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King Restaurant Falafel - W. Roxbury

Science Chick Apr 12, 2010 04:35 AM

We were in W. Roxbury on Sat. and noticed a new Lebanese place where Samia's used to be. Tried the falafel. They press the wraps in a sandwich press, which crisped up the pita and wilted the lettuce, neither of which I viewed as a plus. The falafel itself was a bit heavy handed with the coriander, but had a reasonable texture. The sandwich was also overly packed with soggy dill pickle strips, which gave the sandwich an overall vinegary taste and completely covered up any vestige of the tahini sauce. I don't know how the kebab and other meat offerings may be, although I noticed that all sandwiches were being subjected to the aforementioned pressing, so maybe plates would be the way to go here.

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    hynespb Apr 12, 2010 08:48 AM

    the Shawarma is pretty decent. I actually enjoy the crispness of the pita. I do think they put to much sauce on though, but the vegetables are fresh, albiet soggy from too much sauce, every time i have gotten it.

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    1. re: hynespb
      Cork Apr 12, 2010 09:00 AM

      Its no Samia's, I'll say that.
      For unlcear reasons, I tried the grilled sausage plate last time I went there and thought it was terrible. Not a fan of some of the spicing on the skewered meats either.

      1. re: Cork
        sallyt Apr 12, 2010 10:30 AM

        I know - I really miss Samia's...

      2. re: hynespb
        Joanie Apr 12, 2010 09:56 AM

        I like the pressing aspect too and agree that there was too much sauce This after asking for "light on the tahini". I'll give them another shot at some point, nice guys working there when I went.

        1. re: Joanie
          trufflehound Apr 12, 2010 01:59 PM

          Nice, but I have to agree. I wasn't crazy about the shawarma.

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