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“Great gyro”
Review of The Halal Guys

The Halal Guys
Ranked #84 of 13,684 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery
Neighborhood: Midtown
Georgia
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27 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great gyro”
Reviewed March 20, 2014

I had the lamb gyro, it was very tasty and prepared fast. These carts are on every corner, so they are super convenient.

Visited March 2014
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State College, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
“Do not expect a Michelin-star establishment!”
Reviewed March 20, 2014

This place is neither over-rated nor is it the finest Middle-Eastern cuisine. This is a food stand and a great one at that. Please remember that this is street food and should be viewed as such, rustic, a bit crude and full-flavored, not too subtle. I asked them what they recommend from the menu and they gave me a combo. This is usually a bad sign, but this time the selection was good. The guys pointed out at a few chairs and tables across the street that are public and are not part of the nearby restaurant, so that my daughter and I could sit down. It was cheap but did not taste cheap. Warning, if you think that you know what "spicy" means, ask to taste their sauce before making this selection :)

  • Visited March 2014
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Texas City, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fine Middle-eastern Food”
Reviewed March 18, 2014

If you are in downtown New York , this is a must visit for some takeaway food. I was staying at my friends place in New York who stayed in proper downtown just two blocks down 6th avenue. So one fine evening we thought of brining some authentic middle eastern food, and my friend actually recommended this place. The falafel with some extra lamb shredded was awesome at a price of $6 this place is surely worth a try. And if people are too picky about their chicken or lamb (which of course I am not) then they can be rest assured about The Halal Guys quality. Great food at great price.

  • Visited February 2014
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“OVERRATED”
Reviewed March 12, 2014

OMG!!!!!!!!!!! Are you for real?
This place is so OVERRATED.
If you think this place has the best chicken and rice then you probably:

A. Too drunk, you stand in line for such a long time that when you finally hold the chicken and rice plate in your hand, you are more excited than a chimpanzee holding a banana.

B. Thinking that long line = good food. NO, so OVERRATED

C. Have never tried any other Halal carts in NYC or tried other Halal carts and they failed your expectations.

D. You have taste buds of a sea lion which means something has seriously gone wrong with your taste buds.

The reason I'm giving this place 3 stars because I used to go here a lot and of course I took everyone who was from out of town here too.
The chicken and rice here is just BAD, it's so so DRY. The only way to overcome the dryness of the chicken is to put in a lot of white sauce.
The lamb and rice is much better than the chicken and rice.
I still go here for the lamb and rice just because I know for sure that this place is always opened at 3 or 4 o'clock in the morning.

Ok, now you may ask: if this place is so bad, where is the place that has good/better/best chicken and rice?
My friends and I have tried many Halal carts and we all agreed that the one place that has better/best chicken and rice is located in UNION SQUARE - 14th Street.
This Halal cart is right next to Forever21, DSW, Strawberry, opposite with Bank of America.
The chicken and rice costs $5, and they give you so much chicken, juicy, moist, big pieces of chicken. Chicken gyro is super delicious too.
So there you go, please do yourself a big favor and go to that Halal cart to check out the better/best chicken and rice.
The only problem is that this place might not be opened late at night. We often go to this place during the day. Last time we came here at 11pm but I'm nor really sure about after that.

  • Visited November 2013
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Tampa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
Reviewed March 12, 2014 via mobile

Worth the wait. Ordered the chicken and gyro over rice and even my pickiest eater loved it (6yr old). Although the line was long it goes by quickly.

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