This deep-fried vegetarian treat can be found all over the Middle East. We rate some of Dubai’s offerings
Sultan Dubai Falafel Restaurant: Don’t be put off by the emerald green colour of these fried beauties – it’s the result of fresh fava beans. The balls are so light, they could float. We recommend the fantastic falafel sandwich, which comes stuffed with garlic and chilli sauce, tomatoes and lettuce. Not to be missed. Al Muraqqabat Road, Deira (04 227 5559). Falafel sandwich Dhs4 5/5
Al Mallah: These chickpea fritters are dunked in sesame seeds after frying. The result? Little balls of deep-fried sin that have a nutty kick. If you’re feeling a little hungrier, the sandwich features fresh tomatoes, verdant parsley, zingy onions, pressed falafel and tarator (made with tahini sauce, lemon juice, garlic and parsley). Yum! Al Dhiyafah Road, Satwa (04 398 4723). Dhs4 4/5
Al Hallab: While we like the falafel at Al Hallab, we think it could do with a little longer in the fryer. It’s good, plump and full of flavour, but it doesn’t quite have that super-crisp exterior that keeps us coming back for more. Garhoud (04 282 3388), Dhs5 3/5
Phersian Cafeteria: This small street stand, nestled in the heart of Bur Dubai, serves up little more than falafel and aloo pakoda (fried potato balls). The falafel is buttery and brittle, but we prefer the aloo pakoda. Phersian’s sandwiches are served in pittas with tahini dressing and not much else. Al Fahidi Street, Bur Dubai (no number). Falafel sandwich Dhs3.50 3/5
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Ahmad Sep 02, 2014 09:56 am
Best Falafel I have ever tasted in my life was in Falafel Al Ammour , Unfortunately they closed down the shop but moved to another branch in same area in Abu Hail called Al Ammour Restaurant.
You should try it if you like Falafel, it very yummy and taste different from all other falafel I tasted, crunchy!
Salar Ansari Apr 11, 2012 04:57 am
Foul w Hummos in Al-Barsha
Nardeen Jan 16, 2012 07:35 am
There's this kinda new restaurant called "Al Karnak Restaurant" in al dhiyafah street. Its an egyptian restaurant and they make really nice falafel and other egyptian food like koshary, um ali and many more.
they also have mixed grills and charcoal grilled shawermas (which are different than the shawermas one would find in every other restaurant becasue of the way they are cooked)
They serve HUGE portions (that taste amazing) for low prices
If you are a food lover, and want to eat a big portion without paying a lot, I would highly recomend you try this restaurant
Here is their number 04/3980123
Hani Apr 27, 2011 04:51 am
You should try Dukkan Falafel They are the best falafels in united arab emirates.....:)
Phil Coast Apr 06, 2011 10:08 am
A new falafel store just recently open here in Dubai. They are located in Jumeirah Enoc Petrol Stn. For vegetarian this is a treat!
Try Dukkan Falafel and for sure you will love it as much as I did.
You can also dial there toll free number 800-FALAFEL (800-3252335) for delivery.