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“Good.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Babylon Cafe

Babylon Cafe
1156 Denman Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G2M9, Canada (Downtown)
604-568-7010
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Ranked #454 of 2,846 Restaurants in Vancouver
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Lebanese
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
New Brunswick, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Good.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012 via mobile

I chose to eat here after reading good reviews. While the little hole-in-the wall restaurant offers a yummy chicken schwarma and tasty falafel, I didn't think it was anything to write home about.
They did cook me up fresh falafel when I arrived. There seemed to be some tension between who I assume is owner and a new staff member. This kind of made me uncomfortable. Also, the few patons there also seemed tense-maybe because of the atmosphere?
I can't complain about the food or the price-both are very reasonable. Friendly for the most part, just a bit awkward because of impatience with trainee.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Campbell River, British Columbia
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80 reviews 80 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 28 cities Reviews in 28 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Best Shawarma!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2012 via mobile

I almost usually get 2. 1 for now and 1 for later. The long lineup is what tipped us off about this hole in the wall that you'd normally walk right past. A lineup is most definaltly the #1 indicator of must have food. The folks that work there and run it are awesome…always bickering and yelling at each other…but they're not angry, it's just how they communicate, very comical. Seriously though, get a Shawarma from there

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Barcelona
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“never disappointed”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2011

Now the main restaurant has closed you need to head to 1610 Robson Street. You can sit down here and enjoy a great shawerma. The platter offers great value and is incredibly filling.
This is a basic place which does amazing food. I am so glad i was not put off by the looks but instead trusted the crowd outside. They were not wrong and i eat there on every visit to YVR.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
“Best Chicken Shawerma in Vancouver”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2010

Hole-in-th-wall place (on Robson St.) that you would be tempted to pass up--unless you happen to notice the line outside the door on the sidewalk. There is a reason for it. Only three people at a time fit in front of the food prep counter at a time. It is worth standing in line for the very-well priced and tasty food. The service is medium--they do not seem particulary happy to see you but they do want to make sure you get what you want. The store signs are beat-up the floor are stained cement. But they are always busy and nearby Geek food places never have the same traffic.
My favorite is the Chicken Shawerma with grilled vegtables but it is all good generous portions at a great price.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Richmond, BC
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“Best Shawerma in dawntown Vancouver”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2010

We like the chicken wraps it is very good but the falafel wrap is the best of all.
Very resealable prices.
Family from Richmond, BC

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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