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8519 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209-4663
+1 718-745-5227
06:00 - 01:00
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North Bergen, New Jersey
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209 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

One of the best Mediterranean food I have ever had. You would love this place if you get water in your mouth when you hear words like, Shawarma, Hummas, Roasted chicken, Taboli, kuta, Kibbey and so on. This place is super busy always have very limited sitting ( almost no sitting) best if you carry out . Good portion and... More 

Thank Younus K
Brooklyn, New York
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70 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Had a Swiss cheese and tomato sandwich with olive oil which was the best I have eaten lately. Will definitely return to this place.

Thank Clara K
Brooklyn, New York
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116 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015

I discovered Karam many ago and every time I’m visit this neighborhood I always end up buying a few shawarma sandwiches that are simply mouthwatering. Their "Kebbe" also very tasty, as well as their great variety of salads. Prices are very reasonable.

Thank Aleks68
New York City, New York
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1,555 reviews
891 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 371 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2014

This middle eastern place produce wonderful Chicken,Meat and spinach pies. It is best to take out as it is very noisy and hectic. They have a full range of items but these are the past on 4th avenue near 86th street Bay Ridge

Thank Allan S
Orlando, Florida
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2014

This is the kind of food all the street vendors in Manhattan TRY to serve, but can't. When you have that hungry place in your stomach while out shopping on 86th street, turn the corner and stop in for a falafel or (even better) a chicken shawarma. Few tables, so you might not find a place to sit, but the... More 

Thank Ben P
Brooklyn, New York
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45 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2013

A friend took me to have a chicken shawarma. I went nuts! That thing is AMAZING! I brought my wife...she thinks so too ;] I order it with hummus. It is a treat and good for you too. It's even better than the shawarma from the ZAGAT rated Tanoreen. I'd be interested to hear from someone who disagrees.

Thank josephga1
Brooklyn, New York
1 review
Reviewed 7 September 2013

Fish dinner is 2 fish. I am going here 18 years, fish dinner is always 5 fishes. Manager tells me prices are up, I told him if he had told me, I would have gotten chicken. RIP-OFF JOINT. DIRTY, NO PLACE TO WASH. AND NOW High prices for fried whitefish take out, not salmon served on white tablecloths. Karam has... More 

Thank Mabel J
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231 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2013

Little place in Brooklyn but one of the best in the area especially with Shawerma chicken. There are few seats but would not count on it. Overall recommend.

Thank Beach_Family_NJ
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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94 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2012

This quite neighborhood place had an amazing shawarma and falafel. The mixed meat shawarma was seasoned and cooked very well. It taste like home cooking. I would recommend it for a late night snack, when heading back from a night of fun in the city.

Thank VoyageVirtuoso
Brooklyn, New York
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 June 2012

Great location, FANTASTIC FOOD, great people! They remember my face every time I go there, and immediately gets my order for me. Very fast, and the prices are fair for the quality. I love the roasted chicken! Hard working people, and definitely deserving of their success. Love you Karam !

Thank Carla M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Fast food, Halal
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 01:00
06:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8519 4th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209-4663
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Brooklyn
  • Phone Number: +1 718-745-5227

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