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Falafel King

1509 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101 (Downtown)
(206) 381-0857
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Ranked #439 of 3,390 restaurants in Seattle
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Neighborhood: Downtown
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24 reviews from our community

95% Recommend
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Homer, Alaska
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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Both the felafel and gyros we shared had such great flavor that instead of just eating 1/2 of these large portion sandwiches we ate them all! Its a small hole in the wall with fun sidewalk seating. Yum.

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Detroit, Michigan
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96 reviews 96 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We stopped here for dinner after trying to eat at a few other restaurants in the area. We should have just gone here first! Since it was evening, the Pike Place area was not at all busy, and we were able to sit at a table outside. There was also some counter seating inside the restaurant. Service was quick and... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Ok I love Greek food...But this place goes beyond any falafel that I 've ever tasted. Flavor Flavor and then more! Can't say enough...This is an absolute must to try. It's a small run business with friendly owners who know how to cook!!! Located on 1st street with a few outdoor tables, or take to go.

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146 reviews 146 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

I love this place! Best falafel I've had in Washington and maybe even the U.S. The cucumber sauce is amazing,and the meat is perfect. Understated little shop is quiet and relaxing.

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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150 reviews 150 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

After Pikes Market, Seattle Aquarium and cruise of the port it was dinner time! I had previously visited a pizza place nearby and we were on our way there when I passed by this small cafe. The plates that the people were eating looked great so we decided to look at the menu. The Shwarmma plates were under $10 and... More

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Scottsbluff, Nebraska
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Let me preface this review by telling you that I currently live somewhere that does not offer many restaurant choices. Oh, we've got Chinese and Mexican and...that's about it. So when someone recommended that I visit the Falafel King on my visit to Seattle, I make a mental note to try to be in that area around lunch. And it... More

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Kona, HI
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Since I was going to spend the whole day shopping/walking around Pike Place Market - I wanted a light lunch (but something different - not just a sandwich). This place is one street above the main buildings at Pike Place Market. I ordered the falafel sandwich, and with a drink it was just over $8. The flavor was very good.... More

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Oroville, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Great food but be sure you know what you want before you get up to the cook.....he doesn't like it when you change your mind....

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North Bend, Washington
15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2012

Great place to stop for a quick bite after you ran the race through the market. One street up but feels like a world away. Definitely satisfies the taste-buds and saves your pocketbook. Dolmas were cool and delicious. Falafel sandwich was crunchy and flavorful. Small salad was fresh and surprising. Made to order right in front of us and very... More

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Portland, Oregon
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42 reviews 42 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

I just dined here tonight and felt inspired to write this review. I had a plate of the chicken shawarma which included a side salad and hummus all for only $7.75. It would still be a bargain at double the price. The serving was generous and artfully prepared. I am no expert but I know what I like and I... More

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