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Babylon Cafe

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Lebanese, Mediterranean
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1156 Denman Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G2M9, Canada
604-568-7010
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Affordable take away

This place hums with activity from opening to closing. Food is priced right and tastes great. Service is efficient so, despite a high volume of business, you never wait long for your order. Its proximity to benches and parks makes it ideal for take away.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
Pam M
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

This place hums with activity from opening to closing. Food is priced right and tastes great. Service is efficient so, despite a high volume of business, you never wait long for your order. Its proximity to benches and parks makes it ideal for take away.

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

You can't go wrong grabbing a falafel here. Whether you eat at one of the few tables just outside or take the food to the beach (even better), you're going to enjoy your meal. The guys who work here are really friendly too. Reasonably priced delicious food with a view...it doesn't get much better.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Wonderful location down near English bay this wonderful hole in the wall restaurant always tops our list of the best schwarma and middle eastern food. The service is quick and to the point with little idle chit chat but they have a couple of little tables out front to watch the action of vancouver go by. Highly recommend.

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Really good chicken shawerma. I would rate them as good as Ottawa shawerma so they are doing something right.

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Langley City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Friday afternoon around 1pm and Robson Street was packed. Was after a food truck but the line-ups were crazy. Popped over to Nelson to Babylon and ordered a Falafel with everything. No line up Crazy good wrap for $6.50. The Falafel is made in house and everything was fresh.

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Surrey, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

These are addicting.....hers is the chicken with no spice....mine the lamb with extra spice. Sit outside and drip over the sidewalk....massive portion of fresh ingredients and savory delight. With a can of pop....2 can dine for under $20. Be prepared to have to walk it off.

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Long Beach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Having lunch as we explore the English Bay and the A-Maze-ing Laughter statues. The wraps were good and the staff were very friendly. We would be regulars if we lived close.

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Vaduz
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Stopped here and lined up to get a beef Shawarma. Even though it was no too busy I had to wait a couple of minutes, but it was well worth the wait. The Shawarma was freshly prepared and was super stuffed with beef, salad, and a lot of vegetables. The staff was also very friendly and I'm definitively coming back.

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Langley City, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

lined up out the door today at noon but well worth the wait. Fresh Falafala made on site. We had bot ha Chicken and a Lamb Shawarma and both were excellent. Dont bother with lettuce, each came with the parslay, tomato, picked beets and a dill pickle. Great taste, maybe the best 1 in the city, if not definitly the... More 

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Saint Albert, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Stopped in for late nite takeout while walking back to the hotel. Very tasty chicken plate. Lots of sides. Could use real garlic sauce instead of tzatziki. Very decent portions and very filling.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1156 Denman Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G2M9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: 604-568-7010

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean

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