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Amir's Falafel

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11711 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604-2616
818-509-8641
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10:30 am - 9:30 pm
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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
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great falafel and smily faces

A friend suggested I try this place, since I love falafel. It is in a shopping plaza, so parking is a bit challenging at pick times. The ambiance is not so good, so maybe a take out will be better. This is the reason I didn't give it a 5 star.The hummus was very good too. Friendly service. Would... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
freemaee
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Woodland Hills,CA
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Woodland Hills,CA
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168 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend suggested I try this place, since I love falafel. It is in a shopping plaza, so parking is a bit challenging at pick times. The ambiance is not so good, so maybe a take out will be better. This is the reason I didn't give it a 5 star.The hummus was very good too. Friendly service. Would definitely... More 

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Thank freemaee
Los Angeles, California
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We visit weekly, love this place. Ask to have French Fries added to the falafel! Great food and service.

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Thank what1
Gardena, California
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I first discovered Amir's Falafel in October 1988 by chance after leaving a Jazz convention at the Universal City Sheraton. What luck! I went the countless times told many friends about it, used to see people I know by chance there sometimes, how much does that happen in LA? I knew Amir and if the bill was seven dollars, he... More 

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Thank FO19
Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This mall stop is really worthwhile, a great range of salads/vegetables/hummus/babaganoush to add to your falafel plate. My husband loves the kebab. WE like that they remember us.

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Thank Watersprite91
Valdosta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

A buddy of mine that lives in Studio City, CA suggested Amir's for lunch. There's not a lot of available seating, but my falafel sandwich was very good, reasonably priced, and very large. I hope to go back soon.

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Thank Drum71
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I've passed by this place so many times for so long and finally decided to try it out. First off the service is excellent. They really want to make their custoomers feel welcomed and satisfied, which is a point itself. The food, meh, could be better. I ordered the Chicken Shawarma sandwich. It felt like there was something missing in... More 

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Thank kisssmee
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Stopped by for lunch, ordered a Chicken Shawarma sandwich, it was delicious and the portion was generous. Would go back again.

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I've been eating at this place for 35 years, and it all this time it continues to be the best of the best. The falafel balls are delicious, spicy and light, and this truly distinguishes this from many other places. The plates come with your choice of sides including Israeli salad, Curry carrots, Hummus, Eggplant salad, and more. All are... More 

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Thank Amelia H
Los Angeles
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is my go-to place for the most delicious falafel sandwich in LA. They always cook the falafel to order, no sitting under a heat lamp, so they're big and tender, not dry or greasy. The pita bread is soft and fresh, the cabbage is cool and crisp, the hummus yummy, and if you like spice, say yes to the... More 

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Thank flymonkey
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2009

Everything here is "home made" , is fresh and very healty. They use olive oil and lemon juice as dressing for the salads. I recommend Amir's Special Plate - it comes with everything(meat,rice, falafel) and you can choose your salads (3-4 kinds). Enjoy!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11711 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604-2616
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Universal City Area
  • Neighborhood: Universal City Area
  • Phone Number: 818-509-8641

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 9 - 9
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, African, Middle Eastern
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?