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Falafel King in Pike Place Market SEA

allisonw Nov 23, 2009 05:26 PM

Is this the same guy who used to be on 81st and Greenwood? I sure hope so!!

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    HungWeiLo Nov 23, 2009 07:44 PM

    The owner is Eritrean, and also owns another Falafel King restaurant in the U-District.

    (At least, if my memory didn't fail me)

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    1. re: HungWeiLo
      allisonw Nov 23, 2009 08:39 PM

      Well bummer it's not the Egyptian guy.

      How is the downtown place? Zaina is too far for me to get to on a lunch break.

      1. re: allisonw
        terrier Nov 24, 2009 05:02 AM

        As inedible as Zaina.

        1. re: allisonw
          howard 1st Nov 24, 2009 08:32 AM

          falafel king is truly awful with much arriving in boxes from sysco and little produced in-house. however, for those of us who consider zaina to be quite close to perfect (sorry,terrier...), the good news is that they have reopened around the corner from falafel king (south side of pine between 1st and 2nd across from the wonderful chocolate box) with the same sign off the wall from the old bon garage site and food as wonderful as ever.

          1. re: howard 1st
            terrier Nov 24, 2009 11:41 AM

            I used to like Zaina but my last couple of visits got me cold falafel balls out of a hotel pan slapped indifferently on a store-bought pita with some sloppy accoutrements. Is the new location any better?

            1. re: terrier
              howard 1st Nov 25, 2009 09:29 AM

              after the "garage" location closed, i hauled myself to the "downtown" spot and was also quite disappointed - just as terrier states - but am pleased to report that the "new" spot is as good as was the original - cannot tell you why....

              1. re: howard 1st
                terrier Nov 26, 2009 10:20 AM

                Good to hear, I'll check out the new location!

            2. re: howard 1st
              mrnelso Nov 26, 2009 04:06 PM

              Howard, am I right that the same truck stops at Main Street Gyros (or whatever their name is).

              1. re: mrnelso
                howard 1st Nov 27, 2009 08:58 AM

                thanks for your assumption of my knowledge but i have no information concerning trucks of any sort

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          christy319 Nov 23, 2009 07:38 PM

          No. That guy I heard moved back to Egypt, but I think he's actually the one that opened the gift shop at about 84th and Greenwood.

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