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Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed July 15, 2022

We got a quiet night while on vacation. Walked here and it was busy but we got seated. The food was amazing and the portions were huge. We enjoyed so much we got takeout on our last night in Vancouver!

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed July 14, 2022

Came for lunch on a weekday. quick service, large portions. chicken was flavorful. rice was yummy. service was friendly and accommodating.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed December 19, 2021

We had an amazing lunch here at Paramount. The food is incredible and the staff are super nice. The hummus is so good and the chicken is great. Definitely can't wait to come back again.

Date of visit: November 2021
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Reviewed February 22, 2021 via mobile

The food was as authentic as you get. The service was excellent and the environment was great. I definitely recommend AAA+

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed November 16, 2020

The food is ok but the table was sticky! so was the bench and everything gave me a very weird feeling. The portions were huge and now they're small! Very weird order system and the staff aren't even that friendly! The shawarma plate comes with...DRY chicken much and soft fries or rice and like three stripes of beets! If your not a garlic person do not order shawarma or say no garlic sauce because the first time they drenched the shawarma in garlic and the next time I said a little bit of garlic sauce yet the garlic taste still over powered the whole shawarma!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed October 18, 2020

I don't really write reviews so the fact that I'm taking the time to write this one means something... Tonight was my fifth (and last) time eating here. The food here is great; however, the service is garbage and I refuse to support this owner....Every single time I've eaten here, they've managed to screw up something...today, they didn't bring the french fries that came with the dish (that my hungry kids were looking for...) and didn't bring my wife's drink. When they did bring the fries out (because my wife reminded them,) they were way overdone so we sent them back. When the next batch came out, they were still raw inside. I complained about it - the OWNER came out to see me (without a Mask!), when I told him, he ATE a french fry off my PLATE, proceeded to call me a liar and said "I don't give a s**t about your google review - I have 4.5 stars - your review won't mean anything."...maybe he's right? If you are not fussy and are okay with crap service, the food is good so please do eat here. However, if the owner is coming to talk to me without a mask and, instead of taking the feedback, is calling me a liar...it makes me wonder what else is (healthwise) wrong with this place.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed September 23, 2020

Ordered chicken shawarma, and it was pretty average. Chicken was dry and not that warm. Service was very slow and meal didn't come with pita basket as advertised in the menu. The male server wasn't wearing a face mask. Don't bother going here.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed September 13, 2020 via mobile

I want to revise my previous review, I was here today as we normally going to this location every month, regretfully, the quality was not the same, It makes us disappointed, also the restaurant was busy but just one server was running to service all...customers which was not acceptable.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed April 22, 2020

I was just THREATENED by the, I'm guessing it was the manager- for double checking an order. I went to pick up an order, and there was no order number on the meal bag to go, but I was told it was correct. Then I...looked inside the bag to see the meal, and it was not what was ordered. What WAS ordered was Kraft Beef but what was in the bag looked like FRIES. So I turned to ask if we could please double check the order, and since there was no order page, if we could check on my order number to see what they had. The response I was give was: That's the right order now take it and go, do you f**king work here-NO, NOW TAKE THE ORDER(he yelled) AND GET THE F**K OUT OF HERE. GO OUTSIDE AND F**CK YOURSELF. OKAY CANCEL THE F**KING ORDER THEN. By the last sentence my hand was already opening the door to leave. Of course I had left the fries on the table. This just happened, the employee is at least 5' 10", had an accent that sounds as if he was from Italy, short hair. Sincerely, Ex-CustomerMore

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed February 13, 2020

Ordered a bunch of takeout for office dinner. Had the beef shawarma, some fries and humus and pita. Humus was fantastic. Perhaps the best Ive ever had. Pita was not very fresh and on dry side. Fries were cold but ok. Beef shawarma was disappointing....Meat dry and a little tough. Didn't care for the pickled turnip and radish in it either. I have had much better. Food trucks in Portland, Oregon put this place to shame. I had high hopes that unfortunately were not met.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed February 2, 2020 via mobile

Recently Ive been here two times with my family and friends, the staffs are perfect, professional and helpful especially Ali, the foods are really well cooked and served with a nice design, We like the chicken Rap and mix dish. They cooked fresh delicious bread...as well. Sometimes in rush hours you have to wait more than 30min, I prefer to go on week days to receive better service and foods.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 1, 2019 via mobile

Went on a busy Friday night. Had to wait a few minutes but staff very attentive and had us seated quickly. Service was excellent and portions very large. The guys shared a platter for 3 and couldn’t finish it: it was a huge variety of...meats and falafel. I had a fattoush with chicken which was very fresh with more peppers, tomatoes and radishes than is the norm. Huge amount of chicken with it as well. Garlic sauce is very garlicy!! Note it is not licensed, but they were very attentive about filling our water glasses. Very much enjoyed our meal.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 9, 2019

With a group of four couples, I went to the Paramount last night. My husband and I have been a couple of times before and thought we'd bring a group of friends after a movie at the VIFF. A bit of a risk because none...of them had been there before and one couple is vegetarian. Everyone was very complimentary about the food and service! All three other couples said they'd go there again - even the vegetarian couple who were quite thrilled with the selections available. They had the vegetarian special which they loved! They're already talking about taking friends there. And I noticed that everyone finished their meals. So it was a great success. Hubby and I had the mezza plate and the mixed grill. Wonderful! We were also offered a taste of the spicey potatoes which were delicious. Any finally, my favourite - the Paramount Special (juice drink with fruit and nuts) - so yummy. Very, very pleased with the whole experience. And even though there were 8 of us, we got a table fairly quickly. And the price is right. For a restaurant in the heart of downtown Vancouver, it is a great choice. Note: the restaurant does not serve alcohol.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 6, 2019

We ordered:Beet Root spinach,& pecan salad. What you will receive: about one cup of fresh spinach on your plate.- NO PECANS! instead we received 3 small chopped up WALNUTS, one "small" cut up beet, some slivered onions and about 3/4 cup of pita chips to...fill the plate. *a few pat chips for decoration -OK-- but not 3/4 cup. We left All the pita chips on the plate. The price for this salad: $12.99 Way overpriced for what they put on the plate!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 7, 2019 via mobile

Fresh baked pita. Fantastic. Mezze plate, fattoush salad and two kebabs beef and chicken. My wife and I split all the food. Tasty, delicious, fresh and yummy. Service was good, attentive and friendly.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Hey Eric, They do have a gluten free option for their shawarmas and wraps. Just ask.
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PARAMOUNT MIDDLE EASTERN CUISINE, Vancouver - Downtown - Restaurant Reviews, Photos & Phone Number - Tripadvisor

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Yes, Paramount Middle Eastern Cuisine offers takeaway services.

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Paramount Middle Eastern Cuisine is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
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  • Value: 4