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The Falafel King

930 Gambell St, Anchorage, AK 99501-3759
907-258-4328
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Ranked #58 of 677 restaurants in Anchorage
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch
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English first
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
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
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
10 helpful votes 10 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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

We were looking to eat something light in the evening during our stay in Anchorage and we found this gem. However, I must say we were about to leave when we saw the place from outside but we still went in considering the reviews I read on Yelp. And all of us were very happy with our visit to this... More

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Nome
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2013

I live in the Alaskan Bush and can only get to Anchorage by way of air plane. My family and I tend to use Anchorage as a staging area to access back country skiing, boating, or camping, and don't get to Gambell Street very often. This past week my daughter had a doctor's appointment on that side of town so... More

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Bay Area, CA
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

We walked 25 minutes to get there one evening. We were disappointed to see that we had arrived 30 minutes after closing. The owner reopened the restaurant just for us and treated us like family. I am not sure I have ever met a nicer small business owner. The food is excellent. Great quality, large portions. Not much seating so... More

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Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

I was hungry for some middle east food, trip arbor raved about this place, and were the comments right. We had the best lunch you could want, and who would guess you would find it in Anchorage.

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