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Barakat Restaurant

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551 Richmond St, London, Ontario N6A 3E9, Canada
+1 519-850-4111
10:30 - 01:00
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Sun - Sat 10:30 - 01:00
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metro Toronto
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice looking restaurant with the Trip Advisor logo proudly on the front doors. I had ordered food previously from this restaurant and it was 'ok', not great, but worth a repeat visit. This time, I ordered 'fatuous' salad (basically iceberg lettuce, a few morsels of cucumber and tomato, covered in oil and lemon juice). However, this salad was prepared quite... More 

Thank katemetroToronto
London, Ontario, Canada
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Only ever had the Mala Salad and Tony Special platter. That is because every time I go that is what I am craving and it is so good I don't want to chance an opportunity to have either. It's pretty heavy on the garlic so if you have meetings with co-workers booked be sure to have extra gum on hand.

Thank Busby32
Toronto, Canada
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124 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

tasted okay but the problem came after when I had a bad stomach event...the garlic sauce is great the shawarma is not bad.

Thank chubchub2013
Syracuse, New York
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93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's not fancy, but you can't eat better for the money. We each had chicken shawarma over rice, plus a shared taboulhi salad. Each of us was hungry, yet neither of us could finish our meals. (I fought my wife for the leftovers at the next day's lunch.) Not a great take-grandma-out-to-dinner sort of a place, but it's definitely going... More 

Thank Rick M
London, Canada
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is a great place for a quick dinner on a busy week night or a sit down with friends. Food is prepared to order with lots of options (love their pink pickled turnip). Very reasonably priced, huge servings, chin-licking good.

Thank Barbara J
London, Canada
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I go to lunch here at least two times per week. I order the chicken schwarma and hummus. It's by far the best I've had.

1 Thank Adwyuhasz
London, Canada
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Top quality Middle Eastern fast food. Hot, fast and flavorful. Thick lentil soup with crisp pita chips on the side. Fatouche salad, or mixed grill plate with garlic sauce, hommus, cabbage salad and pickles on the side. You cannot beat their food. It rates number one on my list for places to eat.

Thank SharonFiset
London, Canada
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Short review about Barakat restaurant in London Ontario. I go there with my girlfriend from time to time. The food is excellent very well done and full of flavour. London has lots of options for this type of middle eastern cuisine but Barakat is number one. Quick and affordable as well.

Thank lh10041x
London, ON
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104 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Barakat's downtown location prepares London's best shwarmas and middle-eastern dishes -by far! I've picked up lunch and dinner here many times and have never been disappointed. My current favourite is their rice & chicken dish; a hearty meal that offers enough for left-overs the next day. Keep up the great work guys!

Thank Pro_CNDTraveler
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123 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

We were craving something different on a lazy weekend afternoon and opted for Barakat delivery. We ordered one chicken and one beef shawarma plate. $16ish for each. We received several pitas and lots of rice with each. The portions were huge! Only thing I'll fault them for is the takeout containers...all of the different toppings were jumbled together. Styrofoam, yuck,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lebanese, Fast food, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
10:30 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 551 Richmond St, London, Ontario N6A 3E9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  London>  > Central London
  • Neighbourhood: Central London
  • Phone Number: +1 519-850-4111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?