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“If you are here already...”
Review of Shemesh

Shemesh
Ranked #11 of 75 Restaurants in Ramat Gan
Cuisines: Fast Food, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Seating, Takeout
Ramat Gan, Israel
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79 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“If you are here already...”
Reviewed February 16, 2014

... try it. The place is noisy and usually crowded. This means the locals love Shemesh and you may love it too, especially if you like classic Mediterranean fast food. Their meals are decent, service is quick and outdoor seating (a couple of tables on the pavement) is unpretentious.
On the other hand, Shemesh is overhyped and your humble servant (being a local) can easily find a quieter place to get his shawarma-in-pita and some salad. For a tourist, this is a safe bet - just in case you're stuck in the midst of Ramat Gan.

  • Visited February 2014
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  • English first
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  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
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English first
West Hartford, Connecticut
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131 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Best Shwarma on earth”
Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

I've eaten Shwarma all over the world and right here in ramat gan is the absolute best. Food is always hot and delicious. I can't say how good it is. It really is amazing. A place I recommend everyone to go to

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“tasty”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

one of the best shawarma in Israel, I am adicted to this fast food type. the only reason its not getting 5 star - because its too expensive. far more expensive then the usual standart.
shemesh has a great taste, with unike spices, very fast serivce. the side salads are fine and average. same with the french fries - average and cost 6 shekel more if you want to take on the side and not in the pitta - most of the other shawarma places - its free.
gooes perfect with the pitta/ lafa/ plate, I prefer the lafa thing.
tip - ask for fat ("shuman") :)

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Ilan M
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New York City, New York
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58 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
“Not What It Used To Be!”
Reviewed September 16, 2013

If you are there the by all means buy your Shawarma over there, but on the other hand. Do Not Go Especially Just Because Then Name, There are so many great places for Middle Eastern fast-food places in the area, just read a few I've posted in the past. It used to be real good place to eat Shawarma, but throughout the years something happened to this place after it turned into a franchise and the food is by far not so great anymore, but the PR is high, while others small establishments are far better and usually you'll find them by a word of mouth.

Visited August 2013
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Ramat Gan, Israel
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“BEST!!!!”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

i ate shawarma so many times but not like this one. my wife and i go prob once a week to enjoy it. put allot of techina in it you will love it even more

Visited May 2013
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