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Babylon Cafe

West End
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1156 Denman Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G2M9, Canada
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Picked up some chicken and lamb shawarmas for the fireworks in the Bay. Very good food, and pretty quick. The spicy sauce is awesome. Skip the fries.

Thank Darren B
Phoenix, Arizona
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing spectacular about this place like previous reviews, but still good food. Fresh veggies and nicley seasoned meat.

Thank Larry W
Calgary, Canada
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153 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food in this cafe was great and the taste also is fantastic , if you like to taste the Iraqi shawarma you should visit this nice small cafe .

Thank Haydar_Baban
Victoria, Canada
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

I ordered a simple 'chicken w/ falafel' from the wrap menu ($8.95) plus a side of fries ($3.99). After waiting for 8 minutes, watching 10 others behind me in line get their food, I inquired. They told me that I could only get fries with a chicken wrap, not a chicken w/ falafel wrap, even though these are the same... More 

Thank gjc15
Kamloops, Canada
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17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

I took a walk from my hotel in downtown Vancouver and stumbled upon Babylon Cafe. I ordered the Chicken Shawarma wrap. It had the perfect blend of spices and the chicken was tender. I would highly recommend this place for anyone looking for a quick meal

Thank David R
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

If you're strolling around downtown Vancouver, be sure to stop by the Babylon Cafe! I've eaten plenty of falafel, hummus and tabbouleh before but none like this. My husband got chicken shawarma and he really enjoyed it as well.

Thank Jessica F
British Columbia, Canada
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653 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

Denman is a cool street in Vancouver with some great places to eat. This is one of them. If you have nice enough weather enjoy your food while sitting at their outside tables and people watch. Otherwise you will have some great take out food to take to the nearby beach. Yum!

Thank Codiak!
Surrey, BC
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47 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

My wife/I make the pleasant trip across the water from the Maritime Museum to the Aquatic Ctr at least 3-4 times each summer. A brisk walk along the sea wall perks up the appetite and a stop at this place is always a must and a treat. The meat is always wonderfully seasoned/cooked and the veggie fillings and sauces very... More 

Thank fes4422
Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

This place hums with activity from opening to closing. Food is priced right and tastes great. Service is efficient so, despite a high volume of business, you never wait long for your order. Its proximity to benches and parks makes it ideal for take away.

Thank Pam M
Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

You can't go wrong grabbing a falafel here. Whether you eat at one of the few tables just outside or take the food to the beach (even better), you're going to enjoy your meal. The guys who work here are really friendly too. Reasonably priced delicious food with a view...it doesn't get much better.

Thank d0ndequiera

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Fast Food
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1156 Denman Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G2M9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > West End
  • Neighborhood: West End
  • Phone Number: 604-568-7010

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in West End

Neighborhood Profile
West End
A hodgepodge of landscapes, the West End combines verdant gardens and blocky modern architecture, with Victorian bits and Edwardian bobs in between. It is a paradise for takeout food, take-away coffee, and perhaps incongruously, some of Vancouver's most languid lines of beachfront. English Bay and Sunset Beach invite swimmers, strollers, and picnic-lovers to take in dusk settling over the water, or to jog along with the sunrise, offering breathtaking views at any time of day. The West End merges together so many looks and flavors probably because it functions a hub: its the leafy pit-stop between nightlife and entertainment venues along Davie Street, and the shopping paradise that is Robson Street, offering visitors beautiful parkland to rest on, and quick, easy food to re-fuel with in between ventures.