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Phone: (907) 258-4328
930 Gambell St
Anchorage, AK 99501
Not only will you get the best falafel this side of Tel Aviv, but you’ll be treated like long lost family at this bustling, little Mediterranean restaurant. Immigrants from Israel, Sima and Avi Avraham opened the restaurant because they couldn’t find good falafel in Anchorage. Sima, who studied cooking in Israel, now whips up succulent shawarma and schnitzels, heaping pitas of falafel and sweet baklavas.
There’s always a rush at lunch, and you’ll rarely find a seat in the tiny restaurant, even though most folks take their orders to go. All the food is made from scratch, so your order might take a few minutes. But it’s worth a bit of wait, and the Avrahams’ friendliness fills the place. The couple, and their four kids who help, are warm and welcoming. And they’re great cooks!
Soft, warm pitas. Rich, nutty tahini sauce. Crunchy and moist falafel. Baklava with the perfect blend of spices and not too sweet! Make sure you grab some napkins, the pitas are overflowing and can get messy, especially with their generous portions!