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930 Gambell St, Anchorage, AK 99501-3759
907-258-4328
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Authentic Middle Eastern Fare at a Good Price

I love going here on a rainy day! The food just makes you feel good! My favorite on the menu is the Shawarma, but the Falafel is also great. The owner is always there, and he is always exceptionally pleasant. He only takes cash, so plan accordingly! The pepper/hot sauce bar allows you to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
AKAggie96
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

I love going here on a rainy day! The food just makes you feel good! My favorite on the menu is the Shawarma, but the Falafel is also great. The owner is always there, and he is always exceptionally pleasant. He only takes cash, so plan accordingly! The pepper/hot sauce bar allows you to customize your heat.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We had the best falafel, shawarma , and kebobs. You can't bet the taste or price! The place has 4 tables indoor and few outdoor tables (in season). You can't go wrong

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I walked past this place yesterday and thought the small shop may be closed for good from the exterior looks. But a friend came into town and said it had odd hours and looks closed, but it's worth a visit. We both got the schwarma, and I got baklava. The schwarma was pricier than I figured (hence four stars), but... More 

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Giv'atayim, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

As someone that came from Israel to visit Anchorage, I have some experience with falafel, and this was one of the best Falafel I ever had , very tasty, and a very big portion. In addition the owner was very nice and makes you feel welcomed. Don't miss this one, if you are in anchorage. Now that I am back... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Don't be fooled by the look of this place! The food and service are excellent here. For just a few bucks you can be stuffed full of wonderful falafels! The portions are huge and delicious. There's only a few items on the menu, but they are all fantastic and worth the wait during the lunch rush. Be ready to take... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

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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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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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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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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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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