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“Excellent food fast”
Review of Rami's

Ranked #22 of 205 Restaurants in Brookline
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Israeli
Good for: Families with children
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Level 6 Contributor
133 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Excellent food fast”
Reviewed March 7, 2014 via mobile

This kosher Israeli restaurant offers delicious falafel (made fresh), hummus (my girlfriend who spent time in Israel swears Rami's hummus and falafel are as good the ones she had in Israel), shwarma (dark meat turkey, not the usual beef, lamb or chicken), kebobs, pastry cigars (with meat or vegetables) and borekas. The salad (lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, cabbage, sweet pickles) is always crisp and tasty, served with tahini (and not the acidic stuff you get at Lebanese shwarma places). Service is fast and friendly, although sometimes the place (with about a dozen tables) is very crowded and the line to order snakes through the shop. My only complaint is that the shwarma has some monosodium glutamate, and I get a dry mouth afterwards. The prices are higher than at Lebanese shwarma places (there's one about 4 blocks away), but the flavor is better. Portions are generous. Closed for Sabbath and Jewish holidays.

Visited February 2014
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great Israeli falafal sandwiches”
Reviewed October 22, 2013

It is hard to find good falafel in America - this is one of the best places, and certainly the only one I know of that even comes close in Brookline

  • Visited February 2013
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Lexington, Massachusetts
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Always good and freshly made falafel”
Reviewed September 1, 2013

Thank you Rami for continuing to bring good Israeli food to Brookline. We travel from Lexington for this! Baba ganoush is best around, and the salads are always fresh. Good nectar drinks as well.

Visited September 2013
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Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Delicious and fresh!”
Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

Rami's never disappoints! The food is fresh and made from scratch in the open kitchen so you can watch while waiting in line to order. The falafel in particular is delicious and fun to watch being made; the ingredients get fed into a really cool little machine that squeezes the mixture into little balls and then into the fryer. The salad is very fresh, and the hummus is the absolute best. The pita bread is warm, thick, and always tastes just baked, and is made in small batches and then kept in an insulated box so it stays warm without being reheated. The line can get long and doesn't always move very quickly, so despite being an order-at-the-counter place, this is not fast food. In my opinion, the menu is actually too big and contributes to the slowness (if everyone in front of you orders pita sandwiches or schwarma, it's fine, but then some guy just has to come in and order the appetizer sampler...), but with so few kosher restaurants I guess you try to cover all the bases by offering a large menu.

They accept LevelUp - yay! It's quicker, reduces credit card fees, and sometimes you get random discounts.

  • Visited August 2013
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Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2013

their felafel arrives in large refrigerated trucks. guess why?
one can watch boxes being unloaded. contents are frozen.
when served, these same contents are dry, taste a bit like

Visited June 2013
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