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505 Princess Street, Kingston, Ontario k7l 1c3, Canada
+1 613-549-5464
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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Kingston, Canada
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40 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Went back today to get another medium donair. They took care of us last time, and they did it again. So tasty, right combo of ingredients, and the sweet sauce is delicious. Definitely filling even with only the medium. Will probably try the donair plate next time.

Thank betster28
Kingston, Canada
Level Contributor
137 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Famous king's Donair has a different spiciness to it then most other Donair a I've tastes, it has a slight salty burn to it. You also have to watch freshness here as often the meat has been sliced off the spot much earlier and is heated up on the grill. This works for larger chunks but small pieces get too... More 

Thank Rob E
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

My friends and I ended up visiting this place on a Monday in Kingston, one of the few restaurants that offer this kind of fare open that day of the week. My friends ordered their donair in a pita, I ordered the falafel platter, which was amazing (although I meant to order the falafel in a pita, but the nice... More 

Thank Mark S
Edmonton, Canada
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71 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 April 2016 via mobile

Under new ownership. Tasty, fresh and well prepared. The new owner is a trained chef and really knows Lebanese food. Falafel made from scratch, chicken shwarma sandwiches are the best - South of Ottawa. Much improved. Very tasty.

Thank CharlieDontSurf-308
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87 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2016 via mobile

I always get a medium donair and was never disappointed - most of the time the owner works behind the counter and we talk a little about the restaurant business. The sandwich is always full of meet and I love the sauces they offer.

Thank Kramnumber1
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

last week we bought shorma sand..it was worse..we thought doniar pizza will be good..so today we bought doniar pizza..extra large and its cost 30 dollars. it was worse pizza we ever had. no fu..g taste at all. and uncooked bread. we tryed sharma in ottawa..taste different then ottawa. they should learn from them. name famous king restaurant on princess st.... More 

Thank Ncbotting
famousking, Owner at famous king restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for your visit,we have no complaints from thousands of our customers for Shawarma as well as Donair pizza,we always expect some customers to have a negative feelings about our food, when 90% of people like food and 10% don't, always the big number is right and the small number, well, they should stick to their own culture food More 

Kingston, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 October 2015

There's no way you can leave Famous King without feeling full and satisfied! I've had poutine, shawarma and donair pitas and plates, and a kafta plate - the portion sizes are great, the meat is juicy and fresh, and the food in general has so much taste. The excellent service is the cherry on top! Definitely one of the best... More 

2 Thank Foodie_E103
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12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Having lived in Ottawa years ago, I developed an appreciation for good Middle Eastern (Halal) food. Famous King is by far the best I've been able to find in Kingston. Portions are generous and prices are reasonable. The owner is very friendly and prepares your order quickly. Highly recommended.

4 Thank Kevin S
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2015

Had the donair and it was phenomenal. Nice and messy and enough napkins to clean it up. Great sweet sauce and the meat was very tender. Ordered it on delivery.

2 Thank Wayne H
Kingston, Canada
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2015

We went for dinner and shared a Beef Donair and a Chicken Shwarma. Both were excellent. We saw him preparing our food, and I didnt see a microwave used. The price was very reasonable. We will definitely be back to try more items from the menu.

5 Thank Sandra B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$7
Lebanese, Fast food, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Pizza, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Television, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 505 Princess Street, Kingston, Ontario k7l 1c3, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Kingston>  > Downtown Kingston
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Kingston
  • Phone Number: +1 613-549-5464
Halal Lebanese middle eastern fast food restaurant

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