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701 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408-3085
+1 612-824-7887
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Wed 11:00 - 23:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2016

Had the shawmira sandwich and was VERY dissapointed! The meat was dry and not very flavorful. Definitely not worth the money.

Thank Suzanne G
Dublin, Ireland
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

I came here as one of my friends required halal food, and thought it looked the most appropriate, and thought that this looked somewhat ok because there were people inside. I got falafel, he got chicken. The food was disgusting, and was full of flies...in January?! We took a good look around as we were leaving, as we will never... More 

Thank Gerchanovsky
Minneapolis, MN
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

Good meal for a decent price - I've tried multiple things on their menu and never disappointed. Particularly love their baba ghanoush and falafel. This is more of a deli style fast food as compared to other middle eastern or greek restaurants in town. I used to always go to this location, but parking can be a bit difficult in... More 

Thank TCGreenGal
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89 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

We will go back for sure. The food was delicious and relatively inexpensive. The people there were super friendly. We really enjoyed our experience.

Thank Cpsadp2
Bellevue, Nebraska
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64 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2015

Several lunch options in the shopping area where they are located. Very pleased to have chosen this one. Very helpful, pleasant manager. Great food. Not sure if this is the place for children who prefer "traditional" lunch, e.g., hamburgers and pizza. Give it a try! If we're even in the area again, we'll definitely eat here.

Thank Hodag1946
Tel Aviv, Israel
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147 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2015 via mobile

Owned by a nice Israeli guy who listens to Eyal Golan while he cooks. His place serve the best falafel in all of the mid-west. When in Minneapolis, minesota- go to the FALAFEL KING

Thank Assiazar
Kansas City, Missouri
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014 via mobile

My husband and I visiting family and everytime we come we stop here. We grew up and lived here for the past 20 years so we came here a lot when living here but now that we visit we still make it a stop. We usually get the buffet where you get to choose what you want and have more... More 

Thank Kaliajm15
Des Moines, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

Very fast service. Wonderful flavors. Overall great experience. I had the Jerusalem Plate and it was a great combination of flavors. Pan fried cauliflower and eggplant, tabbouleh, baba ganoush , and pickled cabbage. Yum! My friend had the Shawarma. Very tasty as well! Nice quick joint!

Thank Becky S
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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205 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2014

The place is dirty as you enter and not very inviting. Looking like posters from the 1980's. The falafel was nasty tasting. Not sure what it was suppose to be but it wasn't good. Very few times I have taken one bite of food and tossed the remainder in the trash. The greek dessert was old. If you want real... More 

Thank Scott P
Perham, Minnesota
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29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

Hard to find ethnic food in Minnesota so I had to try it. Best baklava I have EVER had!!! Service was excellent!

Thank ckloveswk

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Fast food, Mediterranean, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 701 W Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55408-3085
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-824-7887

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?