FOLLOWUP: Falafel Salam confirms it’s moving into Yummy Teriyaki space in West Seattle Junction


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If you look forward to Falafel Salam‘s weekly visits to the West Seattle Farmers’ Market, you will be thrilled to hear they’re opening a full-time restaurant in The Junction. Falafel Salam’s chef/owner Shimi Kahn has confirmed what emerged in the comment section after we reported Friday on the impending closure of Yummy Teriyaki (4746 California SW). We had noted in the Friday story that YT told us a “Mediterranean/Greek” restaurant would be taking the space; we couldn’t find anything in permit/license files, but commenter Forgotmyname said, “The new joint going in is the Falafel Salam folks who have a truck at the farmers’ market.” We e-mailed Falafel Salam to seek confirmation, and this morning, Kahn replied:

Yes, it is true. We will be moving into the Yummy Teriyaki space and starting renovation shortly.

The menu will include all the same awesome sandwiches and rice bowls we’ve been dishing out at the W.S Sunday Market as well as a few amazing additions such as Shakshuka (Brunch?!), Lamb Poutine and new Middle Eastern spreads, all ready to grab and go. All the food will be made in the same from-scratch using organic and local ingredients manner that we’ve done over the years.

Falafel Salam not only visits West Seattle weekly, its roots are here, as we were reminded while checking our archives – four years ago, we published Kahn’s call for suggestions of West Seattle spots to bring the then-new truck. FS has been a WS Farmers’ Market fixture since the market moved into the street two years ago.

16 Replies to "FOLLOWUP: Falafel Salam confirms it's moving into Yummy Teriyaki space in West Seattle Junction"

  • Enid February 26, 2017 (3:01 pm)

    Best news all week!  Finally, West Seattle gets a falafel joint.

  • CMT February 26, 2017 (3:03 pm)

    Sad for yummy but love Falafel Salam!

  • Beto February 26, 2017 (3:11 pm)

    That’s great news for I love Middle Eastern food.  

  • JVP February 26, 2017 (3:35 pm)

    Yessss!!!!!!  Great falafel that would be worthy even in NYC.  We desperately need some more casual but good lunch spots here.  Woot!

  • Mike Aaron Barbre February 26, 2017 (3:41 pm)

    Always enjoyed Yummy Teriyaki, but I’m equally excited to see what Falafel Salam brings to the Junction full-time! 

    • morgan February 26, 2017 (6:52 pm)

      that is exactly what i wanted to say :)

  • David February 26, 2017 (5:39 pm)

    So excited! I go to Falafel Salam every Sunday! Curious to see the exciting new additions to the menu at the restaurant! Congratulations Shimi!

  • Jenilee February 26, 2017 (5:58 pm)

    Such great news!  I love falafel salam.  Amazing falafel!  And baklava!

  • RobynP February 26, 2017 (7:06 pm)

    Yum!  Now we won’t have to wait for Sundays.  

  • clauren February 26, 2017 (7:51 pm)

    This is great news – so excited! Such a great addition to the neighborhood. Best wishes for your new shop, Shimi – we’ll stop by as often as we can!

  • Junction Lady February 26, 2017 (8:58 pm)

    Sorry to see Yummy leave, but welcome the new establishment. 

  • anonyme February 27, 2017 (11:01 am)

    No more standing in the rain while trying to wrangle the sloppiest sandwich on earth.  Hooray for falafels – and chairs!

  • tom February 28, 2017 (12:48 pm)

    arguably the best falafel I’ve ever had – so glad you’re in the hood full time! Salam!

  • craig March 1, 2017 (11:28 am)

    I suppose they won’t need the truck at the Sunday market anymore, but I hope they keep the truck operating downtown regularly. 

  • Katy March 1, 2017 (1:24 pm)

    YIPPEEE!!!!! They are some of the best falafel I’ve had this side of the Mediterranean. Their homemade pita bread isn’t even in the same category as the dry cardboard you get at the grocery store. Welcome to West Seattle, Shimi! Shalom and salaam.

  • House of Pug March 1, 2017 (1:53 pm)

    This news absolutely hits a sweet spot for the Junction: low-cost, other-worldly, Middle Eastern food. Cannot wait…can…not.

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