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Oct 26, 2006 12:15 AM

Best Schwarma in the Metro NY Area

Since we are discussing Israeli foods that are placed in a pita, I wanted to take a poll as to which restaurant/fast food establishment has the tastiest schwarma in the New York Metro area.

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  1. My vote goes to Pita Off the Corner, Avenue P and E. 2nd St.

    1. goaln grill in the hieghts is pretty good, so is ali baba

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      1. re: chai18

        Grill Point on Jewel and Main in KGH - two different skewers, fresh lafa made in a brick oven adjacent to the skewer, constantly changing salads. Second Prize to Olympic Pita on Coney Island Avenue between J&K. Honorable mention to Shishkabob Steakouse on Long Beach Road in Oceanside - slow service but great flavor.

      2. On the Grill (Al Haesh) on QB, off 67th Ave is my new favorite shwarma joint. It helps i can walk there from my apt.
        I've never tried Grill Point, but heard great things...
        Isn't there an additional great shwarma joint on Main Street called Pita Hut/Hot or something like that? Heard good things about that too.
        Honorable mention--place on east 4th or 5th in Brklyn between Quentin and K Highway--I think it's called Original Shwarma. They make an excellent shwarma baugette sandwich, with excellent chareef (two levels) and good veggies...
        Almost reminds me of good old Taam Tov on King George Street in Jerusalem, which from what I hear, has closed down.
        last note: don't know if you guys will eat there, but Azuri Cafe in manhattan (51st and 9th-10th?) is top notch falafel/shwarma joint. Plus you get the treat of dealing with one of the biggest SOB Mamzar Israelis--Ezra.
        Don't tell him I said that.

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        1. re: abu applesauce

          I haven't been to Pita Hot in a few years. I can't remember why I stopped going but I believe their stuff was pretty good. When they opened they were Pita Hut but they changed their sign soon after to Pita Hot. I don't know if they got a cease and desist letter from Pizza Hut or just did it on their own, but I always thought it was Tm related.

        2. Underrated - Jerusalem Steak House in Brooklyn.

          1. I am going to go with Pita Hot.....Great great food. My honorable mention will go to Hapina in Ceadrhurst.