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Posted by Anonymous on 06/22/2008
I've been going to Maoz for weeks now. The food is pretty good, but I think that the prices are a bit high for what you're actually paying for. This is my scenario: I order a $9.16 salad box with humus almost every time I am there, I fill it with all of the toppings from the salad bar. I always put their tasty sauces in containers on the side, but up until recently, I cannot even get a to-go container for sauce. The manager explained to me (in quite a bad tone) that the handing of containers has been discontinued and I was supposed to add sauce on top of my salad. In my opinion, if I'm paying for a salad that costs over $9 I don't want to have dressing all over the place. In addition, the staff hardly sweeps the floor which becomes a pigs tie after the lunch rush, they do not refill their utensils and it is almost impossible to get the attention of an employee during the hectic lunch hours... $9 for a salad box with no sauce containers or utensils... c'mon. Give me a break!
Posted by APairOWaffles on 05/04/2008
We have been living in NYC for a few years and have tried our fair share of falafels, and Maoz is by far the best! Although many will complain about how "do-it-yourself" Maoz is, the salad bar is big and has many items to try on your falafel. Although it's a tad pricey for a falafel, the falafel is sufficiently big to fill you up and provides a satisfying meal. We recommend staying, despite the lack of seating, so that you can run back to the salad bar and refill on condiments/sauces/etc.
Posted by Anonymous on 04/23/2008
With all these great reviews, I had my hopes high. Alas, it was a disappointment. Pros: Healthy (if you skip the fries), plentiful, fresh. That's about it. Cons: Taste was bland, they rely on you to make it taste good by loading on sauces and fixins. High price for what it is. Nickle and diming - price starts high and only escalates. Extra charge for lemonade or juice instead of high-margin soda. Even the smallest meal puts you over $8. Only three seats, and if you dare to take out, you can't grab much of the fixings to fix the bland flavor. Fries are good. But fries with a falafel is like tabouli with a burger and hardly fit the healthy motif they seem to hype. Bottom line: Good for really hungry college students looking to load up after drinking on a Friday night. Otherwise, take a miss.
Posted by Ani on 03/28/2008
On my first visit there, I ordered the salad box, which comes with five falafel balls. I added on the hummus and eggplant, which brought the total to just under ten bucks. They leave you plenty of room in the salad container for you to add toppings from the salad bar. I tried just about a little bit of everything. I was kinda disappointed that they didn't have the cauliflower that everyone keeps on raving about but they did have the broccoli (which ended up being quite tasty). I ended up with a pretty heft salad by the time I was done. Having tasted all of the toppings, I know which ones I will definitely choose on my next visit there. The price is kind of hefty for a falafel place, but it's well worth it. Yummy!
Posted by Trenker on 02/19/2008
Excellent falafel, I'd say. Tastey and very filling. But don't expect to sit on one of the 4 stools in this stylish looking hole in the wall. Service was frendly, but a little spaced out and easily overwhelmed by the crowd that slowly formed at 6pm on a weekday night. They could have used another hand. The salad/toppings bar was well maintained, and very fresh. A little turned off by customers making multiple stops to the counter with an eat-ass-much-as-you-can attitude. Well worth the money, just take it to go and sit in Union Square across the street.
Posted by Anonymous on 11/15/2007
I've never been a big falafel/vegetarian person but I'm working on changing that habit to stay in the best possible health as possible and this place is keeping me on track!LOVE IT!Walked in the other night asked what was really good there and the lady at the cash register said something,I took her word for it,and glad I did.
Posted by ForkNewYork on 10/22/2007
I first ate this stuff in Amsterdam, and only wished we had one in NYC. And then, wham! We get a locale in Union Square. This is simply the best tasting falafel you have ever had. Try it, and post here... I'd love to hear your thoughts (I told you so).