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930 Gambell St, Anchorage, AK 99501-3759
907-258-4328
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Dining options: Lunch
Good for:
Dining on a budget
Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Absolutely delicious!

We traveled to Israel a few years ago, and we fell in love with the food. We didn't anticipate to find the same food in Anchorage. The falafel was absolutely delicious and the shwarma was out of this world. Portions are generous and the service was excellent. Diamond in the rough located on... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2014
anchorage2010
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usa
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  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
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usa
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We traveled to Israel a few years ago, and we fell in love with the food. We didn't anticipate to find the same food in Anchorage. The falafel was absolutely delicious and the shwarma was out of this world. Portions are generous and the service was excellent. Diamond in the rough located on Gamble, a place that we would definitely... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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185 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Who knew such great falafel could come from a tiny, unassuming place. The place has only a few tables so is geared to take out. We elected to eat in since there was space available when we arrived. We had the Falafel sandwich which consists of 6 crispy falafels in pita bread stuffed with lettuce, tomatoes, pickles, hummus and served... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Don't let the tiny, insignificant outside fool you! Unbelievably good! Had the falafel sandwich in a fresh made pita. Stuffed full of super crunchy, flavorful falafel and pickled veggies, covered in hummus. Omeeggaaawd.... Delicious! Stuffed and extremely happy :)!!! If you love falafel come see this amazing woman. This is authentic!

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Anchorage, Alaska
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

My daughter was visiting and we both had an urge for Falafel. The only place I could think of was a little place I had driven by a hundred times but had never tried. We decided to give it a try and drove into the parking lot. My daughter said, "with a place like this, it will either be the... More 

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Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My husband and I were visiting our son who is stationed in Anchorage and after reading many reviews of area restaurants, I wanted to try the Falafel King as I had seen falafels on tv but never had them (or any other middle eastern food). As other reviewers mentioned, do not be put off by the appearance or size of... More 

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Norwalk, Ohio
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This is a little trailer sitting off to the side in a parking lot. The owner is very personable and friendly. There is no sitting available, which is fine. You can take your food home or just to your car. It's worth it. The portions are very generous and tasty. The prices are very reasonable for what you get -... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

I tried the special, fish with garbanzo beans cooked with some other stuff that had a nice zing to it and rice. I wasn't sure what to expect but was pleasantly surprised by a wonderful combination of flavors. I'll be returning to try some of the other menu options

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Seatt
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

The way he prepares falafel, this vendor wouldn't survive a week in Tel-Aviv. Falafels were burned, and we found shuarma cut off from the skewer when we came. It was subsequently fried in a frying pan, which defies the whole point of the classic shuarma recipe.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I are from Israel, so we know what falafel and shuarma should taste like. The falafel was burned, the pickles tasted bad and the salad didn't have any taste at all. Maybe for someone from Alaska this is an attraction, but we didn't like it a bit.

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Charlotte
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013 via mobile

I would recommend this place to family and friends because they have good food. I had a chicken and salad meal and it was delicious. It was plenty for my husband and I to share . If you have a big group I would TAKE OUT because the building is so small, you could probably only sit about 10 people.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 930 Gambell St, Anchorage, AK 99501-3759
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Anchorage
  • Phone Number: 907-258-4328

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget

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