I come from Ottawa which has some pretty great Middle eastern food, so the bar has been set pretty high. Until Shawarma El Mina setup shop there was no place to get a decent Shawarma in Kingston.
Portions, WOW a large platter will easily feed you for 2 full meals. They allow you to choose a mixture of rice and potato or go exclusive potato or rice. If you like more salad just ask and they will fix the ratio in your platter. very Accommodating to requests!
Taste, My wife loves the chicken, I can't get enough of the Beef (Donair style). Their sauces are a delight, the Garlic sauce is quite strong (just the way i like it, those more feint at heart may want to ask for just a bit on the side). The sweet sauce works great on everything, I will douse my potatoes with it. Their Salads always taste fresh.
Price, Incredible value taking into account the portion sizes.
Atmosphere is nothing special, we rarely have any interest in eating in, always go takeout.
If you arrive at a busy time the service is a bit slow. They often have 1 person doing ALL the food prep, while another person just stands at the cash register and watches him work until its time to pay.
This establishment easily a 4.5 out of 5 for me. I will keep eating here, and will recommend it to all my friends and colleagues.
Their Prices just went up which is a bit of a drag, but alas I can likely Blame Kathleen Wynne for that as opposed to Shawarma El Mina.
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