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Shawafel

1322 H Street NE, Washington, VA 20001
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Ranked #7 of 13 Restaurants in Washington
Cuisines: Lebanese
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- May 8, 2014
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English first
Laramie, Wyoming
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68 reviews 68 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

The food at Shawafel was quite good. The interior was exceptionally clean but almost sterile, with a fast-food feel, and could use some ambience. They seem to cater mostly to take-out customers. Recommend real plates and silverware for dine-in customers to upgrade the ambience. The authentic Lebanese music on the sound system was a cultural bonus, and enhances the dining... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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191 reviews 191 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

The place is like a late night falafel/shawarma sandwich joint. Fantastic. It's not incredible, but it's definitely satisfying. A stumble home becomes much better after visiting this place along the way.

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Washington, DC
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37 reviews 37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Certainly not the best Sharma and Falafel I have eaten in my life, but they sometimes have their doors open late and the food is great if you're stumbling home from one of the neighborhood bars.

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Falls Church, Va
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425 reviews 425 reviews
362 restaurant reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

I love this place - I can't emphasized this enough. The food is absolutely superb. I've had a few things on the menu so far and each is consistently delicious. The shawarma and falafel are a staple here and a must try. Prepared true to form and filled with delicious turnip pickles, greens, and tahini sauce,The tabouli the best in... More

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Bradenton, Florida
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238 reviews 238 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Shawafel comes from... wait for it... shawarma and falafel, two mainstays of the middle eastern cuisine. I had the signature sandwich here a few nights ago and it was excellent. Well balanced, tasty and hits the spot perfectly. Highly recommended.

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Washington, D.C.
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

We've started ordering large platters of falafel and shwarma for casual family gatherings, when the alternative would be pizza or potluck. The food is excellent and delicious - I'm particularly fond of the pickles, fatoosh and a garlic cream sauce they send along with the chicken. It's a great option for groups like ours that include vegans, vegetarians and meat... More

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55 reviews 55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2012 via mobile

Nice and warm place. Management very friendly. Fries with zaatar is a must try. Also their shish taouk is really good.

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