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Founded in 1982, Amir’s Falafel was the first LA eatery in the San Fernando Valley to sell the Mediterranean favorite: the falafel. Over the last 40 years we have perfected our recipes and have grown a sizable following who keep coming back for our unique take on Mediterranean cuisine.
The origins of our recipes start in 1920’s Jerusalem, where Naomi Amir perfected her falafel recipe and opened a restaurant with her husband, Chaim. The couple had a son, Yehuda, who began working in the restaurant at age six, standing on a stool to take orders.
Today, her great-grandson serves the same traditional Middle Eastern cuisine—now in Los Angeles. Bold lamb shawarma twists on the rotisserie, waiting to be sliced and piled high on a plate with hummus and salads. And of course, the falafel, made the same way Naomi used to make back in Jerusalem.