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“Real Deal Food on a Street Corner”
Review of The Halal Guys

The Halal Guys
Ranked #95 of 13,826 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery
Neighborhood: Midtown
Lexington, Virginia
Level 6 Contributor
221 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Real Deal Food on a Street Corner”
Reviewed April 3, 2014

We bought expensive tickets to a broadway show so had our dinner on a street corner at The Halal Guys for $6/plate. Wonderful meal, lots of food (and I do mean lots), and very nice guys. We went because of the price and the good reviews we had read and all were true. One final note, the white sauce is outstanding but be careful with the red sauce....you may need a lot of water to put the fire out!

  • Visited March 2014
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Vancouver, Canada
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334 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 217 helpful votes
“I love food carts and had to try the chicken and rice”
Reviewed March 30, 2014

I came to NYC for this food cart due to other reviews and was not disappointed. The chicken and rice item, $6, with the white and hot sauce was heaven. It was such a large serving size in those round takeout foil containers. What a great deal! I went there just after 11am so the lineup was not too bad.

  • Visited March 2014
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Houston, Texas
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“How on Earth does this place have good reviews?!”
Reviewed March 30, 2014

I know that The Halal Guys is know for being the cheap place to eat when you had a night full of alcohol. But come on. This place should not average more than 3 out of 5.

I got the Chicken and Gyro (lamb meat) over rice...and I was very underwhelmed. You can easily make it yourself- just saute some ground chicken and ground lamb. Put the meats over some steamed rice, add some shredded lettuce, and you're done.

The sauces they offer are nothing more than BBQ sauce, ranch dressing, and a spicy chili sauce.

The portion size is pretty large, so in terms of quantity, $6 gets you plenty of food. Just don't have the expectation that they're going to serve you some magical, out of this world, food.

  • Visited March 2014
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Cairo
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Same as all other carts minus the attitude”
Reviewed March 30, 2014 via mobile

Nothing special about this place, just like any other halal cart all across the city, but these guys really should learn a thing or two about service...I take one star off for attitude and the other one for being just like anyplace else...nothing special.

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New Delhi, India
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“If you are in New York, you must have halaal atleast once”
Reviewed March 30, 2014

Stop reading these reviews and just try it out. You will NOT regret it.
P.S.: Be careful of the "Too Hot" sauce. The name is not a misnomer

  • Visited February 2014
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