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Azuri -- rumours of great falafel are emphatically untrue

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Azuri -- rumours of great falafel are emphatically untrue

Skillet Licker | Aug 8, 2012 01:00 AM

I've been hearing for years how great their falafel is, so I finally tried the falafel platter which, in addition to a smear of every salad in the cooler trays, includes several very flat, very crispy, dried-out, tasteless discs of supposedly Israeli-style falafel. Many customers no doubt have a sentimental attraction to the place as it reminds them of Israel comfort food (it is kosher as well, I believe). Ok, but the falafel on a scale of 0-10 is a 1 (it gets a 1 because at least it didn't make me sick). The salads were undistinguished and indistinguishable from one another in flavor.

I'm no falafel fanatic, but when the mood hits, I hit up Mamouns for a near perfect rendition.

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