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Sep 14, 2010 07:12 PM

Excellent Felafel found

This place just opened on Greenwood Ave betw. 83rd & 85th. I was really delighted by their felafel...the best I've had in Seattle: interesting flavors of cumin and coriander seed, nice textural contrast of smooth center & crunchy exterior...not greasy...definitely a 'cut above'. Surprising spicy 'bite' in both the hummus & baba ghanouj; also has a pleasant dining space.

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  1. Sounds good! What's the name of the place?

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    1. re: Boychucker

      King Felafel Grill, 8317 Greenwood Ave. N. 98103

    2. Have you ever tried the felafel at Zaina's near Pioneer Square for comparison? That's the best I've found in Seattle so far.

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      1. re: RandyB

        Sounds like a beautiful felafel, staffstuff.

        As "felafel sandwiches" go, though, have to agree with RandyB - Zaina's is wonderful. These are not the lettuce and tomato stuffed variety like you find at Med Mix and most other locals. The location downtown by Macy's closed a few years back, but the ones they made there were spicy and magical.

        1. re: FoieGrasHotDog

          I think they moved the Zaina's that used to be by Macy's down a block or two over by the Nordstrom Rack on Pine between 1st and 2nd. I have been meaning to get over there as I used to love the Pioneer Square one when I worked on that side of town.

          1. re: akq

            I hope the one you're referring to is not associated with the Pioneer Square Zaina revered on this board (I've sadly not made it down there yet). Having only a few minutes for lunch, we stopped in to the said falafel place on Pine and 1st and waited about 10 minutes before being helped despite being the only ones inside. French fries with my falafel (leftover from my Europe study abroad days) are one of my faves. They begrudgingly scrapped the last of the previous batch together. The falafel sandwich was decent, but I noticed only 2 or 3 actual balls. There were some veggies and sauces beyond tahini and l&t, but overall, it was pretty meh.

        1. Maybe the reopened King Falafel Grill?

          King Falafel Grill
          8102 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

          1. Not to discount the new place--I just haven't made it up there yet, but the far and away best felafel I've found in town is at Mawadda down in the south end.