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SEA: Favorite falafel joint and fav Moroccan Restaurant?

Killing two birds with one stone in this post. Just wondering where to get a good Falafel in Seattle also wanted to see if there are any restaurants in town that have tasty Moroccan chow? Thanks!

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  1. My neighbors love Marakesh on 85th but my wife has bad nut alergies which pretty much rules out Moroccan for me. (She can't even have things cooked in a pan that recently had nuts or nut oils.)

    Zaina on Cherry has pretty good falafel. I used to go to Mediteranean Mix in Pioneer square but the last time I was there it was unusually bad. But it was late for lunch / too early for dinner on a Saturday and I was the only person there so maybe it was a fluke.

    1. When I need a falafel fix I head to Zaina or Sabra, but there is more... http://www.thestranger.com/seattle/Co...

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      1. re: mrnelso

        Cool, thanks for the article. Now I'm really hungry!

      2. The best falafel I've had is at the Meze located in a small Kirkland strip mall. Always crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, never oily or mushy. The tangy tahini sauce works great with the pita. For a quick fix the mediteranean kitchen at the food court at the top of the Westlake Center does an ok job.

        1. Hands down - the best EVER is at Alladin in the U-District (Univ. Way). The guys that work there are great, the service is fast, and the sandwiches are always fresh and piping hot - and all at around $5!

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          1. re: craigseattle

            I used to think Aladin was the best as well, until I had Zania. It spoiled Aladin's for me!

          2. for falafel either taki's mad greek on 15th ave nw just north of 85th or even better the new gorgeous george's on greenwood and 78th. it's george who used to run mr gyro (on greenwood at 85th) until he was squeezed out by his partners. everything he makes is pretty delicious but the falafel is perfect : green on the inside and very garlicky. his meats are great too (i love the beef kafta kebab)

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            1. re: ericlutzker

              I second the nomination for Gorgeous George. His falafel is the best I've had in Seattle.