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1207 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216-2749
11:00 - 21:00
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Buffalo, New York
1 review
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

The food there in general is good, but the chicken shawarma and shesh tawouk is my favorite. Prices are fare

Thank Jazzim0000
Williamsville, New York
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Last year we stopped in for a quick bite to eat; not knowing what to expect. The food is amazing. We have easily been a dozen times since then. Service is great. Great spot for a quick meal. Everything is delicious.

Thank jasonsY3457BZ
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165 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Visited Shish Kebab express recently to grab a quick bite to eat for lunch Been here a few times and the gentleman serving me ( I think he's the owner ) is always very friendly and accommodating. Can't beat the prices ($5 for a filling sandwich and $1 each for very tasty samosas ) and You certain I get fresh... More 

Thank martyfarty69
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2015

people around this area (buffalo) mustn't had middle eastern food before. The restaurant looks a bit shabby. it lacks cleaning for sure. the falafel was raw from inside. very green. i can put it among the worst falafel i have eaten. only 2 pieces in the whole sandwich!!!? the gralic is NOTHING related to garlic. never in my life seen... More 

Thank chadi a
Buffalo, New York
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139 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015 via mobile

Chip says he tried this place based on several recommendations from coworkers, so he went. The exterior doesnt look like much, inside is basic but looks to be a local cultural hangout, adding to its legitimacy. Menu is varied. Had the chicken shawarma sandwich and housemade hummus. Just that was almost too much food. Portions are great, enough for two.... More 

Thank StephNOwen
Buffalo, New York
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334 reviews
277 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 325 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2015

I love this type of restaurant and food. A small, apparently owner operated little place featuring shwarma, falafal, hummus, etc. We were mildly disappointed last trip, so we thought we would give them another go. Polite gentleman behind the counter presented us with picture menus, making choosing selections easy. We sat at a booth, and the gentleman left the counter... More 

Thank bflobear11
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2015 via mobile

It's a must visit middle eastern restaurant if your in the buffalo area, fresh authentic middle eastern cuisine, friendly and helpful staff

Thank clarence m
Mississauga, Canada
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463 reviews
203 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 204 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2014

I came here on my trip to Buffalo and I was not disappointed. This place had a twist with the bread. They serve Iraqi Samoon bread. I did a take out and ordered Chicken shawarama sandwiches which was a little different as it was served in Iraqi Samoon bread and we also ordered Mixed Grilled plater which came with around... More 

Thank Bilal S
Halifax, Canada
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35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2013 via mobile

We've been to this restaurant many times before. We often come back, especially with friends from out of town, as this restaurant has authentic Middle Eastern dishes, mostly from Iraq. The breads are all baked in the area from Middle Eastern bakeries and the tastes are definitely reminiscent of being in the Middle East. Everything is very very reasonable and... More 

Thank John G
Buffalo, New York, United States
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2012

I love this place. We have eaten in the actual restaurant once and ordered take out twice. Every single time I get excited about how delicious the food is! When we ate in, the dinner plates were very generous and the sides are also just as big. My only complaint, if you can call it one, is that they don't... More 

Thank Lauren J

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Fast food, Middle Eastern, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1207 Hertel Ave, Buffalo, NY 14216-2749
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo

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