Mr. Shawarma Review

Mr. Shawarma is a recently opened little Middle Eastern restaurant on 4th Ave, in Kitsilano.  It has an amazing location and will surely catch the attention of hungry Kits shoppers looking for a quick + affordable bite to eat.

They offer tuna, turkey, beef, falafel, or veggie shawarma wraps – including a drink is only $5.99!  Their menu also includes soups, salads, platters and hummus.

The lady was kind enough to give me a handful of olives on my salad. All the condiments looked very fresh, like they had been cut that day.

Mr. Shawarma serves generous portions – it would definitely be difficult to leave hungry. I ordered the Chicken Platter which came with choice of tabouleh or Greek salad (I went with the tabouleh – delicious! Hubby had the Greek), hummus, pita bread and a large serving of rice. The pita bread was served nice and warm and had a soft, chewy texture. The hummus was light and creamy, with just the right amount of tahini.

I love Middle Eastern food and have spent a lot of time in the Middle East – so I can compare this restaurant to the ‘authentic stuff’. For the price, you can’t beat Mr. Shawarma! They have really friendly service and are very hospitable – much like the culture is in the Middle East (from my experience in Egypt, Oman, U.A.E., and Jordan). The cook let us each try a falafel for free as he wanted to showcase his special recipe. I’m used to round, ball-like falefels which are light and crispy on the outside and soft in the middle – this falafel was a little different for me.  We also ordered some Baklava (in cling-wrap in the photo).  It looked like a little child had layered the filo, nuts and honey together with uncoordinated carelessness. Definitely not the best Baklava I’ve ever had. But did it matter? No. The friendly service and relaxing atmosphere made up for it.  I almost felt like I was back in a cafe in Dubai, soaking up the desert heat and overlooking the Persian Gulf…

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  • mrshawarma

    Hello Devante! I am one of the owners of Mr. Shawarma in Kitsilano. I just wanted to take the time to thank you for your comments and feedback regarding your experience at Mr. Shawarma. On behalf of all the staff at Mr. Shawarma, we feel very happy and proud to know that you and your guests had a wonderful experience at Mr. Shawarma, which is exactly what we value and strive to deliver to all our customers…to offer the best food and best service. I very much appreciate how you have taken the time to put together your comments on our cafe and your comparison to authentic Middle Eastern cafe in Dubai, UAE and Egypt, Jordan, etc. Our vision for the restaurant/cafe is to bring to our Canadian customers the most delicious traditional foods of the Mediterran and Middle East with a twist of modern North America culinary magic….creating a modern style restaurant for the new generation. I also agree with your comments on the Baklava, unfortunately when you came to the restaurant we were serving Baklava that we did not bake in our kitchen, the Baklava you tasted that day based on the pictures was from a different baker who we decided to try to support the community. However, since your feedback as one of our customers is so valued and important to us, we are going to start baking our own home-made Baklava again and discontinue that supplier. Please when you get a chance come visit our restaurant again and I would like you to taste our own home-made Baklava, and I assure you that you will say that our own home-made Baklava is the best you have ever tasted, in fact, our customers who have tried our own home-made Baklava since our opening have told us that our Baklava is the best they have ever tasted and continue to ask us for it in the restaurant. Thank you again Devante for all your feedback and taking the time to review our restaurant, your efforts set a great example for the community! All the best to you!

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    Hello Mr. Shawarma team! Thanks for your feedback. We look forward to tasting your in-house made baklava. It's one of my all time favourite desserts. :)

  • mrshawarma

    Hello Devante! I am one of the owners of Mr. Shawarma in Kitsilano. I just wanted to take the time to thank you for your comments and feedback regarding your experience at Mr. Shawarma. On behalf of all the staff at Mr. Shawarma, we feel very happy and proud to know that you and your guests had a wonderful experience at Mr. Shawarma, which is exactly what we value and strive to deliver to all our customers…to offer the best food and best service. I very much appreciate how you have taken the time to put together your comments on our cafe and your comparison to authentic Middle Eastern cafe in Dubai, UAE and Egypt, Jordan, etc. Our vision for the restaurant/cafe is to bring to our Canadian customers the most delicious traditional foods of the Mediterran and Middle East with a twist of modern North America culinary magic….creating a modern style restaurant for the new generation. I also agree with your comments on the Baklava, unfortunately when you came to the restaurant we were serving Baklava that we did not bake in our kitchen, the Baklava you tasted that day based on the pictures was from a different baker who we decided to try to support the community. However, since your feedback as one of our customers is so valued and important to us, we are going to start baking our own home-made Baklava again and discontinue that supplier. Please when you get a chance come visit our restaurant again and I would like you to taste our own home-made Baklava, and I assure you that you will say that our own home-made Baklava is the best you have ever tasted, in fact, our customers who have tried our own home-made Baklava since our opening have told us that our Baklava is the best they have ever tasted and continue to ask us for it in the restaurant. Thank you again Devante for all your feedback and taking the time to review our restaurant, your efforts set a great example for the community! All the best to you!

  • http://www.iphoneincanada.ca Gary

    Hello Mr. Shawarma team! Thanks for your feedback. We look forward to tasting your in-house made baklava. It's one of my all time favourite desserts. :)

  • http://www.modernfurniturewarehouse.com/ Modern Furniture

    Hope there would be branches like this in Asia.