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Restaurant Nilufar

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1923 Ste-Catherine St W, Montreal, Quebec H3H 1M3, Canada
(514) 846-1947
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch
Good for: Dining on a budget
Description: Our healthy delicious cuisine has been part of the Montreal scene for more...
Our healthy delicious cuisine has been part of the Montreal scene for more than 15 years. Voted consistently in magazines as one of the top falafel spots in the city we're sure you'll be impressed (we want to be your first falafel....). Our food is made in our kitchens and not prepared, you eat fresh when you eat with us.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Best falafel I've had

Due disclaimer, I've been a devotee of Nilufar since 1995. I have lived abroad since 2002, and still come back every time I'm in town for the same order, two falafels, extra hot sauce (always in twos, since they started with the 2/99c deal in the mid-90s). I have never been disappointed. Sure... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
elvisgrimm
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Montreal, Canada
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383 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

Wow I remember going here in the 90's and it now in 2015 the prices are almost the same, good job on keeping it real! Ask for hot or garlic sauce.

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Thank Nicq
Zurich, Switzerland
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Due disclaimer, I've been a devotee of Nilufar since 1995. I have lived abroad since 2002, and still come back every time I'm in town for the same order, two falafels, extra hot sauce (always in twos, since they started with the 2/99c deal in the mid-90s). I have never been disappointed. Sure, it's a hole in the wall- but... More 

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Thank elvisgrimm
Montreal
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75 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I have been going there for years. Truly the best tasting Shish Taouk and Falael pitas in Montreal. I always take-out. Prices are unbeatable and the food is always fresh. Can't beat this place.

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Thank LeSeelleur
Montreal, Canada
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 via mobile

This is the best place for falafel in Montreal. If you are looking for the taste you used to get in the Middle East, go nowhere! The place is missy, run down, not so clean, but for a take out, it is worth it!

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Thank Saud A
Montreal, Canada
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67 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

I don't remember eating falafel that was this good and this fresh! The falalfel balls were crunchy outside and oh so tender inside and green! The pita super fresh too. I took the trio $2.50 (plus tax) for the total experience. I had soup (delicious) that amazing falafel sandwhich and yellow juice (lemonade). Actually I paid.50 cents extra for maroccan... More 

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Thank Missvonlipi
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I am totally addicted to this place! I bring all my friends and family. The food is amazing the price really affordable and the service is incredible. It's got that small town vibe where you are recognised everytime you go in :)

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2 Thank Sheenabc
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Nilufar has to be one of only a few places in Montreal that really nails it for its given price-point...The fact of the matter is that you won't get nearly as much good body-fuel per dollar almost anywhere else. two bucks for a great falafel pita, soup (half-lentil, half-vegetable is always a GREAT idea), and a bit of peach drink... More 

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2 Thank Ryan W
Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I have been eating here for years. The food is consistently great! And you always get served with a smile as well.

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Thank sue_ziggy
Montreal, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Good but cheap food at a welcoming place. Lots of veggie and vegan options, and if you want your sandwich done a certain way they're happy to do it. Good selection of soups; I recommend the lentil.

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Thank strings4-6-21
Vancouver, Canada
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25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

The restaurant is a bit run down but the food is very tasty and inexpensive with decent sized portions.

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1 Thank Lynne M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1923 Ste-Catherine St W, Montreal, Quebec H3H 1M3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Neighborhood: Centre-Ville (Downtown)
  • Phone Number: (514) 846-1947

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11
  • Cuisine: Lebanese, Mediterranean, Delicatessen, Middle Eastern, Vegan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

Description

Our healthy delicious cuisine has been part of the Montreal scene for more than 15 years. Voted consistently in magazines as one of the top falafel spots in the city we're sure you'll be impressed (we want to be your first falafel....). Our food is made in our kitchens and not prepared, you eat fresh when you eat with us.
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 7:00 pm

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

Staying in Centre-Ville (Downtown)

Neighborhood Profile
Centre-Ville (Downtown)
Montreal's towering skyline is concentrated in the Downtown area, its nexus of commerce and commercialism. A suffusion of luxury hotels, flagship stores, high-end restaurants, and corporate headquarters characterize the neighborhood, which by nightfall transforms from a business district into a youth-culture hotspot, with hip bars, clubs, and restaurants heavily peopled by students and young professionals. The once-seat of millionaire's 'Golden Square Mile', an incongruity of stately mansions and dapper brownstones sit between glass skyscrapers, creating a visually lush urban landscape. Beneath the sidewalks lay the Underground City, the world's largest below-ground mall, a labyrinth of over 1,500 shops and eateries that echo the profusion of cafes, gallerias, cinemas, and fashion outlets above. From the scholarly array at McGill University to the carousing crowds of Rue Crescent, visit Downtown to shop by day for what you'll wear there by night.