Mon-Sat, 11:30am-9:30pm; Sun, noon-9:30pm
2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, J, M, Z at Fulton St.-Broadway/Nassau
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South Ferry to Canal St., FDR Dr. to Lincoln Hwy.
The three-stool Middle Eastern takeout joint has morphed into a 48-seat Middle Eastern restaurant just two blocks away from the original location. Co-owner Mouhamed Shami still makes the best—and neatest—falafel sandwich in town, meticulously rolled in an unusually thin and pliant pita, like a burrito, so that all the harmonious components merge in every bite. Also a great source for Middle Eastern appetizers and delicious lamb or vegetarian kibbeh.