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Jun 27, 2008 10:43 AM

Mamoun's on Friday

Just a tad disappointing, discovered yellow stickers on Mamoun's closed doors at lunchtime today...reminded me of "DiFara fever" many moons ago.

This won't last.

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  1. Which location? The Village or St. Mark's?

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      1. re: marc10

        Looking at their report it seems that they have a lot to take care of in order to re-open. Hopefully, they will do all that's needed and open up soon.

      2. still won't hesitate to have the falafel or anything else for that matter

        1. go to Taim instead for a better Falafel, a bit more $$, but worth it. Or Yatagan Falafel House down the street is equal to Mamouns and with better Shwarma.

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          1. re: ginsbera

            No One's Falafal is better than Mamoun's... Are you nuts? : )

            1. re: Michele4466

              go to Taim, I promise it is better. They have three kinds, Green (parsley and cilantro), Red (Roasted Red Pepper) and Harissa (Spicy). Everything is fresh and made on the spot.

              1. re: Michele4466

                Mamoun's falafel is actually pretty mediocre. It's only redeeming quality is its price. I agree that Taim is much better.

                1. re: dg5411

                  I really like Mamoun's hot sauce. Are there any places that have something similar. It reminds me more of a harissa taste, rather then a vinagery hot sauce that most places serve.

              2. re: ginsbera

                Agreed on the falafel suggestion. But are you comparing Mamoun's shawarma to Yatagan's doner kabab? Does Yatagan offer shawarma? Mamoun's shawarma is the only thing I really like there.

                1. re: E Eto

                  Just saying Yatagan has a great shawarma sandwich that's all.

                  1. re: ginsbera

                    But do they make shawarma? Or are you talking about the sandwich made from the shaved meat from the big spit? Then we're talking about a doner kabab. Not a shawarma. That's all I'm saying.

                    1. re: E Eto

                      you're correct, sorry. It is the doner kebab, not the shawarma I'm speaking of. I should jog my memory by heading over there for one.