2010
Jerusalem changed hands last year. On the plus side they brightened up the place with new tiling. The increased the prices by 30 percent and reduced the portions. The staff is not as welcoming especially if you are female. The food not as tasty either. I won't go there any more and may check out the hummus place down Broadway instead.
Posted by NovaChild on 10/06/2009
This restaurant must have impoved since the last reviews, because the felafel and chicken sandwich I had tonight was amazing and huge, served quickly by a friendly cook. He gave me a small piece of pita with some hummous - which I liked a lot - while I waited. The felafel was tasty, the chicken well-seasoned, and all of the sides tasted fresh. It's not the best deal I've ever seen for falafel, but it's the best choice I've found in this neighborhood.
Posted by ColumbiaKid on 04/28/2009
I ordered a 'meat combo' platter on the menu it read lamb schwarma and chicken kebab. When it arrived, the delivery guy had NO change not even a dollar, just twenties. Strike One. Upon opening up my meal, I found the pita in the corporate packaging which I just didn't like. Furthermore, there was only lamb in my meal no chicken. I called back and the manager told me that sometimes they offer chicken and lamb and sometimes they don't. I protested enough and got half off of my next purchase but I won't be returning. The lamb was overcooked, and I paid $13 for basically rice and salad as very little of my plate was composed of meat.
Posted by UWS Guy on 12/06/2008
About a year ago this place was the gold standard for Upper West side falafel, since then there has been a steady decline in the quality of the food. Even as recent as four months the food was decent, if not occasionally good. However, today I was disappointed again for the fifth time in as many weeks. I thought I'd hold off writing the review until I had sufficient evidence that the food had truly fallen off- well I do. The falafel is consistently dry and mealy and the lettuce is always old and the tomatoes are often rotten. Not only that the falafel seems to be getting exponentially smaller. As for the baba ganoush, which was always my reason for going, they changed the recipe and I find it utterly lacking of the magic that used to be in it. Not only is it underwhelming, but the flavor is genuinely off. The grape leaves aren't bad, but definitely not something to write home about. Finally, the baklava... well the piece I got was probably much better a week ago when the batch was still fresh- today however, I could have broken a car window with it.
Posted by Tina on 07/22/2008
Try the falafel hummus sandwich, it is the best I have had in the city. YUM!
Posted by black squirrel on 03/27/2008
This place is great. I like to stop by late night for one of the combo platters. The food is nice and well seasoned, and the atmosphere is fun. Good food, good service.
Posted by Eli on 01/11/2007
I discovered this small gem 8 years ago. I fell in love with their Gyro Sandwich & their hummus. Unfortunately since the change of staff the quality started to diminish. I was also very dissapointed to learn that their prices went up while the quality went down. I guess a good thing doesn't last. But, I must say once in a while I'll go back to see if the friendly service and quality food returns. I don't lose faith.