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“Faster Fast Food” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Tarboosh

Tarboosh
Ranked #825 of 1,213 Restaurants in Hamilton
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout
Hamilton, Canada
Level Contributor
144 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Faster Fast Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2013

Tarboosh is a small Mediterranean restaurant that serves faster fast food and sit down meals. I was in a hurry so I just ordered a Falafel Shawarma to go. It had flavour, texture and the Falafel balls were not greasy at all. I’ve been there a few times and I plan to take the time to try out some of their lunch and dinner specials. The food tasted good and it was value priced. In the area is the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum at the Hamilton International Airport.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank Murray S
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Canada
Level Contributor
72 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Falafels are great”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

Small family run restaurant, great service, cheap delicious food. The interior hasn't changed in a long time, but it doesn't matter since the food is great!
Perfect for a fast cheap meal, eating in is also good.

Visited March 2013
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1 Thank NadiaH84
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Port Dover, Ontario
Level Contributor
65 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Authentic, well prepared Lebanese food at reasonable prices”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2012

Over the past six or so years Tarboosh has become our restaurant of choice when we are hankering for Lebanese food. It is a small family run business and as such the service is sometimes a little slow, but worth the wait. We like to order the mixed plate which allows you choice of four items and comes with pita bread. We find that it is often enough for us and so two can dine for less than $15. If we are a bit more hungry we sometimes share a sandwich or side order as well. They are nice people and we like the slightly funky but clean dinning room. It's not fancy but comfortable. There is a t.v. going which is a pet peeve of mine, but at least it is set to a Lebanese channel so it is a bit more interesting. It's the food that counts and Tarboosh is the best we've found in Hamilton.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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2 Thank fillorino
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Hamilton, Canada
Level Contributor
21 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Pleasantly surprising”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2012

We were recommended this restaurant, and although we are not experts in this cuisine. We have enjoyed all our meals.
Certainly not a fine dining surrounding, but you expect that from the start. The portion sizes are much larger if you decide to eat in than take out we found. Really enjoyed the falafel, baba ghanoush (not overly salty) and the fattoush salad, comparable to that of La Luna (where you pay a lot more). Only complaint the meat servings are a little small.
Worth a visit, even just on Tuesday for a falafel sandwich for $2

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank SaSe_W
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Caledonia, Canada
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76 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good authentic Lebanese food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2012

Simple place, not fancy at all, but the food is great and authentic!

Visited April 2012
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1 Thank Vanessa-Turista
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