Joe's Falafel

Restaurants, Mediterranean Studio City
5 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
Joe's Falafel
Photograph: Erin Kuschner

As with most reputable eateries in the Valley, Joe’s Falafel can be found in a small Studio City strip mall, where the scent of cumin and coriander is heavy in the air. Follow your nose. A dozen tables are scattered about, along with a row of chairs at the kitchen counter and a blackboard describing the daily specials dangles above the cashier. Most customers don’t come for the specials, though—they come for the falafel, available on a plate ($8.95) or a pita sandwich ($5.50). An expertly fried exterior breaks open to reveal a well seasoned mash of chickpeas; get the plate and you’ll be rewarded with six pieces of falafel, rice, salad and hummus, alongside a warm pita. If you really want to treat yourself, order the freshly made laffa to accompany your meal. Plates are large—enough, sometimes, to split with a friend—but they’re also meant to be enjoyed at a leisurely pace, under ceiling fans that spin lazily against the Valley heat.


Venue name: Joe's Falafel
Address: 3535 Cahuenga Blvd
Ste 105
Los Angeles
Opening hours: Daily 11am-10pm
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The food is fantastic! I had the Beef Kabob plate and it was great! The Lentil Soup was amazing! Add to that the wonderful service and a father and son business and you have a winner! LA's best kept secret. If you like Middle Eastern food, you have to eat there!


I honestly think this is one of my favorite restaurants in LA. Their falafel and laffa bread is TO DIE FOR. It's so amazingly good. I have it delivered to my house all the time. It's amazing. Totally hidden and you'd never know about it but you HAVE to go. It's unreal. Best falafel in LA. Hands down.