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“disgusting”
Review of Alfanoose - CLOSED

Alfanoose
Price range: US$30 - US$30
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Buffet, Delivery
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Financial District
Cross street: Broadway and Nassau
Transit: A & C: to Broadway - Nassau E: to WTC, J, M & Z: to Fulton Street, R & W: to Cortland Street, 2, 3, 4 & 5: to Fulton Street
Description: Alfanoose was founded in 1999 by Mouhamad Shami in New York City's Financial District. Shami is a lover of authentic Middle Eastern cuisine and a purist at heart. Alfanoose came about, mainly because of his disappointment in finding true Syrian/Lebanese food in New York.
Reviewed 8 August 2013

the worst shwarma i have eaten
artificial tasting meats tasting awful
no atmosphere at all food served on plastic plates with plastic forks
would not werve us tap water so we were forced to buy their drinks
will never eat there again

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Thank nygoodtogo
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Reviewed 20 July 2013

maybe it was because of the weekend, but the food we got was burnt and cold. not very recommendable and we payd about 27$ for a meal for 2 and 2 bottles of water. unfortunately the waiter did not respond to our complaints, so we left more than the half and went somewhere to eat someting, made with some respect to food.
unbelievable, that lonely planet leaded us to this moloch....

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Thank monzoom
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Reviewed 12 June 2013

This place is great - well run, clean & excellent Middle Eastern food. Except for the traditional 12-1:30 lunch "hour" its often quiet and empty - but don't let that fool you into thinking they aren't busy. The delivery & to go orders fly out the door all day long.
The felafel is excellent as is the chicken shwarma. Hummus is great and the salads all very fresh.
Recommended if you are looking for a nice lunch at a reasonable price.

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Thank bigonion
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Reviewed 7 May 2013

I had the lamb shawarma sandwich with a side of fries. The lamb was dry, tough and bland. The fries are generic at best. Over all it was nothing special. I highly recommend mamoun's if your looking for a great shawarmer or falafel sandwich.

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Thank LA915x
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Reviewed 8 April 2013

We just happened upon this place near the world trade center and wall street, starving and skeptical because there was no one else there on a sunday evening. Took a risk and it paid off! Had the charred chicken with hummus and bulgar with tomatoes. Also the chickpea salad with greens and falafel. I think this was the best falafel i have had on the East Coast! Hummus was creamy and smooth and chicken plentiful and tasty. I have a feeling they do a slammin' week day lunch business but don't be afraid to go for it as a great dinner option. Not take-out cheap, about $13 for a meat and 2 sides but was lots of food, $10 for veg and two sides. Fed us both to the max! Only complaint; the pita bread was pretty terrible, i think it had been sitting for a while. Try to get it when it's hot or ask for fresh stuff...or maybe just go when it's busy. A great option to order take-out at your financial district hotel.
mmmm...falafel.

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Thank sofemale
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