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“Great Mediterranean food”

Shawarma King No. 3
Ranked #89 of 341 Restaurants in Kalamazoo
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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Saint Joseph, Michigan
Level 4 Contributor
38 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Great Mediterranean food”
Reviewed 10 July 2013

Recommended to my wife by a local businessperson. I was a little hesitant about the buffet-style arrangement, but not any more. Lots of great options (seems to rotate to different selections each time I'm here) - but some favorites are the cabbage rolls, fallafel (amazing), hummus (honestly, the best I've had anywhere), lentil soup (great on a cold, wet Michigan day), lamb meatballs, and the rare and elusive kibbes. Pretty much where we eat when in Kalamazoo.

  • Visited April 2013
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Harbor Springs, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
414 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 215 helpful votes
“Tasty Lebanese food”
Reviewed 15 July 2012

This modest Lebanese restaurant a few miles from downtown Kalamazoo provides a wide variety of tasty Lebanese foods in buffet fashion at a surprisingly reasonable price.

As a previous reviewer has noted, it is not to be confused with a similarly named Shawarma King on the western edge of Kalamazoo, near the Western Michigan University campus.

Although both Shawarma Kings have almost identical names, they each have different ownership. This particular Shawarma King serves a number of Lebanese treats primarily by a buffet bar. It is very popular with the locals.

  • Visited June 2012
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Columbia, Missouri
Level 6 Contributor
151 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“What great food!”
Reviewed 12 May 2012 via mobile

There are evidently several Schwarma Kings in Kalamazoo. We ate at the one on Westnedge. Oh my, was it good! We were in a party of 8, including several vegetarians. The buffet was excellent, with choices for everyone. The spices were intriguing, but not overwhelming. There was one beef dish, two chicken dishes, and a rice dish that had bits of lamb in it. There were also several vegetarian dishes, including a tomato/okra stew, several rice pilaus, and a collard green side. There was also a salad bar, two kinds of vegetarian soup. They could have been a bit more assiduous about keeping our drinks refilled. But overall- yum!

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Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
240 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Great Mediterranean Food”
Reviewed 22 November 2011

We were so impressed by the buffet. Food is flavorful, fresh, clean. Service is excellent. Price is right! Do NOT confuse this with Yuppie Mediterranean buffets on the campus. We drive to Kalamazoo once a month, and are pleasantly surprised that the buffet has selections that appear to be standard AND also introduces new taste delights.

  • Visited November 2011
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