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Go Greek with Morsels of Falafel

Veg'n Out

June 11, 2011

Story By: Dining Out Team |

If happy little wooly animals frolicking in a field come to mind rather than spit-roasted gyros or meaty grilled skewers of souvlaki when you envision lamb, then falafel is the choice for you. And lucky you,

  • The Fat Greek's Ernest Rivera with a Falafel plate ($8).
  • Falafel balls folded in fresh pita bread, with tzatziki sauce and hummus. A side salad also is included.
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because The Fat Greek’s Falafel is popular with customers who don’t eat meat — even fans of gyros and souvlaki go for the savory morsels wrapped in pita bread.

“It’s very popular,” says front of the house manager Samantha Young. “In fact, it’s my favorite.”

The fried falafel balls are made with a blend of spiced fava beans, chickpeas and Mediterranean spices folded in fresh pita bread with tzatziki sauce and hummus, with a side salad that includes romaine lettuce, Kalamata olives, onions, tomatoes, cucumbers and feta cheese topped with a special house dressing — all for $8. Don’t eat cheese? According to Young, it’s not a problem. Just ask your server to omit it.

If you’re in the mood for pupus, The Fat Greek also offers a side of five falafel balls with tahini sauce for $5. Opa!

The Fat Greek

  • Where
    • Kaimuki
    • 3040 Waialae Avenue #A3
    • Honolulu, HI 96816
    •  
    • Waikiki
    • 1831 Ala Moana Boulevard, Suite 201
    • Honolulu, HI 96815
  • Call
    • (808) 734-0404 (Kaimuki)
    • (808) 941-3444 (Waikiki)
  • Hours
    • Open daily
    • 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.