515 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY, 10024
nr. 85th St.
By DenisStock on 2/13/2013
This little palace for traditional Syrian food will amaze your taste buds. Nothing like this on upper west side. Spices, flavors, food quality is fantastic. The place is a little small so be patient and read informative material hung on the walls. I always get the falafel and have never been disappointed. I also have heard wonders about the chicken shawarma.
By benza on 2/9/2011
The food is fresher then ever and affordable even on my low bugdet. Their shawarma rapped around their own made laffa gives me the taste of real middle-eastern style food. I was just their and the service was excellent. I'd recommend this restaurant to a friend, especially if you need good food 'on the go'.
By colpo on 4/14/2003
This is a tight, little place that serves a largely Jewish/Israeli clientele. I'm not Jewish or Israeli - I go for the food. My favorite is their flagship: the shawarma made with turkey meat sliced off a vertical spit, gyro-style. Go for the homemade bread (laffa?) option, over plain and little pita. It's one of the best sandwiches in the City. I also like their falafel. Pea soup is delicious. I would try anything here, frankly. Their salad bar is free with some dishes. They give you a little container to use if you are 'to go', which I recommend b/c the place is tiny. You'll wait for your food and the place can get busy, but that first bite makes it worth it.
By Zacsa on 11/14/2008
The portions were tiny and the employees were really rude. The food was expensive and not worth the wait. Wouldn't go back even if the food was for free.