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Olympic Pita

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58 W. 38th St., New York, NY 10018 40.751709 -73.984611
nr. Sixth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-869-7482 Send to Phone
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  • Cuisine: Kosher, Middle Eastern
  • Price Range: $$

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Official Website

olympicpita.com

Hours

Sun-Thu, 11am-11pm; Fri, 11am-2 hours before sunset; Sat, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

B, D, F, M at 42nd St.-Bryant Park

Prices

$5.50-$26.96

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out
  • Online Ordering

Alcohol

  • Full Bar

Reservations

Not Accepted

Delivery Area

State St. to 96th St., FDR Dr. to West Side Hwy.

Profile

Anyone who's confined his pita-sandwich consumption to MacDougal Street and street carts is likely suffering from a common misperception: If you've had one shawarma, you've had 'em all. Disabuse yourself of that notion by ordering the succulent Middle Eastern-Israeli poultry version at Olympic Pita, a bustling kosher restaurant in midtown Manhattan. The flavorful amalgam of chicken and turkey is sliced off the spit and rolled up in a pita or—better yet—a sesame-seeded lafa, the blistered and blackened brick-oven bread resilient enough to contain the juicy, flavorful meat and the awesome sauces (like a sweet-and-sour mango condiment called amba). The sandwich price includes a salad bar, with all manner of crunchy shawarma add-ons like sour pickles, radishes, pickled turnips, and delectably oily deep-fried eggplant.

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