Super Falafel - Balcescu

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Bd. N. Balcescu 34, Bucharest, Romania

Quick service eatery making falafel wraps est. 2015, its first outlet. Open Mon-Fri 10:00am-10:00pm, Sat-Sun 11:00am-10:00pm.

Categories: Vegan, Mediterranean, Fast food, Take-out, Middle Eastern

25 Reviews

First Review by medus

Nice food Nice staff - Edit

Staff did not converse in English but I got my choice of food with little to no problems.

Clean and fresh and really good!

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Very nice food, excellent staff - Edit

I just had the Toasted Super Falafel sandwich to go and it was excellent - reminded me of NYC Falafel! Staff spoke English and understood me when I ordered. Was warmly welcomed - I will eat here again, for sure.

Pros: Tasty, Cheap, Very near Piata Romana

Cons: Non

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Food is ok, Service on the other hand... - Edit

I’ve visited this restaurant twice in the last few days and both times have felt very unwelcome.

The first time we had a little trouble with the language barrier, rather then trying to find a solution, everytime I tried to speak the member of staff put his hand out and went ‘no’ cutting me off. Eventually we came to a mutual agreement that I would point, but not speak, at a menu. Having been plenty of places here that do not speak any English, I have been able to pick up on words and get an understanding from people. Here it felt like the second they heard me speak they lost interest.

However, I do have to say, considering veganism isn’t huge here, the food was good. Which lead me back the second time.

Hoping for a better experience I went in again 3 days later, the staff had changed and I was positive. I waited in line, once beginning to order I realised the member of staff was able to understand English. I ordered, but still received a very cold interaction, yet others were treated better. When my food was being given, the staff member suggested I took the food with me, I asked to eat in and she looked disappointed. Throughout the whole process I felt extremely uncomfortable.


The foods good, the staff aren’t.

Pros: good food, all vegan

Cons: staff are rude

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very good - Edit

Friendly stuff speaking English. Tasty lentil soup and falafel dishes. I have seen special service collecting old oil - so I suspect they change oil often enough. Reasonable prices! The place is popular among locals.

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Vegan falafel bowl - Edit

Fully vegan falafel shop. The falafel bowl is not amazing, basically only falafel, tahini and lettuce, however I asked the staff for extra vegetables and they packed it with tomatoes, pickles, beets and parsley which gave this bowl a complete upgrade!

Pros: Friendly & Helpful Staff, Vegan Baklava

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Generous portion - Edit

We ordered the falafel wraps and found the side very generous! It was really nice and fresh and not oily at all. We also had baklavas and these were the best ones we ever had! Just a shame that the staff member who served us wasn't friendly at all.

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Best vegan option for Friday after work - Edit

This is just my every-Friday-treat :).
I take a big hummus and fresh vegetables filled falafel wrap and a tabuleh and I need nothing more!

Pros: taste, good pricing, good central location

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I LOVE THIS PLACE - Edit

I like so much their falafel wraps I would eat every day.

Pros: cheap, tasty, fresh healthy

Cons: -

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Amazing wraps - Edit

I visited Super Falafel having read the reviews of other Happy Cow members. I was not disappointed. The Super Falafel wrap was delicious and very filling. The best wrap I have had in a long time. It was late and they were just closing but they still allowed me to stay to eat and promised not to rush me. I will be back.

Pros: Fantastic wraps, Excellent value, Convenient location

Cons: None

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amazing fast food falafel - Edit

If you want amazing fast food falafel wraps, this place is perfect for a quick grab and go.

If you have a small stomach, don't get the super wraps, they are HUGE, and I couldn't finish mine. Not for lack of trying

Pros: cheap, great falafel

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delicious food, cold atmosphere - Edit

We had 5 falafel balls and salad with tahina , a box of hummus , 2 wraps ( plain Arabic bread, after requested ) , 2drinks for 32 lei.
The food was delicious, the staff friendly and english-speaking.
They also offer a variety of sandwiches like falafel sandwich, soups and salats.
The atmosphere was okay. not a place to stay and enjoy;a plain fast food restaurant.

Pros: many vegan options, English-speaking staff, cheap,

Cons: cold atmosphere

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Decent Fast Food in Central Location - Edit

I'm actually surprised that people are complaining about the staff. When I went with my friend, the guys working there were actually exceptionally friendly. I don't know if it's because my friend is Romanian and ordered everything in Romanian, but they were also very accommodating when they realized I didn't speak Romanian.
The falafel is certainly not the best falafel I've ever had, but it's filling without making you feel disgusting. The place is open whenever you are hungry and in a central location, so I don't really know what else to ask for as a vegan.

Pros: Clean, Friendly staff, Good portions

Cons: Not cozy enough to stay there a long time

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fresh and tasty - Edit

The food was very tasty and the ingredients were notably fresh.

The manager was very welcoming and keen to interact but other non-English speaking staff couldn't afford a smile.

Pros: fresh ingredients, tasty, reasonably priced

Cons: staff could be friendlier

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Very good falafel! - Edit

I just ate here once and I really liked the falafel. The tabbouleh salad was a bit to condimented for me, but I was also glad to be able to order a cappuccino with soymilk. I will definitely go here again when I move to Bucharest.

