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Rainbow Falafel & Shawarma

  • $$
  • Middle Eastern, Vegetarian
  • 26 E 17th St, New York 10003 40.737231 -73.990572
  • (Btwn Bway & 5th Ave)
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  • (212) 691-8641
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User Ratings (Based on 25 reviews)

avg-come back to15
Food 4 Value 4
Service 4 Atmosphere 2_5

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 691-8641
Free Delivery Take Out
Mon-Fri: 11am-7pm
Cheap Eats, Delivery, Lunch, Take Out
Min Delivery:

User Reviews

  • Rainbow Falafel & Shawarma

    Posted by Catherine N on 2015-05-06

    Tasteless and Bland

    Not sure why it's called Rainbow, there was no flavor. I ordered a Greek Salad with Chicken and a Turkish Coffee. The Salad had no dressing except "white" and "red" sauce. No seasoning and the coffee tasted like chemicals. Not sure why it's so hard to fin

  • Rainbow Falafel & Shawarma

    Posted by anonymous on 2013-02-25


    the food was amazing! cant get any better !

  • Rainbow Falafel & Shawarma

    Posted by Greg on 2012-09-27

    Incredible food and friendly service

    It an excellent place for fresh middle eastern food. The food is delicious with such low prices and the service is terrific with a friendly smile. Check it out, you won't be disappointed.

  • Rainbow Falafel & Shawarma

    Posted by Anir on 2010-08-17

    Still very good

    Visited NYC last week and took my mom with me to Rainbow. She had falafel, I had a falafel platter with califlower instead of humus. Still tasted as good as it did when I lived there over ten years ago. Ripe tomatoes, falafel tastes of coriander, fresh ch

  • Rainbow Falafel & Shawarma

    Posted by Felee on 2010-06-08

    Somewhere else over the rainbow...

    I used to love this place, but now it's gone way downhill. The shwarma was too dry to eat, had to throw it away. Nothing good about the sandwich, brown lettuce, rotten tomatoes, yuck. The fried cauliflower was ok, but too greasy and soggy.

  • Rainbow Falafel & Shawarma

    Posted by JD624 on 2009-10-12

    Great falafel, bad price hike

    The falafel sandwich at $3.50 was really hard to beat. This used to be my favorite little cheap place to get a great lunch. Now it's $4.75, and still delicious, but somehow the price increase leaves a bitter taste in my mouth.

  • Rainbow Falafel & Shawarma

    Posted by Anonymous on 2009-08-06

    For what it is, it's great

    Buried amidst the insanity of Union Sq, this place is literally a hole in the wall. And it tastes as such. It's great, if what you want is (relatively) cheap, typical "Middle Eastern" food that will probably satisfy whatever craving you had.

  • Rainbow Falafel & Shawarma

    Posted by Anonymous on 2009-06-22

    subpar schwarma, ok falafel...

    Gave this place a try twice in the last few weeks... the schwarma is just flat out overcook and completely dry. All of the flavors are there, but the chicken is borderline inedible. The falafel was ok, but a little cold. Having had schwarma and falafel fr

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