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Murray's Falafel and Grill
Posted by CZL on 11/17/2013
I haven't been to Murrays in about 5 years but it's not at all how I remembered it. The falafel although fresh and crunchy was kinda bland. What I was most disappointed by was the chicken shawarma which was totally devoid of flavor and fell apart in my hands. Not something I'll be ordering again. Also, a falafel in a pita, a shawarma in pita, and a can of diet coke cost 22 bucks! The food was just not worth the money. It seems like they've gotten lazy over the years. On a positive note, the waitress and guy behind the counter were very friendly and personable, and the service was very quick.
Posted by EddyS on 07/12/2012
The food here is not nearly as good as any other shwarma I have eaten. Not only that, it is EXTREMELY over priced for the amount of food they give you. The container for an entree, for example, has one big section and a small for what is supposed to be a "side." What they do instead is fill up the small part with your meat and the larger with, for example, a much cheaper side. Very disappointed.
Posted by Larry on 06/07/2012
Loved their falafel sandwich... the pita was thick/fluffy and did not break apart even though it was stuffed full of fresh falafel (i counted 6 large balls.. most place give you 4-5 smaller ones), israeli salad, and cabbage etc. Highly recommended.
Posted by forrest on 03/01/2012
I started coming here for the falafel but over time decided to try new things and everything is really great. I don't live or work in the area I make a special trip every time and it never disappoints. The place is small and nothing fancy but the service is super friendly and polite (refilled my wifes soup bowl when they saw how much she liked it) and the food is fresh and good just really nothing bad to say.
Posted by eos on 08/22/2011
i really have nothing good to say about this place. i realize they are kosher and that tends to be more $, but their prices are super high and you are clearly not paying for quality. their israeli salad looks like it has been sitting there a while. but the worst part the service attitude was a bigger turnoff then the food. i will never ever spend a dollar there again. good luck murray!
Posted by anonymous on 10/05/2010
I live in the East Village, and all of the better falafel places in the neighborhood have closed in recent years ... with the exception of Mamoun's, which has sadly gone disappointingly downhill the past couple of years. I rarely venture above 14 St., but decided to give Murray's a try, based on the reviews here. I ordered the falafel sandwich with baba ganoush, tahini, lettuce, tomato, and hot sauce. They usually use a pre-made topping of lettuce, tomato, cucumber, and onion, but kindly obliged the special order. This was the best falafel that I've had in NYC, and I've had a lot!!! The only time I've had better was at the world-famous L'As du Falafel in Paris (you'll see what I mean, if you "google image" that. In fact, they use similar bread here. It's not a thin dry pita, but rather a large, soft fluffy bread pocket. The falafel was obviously freshly-assembed and made, as was the unique hot sauce that came on this side. It was flawless. They only thing I would change would be the price, which is currently $7. At any rate, I enjoyed this sandwich only yesterday, and am already craving to have it again. Next time, however, I will ask for about three hot sauces, as it was so delicious, but a small serving. The sandwich itself is very filling, and easily accounts for a fully satisfying meal. I didn't realize until after I had ordered at the counter, received my order, and subsequently sat down, that the tables are for table service. Now worries. They quickly brought a small ice water. This place is a gem!
Posted by Falafel lover on 02/26/2009
Probably the best falafel in NYC, better than some I've had in the middle east! Seriosuly, the food is fantastic here, especially the humus and falafel. Other dishes are also quite deliciou, but I almost always get the falafel... Atmosphere is nothing fancy, but quite clean. Service is the same girl everytime. If she's busy you'll wait only because she's the only waitress. Prices are not the best, but the quality is far beyond any $3/$4 falafel. If you haven't gone yet, this is a NYC MUST in my book :)