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Shawarma King Restaurant II

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1383 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446-4808
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Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout

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    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
    3 of 5 stars
Many options for vegetarians

Fast service,small size but tastes delicious. Recommend jallab drink and falafel. Clean and economical. Really good labanes food

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 13, 2015
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

As a Shawarma lover, I've had it all over the world. This one rates as THE worst ever. Any amount if tehini added did not help this dried up pieces of meat (both the chicken and the lamb). The only thing saving them from one star is the side salad that was ok. The place is not attractive and everything... More 

Thank skdvx
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015 via mobile

Fast service,small size but tastes delicious. Recommend jallab drink and falafel. Clean and economical. Really good labanes food

Thank Bostontrip4u
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My first time at this neighborhood favorite. Don't miss Za'attar Bread - so yum, esp w Labneh dip. Dependable, clean Mid East staples, with bonus family friendly vibe and price tag.

Thank Snowii1
Foxboro, Massachusetts
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224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

Shawrma King is excellent restaurant! I love it. The food is great. Very authentic taste and lovely. I highly recommend this place! Loved by locals!

Thank Juripanda
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 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 

Thank RBManjeshwar
Ashby, Massachusetts
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 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 

1 Thank ashby17
Boston Ma
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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.

Thank BrooklineJack
New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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.

Thank Jesse and Britt G
New York City, New York
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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 

Thank CSSnowshoer
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1383 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446-4808
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Brookline
  • Phone Number: 617-731-6035

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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