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“Great Falafel and Lafa Bread” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Joe's Falafel

Joe's Falafel
3535 Cahuenga Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90068
(323) 512-4447
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Ranked #26 of 8,567 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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Bakersfield, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Great Falafel and Lafa Bread”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Love the chicken kabob sandwich on lafa bread, ok hummus, great falafel. Very reasonable pricing. The lafa and kabobs are cooked fresh with every order.

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
CA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Joe, you are my gyro!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

I saw all of the other great reviews so I decided to give his place a try-it did not disappoint. The laffa gyro I had came with plenty of delicious lamb and beef, and the falafel was crisp and tasty. Joe definitely uses nothing but fresh ingredients and the food is packed with delicious spices. The homemade baklava is some of the best I have ever had. I strongly recommend Joe's Falafel. Simple looking on the outside, but nicely decorated on the inside.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“You MUST go there”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Went there on a trip to L.A., based on its good reputation on various review sites. The food has surpassed my expectations. I am from Montreal and I have visited many Middle East restaurants in my city, but Joe's Falafel is easily one of the best I have ever been to.

A few points worth mentionning:

Food: First, all the ingredients used are of high quality. The pita and lafa are freshly cooked, you can TASTE the skilled cooking just with these two items. The rice is smooth and tasty. The hummus is perfectly mixed. The garlic sauce is very unique. Beef Kebab and Kefta are full of flavors. For the health conscious, the food items are low in fat and not greasy at all, unlike other fast food chains. Everything is amazing.

Restaurant: Very clean, apparently already has an A grade rating near the entrance.

Staff: Owner is very friendly and humble, he makes your dinning experience comfortable and cosy, just like you were eating at home. The employees are very polite and together they do some great Middle Eastern cooking.

Food was so good that I had to go twice during my 2 day visit in L.A. Would go again if I went to L.A.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
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“Authentic deliciousness”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

LOVE Joe's Falafel!!!! If you're into fresh, delicious, authentic Mediterranean cuisine, this is the place for you.

Located on Caheunga in Hollywood (near Universal City Walk), Joe's Falafel is a rare find. Not only is the food out of this world in freshness, authenticity, and flavor, the staff are very respectful, knowledgeable, and friendly.

Joe himself goes out of his way to ensure that his customers feel at home by visiting patrons' table(s) during their meals to ensure they are having a pleasant dining experience. He sincerely cares about his customers' satisfaction and it's a common practice of his to offer extras (free of charge) such as hummus, pita bread (which he makes fresh daily, by the way), or semolina cakes to make their experience even better. He's also a very interesting gentleman to converse with, I highly recommend it to whomever gets the opportunity!

Oh, and the cherry on top.. the decor is beautiful and impeccably clean.

In summary.. Joe's Falafel: A must try!!!!!

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“5 star food & service for fast food prices”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

This is not a fancy place, but don't let that fool you. The food and service is amazing!

I'm originally from Germany but have lived for many years in Israel and can tell you that this is as authentic as it gets. You will have a hard time to find such good hummus and falafel anywhere in the Middle East.

The owner Joe is so nice and kind. I've rarely seen a restaurant owner putting this much effort into making sure that his guests are satisfied.

And all of that for prices that easily compare with other fast food places.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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