Fafa's - Iso Roobertinkatu

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    ( 6 reviews )

Iso Roobertinkatu 2, Helsinki, Finland, 00120

Serves meat, vegan options available. Falafel bar chain where vegans could get pita sandwich or salad with falafel and hummus. Open Mon-Thu 11:00am-11:00pm, Fri-Sat 11:00am-1:00am, Sun 11:00am-11:00pm.

Categories: Lacto, Mediterranean, Fast food, Take-out, Middle Eastern, Non-veg

6 Reviews

First Review by Lukas Rusk

Totally fine falafel chain - Edit

Compared to many other places serving falafel, Fafa’s is definitely on the better side of things. Their standard pita falafel is vegan by default, the falafel are fresh and decent, and the filling includes hummus and pickles (both of which are essential in a good falafel sandwich in my opinion but usually won’t be included at your standard kebab place). That said, they tend to put a lot of chili in the sandwich, so if you don’t like your falafel too spicy, make sure to specify that when ordering. Prices are okay for Finnish standards, long opening hours are also a plus. The Fafa’s chain seems to be expanding quite fast at the moment and in comparison to the older, cozier places some new locations resemble fastfood restaurants. Staff are always very busy and not overly friendly.

Updated from previous review on 2017-06-20

Pros: decent falafel, long opening hours, okay prices

Cons: some locations are a bit soulless, staff not always very attentive

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Okay in a pinch - Edit

We decided to come here for dinner out of necessity because it was a Sunday and none of the places we'd rather go to were open. (I find it incredibly tourist-unfriendly that many restaurants in Helsinki take Sundays and Mondays off en masse.)

I got the vegan mezze. The falafels were decent; so were the cauliflower. Everything else on the plate was bleh. The pita bread was particularly bad. It was served straight out of a bag—cold and stiff—and tasted like cardboard. You'd think they would've warmed it at the very least.

That's said, the food is inexpensive by Finnish standards and will fill you up pretty good. Long opening hours are a plus too. If you're around and want a quick bite that's both vegan and affordable, this place will do just that. All things considered, I feel 3 stars is fair.

Updated from previous review on 2017-05-30

Pros: affordable, convenient hours

Cons: meh food

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Delicious hummus and falafel! - Edit

This is a finish falafel restaurant chain, they have multiple locations in Helsinki but are also expanding to other cities in the country. So, I recommend you check their locations on their website.

They mostly sell Falafel sandwiches, but I had a vegan meze platter. That was a plate filled with falafel, hummus, bulgur, tomato sauce, eggplant, cauliflower, salad and pita bread. It was very filling and cost 10 € which is perfectly fine for being in Finland and the amount and quality of food you get.

Perfect for a quick bite! Fresh and good food, the falafels and the hummus are sooo yummy!

Pros: delicious, fast, good value for money (for Finland)

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Delicious - Edit

A good place to go, at least if you just need a small quick bite and not a full meal. Affordable!

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Tasty Falafel - Edit

I have eaten falafels all over the world. the falafels at Fafa's are some of the best I have had. Perfectly spice and not to salty or greasy. If you crave a falafel, look no further.

Pros: excellent falafels

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Great falafel - Edit

Good vegan options and one of the best falafel places in Helsinki.

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