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Amir's Falafel

Universal City Area
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11711 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604-2616
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Woodland Hills,CA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2016

A friend suggested I try this place, since I love falafel. It is in a shopping plaza, so parking is a bit challenging at pick times. The ambiance is not so good, so maybe a take out will be better. This is the reason I didn't give it a 5 star.The hummus was very good too. Friendly service. Would definitely... More 

Thank freemaee
Los Angeles, California
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52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

We visit weekly, love this place. Ask to have French Fries added to the falafel! Great food and service.

Thank what1
Gardena, California
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22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I first discovered Amir's Falafel in October 1988 by chance after leaving a Jazz convention at the Universal City Sheraton. What luck! I went the countless times told many friends about it, used to see people I know by chance there sometimes, how much does that happen in LA? I knew Amir and if the bill was seven dollars, he... More 

Thank FO19
Los Angeles, California
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This mall stop is really worthwhile, a great range of salads/vegetables/hummus/babaganoush to add to your falafel plate. My husband loves the kebab. WE like that they remember us.

Thank Watersprite91
Valdosta, Georgia
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014 via mobile

A buddy of mine that lives in Studio City, CA suggested Amir's for lunch. There's not a lot of available seating, but my falafel sandwich was very good, reasonably priced, and very large. I hope to go back soon.

Thank Drum71
Los Angeles, California
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405 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

I've passed by this place so many times for so long and finally decided to try it out. First off the service is excellent. They really want to make their custoomers feel welcomed and satisfied, which is a point itself. The food, meh, could be better. I ordered the Chicken Shawarma sandwich. It felt like there was something missing in... More 

Thank kisssmee
New York City, New York
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Stopped by for lunch, ordered a Chicken Shawarma sandwich, it was delicious and the portion was generous. Would go back again.

1 Thank Andy D
Ventura, California
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258 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

I've been eating at this place for 35 years, and it all this time it continues to be the best of the best. The falafel balls are delicious, spicy and light, and this truly distinguishes this from many other places. The plates come with your choice of sides including Israeli salad, Curry carrots, Hummus, Eggplant salad, and more. All are... More 

Thank Amelia H
Los Angeles
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

This is my go-to place for the most delicious falafel sandwich in LA. They always cook the falafel to order, no sitting under a heat lamp, so they're big and tender, not dry or greasy. The pita bread is soft and fresh, the cabbage is cool and crisp, the hummus yummy, and if you like spice, say yes to the... More 

Thank flymonkey
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2009

Everything here is "home made" , is fresh and very healty. They use olive oil and lemon juice as dressing for the salads. I recommend Amir's Special Plate - it comes with everything(meat,rice, falafel) and you can choose your salads (3-4 kinds). Enjoy!

Thank adinutza_LA

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$9 - $9
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern, Israeli
Open Hours
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
10:30 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11711 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91604-2616
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Universal City Area
  • Neighborhood: Universal City Area
  • Phone Number: 818-509-8641

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