• Falafel Metro

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  • White Vegetarian
Fast food
Middle Eastern

Little eatery offering a simple menu of falafel and pita, since 2015. Relocated from 101/45 Grey St, Shop 101. Open Mon-Fri 10:30am-3:00pm, Sat 11:00am-3:00pm.

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12 Reviews

First Review by ChellyStokman


Points +307

13 May 2023

Best falafel EVER!

The falafel is so crunchy you will be blown away. They have lots of different flavours you can have in a pita, on rice, or on salad. They have moved to Red Square and have some late nights. Did I mention how crunchy the falafel are?

Pros: Super friendly staff, Best falafel ever, agreed by all, Reasonable price



Points +972

03 Oct 2022

You don't know good falafel until you go here

Super friendly staff and good range of different toppings for your falafel. I loved here and only discovered it before leaving. Worth many a trip back


Points +96

15 Aug 2022

The best falafels ever!

As a vegan, I like falafels, but they weren't my favourite choice of vegan protein. However, upon seeing the raving reviews for this place, I had to check it out and I was blown away! The falafels are the best I've ever had, and wrapped up in delicious pita bread and sauces. The place is vegetarian, however there are some options that are vegan by default and the rest can easily be made vegan by request. I will definitely be returning here next time I'm looking for a lunch spot in town!


Points +61

07 Feb 2022

Awesome Falafel

Metros falafel absolutely slaps. So good! Would recommend

Pros: All Falafels can be made vegan , Best falafel I’ve ever tasted, Different type of falafel compared to Nz places

Cons: Price is standard with other joints


Points +121

08 Mar 2021

Excellent food

This place is a bit hard to find but their good is sooo good. Lots of flavor. Highly recommend.

Pros: Well priced. , Many options, Full of flavor. Great service.


19 Oct 2022

They have relocated from that small alleyway shop to larger brighter premises in Red Square (bottom of Devonport Rd).


Points +68

22 May 2020

Best falafel around!!

Got lunch here many times while living in Tauranga, really fills you up and tastes SOOOO GOOD!! Also the chips are something else 👌

Pros: Small efficient menu

Cons: A tad expensive


Points +32

11 Mar 2020

Fresh yummy falafels made with love

Best, freshest falafel I’ve ever had and all options can be made vegan

Pros: Fresh hand made falafel , Quick and tasty , Filling and good value for money


Points +20

26 Feb 2020

Best falafel in new zealand

This is Israeli quality falafel. Loved it. So filling and not expensive


Points +470

04 May 2019


Also had the Kiwiana but swapped beetroot for red peppers. Really tasty falafel and nice place. Service good too. The main falafel wraps were NZD 13 each.


Points +72

28 Mar 2019

tasty and affordable vegan Israeli falafel

Authentic Israeli falafel served in a pocket bread (Pitta). I tried the "Kiwiana" and it was a delicious, healthy and filling dish with great combination of flavors which exceeded my expectations.

The portion size was fairly decent relative to the reasonable price ($13 NZD)

The very kind and friendly owners know very well what vegan means, and will happily replace any non vegan ingredients with a vegan one instead. Therefore all the dishes which appear on the menu can be made vegan.

The atmosphere inside the eatery was cozy and welcoming. It was an absolute delight to eat in here and I'll definitely be back there to try all of the other options on the menu as soon as I'll have the chance to do so.

It's just a pity that they close quite early (15:00), but apparently it's a common thing here in Tauranga.

Pros: All options on the menu can be made vegan upon req, Decent portion size, affordable prices, Welcoming atmosphere, very friendly owners

Cons: The daily opening hours could be longer


Points +222

08 Jan 2019

Amazing vegan food

Super tasty falafel with Pita and what else you choose. You have to try the Bombay! It tastes amazing!! And the prices also totally okay. Every dish is available in vegan.


Points +138

29 Oct 2016

amazing falafel!

really great price and a cute wee place in the heart of tauranga with fantastic coffee next door too!

Pros: mostly vegan!

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