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[HOU] Best Shwarma?

smirkrevenge Aug 27, 2006 05:20 PM

So...where do I get the best shwarma in Houston? I've only tried Fadi's, and it's serviceable, but looking for something better.

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    soulslinger Sep 5, 2006 11:58 PM

    I believe Phonecia Deli on Westheimer (12116 Westheimer Rd 77077) to be exact to have some awesome shwarma's plus the new market across Westheimer is wonderful I go there every time I am in Houston!!

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    1. re: soulslinger
      lynndela Jun 5, 2008 08:11 PM

      Phonecia, hands down!!! Chicken is better than the beef. And these are shwarmas, not gyros.

      It's strange -- I went to Shwarma King one time, the place was empty, and the guy made my shwarma on a George Foreman grill. Needless to say, I haven't been back.

      1. re: lynndela
        benjym Jun 6, 2008 05:41 PM

        I would have to second Shwarma King. The atmosphere isn't anything to write home about, but their chicken shwarma is great and really cheap. I also recommend all of their sidesl, especially the humus (I like to get it on my shwarma). I have never seen a george foreman there, but I can't say that I have ever looked.

        Inside the loop I have had a number of very disappointing shwarma or experiences. The shwarma at yidlizar (Kirby and Richmond) is ok, but a little overpriced for what you get. I would avoid the shwarma at La Fendee (Westheimer near Montrose) at all costs. I haven't tried it at Aladdin (corner of Westheimer and Montrose) because to be honest, that place just creeps me out for reasons I can't fully explain.

        To follow up on the earlier gyro digression, for really cheap and greasy gyros or tacos, and a thoroughly bizarre all around eating experience, I would recommend Al's Quick Stop on Waugh right next to Rudyard's Pub. It's a quik-e mart, its a mexican grocery store, its a greek restaurant, it has an arched dining room, what is going on here? The food is really cheap and some of it is not bad, but do not order a burger. I haven't tried any of the pre-seasoned meats from the butcher counter, but I have been tempted. Anyone have any experiences?

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      angmatt Sep 5, 2006 03:10 AM

      Ya Ya Mary's is great and Niko Niko's in Montrose is also wonderful

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        texnosh Aug 27, 2006 11:59 PM

        Shwarma King, on Hillcroft just north of Richmond, is good.

        Crossing borders, I like the gyros at Yia Yia Mary's, the Greek Pappa's restaurant, on San Felipe just west of 610. Good quality lamb.

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