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Falafel King

Pike Place Market
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1509 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 381-0857
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Takeout

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There was a line around the side walk. That was a clear indication, this is going to be a great lunch. I had never had falafel before. I love it thanks to the king. He is a one man show. And he is busy.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 weeks ago
Mary E
Miami, Florida
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Wiltz, Luxembourg
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

had a falafel sandwich and couldn't tell anything special about neither the place nor the food. The falafel was dry, the salad inside far from being fresh and all in all it was closer to the standard "eastern fastfood" you get allnover the planet than to anything special I could recommend. if you are hungry enough, you can go!;) Service... More 

Thank LaMoucheQ
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was a line around the side walk. That was a clear indication, this is going to be a great lunch. I had never had falafel before. I love it thanks to the king. He is a one man show. And he is busy.

Thank Mary E
Austin, Texas
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222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2015

Stopped here for a few sandwiches yesterday- a good place to eat away from the frenzy of the market. The shawarma was good- though very much infused by garlic!

Thank John K
Rapid City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

While visiting Pike's Place Market I went to the Falafel King for a light mid afternoon snack of Baba Ganouje, which was wonderful! I was also impressed by the guy who was a one man band working behind the counter taking orders, cooking, and serving, all without missing a beat.

Thank Andrea D
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62 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

there were a lot a great things on the menu, but we just tried the falafel and pita for a great light bite. The pita was warm and had a great chew, the falafel was crispy on the outside and perfectly flavored, not dry at all on the inside.

Thank cms0309
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We had the falafel salad that was served with pita bread. We also had the hummus and the baba ghanoush. The dips were nothing special and I make better at home butthe salad was tasty, healthy and we were full when we finished. It was a pretty good fast-food place with a couple of tables and mostly take-away.

Thank moniker11
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Small meals and not that tasty at all.. The falafel is not what i expected from the "king" and the hummus was sour

Thank Alon G
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

There isn't anywhere nice to sit, just a few crowded outside tables that aren't clean. We only ate here because we were on a tour at Pike Place and in a big hurry. We really regretted it afterwards. People on the tour said we stunk of garlic and it was terrible. If you have a close inspection of this place,... More 

Thank TarakayAustralia
Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Went here for dinner because it was nearby and cheap. I got the chicken shawarma, which was delicious, but I was surprised that it was so spicy! I didn't expect it so that made it a little hard to eat. They also have good baklava. Service: They aren't very friendly, but they take your order and give you the food... More 

Thank Amy L
Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015 via mobile

The Chicken Shawarma here is one of my favorite meals ever! This is just a hole in the wall with very limited seating - a few spots outside if the weather is fair enough - it's a good place to people watch. Or take it to go.

Thank kinwa

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1509 1st Ave, Seattle, WA 98101
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > Pike Place Market
  • Neighborhood: Pike Place Market
  • Phone Number: (206) 381-0857

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  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern


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