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The Halal Guys

6th Avenue at 53rd, New York City, NY
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Ranked #40 of 11,618 restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Late Night
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Ankara, Turkey
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74 reviews 74 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I read many good reviews about these guys and wanted to give it a try. Me and my wife ate chicken on the rice. It was a bit dry and not a special taste to speak out. We weren't impressed so loudly.

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PR
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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

A must to try at least once. Not only is it super cheap for the serving it is really good food and flavor! Beware of the spicy sauce though, delicious but reeally spicy. There is another location I think in 51st

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Madison, Wisconsin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We were reluctant to eat food from street vendors but the long line here convinced us that it had to be good. We were not disappointed. The food was fresh and delicious. A tip - know what you want before you get up to order.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

If you are in New York, you have to try this. Just be a little patient since it seems always busy with long lines; they are pretty fast though and definitely worth the small wait. If you want something delicious and cheap this is your best option!

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Ironton, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Saw the long line and wondered what was going on!! I began to read the reviews and decided I had to get in line as well. Ordered chicken over rice with white sauce. The price of $6 is a real bargain! The food tasted yummy and was so large that I could not finish my Saturday evening meal.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Stayed in NYC for 10 days. Loved the chicken over rice. My 11 year old daughter asked for Halal Guys every day! Delicious and affordable. Huge portion! Never have to wait as long as you choose the right location.

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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

15-20 minute for a $6 meal trade off! Totally worth it. Dont let the line up scare you, it goes by really fast!!! My husband and I ordered a chicken and gyro plate and the $6 order was enough for the both of us! Ive come to their food stand for the 4th time in 2 NYC visits and just... More

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The first time I walked by, I wondered why in the world there was a line going down the block for cart food. After asking a few people, some who drove in from New Jersey or Connecticut just to come here, I had to try it. I was glad I did! I have to make a stop every time I'm... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I had heard about the chicken over rice and that you have to get it from the right guys!! I was lucky, I was staying at the Hilton Midtown and they are located directly across the street. Don't worry you will figure out which is the right food cart, just look for the never ending line that is there 24/7,... More

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

I ate here for lunch every single day. I grew up on this cuisine. I crave it all the time. After returning to NYC after 7 years it helped me feel better. I'd eat it for every meal if I could. I was affordable, the staff was freakin' amazing and I recommend it to all my friends... now can someone... More

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