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803 1 St SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 7N2, Canada
+1 403-269-5464
09:00 - 20:00
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 20:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
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Kingston, Canada
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Got the mixed shawarma plate. Pretty average overall. The serving size is definitely generous but the meat was very cold. The owner is nice and gave a free baklava with the plate. The place itself is clean too.

Thank Hamza K
Calgary, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Loud music but when i asked the young woman if it could be turn down she immediately did so -and she did it with a smile. I had a Chicken Shawarma - it was really good. At only $10.00 it's a very good deal.

Thank LidieO
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178 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Great service and food. Love their HUGE portions--two meals out of one sandwich! I've eaten most things on the menu--and nothing disappoints.

Thank Canukgal
Houston, Texas
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257 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This little restaurant is on Stevens in the central district. In any other location it would be very good but by comparison to the wonderful restaurants in this area it's just ok. The food was good - but served on styrofoam plates and somewhat sloppily served. Nevertheless the taste was good.

Thank Brenda M
Houston, Texas
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32 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Recently while I was working in Calgary, a colleague brought me to Falafel King. First thing I must say is we have been here on several occasions and this restaurant can be VERY BUSY at lunch time. The Shawarma here is excellent, but I do agree with some of the reviews that it can be messy and hard to eat.... More 

Thank dreadzepp1986
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141 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016

Not having much time or money, I tried the Falafel King and sure glad I did. The staff was extremely friendly and got to work right away making one of the best Shawarma's I have tried in Calgary! Falafel King also has many vegetarian options for the 'meat challenged' customer. Though I could not stay, there was ample seating for... More 

Thank Michael B
Calgary, Canada
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2016

I love eating here - the staff make you feel as if they know and remember you (even if they don't) and there is always a free piece of baklava with your order. The falafel and shawarma wraps are fantastic, filled with fresh salads and veggies. Go early to avoid the lunchtime rush!

Thank Elizabeth C
Red Deer, Canada
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89 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2015

When I first saw this place I was dubious. From the outside it looks like a place I would not usually go into, kind of a dump to be honest. Glad I did though, the food is fantastic & the prices are very reasonable. Will definitely go back again. The only downside is that it was very busy, but I... More 

Thank Albertan1978
Calgary, Alberta
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2014

We love this place...but only when the guys are doing the wrapping of the sandwiches...otherwise, the wrapping is too loose and the fillings fall out...this it makes it very hard to eat or enjoy. We usually pop out head in now to see who is doing the wrapping first before we order lunch. The ladies just need to tighten up... More 

Thank SPfreqTraveller
Level Contributor
20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2014

Delicious, if you like Shwarma or Donair, this is a delicious place to get something quick and good. Value is right up there. Service is friendly and the line ups can be long at lunch.

Thank BrownBernard

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$15
Fast food, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Open Hours
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 20:00
09:00 - 17:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 803 1 St SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 7N2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 403-269-5464

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