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Babylon Cafe

West End
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1156 Denman St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2M9, Canada
+1 604-568-7010
11:00 - 22:30
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we were hungry - only reason we tried to eat the wrap - meat was hard and dry - veggies soggy - taste was not good, we had tummy aches after it.

Thank Rob M
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

I got the 7$ wrap and for some reason ended up paying 10$! Then the tip...it was way too pricey. It was a small tiny thing with no juicy anything going for it. I have had good wraps and this one was a loser. The chicken was the end of the roast and it was small and dry. The gentleman... More 

Thank Kathryn A
Medicine Hat, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

Very tasty food, served fast and friendly. The chicken shawerma is really good. The meat is tender, well seasoned, and they give you a generous portion on their wraps. The pita is filled with meat and fresh veggies, along with a flavourful blend of sauces and condiments.

1 Thank HungryInTheHat
Calgary, Canada
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132 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

I've often walked by this place on Denman, and finally gave it a try at 1:30 am since everything else was pretty much closed in the West end. I orderd the lamb shawarma, which was unfortunately microwaved and was tough and dry. The sauce was on the bland side, but the veggies were fresh and crisp. There's another shawarma place... More 

Thank Aurora R
Vancouver, Canada
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119 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

That is what I always say! I used to only go to another restaurant for this type of food which is a few blocks down. But one day a friend brought me a Falafel plate from Babylon and I loved it! So much one week i had it about 5 times, opps. I've laid off it a bit for now... More 

Thank Amy W
Ocala, Florida
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

On our first evening in Vancouver we decided to try a local Mid-Eastern shop that had quite a 'line out the door.' What a disappointment. I'm not sure if they were just at the end of the carving piece or if there was another reason, but all of our meat was dry and overcooked. Shawarma was mediocre and the falafel... More 

Thank L Fred C
London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016 via mobile

Had the chicken shawarma plate to go. Large portion and fresh veggies. I agree with the chicken not being greasy. Satisfied a craving too.

Thank Brunixgt
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102 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

So good. Well priced and the folks working there are really friendly. Very happy every time I go, which is often! Highly recommend. Very good for vegetarians as well.

Thank westcoastcutie
Surrey, BC
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63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

try to get to town at least 2-3 times per summer to walk the seawall to English Bay and stop here for a Shawarma. They are the best anywhere and a great value. Took a couple of our friends this time and they loved as well....brought back memories for him, as he has worked in the Middle East in the... More 

Thank fes4422
Chicago, Illinois
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73 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Great for getting carry outs to go to the park or beach a block away. Good food, fast service. There seem to be a few Mediterranean spots in the area but this one seems to do the most business from what we could tell. Recommend.

Thank bonnie c

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Lebanese, Fast food, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1156 Denman St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 2M9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > West End
  • Neighbourhood: West End
  • Phone Number: +1 604-568-7010

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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?

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West End
A hodgepodge of landscapes, the West End combines verdant gardens and blocky modern architecture, with Victorian bits and Edwardian bobs in between. It is a paradise for takeout food, take-away coffee, and perhaps incongruously, some of Vancouver's most languid lines of beachfront. English Bay and Sunset Beach invite swimmers, strollers, and picnic-lovers to take in dusk settling over the water, or to jog along with the sunrise, offering breathtaking views at any time of day. The West End merges together so many looks and flavors probably because it functions a hub: its the leafy pit-stop between nightlife and entertainment venues along Davie Street, and the shopping paradise that is Robson Street, offering visitors beautiful parkland to rest on, and quick, easy food to re-fuel with in between ventures.
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