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The Falafel King

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930 Gambell St, Anchorage, AK 99501-3759
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came to try the food.and the food is very good.and not oily or greasy.the meat is good.and fresh cut tomato,onoin,lettuce,etc.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Westfield, NJ
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were in town for the marathon and on the lookout for good places to grab a bite. What a find! This is a sweet little place with a couple of tables and incredibly delicious food. Wish he'd open up another place back home. Try the falafel and grab some baklava for the road. This is a little gem, do... More 

Thank Jennifer P
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2016 via mobile

We got the falafel sandwich and the chicken shwarma. Both were good, but the falafel sandwich was exceptional, and the best my husband and I have ever had. The falafel was lightly crispy on the outside and moist on the inside, and the pita bread was fresh and soft.

Thank tszeitel
Juneau, Alaska
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

The falafel was very good traditional selection and reminded of family recipies. The gentleman who was the sole proprietor was sweet and helpful. Bringing out a table so we could sit in the sun. We had 4 meals out of one order and enjoyed each meal. Certainly the best food we had in this trip to Anchorage.

Thank M P
Wasilla, Alaska
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67 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016

Family owned little restaurant, fast service, flavorful falafel and shawarma. Everyone cooks falafel differently. This place has course ground chick peas, scooped with ice cream scooper, deep fried. Exterior can be thick, hard, overdone...still delicious inside.

Thank 1snowangel50
Anchorage, Alaska
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36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

The shawarma here is awesome! Such a great little hole in the wall restaurant that is always good. Super nice family who runs it and I'm always glad I stopped. Best shawarma and falafel in Anchorage!

Thank adamandsherri
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

Great little place...just don't get them talking about world politics or you might find the world is about to implode. Passionate about their homeland! Very cozy and delicious. What more could you ask for?

Thank Anotherflyer
Anchorage, Alaska
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Every time I eat here I wonder "Why don't I eat here more often!". The dude who runs this place is fantastic. I essentially always get the schwarma and it is great. If you've been to Europe, think Donner Kebap, only better! He only takes cash, but I have no issues with that. The schwarma for lunch is just the... More 

Thank geneatis
Sharon, Massachusetts
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218 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

We went to Anchorage and were surprised to find there was a falafel place there. Just seems a little incongruous. But the food was great middle eastern. Great falafel and shawarma. The husband and wife are a delight. We loved it!

Thank AbrahamLincolnCPA
Anchorage, Alaska
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015 via mobile

Compacted place, only one guy works&cooks. But you'd go back there again because the food is THAT good. I had Shawarma, layered meat with Tahini sauce, non daily sauce. The cook says it's made out of sesame seeds. I recommend strongly to just stop by this place & have a bite of his creations.

Thank akjusttobehonest

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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
$10 - $15
Lebanese, Fast Food, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Israeli
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 930 Gambell St, Anchorage, AK 99501-3759
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Anchorage
  • Phone Number: 907-258-4328

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