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Mar 2, 2012 11:35 AM

Bronxville Castle

I'm planning on checking out the hummus and falafel at this new place this week-end. But if you've already been there and have a better suggestion, I'm listening.

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  1. That's very interesting, Sloth. I haven't been past there since they finished the construction, but I'll have to go check it out! Thanks for the heads up!

    1. Thanks for posting Sloth, stopped by today on my way home. We shared the lamb shawarma

      it was delicious ( ask for the house made hot sauce it is not out and not served without asking ) . If you order a Gyro ask for the sauce on the side or tzatziki, the white sauce they use reminded me of creamy italian dressing. The owner is very nice and extremely talkative make sure you have a few minutes to kill when you stop in. I'm sure they will eventually speed things up. I would definitely go there again to order the shawarma.

      We had dinner last night at the new Habachi place in Tuckahoe, what a disappointment. As per the people sitting next to us they are the same owners of the soon to be reopened Onn's that is currently being renovated, they will focus on Thai and Chinese. I hope it is better than what we had last night.

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      1. re: chowdom

        OMG, Onn's was absolutely bizarre. Will never go back. Server acted like she was on crack. The food was pretty so so.

          1. re: chowdom

            This thread contains what I wrote over a year ago. Not that it really belongs on this thread. I would be very worried about going to anyplace run by these people though I suppose it could have been a very off day.

          2. re: jcmods

            Onn's moved to Tuckahoe under the name Takaho Japanese. ASIAN WIND is in the Bronxville location, and it's FABULOUS. if you love good Chinese food with a few Thai and Japanese dishes there, too, try it. The staff is very friendly and professional.

            1. re: protzman

              Wow! Fabulous? Really? An Chinese/Asian restaurant in Bronxville. Definitely have to check it out!

        1. Stopped in for falafel in pita with hummus. The falafel itself was obviously fresh and fried just right. The hot sauce, as chowdom said, is also homemade and delicious-be sure to ask for it. As a sandwich though, it literally fell apart before the first bite. The pita was too thin and not cut to make a pocket but cut to make 2 slices, very odd. The salad was iceberg lettuce, pickled carrots and actual pickle chips. The hummus was good, but too little of it. The overall taste was fine, but there is much room for improvement. The owner, Vic, did chat us up and we mentioned our concerns which he took seriously. Apparently he is a cousin to the famous Mamoun and so takes his falafel seriously. He gave us tastes of the lentil soup which is excellent and a rice and lentil dish that was very good. We left satisfied, knowing that we'd be back to try other menu items. I really hope he makes it, it would be a shame to lose this unique eatery. I'll scan and post the menu from work next week.

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          1. re: jcmods

            Agree with jcmods about the falafel. Would add that there are 3 small tables for eating in. There is a bit of a schizophrenic vibe as there is a typical cold cut deli case and a steam table with Italian fare as well as the Middle Eastern offerings which are kept mostly out of view. Prices are low for the amount and quality of food. I had to show Vic how to find the Patch "article" on his new smartphone and his face lit up when he saw the picture of himself. Really nice guy, I hope he succeeds.

          2. I forgot to post photos shawarma, gyro platter, (forefront) baba ganoush

            I really enjoyed the baba ganoush and grape leaves

            1. Wow, how could I miss this place? I drive past there at least once a day. I guess I'm more focused on not getting in an accident with the terrible traffic and parking conditions right there with people double parking for the laundry and shops. I'll have to go and check it out this week.

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              1. re: JMF

                We walked from Fleetwood. Hate driving thru Bronxville, but window shopping is fun.