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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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Good food

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Amy L
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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 

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Seattle, Washington
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53 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
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.

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Athens, Greece
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

It's been a couple of years since I ate here while on a short trip to Seattle, and I still think about how good this falafel was - some of the best I've had in the States!

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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

The food was great and a lot for the money. Right in the center of everything. The store front is small and there is limited seating but, It was fabulous!

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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

I went to the Market a lot of different times during my visit to Seattle, and this place if a definetly place you should try. The smell of the different spices they use will trap you, and the taste is something else...only writing this reveiw and my mouth melts.

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NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Walked by after eating elsewhere, and made it a point to go back. The aromas didn't lie; the gyro was beyond excellent, and one was enough to share. Nothing to look at inside, but service was quite pleasant, and the sidewalk seating allowed for a bit of people watching as we enjoyed our food. Would definitely recommend it!

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Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri
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27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Out walking in the pike market and attempted to eat there with no luck. Crowds of pushy folks. Got out of the market and happened by the Falafel King. Cold beer and a delightful aroma drew me in. The gyro was excellent, fresh veggies and just a nice spicy bite. It was wonderful. Great stop for a quick bite to... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Want a quick, healthy, cheap bite while out? This is the place! My wife and the two 11-yr olds we were traveling with went to some restaurant right at Pike Market, but I was late and didn't want to delay them. Nor did I want to sit at a crowded restaurant. I saw this place and thought it would be... More 

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Kerrville, Texas
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5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Happened upon this restaurant when it seemed like everything else at the market closed at 6 pm. Highly recommend the falafels or falafel sandwich. Only 1 guy working in this tiny place. He took our order and cooked our food to perfection. A few tables on the sidewalk to sit and watch the scene while you eat your great food.

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Burscough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

I've tried a LOT of places serving falafel and so many of them are dried out. So not the case here! Delicious falafel sandwich but may have to wait in line as it can be a bit busy and there aren't many staff. Worth the wait though!

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern

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