Pros: Many vegan options

Cons: The staff wasn`t very friendly that particular day

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Awesome initiative in the fast food business - Edit

I heard that this was the first 100% plant-based fast food in Romania, so I definitely had to have lunch there when I visited Bucharest.

The place was very clean and spacious, a bit quiet, and I liked the writing on the walls (I think their motto was: "Give peas a chance").

I had a "super falafel" wrap and a cup of tea. The food was good (could've had more spices), filling, and quite cheap. They had several types of wraps, soups, and desserts such as baklava.

Pros: Pretty good food, and cheap

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Food is good but poor service - Edit

I know that in Romania, it's pretty common to be a little bit "cold" at first, but boy... that restaurant's staff probably created the word. We did not feel welcome at all, more like bothering those ladies from their break. No Good morning, no good bye either, no smile at all and not really helpful when we struggled to understand what's in the salads/wraps as nothing's in english.
Yet, the food was good. We tried the super falafel with hummus wrap and the tabouleh salad. Both very good. But I'd definitely recommend for people To go the the other "super falafel" restaurant which is in the old town, has the same food but with very nice staff.

Pros: food is good and pretty cheap

Cons: the staff could at least fake a smile and try to s

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Truly super - Edit

I ordered the super falafel, which was true to its name - super. The sizable wrap was filled with falafel and pickled veggies that perfectly complemented one another. The bread itself was also really great - it was soft and had a great texture. I really enjoyed the meal here, and it was made even better by the fact that it was a phenomenal value - 10 lei for a veritable feast.

Pros: Super falafel, Good pickled veggies, Fantastic value

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:) Loved - Edit

Friendly, super clean, and super yummy!!!! Not to mention I was not afraid to use their bathroom. If you're in Bucharest and hungry, this place is great.

Pros: Quick Service, Good Portions, Yummy, good falafel is hard to come by.

Cons: none, none, none

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Affordable vegan food - Edit

The food is good, could use a little more flavour though :)
The prices are more than affordable and i like the fact that they only serve vegan food.
My only concern is whether they use palm oil or not, the fries aren't too tasty and it might be from that
The staff is friendly and the place is clean.

Pros: Cheap and good food, friendly staff, only vegan

Cons: the hummus needs more lemon and garlic :, the fries aren't too tasty, they might use palm oil

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Delicious falafels! - Edit

Very tasty food. Helpful and English speaking staff and very good value for money. I'm in Bucharest for 4 days and I'll definitely visit again in the next few days.

Pros: All vegan

Cons: None

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My favorite Falafel in Bucharest - Edit

I fell in love with this place the minute I moved to Bucharest. The falafel wraps are huge (Super Falafel cu Hummus), delicious, fresh and cheap (11 Lei (not even 2.50€)).
It was closed for two months or so due to some bureaucratic bickering but it's back!
If you want to spice up your Falafel Wrap a little: just order "sos picant" =]

Pros: Delicious, Helpful staff, Fast

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Tasty, convenient, great price! - Edit

Bright clean space with nice, fast simple food such as lentil soup, tabouli, fatoush salad, hummus, and falafel. Dinner for $2.50-$4.00 U.S. Only takes lei, not euro. Wheelchair accessible.

Pros: all vegan , clean, great price

Cons: limited menu

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Loved it ! - Edit

I went here yesterday to have humus falafel and lentil soup. The atmosphere was welcoming and relaxing ,with pleasant music, not loud enough to be bothersome.
The staff was friendly and willing to assist and went the extra mile to accomodate us ( I went with a friend and they provided extra cutlery for only one dish ). The best part was that the menu is wholly vegan and there was even an offer for a free extra serving . Good pricing ,too!
It was also equipped with a bathroom and overally very clean and cozy.
All in all, I'm very satisfied and will probably eat here again. Recommend it wholeheartedly!

Pros: great food, nice vibe, entirely vegan

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It's falafel. And it's super! - Edit

I went to Super Falafel on a Friday evening and it was pretty busy. Most people get takeaway wraps, while others eat in (there is a good number of tables for a small place). It is clean and bright inside.

The food, including the falafels themselves, is made in front of you. The super falafel wrap with humus was tasty, fresh, healthy and filling, as was the lentil soup. As you come to expect in Bucharest it's cheap too. I paid 15 Lei (£2.50) for the sandwich and soup.

My only criticism is that they could do with more staff. I went at a busy time and the two ladies making the wraps were struggling to keep up with the number of customers.

Highly recommended.

Pros: Tasty, healthy, fresh, filling food., Great value., Central location.

Cons: Could do with more staff.

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Good falafel - Edit

Super Falafel is a fast-food restaurant with a clean and bright interior. I was lucky to visit it when it just opened so everything looked very fresh and tidy. They have several tables inside but also offer take out service. The restaurant mainly sells several kinds of falafel wraps but you can also get only falafel or hummus separately. All food is prepared right in front of your eyes.

During my visit, I had their super falafel wrap with hummus which was 10 LEU (~2€). The portion was quite big; a good value for such price. They also sell a variety of soft drinks.

The restaurant seems to be 100% vegan. I asked the staff about tahini sauce they use and they ensured me it has no animal products (no milk, cream, egg, etc.) However, later I saw they also offer mayonnaise sauce which sounds a bit suspicious unless they use no-egg mayonnaise.

In conclusion, it's a nice place to visit if you ever go to Bucharest.

Pros: good value, clean, central location

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