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Shawarma King Restaurant II

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1383 Beacon St, Brookline, MA 02446-4808
617-731-6035
Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Friendly and uncomplicated..

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
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English first
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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.

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Framingham, Massachusetts
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229 reviews 229 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 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!

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 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 

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Ashby, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
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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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655 reviews 655 reviews
367 restaurant reviews
310 helpful votes 310 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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Maine
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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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: Middle Eastern
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

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