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Babylon Cafe

1156 Denman Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G2M9, Canada (Downtown)
604-568-7010
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Ranked #356 of 2,805 restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Lebanese
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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English first
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19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Shwarma is what they do. The chicken is fabulous. The wraps are well stuffed . 3 small tables outside to watch the world go by or take your bounty down to English Bay. Excellent value.

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Vancouver, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Babylon Cafe on Denman are sexist, possibly racist, and overcharging scammers and I will never eat there again. They skipped over me in line to take the order of the guy behind me. When I told the guy working there that I hadn't ordered, he insisted I was with the guy in front of me, who I wasn't. When I... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

We were staying in a hotel around the corner and had been walking by Babylon for 2 days and commenting on how delicious it smelled. The opportunity to visit finally came late on a Tuesday night - they were out of lamb, so we both ordered chicken. The service, quality and value were remarkable. We ate our Chicken Schwarma Plates... More

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Victoria, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

If you like chicken schwarma wraps this little place is fabulous ~ very generous size wrap stuffed with fresh and delicious fillings/veggies and sauces of your choice (aioli mayo, tahini sauce, hot sauce, tziziki, hummus) and the chicken is excellent. All the staff are always very cheerful and provide the best service!

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Vancouver, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

This is definitely one Vancouver's hidden gems, one of our favourite places to eat - though we usually go to the Nelson St location as it's closer to our house. Great value for the amount of food you get. Everything we ever had has been delicious and the staff have always been very nice. I usually have the falafel and... More

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Alberta, Canada
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230 reviews 230 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We enjoyed our shwarma lunch plates at the Howe Street location. The food and service were both wonderful. It was just off Howe Street and was easy to find. We would eat here again!

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Vancouver, Canada
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49 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

The entire concept of shawarma was new to us when we moved to Vancouver, but we fell in love with it immediately. We visited Babylon based on online reviews, and we were hooked on our first visit. Over the summer, we took 3 sets of visitors to Babylon to pick up picnic dinners that we brought over to English Bay.... More

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Regina, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

WOW what can I say but MMMMM!! yes this place rocks, it has huge portionsbut i have a huge appetite, so that worked for me :) the food was delicious and with the large potions we were able to have our kids split a dish and it would fill them up. I highly recommend trying this place and you will... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

My wife and I live in North Vancouver and rarely go 3-4 weeks without a trip to Babylon Cafe. The Denman location is also great people watching if you can snag one of the outside tables. As many others have said you get a gigantic amount of food in the meal plates, all for about $10. The Chicken and Lamb... More

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Montreal, Canada
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47 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

My g/f and I went there for lunch. I had the chicken shawarma plate and she had the vegeterian plate. The portions were huge and my g/f ended packing the rest of her lunch. The chicken tasted great and the food was fresh. They made (fresh) the falafels for my g/f's plate, it took about 7-8 minutes to make. The... More

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