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Amsterdam Falafel Shop

248 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144-2941
+1 617-764-3334
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good46%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“falafel balls” (11 reviews)
“pitas” (22 reviews)
“fries” (27 reviews)
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Fast Food, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
248 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144-2941
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Reviewed November 2, 2016

For the past several years, I've been hitting Amsterdam Falafel just about every time I head to Boston. It's fantastic. The falafel itself is really good, and then they have a bar of toppings you can choose for yourself. There's good variety and you really...More

Thank Adam T
Reviewed October 17, 2016

I actually come here all the time and just realized I've never reviewed. So toppings bar, where you can dress your falafel the way you want it, makes this the best falafel in Boston. The falafels themselves are big, cruncy, well seasoned, and usually hot...More

Thank hauntas
Reviewed September 25, 2016

I hadden't been here for 8 mos and suddenely got the urge. And it was closing time BUT the quality and service was still excellent! The food is so good, good portions and great quality and taste. I really love it here!

1  Thank AlanT2
Reviewed September 6, 2016 via mobile

Love this place. The falafals are yummy and fresh. You can either get a bowl or a pocket (not gf obviously), then there is an amazing buffet of deliciousness. Fries are cooked fresh so don't burn your mouth.

1  Thank Stacy R
Reviewed August 16, 2016 via mobile

Perfect for something quick. I was looking for something quick, filling, and at least, mostly healthy. This place completely flit the bill and brought me back to my strolls around the namesake city. The food was fresh, tasty, and fit the bill. I had the...More

1  Thank Jason9929
Reviewed August 14, 2016

Good food, kind and quick service, right price. In Europe is not usual to be able to choose the fillings and dressing of your falafel sandwich so I really enjoyed this place!

Thank acolombi
Reviewed August 1, 2016

Disclaimer: I've never been to Israel, where I hear the falafel is unmatched. But this is pretty convincing stuff. You order and get handed a pita with 5-6 balls of falafel, then you started adding condiments. For me, cucumbers, yogurt, eggplant, tahini, and plenty of...More

1  Thank Scott M
Reviewed June 19, 2016

Too much yummy stuff to shove into a pita... Get the bowl and order a pita on the side. Who can resist a self serve falafel bar? But I'm in it for the sides really. The falafel was as good as any, not outstanding I'd...More

1  Thank sbf2004
Reviewed June 2, 2016

Very much the European model familiar to anyone who's been to a Maoz. French fries made to order and felafel in a bowl or a pita with an array of vegetable, salad, and sauce additions to taste. The roasted eggplant is spectacular, as it the...More

1  Thank mochilista
Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Not what we were hoping for but it was good. Kind of like a DIY falafel version of Chipotle. Quick and easy.

Thank DJ P
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
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 - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 248 Elm St, Somerville, MA 02144-2941
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Somerville
  • Phone Number: +1 617-764-3334
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