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3900 San Pablo Av, Emeryville, CA 94608
510 597 1303
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Great affordable lunch with an awesome bar next to it.

The food was amazing. The Falafel plate was amazing. So many fresh favors and great falafel that was done perfectly. The servers were so friendly and the bartender in the bank club was SUPER friendly!! Love this place. Parking is a little hard to find. However there is a Safeway across the street.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Khanh N
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English first
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44 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

The food was amazing. The Falafel plate was amazing. So many fresh favors and great falafel that was done perfectly. The servers were so friendly and the bartender in the bank club was SUPER friendly!! Love this place. Parking is a little hard to find. However there is a Safeway across the street.

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Albany, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Just back from Wally's in Emeryville. We arrived around 7:30 p.m. on Friday night and there was space for four at the counter. The kids had lamb/meat gyros wraps, dear hubby got the pommegranate chicken and I got the lamb/meat gyros plate. The complimentary lentil soup was very tasty: hints of cumin and another spice that I couldn't recognize. The... More 

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Northern California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

Hidden gem in Emeryville, CA. Behind a dive bar. Indoor counter area is definitely retro and a little tight. Outside patio is a little better. Lentil soup that comes complimentary before your meal is the best I've had! I ordered the Mediterranean burger - tasty but a little too much cumin and meat was a little too dry for my... More 

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Berkeley CA
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

In a tough (though not really dangerous) Emeryville neighborhood, and hidden behind a dive bar, Wally serves up amazingly good Greek and Mediterranean food. Wally's is a very basic cafe with about 20 seats at a wooden counter and a few outdoor tables. The restaurant looks like it should be in a bleak 1930's Edward Hopper painting, but Wally himself... More 

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Mountain View, California
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251 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Punt the fast food, drop in here for a quick bite. Or call it in, pickup, and take it to the park or back to the office. You can't beat the value - super tasty gyro sandwich for $7.95, onion rings for another $1.5. Lentil soup appetizer and a two bite baklava for dessert are included - beat that anywhere... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Yeah... it's all true, DO believe the hype. As we say back home: "Broke da mout" good. 1st time out: Grabbed 3 co-workers and took the 7 minute drive from downtown Oakland, SO WORTH IT. Was kinda crowded and a bit of a wait, but was kept busy with a starter bowl of Lentil soup... double up the portion, add... More 

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arizona
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2013

I really, really liked this place. The place itself looks a little run down but the food is amazing. I had the chicken shawarma wrap and my friend had the chicken gyro...yum. They serve lentil soup and baklava with every order and it's inexpensive. It's really worth the effort to go here. If I'm ever in the area again, I'm... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

The gyros were really good, but were not the part that stood out the most. The complimentary lentil soup was amazing (even my boyfriend who doesn't normally like lentil soup loved it), and they also gave a complimentary baklava for dessert that was maybe the best baklava I have ever had. The staff was also very nice and attentive. Overall,... More 

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Colorado Springs
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356 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 223 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

No way around it, this place is a total dive. It's tucked into a corner, you have to pass a dumpster to get in the door, etc. The food is outstanding, however, and the friendly family atmosphere is welcoming and relaxed, while the service is amazingly rapid. The portions are generous, so bring your appetite!

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Houston, Texas
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47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2012

Okay, if you are hungry, run, don't walk to Wally's at the Bank Club Café. If you don't run, everyone will beat you to the place. You know its good food when you have to wait in line behind everyone else that wants to eat there. Don't go to a restaurant with an empty parking lot. Wally's is a Mediterranean... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3900 San Pablo Av, Emeryville, CA 94608
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Emeryville
  • Phone Number: 510 597 1303

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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