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Barakat Restaurant

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551 Richmond St, London, Ontario N6A 3E9, Canada
+1 519-850-4111
10:30 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 01:00
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London, Canada
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Top quality Middle Eastern fast food. Hot, fast and flavorful. Thick lentil soup with crisp pita chips on the side. Fatouche salad, or mixed grill plate with garlic sauce, hommus, cabbage salad and pickles on the side. You cannot beat their food. It rates number one on my list for places to eat.

Thank SharonFiset
London, Canada
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Short review about Barakat restaurant in London Ontario. I go there with my girlfriend from time to time. The food is excellent very well done and full of flavour. London has lots of options for this type of middle eastern cuisine but Barakat is number one. Quick and affordable as well.

Thank lh10041x
London, ON
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98 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Barakat's downtown location prepares London's best shwarmas and middle-eastern dishes -by far! I've picked up lunch and dinner here many times and have never been disappointed. My current favourite is their rice & chicken dish; a hearty meal that offers enough for left-overs the next day. Keep up the great work guys!

Thank Pro_CNDTraveler
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118 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We were craving something different on a lazy weekend afternoon and opted for Barakat delivery. We ordered one chicken and one beef shawarma plate. $16ish for each. We received several pitas and lots of rice with each. The portions were huge! Only thing I'll fault them for is the takeout containers...all of the different toppings were jumbled together. Styrofoam, yuck,... More 

Thank nursemack
Windsor, Canada
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Visited this place based on their reviews, left very disappointed. Shawarma was dry with lots of dark meat. Will not be visiting this place again.

Thank Tanya-Miller3
London, Canada
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Great food and great staff. Consistently high quality Middle Eastern meals. Generous portions. I am always served by friendly, efficient staff.

Thank SharonFiset
Timmins, Canada
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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

I love Barakat'a shawarmas. They are a great way to get a lunch on the run. Make sure you let them know how much hot sauce - can be a little heavy-handed.

Thank kduke155018
London, Canada
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78 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Line up was too long. I had to wait 15 mins for my meal. The worse part no tp in the bathroom. I had no access to knifes or forks which was very strange. It is overprice for what it is but I eat on the cheapside. I did like the like the rice needed more veggies in it. Patio... More 

Thank 69duke
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

We have been dining with Barakat both take out and at the resturaunt for years. Not only is the food delicious but its always fresh, hot and the employees are always friendly. I also like that the place is always very clean. I once had my shwarma miked up. It was beef instead of chicken and they complimented my dinner... More 

Thank Heather H
London, Canada
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

I visit Barakat at least once a month. The portions are massive and I usually have leftovers. The prices are very reasonable for what you get. I usually get one of the kebab platters or the mala salad. The white garlic sauce is to die for!

Thank karleeanne00

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 551 Richmond St, London, Ontario N6A 3E9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  London>  > Central London
  • Neighbourhood: Central London
  • Phone Number: +1 519-850-4111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?