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Any real Jordanian Shawarma in LA/Long Beach area?

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We spent a few weeks in Jordan this year and the shawarma was unbeliveable! Every little hole-in-the-wall place we went had delicious, moist, flavorful meat. Incredible!

A few years ago I tried it at Open Sesame in Long Beach but my memory of it is that it was vinegary and tart; not savory.

Any authentic place you know of??

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Open Sesame
5215 E 2nd St, Long Beach, CA 90803

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  1. Head for Sahara Falafel (yeah, yeah, yeah) on Orange and Brookhurst in Anaheim.

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    Sahara Falafel
    590 S Brookhurst St, Anaheim, CA 92804

    1. There are many Israeli places around town that offer shawarma. How is Jordanian shawarma different from the Israeli kind?

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      1. re: avivale

        To be honest, when we went to Israel after Jordan I just wasn't going to pay $8 for a shawarma sandwich that cost $1 in Jordan so I didn't get to taste the difference.

        I'm near Orange & Brookhurst fairly often so I'll give it a try--thanks!