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Shawarma King

1441 S Drake Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49006-5779
+1 269-375-3900
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good34%
  • Average2%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Vegan Options
1441 S Drake Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49006-5779
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Never disappointed in the lunch buffet at Shawarma King! good variety of food and the flavor and freshness is FANTASTIC!

Thank brendatD5983CR
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

They are famous for their Hommous and king tea (chai tea-ish). However my favorite of all time is the shish tawook (grilled chicken skewer) and the lentil soup (the soup is not vegetarian though).

Thank Passionfruitsoda
Reviewed 1 October 2017

It is the best restaurant for Mediterranean food in Kalamazoo. Of course it is not the perfect but when you miss this taste can be preferable.

Thank cemansiz
Reviewed 3 September 2017

We enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Very helpful in making discussion's about our food choice. very fresh and flavorful. Great value for the food we received. Passionate about the food they serve. A+

Thank 33Freyman
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Just had lunch at Shawarma King. The veggie grape leaves appetizer was served hot rather than cold as we have been served in the past. Very yummy, especially with the garlic sauce. The Falafel Deluxe was delicious. (Ask for more garlic sauce to dip these...More

Thank JustKaren
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Small place. About a dozen tables. It looks like they do a pretty good take out business. Diverse group of diners in the restaurant. I ordered the beef shwarma and fattoush salad. Generous portions. Salad was good.... very fresh, but over dressed. Schwarma was dry...More

Thank George K
Reviewed 23 May 2017

The buffet is a great way to try Lebanese food. There literally is something for everyone. The chicken is the best but there's beef and lamp. The vegetables are excellent and the hummus is the best I've ever had anywhere. My husband is a picky...More

Thank sherryl934
Reviewed 8 May 2017

I'm from the Chicago area, and we have tons of middle eastern restaurants. Love the cuisine. When I need a really shwarma fix, i go to the KING, one of the best ethnic restaurants in kalamazoo. Big lunch orders are not a problem, and the...More

Thank 101blacklab
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

This Shawarma King has many different dishes in their menu. The sandwiches range from $3.50-$7.00 and they are all succulent. They have a very welcoming environment and staff. They make natural juices that go well with the food; carrot, pineapple, apple, and celery juices are...More

Thank lflara
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Food is very good and prices are great. You get a lot of food for your money and everything tasted great. It definitely is a big hit for dine in and carryout since it was busy. Service was really good.

Thank A M
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Nancy L
16 November 2016|
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Response from Karen U | Reviewed this property |
I don't know PA laws on this
27 April 2016|
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Response from Salam K | Reviewed this property |
Yes it does
Linda C
16 November 2015|
Response from Jess0615 | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, the Drake location does not have a buffet. The one at the corner of Westnedge/White does though, lunch and dinner buffet both. It's a bit pricey, but still good food.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1441 S Drake Rd, Kalamazoo, MI 49006-5779
  • Location: United States  >  Michigan (MI)  >  Kalamazoo County  >  Kalamazoo
  • Phone Number: +1 269-375-3900
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