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Shawarma King Restaurant II

1383 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446-4808
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

4 of us back again after 4 long years, sitting outside the small restaurant, Lebanese family owned, started in 1992, fabulous Mezze spread, same old Lebanese food, healthy veggie delights for a change, will visit again for sure! Located on Beacon Street, a nice boulevard, plenty of parking around, a beautiful neighborhood, close to Boston university. http://shawarmakingbrookline.com Order on line... More 

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Ashby, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

It's basically a storefront on Beacon Street, near Coolidge Corner, the heart of Brookline. The felafel and hummus are especially good, and others rave about the shawarma, esp chicken. (I go back often but always for the felafel.) There are enough tables-- you order and get your food at the long counter, and the staff is very nice. Service is... More 

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Boston Ma
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

No pretense, no atmosphere, but some of the best falafel around. And very good Mid-Eastern deserts too. The main courses, with lamb and qibbeh, are meh, but the falafel is first rate.

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Have been here twice for dinner and got two different special platters. Each comes with the special (meat or veggie) + rice, salad, pickles and flatbread. The okra stew and eggplant moussaka are great and the portions sizable.

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New York City, New York
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579 reviews 579 reviews
319 restaurant reviews
286 helpful votes 286 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I was not overwhelmed by the food, but this takeout place had the nicest staff. They should get an award. One of them spent several minutes talking to me about ingredients which I appreciated. Another let me try one of their special beverage concoctions before giving me an entire cup (glad he did as I did not like it!) This... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

The shawarma was dry and hard and tasteless. The salad was old, almost fermented, shriveled. The vegetables (onions and peppers) were bland and tasteless. The worst though was the sauce. If it hadn't been slightly white, I would have said it was water. Instead of the luscious, juicy meal I was expecting, I wound up tossing three meals. The chicken... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We stopped in to Shawarma King because it was nearby to our hotel, and it was a nice surprise. We were offered taster samples of a few of the dishes that interested us with detailed explanations of the ingredients. The food was prepared quickly, the portions were generous and the taste was great! It's not a linen table cloth, linger... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

This is one of my anchor spots....anchor in that it keeps me tied to the Boston area with a quality I can always count on. Lunch and dinner hours you can find yourself fighting for a place at a table. I like to go in off hours where I can spread out and chat with the guys behind the counter.... More 

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Brookline, Massachusetts
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2012

No kissing after you have your shwarma. Only eat there when my wife is out of town but look forward to it every time.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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53 reviews 53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

Best falafel in the area--I'd say it's tied with Rami's, though they differ a little. We love the chicken shawarma sandwich. Lamb-beef kafta is also good. The baklava is fresh and delicious. Consider calling your order in ahead of time--sometimes the wait is long, especially when big orders are called in on Saturdays at lunchtime. There is sometimes a dinner... More 

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Additional Information about Shawarma King Restaurant II

Address: 1383 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446-4808
Phone Number: 617-731-6035
Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Middle Eastern

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