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505 Princess Street, Kingston, Ontario k7l 1c3, Canada
+1 613-549-5464
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

My friends and I ended up visiting this place on a Monday in Kingston, one of the few restaurants that offer this kind of fare open that day of the week. My friends ordered their donair in a pita, I ordered the falafel platter, which was amazing (although I meant to order the falafel in a pita, but the nice... More 

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Thank Mark S
Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Under new ownership. Tasty, fresh and well prepared. The new owner is a trained chef and really knows Lebanese food. Falafel made from scratch, chicken shwarma sandwiches are the best - South of Ottawa. Much improved. Very tasty.

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Thank CharlieDontSurf-308
Mallorytown
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

I always get a medium donair and was never disappointed - most of the time the owner works behind the counter and we talk a little about the restaurant business. The sandwich is always full of meet and I love the sauces they offer.

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Thank Kramnumber1
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

last week we bought shorma sand..it was worse..we thought doniar pizza will be good..so today we bought doniar pizza..extra large and its cost 30 dollars. it was worse pizza we ever had. no fu..g taste at all. and uncooked bread. we tryed sharma in ottawa..taste different then ottawa. they should learn from them. name famous king restaurant on princess st.... More 

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Thank Ncbotting
famousking, Owner at famous king restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your visit,we have no complaints from thousands of our customers for Shawarma as well as Donair pizza,we always expect some customers to have a negative feelings about our food, when 90% of people like food and 10% don't, always the big number is right and the small number, well, they should stick to their own culture food More 

Kingston, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

There's no way you can leave Famous King without feeling full and satisfied! I've had poutine, shawarma and donair pitas and plates, and a kafta plate - the portion sizes are great, the meat is juicy and fresh, and the food in general has so much taste. The excellent service is the cherry on top! Definitely one of the best... More 

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2 Thank Foodie_E103
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2015

Having lived in Ottawa years ago, I developed an appreciation for good Middle Eastern (Halal) food. Famous King is by far the best I've been able to find in Kingston. Portions are generous and prices are reasonable. The owner is very friendly and prepares your order quickly. Highly recommended.

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4 Thank Kevin S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2015

Had the donair and it was phenomenal. Nice and messy and enough napkins to clean it up. Great sweet sauce and the meat was very tender. Ordered it on delivery.

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2 Thank Wayne H
Kingston, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

We went for dinner and shared a Beef Donair and a Chicken Shwarma. Both were excellent. We saw him preparing our food, and I didnt see a microwave used. The price was very reasonable. We will definitely be back to try more items from the menu.

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5 Thank Sandra B
Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015

...I cannot understand WHY I've been spending my hard earned money on lunches elsewhere in Kingston when for 7 bucks, Famous King serves the absolute BEST shawarma I've eaten in years. The owner is very personable & I greatly enjoyed chatting with him while he cooked (NOT microwaved as some other reviewers have said!?!) our meal. It was fresh &... More 

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6 Thank lb64
Cozumel, Mexico
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2015 via mobile

I have been ordering my shwarma from here for years. I hate that they use a microwave and that they don't accept credit cards but the garlic sauce is amazing! After reading the negative reviews though I thought I'd try the other place further down Princess St. I'm sorry I wasted my money. Their shwarma was mushy and their sauce... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 4 - USD 7
Cuisine
Lebanese, Fast food, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Delivery
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 03:00
Saturday
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 505 Princess Street, Kingston, Ontario k7l 1c3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Kingston>  > Downtown Kingston
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Kingston
  • Phone Number: +1 613-549-5464
Description
Halal Lebanese middle eastern fast food restaurant

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?