WEST SEATTLE FOOD FOLLOWUP: Falafel Salam opens tonight

Falafel Salam‘s sit-down restaurant in The Junction officially opens tonight, confirms proprietor Shimi Kahn. We checked with him after a tip from Amy, and he told us, “We did a very soft opening yesterday and our temporary hours are 4 – 9 Tuesday to Sunday. Once we get all the new positions staffed and trained, we will be adding lunch and then brunch.” If you’re just catching up, Falafel Salam has taken over and renovated the former Yummy Teriyaki space at 4746 California SW; we published an extensive preview June 20th, including, of course, the Falafelsaurus, who is already awaiting customers in the new spot:

12 Replies to "WEST SEATTLE FOOD FOLLOWUP: Falafel Salam opens tonight"

  • S July 7, 2017 (10:43 am)

    Is Great American Diner open? It looked like there was activity in there as well.

  • Brian Hughes July 7, 2017 (11:02 am)

    We went last night – I had the “everything” plate (not called that, but that’s what it was).  We loved our food!  Such a great addition!  Super grateful for this option so close to our house.

  • schwaggy July 7, 2017 (11:46 am)

    Anybody know if their falafel is gluten free?

    • Jack July 7, 2017 (1:19 pm)

      They told me when I asked at the truck a while ago that everything except the pita is GF. I assume that is still true. 

    • Falafel Salam July 8, 2017 (11:33 pm)

      The ENTIRE menu is Gluten-Free with the exception of the pita and baklava.
      We even use a separate fryer for our pita chips so our falafel is truly GF and vegan.
      Now that we have a restaurant we can also slice up some cucumber or give you extra falafel instead of bread :) 

  • Adam July 7, 2017 (1:44 pm)

    So excited that they are open.  I plan on stopping by soon and often.  Such nice guys and amazing food.  No doubt they will be successful.

  • Willow July 7, 2017 (7:17 pm)

    Awesome! Their truck is amazing – softest pita ever!

  • Swede. July 7, 2017 (10:25 pm)

    Exciting! Will be checking it out this weekend. 

    • Kami schweiger July 8, 2017 (10:48 pm)

      Hoping mine wasn’t as good because it was busy and opening night. I ordered lots of food (big family) but the gyros all had a very small amount of meat, basically a purple lettuce pita. The baklava… which is local too was unfortuenly off. I actually spit mine out… I normally LOVE it!! Not sure but will try one more time in future.

      • Falafel Salam July 9, 2017 (8:20 am)

        Oh no, so sorry you did not have a positive experience, yet thanks for the feedback.
        Although we put smaller amount of meat and more vegetables than a typical “American sandwich” it should have at least 4 oz. between the bottom and top layer and I apologize If we shorted you.
        As for the Baklava, I will be sure to quality check one out today since to date, we have never received a complaint about it, as a matter of fact it is the only authentic baklava that I found in the NW after trying several kinds.

        • Falafel Salam July 9, 2017 (11:15 am)

          So I went ahead and checked the baklava and you are 100% correct. I have notified the bakery. I have another batch in that is great. Not sure what went wrong with that one.

          If anyone else came across baklava that is slightly sour, please let me know and I will gladly refund you. 

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