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Falafel House

Posted by Staff / Listed on January 17, 2008 / review policy

Falafel House
Falafel House, now at 760 Yonge Street, makes the same delicious falafel as they used to in their former location at Roy Square.

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John Smith / July 19, 2008 at 03:40 pm
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Yesterday I happened to be in Yonge & Bloor area, at around 1pm, I saw a restaurant called Falafel House (760 Yonge Street). I had decided to give it a try.
The restaurant was very dirty from the inside and looked like no one clean it in a very long time.
The food part was the worst. I ordered Falafel (in a restaurant called Falafel House) I had never experienced such a bad falafel it was very dry and tasted like it was deep fried long ago, the pita was old as well (minimum 3 days old) the stuffed it with a ? a slice of tomato and lettuce that turned brown. As a side I ordered their salad platter (what a nightmare).

It's the worst Falafel in Canada. WAY people eat in there.
Steven / August 11, 2008 at 12:06 am
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I don't know what planet Mr Smith is on, but I have eaten at Falafel House several times and the falafel balls have always been fried right in front of me and the overall sandwich is anything but dry. More like bursting with flavor. Get the super falafel. You won't be disappointed.
Melissa / April 21, 2009 at 10:21 am
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I don't know what plant Mr. Smith is on either. I ate here on a trip to Toronto and got the falafel plate with your choice of different salads. I LOVED the falafel. I dream about the food here and want it again. It's a small, older place, but everything was so tasty.
ShawarmalfelMachine replying to a comment from John Smith / June 20, 2009 at 07:32 pm
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mr. smith???? more like mr broken tastebuds. This was the best falafel that I've ever tasted. PERIOD. Unless Johnny here grew up in Isreal and knows something about falafel that I don't, I gotta say that I strongly disagree, and its a crying shame that he got the first post about this gem of a falafel house.
mandy / March 5, 2010 at 02:30 pm
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What stopped me going there was .....one night just stopped in for dinner - a light dinner - it was around their closing them and so I see the guy packing me left over pieces for chicken that were gathered in a bowl before I even got there. Thought nothing of it at the time...i mean it was their closing time so they had packed food. One or two bites later - got these couple nasty dry hard pieces of chicken in mouth. almost like you are chewing on a piece of wooden stick. Absolutely disgusting. I ended up throwing away half of my shirwarma because of it. Obviously they served me a piece of left over chicken pieces that were left there or had been there for a while. If chicken is dry and crusty - throw it in the garbage you don't serve that to your customers. Total disrespect. After that I made a promise to myself that I'm never going there again. I totally agree with John Smith, the restaurant looks absolutely disgusting. All you mf don't harrass someone if they are brutally honest.

Erin / April 17, 2010 at 03:17 pm
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I'm going to have to agree with the haters. I went there on my way home from the TRL recently, and didn't want to go all the way down to the new(ish) Ghazale at Church and Wellesley. I was so disappointed. Worst falafel of my life. I didn't exactly throw it away, because, come on, it's still a falafel, but it didn't even compare.
Jane Smith / April 28, 2010 at 01:12 pm
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Just had a chicken shawarma there. The service was plain slow and awful for the lunch rush. The pita was cold and hard, the chicken cold and dry, and left a funny taste in my mouth that I hope won't become food poisoning. Don't waste your money here.
Kevin / November 25, 2010 at 08:16 am
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I have eaten there many times over the last number of years. The super falafel is my favourite choice... fills you up, tastes good, reasonable price and packed with healthy ingredients. For Middle-eastern / Lebanese, they are a good option.
SMS / February 4, 2011 at 12:52 pm
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I can only comment on the falafal on a pita, but it sucked. They gave me 2 falafal, a few shreds of lettuce, some onion and a few pieces of tomato. No tabouli, no chick peas, no turnip. They then drenched it in two sauces without asking me and then refused to remake it. Not recommended.
Tuck / February 20, 2011 at 12:39 pm
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When they were located in Roy Square, before it was torn down, it was a great place. Good food & good prices. Shortly after moving across the street, it seemed that new owners took over. Since then the service, quantity and quality have deteriorated. I used to have wait in line at the old place everytime I went in because it was so popular. Now you're lucky if you see one person in there. Such a shame.
Z / February 23, 2011 at 09:58 pm
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I lived in TO before i moved to Ottawa-the pitiful excuse for a nation's capital-and still remember Falafel House warmly. Their medium daily special was really tasty and excellent value for money.
Sean / March 7, 2011 at 03:55 am
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the new management are taking care of them, they added rotisserie chicken and new basmati rice in the menu, i was impressed with quality, service, good job keep it up
zem / May 20, 2012 at 03:15 pm
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Nice shawarma , try thier new chicken shawarma with skin on...
john / September 12, 2012 at 12:31 am
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since 2012 after the price of food is cheap but the taste getting worst and worst day by bay couple time i saw mouses running to kitchen and counter then i hit the food at all
Sean / August 27, 2013 at 02:17 pm
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Inspected on: August 21, 2013
Inspection finding: Yellow (Conditional Pass)
Number of infractions: 9 (Minor: 4, Significant: 5)
Crucial infractions include: N/A

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