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The Halal Guys
The Halal Guys

The Halal Guys

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West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019
(347) 527-1505
https://thehalalguys.com/
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Local from New York City

Delicious!! And one of the cheapest dining options around midtown. The portions are pretty big so you might want to share. The red sauce has a kick so use sparingly.

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Local from New York City

The best street meat in town, located in Midtown, cash only and usually a wait. Foodies and budget savvy eat your heart out. You have to try it at least once.

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San Francisco

Make sure you eat only at 'the original' halal guys. There're couple of halal guys on 5th and 6th avenue. I tried chicken over rice, it was totally worth the price. Be careful with the hot sauce, its really tempting, but might give you good time in the morning

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Can't go to NY without trying the original Halal Guy's. You think you've tried it At home, but this is so much better and sauce it anyway you like with the sauce on the side of the cart! And it's a pretty cheap eat $7.00 for a plate and $5 for a gyro

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Local from New York City

This is THE cart. Don't let the others fool you. You could also head over to 7th avenue for their second cart which usually has no line.

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Washington, D.C.

Tourist trap alert! Low quality meat that you have to drown in white sauce so that it isn't dry. Lamb is no longer an option. No line on a Wednesday afternoon.

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Always a long line, every time, for the past decade I've visited them. And there's a reason why. Good eats, great prices, clean quality. Halal = no animal abuse, unethical raising/slaughtering practices.

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Opened 24h, the best halal cart is New York. Chicken oven rice with white sauce is a must any day, any time :)

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Amsterdam

I live half a block away. Maybe I've just eaten here too much but I think these guys are overhyped. Delicious food for sure, but not really any different from most other halal trucks. Stop by if you're in the hood but not worth traveling for.

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The line can be long. But the time you ordered your food, you will be close to starving. And that is when the food taste good

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Menlo Park

Famous New York institution - halal guys is one of those places you go to after a night out to fill your stomach with delicious, greasy food. This street food cart staple is a must for any foodie or nightlife lover after a night on the town.

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Local from New York City

NYC is full of food carts these days, and many of them offer great food for low prices. Still, nothing beats the Halal Guys, usually parked over at 53rd and 6th (or in their brick-and-mortar location, but it’s just not the same!). Get amazing gyros for $4 or other Mediterranean fare for slightly higher (but still affordable) prices, topped with their mysterious secret white sauce. Delish!

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Los Angeles

I dont know HOW MANY TIMES have I been here! Halal guys is AMAZING for the price. Bonus points for opening in CA!

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Local from Brooklyn

I've been coming here for years. In more recent years it's lost the flavor that once made it so popular. People still flock to it due to they hype but it has become like any other street cart in the city

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Local from New York City

When you smell that irrestistable street meat you won't be able to resist. Be sure to get both the red and white sauce for that killer flavor!

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Arlington

The long lines at this food cart will not steer you wrong! It is delicious and a massive amount of food. I heard they're opening locations in DC and I am SO PUMPED!

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New Delhi

long waits to be expected. waiting in the snow for 30 minutes made the spicy chicken rice even more worth it. NOM NOM NOM

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Los Angeles

THERE WAS NO LINE!! I was so excited because I fully expected to stand in line for a good hour. I mean, 20% of my week in NY was spent waiting in line (but most of the time the food did not disappoint.

I am Middle Eastern, so I'm already way pickier than most when it comes to Arabic food. Halal Guys did not disappoint. It was delicious - the meat was extremely tasty and tender and very very generous, especially considering the low price point (I think it was $5?).

The red sauce is extremely spicy, so tread with caution. I asked for "light" sauce on mine. I liked the white sauce but did not love it like some of the other yelpers - just a tad too creamy for me.

GO! You won't be disappointed!

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Ambassador

Best chicken and rice. I would crave them and went to NY for a day pretty much just to get halal guys chicken and rice.... yummmmm. ..$6 for a huge ass plate

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Edinburgh

Seriously one of the best and cheapest meal you can find in NYC...they are the only one who knows how to do it right...it's all about the white sauce!

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