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Aug 27, 2006 05:20 PM

[HOU] Best Shwarma?

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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  1. 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.

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

      1. 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

          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

            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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