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“Falafel/Shawarma and a place to sit”
Review of Barakat Restaurant

Barakat Restaurant
Ranked #45 of 1,084 Restaurants in London
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Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Takeout
Neighbourhood: Central London
Reviewed 5 November 2011

This is very casual and self-serve but there are tables. The choices are all based on Lebonese cooking. There is no menu - look at the signs and choose, The food is as good and a great value. The people at the counter are not friendly - they want to know your order and they want you to pay for it. Then they have someone make it and you walk it to your table. I enjoyed the meal - a nice busy place for a quick and good meal.

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Reviewed 31 October 2011

We wanted shawarma but we wanted a relaxed lunch not a grab-it and go takeaway. The Barakat seemed to fit the bill so that is where went.
The food was great, the atmosphere was relaxed but the ace was the staff who were interested enough to recommend side dishes - without being pushy. Some meals are only cooked fresh to order which was of note in an otherwise fast food environment/culture.

We took home fresh baklava for dessert and it was also as good as any we've tasted elsewhere.

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Reviewed 15 October 2011

Cheap and okay, but really not that good. Proly the best London has tho

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Reviewed 10 September 2011

I've tried many shawarma joints in both London and Toronto and nothing comes close to Barakat's. Being from Toronto, I return home from university every summer and I always always crave Barakat's shawarmas when I'm gone. Not only is it made with fresh ingredients and grilled to perfection, it's also great value and the service is friendly. Aside from their shawarma plates and shawarma wraps, their lentil soup is also a must-try. Barakat is one of my favourite restaurants in London ON.

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Thank Maggie H
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Reviewed 26 July 2011

Love the falafel and chicken shawarma. Anyone who ordered in a combo meal seemed to need a takeout box. Criticism of the service and atmosphere seemed unfounded. Anyone so concerned about the lighting does not deserve this place!

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