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53rd & 6th Halal

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w53rd Street & 6th Ave., New York City, NY 10019
19:00 - 05:30
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Sun - Thu 19:00 - 04:00
Fri - Sat 19:00 - 05:30
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London England
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535 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You'll see that I previously left a review titled "The best $6.00 ever spent" so with inflation it was fitting to go back, eat and then leave another review called "The best $10.00 ever spent" Everything is still exactly as it was in terms of the experience. The chicken gyro is absolutely delicious, the portions are huge and will defeat... More 

Thank Preyom
San Antonio, TX
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

We had the gyro and the falafel. The gyro was excellent, the falafel a little dry, but everything was fresh and hot and the line wasn't bad at all. We ate at the LOVE artwork right next to it. I will reiterate what I read here before going, the hot sauce is ridiculously hot, like habanero hot, and I love... More 

Thank Majestic222
bethesda, md.
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660 reviews
485 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Open till the wee hours of the morning, this NYC street food truck serves wonderful flavorful meats and falafels on pitas and with rice. Great toppings from the "ranchy" white sauce to the redder hottest of hot sauces. Caveat emptier on the hot sauce. Best food value in all of New York between $5 and $7 per plate. A must... More 

Thank barymad
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230 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We ordered 2 combos, 1 just chicken, and 1 just beef. There was a short line when we came. Our food was prepared quickly but they got one of our orders wrong. I wanted a combo and got just chicken. I prefer the beef over the chicken. The chicken was not tasty and it was dry. The food was good... More 

Thank Cheyenne P
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64 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

The Halal Guys New York is an Upper West Side mainstay, serving chicken, gyro, and falafel. I know, simple right…that is why you MUST try the Halal Guys when in New York. No matter where I am staying when in New York, I make the journey down to the Upper West Side to my favorite cart! My go to is... More 

Thank Greg R
County Mayo, Ireland
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Was staying close-by and tried the food here. I had the mixed gyro over rice. Excellent. Great cheap eats, perfect for a late night feed after a few beers. Or anytime I suppose. Will be back when in town again. Go for it

Thank jimmyob7
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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181 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

The smell is mouth watering and the taste is amazing. But I got burned by the red sauce both times I went. First time I picked up a bottle that turned out to be barbecue sauce, not hot sauce. It wasn't a bad flavor but not what I wanted. Second time I vastly overestimated my ability to tolerate spice and... More 

Thank valzebub
United States
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31 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

delicious and cheap! good for a quick lunch or dinner. long lines from time to time. Best street food in ny.

Thank Aphra_W
San Francisco
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

I loved going to the Halal Guys to have the quintessential NY experience of getting dinner and sitting on the steps of the CBS building. The guys work really hard and are so entertaining and the food is delicious!!

Thank crzy4travel
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95 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

This is the place to go if you are in the area and you don't have time to eat at a restaurant. The Halal Guys are known for their chicken/lamb over rice and the gyros. Have tried all of them and they are good for the price :) Portions are big, they serve fast, the food is cheap and in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Fast food, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
19:00 - 04:00
19:00 - 04:00
19:00 - 04:00
19:00 - 04:00
19:00 - 04:00
19:00 - 05:30
19:00 - 05:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: w53rd Street & 6th Ave., New York City, NY 10019
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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