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870 Upper James Street, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
+1 905-388-8864
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Quebec City, Canada
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66 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

I enjoyed the meal and company with friends. It was at this restaurant that I learned what hummus is and gauge other's hummus what what I had here.

Thank Jim P
Stoney Creek, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

The lentil soup was watered down The wraps and any type of meat/combo meal was awful and made my family not feel too good afterwards.

Thank J E
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166 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2016

My friend is a long time customer of Tarboosh and we stopped in for lunch the other day. The restaurant is a bit run down but the food was adequate for the price. I won't make a special trip to eat there but will probably eat there again if I am in the neighbourhood.

Thank TKoTP
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2015 via mobile

I tried this place for the first time today. Ordered the shish tawook ( chicken kebab) plate with salad and rice. I ordered the meal to go. The sides I ordered tasted better than my chicken. The chicken was so dry that I did not finish it.

Thank _Ant0n1a_K
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2015

Friend and I had stopped by this was a destination dinner - we came from out of town to eat here. We arrived for 9 o'clock; they are suppose to close at 11 on the evening we went which was a Saturday. The food was ordered and the clerk who was a older woman asked us if it was for... More 

5 Thank z z
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2015

she charged me for 18 pita breads??? !!!!!! i ordered only 1, when complained she didnt apologize and refunded in cash much less, she still owes few bucks(although i paid by card she gave me coins in 25 cents)!!! she is always half dead cuz shes tired ok who's not but do i care, terrible service, no napkins i had... More 

1 Thank boringshop
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45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2015 via mobile

Don't let the looks fool you cause the food is amazing. Been here a few times now to eat when I'm in Hamilton and I am never disappointed. Falafels are the best and the chicken shawrma wrap is to die for.

Thank Humpymak
Hamilton, Canada
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2014

Need to be updated, looks very old and dirty, the food is actually good, very good for take out (away)

1 Thank Bruno W
Toronto, Canada
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111 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2013 via mobile

Came here for a quick lunch. Service was super speedy. Chicken shawerma was average. Not very flavorful but not bad either.

1 Thank Lifes_1_Journey
Hamilton, Canada
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144 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2013

Tarboosh is a small Mediterranean restaurant that serves faster fast food and sit down meals. I was in a hurry so I just ordered a Falafel Shawarma to go. It had flavour, texture and the Falafel balls were not greasy at all. I’ve been there a few times and I plan to take the time to try out some of... More 

1 Thank Murray S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    2 of 5 bubbles
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 870 Upper James Street, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Hamilton
  • Phone Number: +1 905-388-8864

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