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Hummus Bar Express

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Santa Monica
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1333 3rd Street Promenade, Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1309
+1 310-260-1994
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11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Sydney, Australia
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166 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A bit of a diamond in the rough - while trying to find something that met the needs of a rather large group. Surprisingly good value for the size of the meals and plenty of seats, especially at the back of the restaurant. We really struggled to finish the Shawarma plate and couple of other small salads amongst 3 people.... More 

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Thank Shakaka
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91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Yummus Hummus! My hubby and I shared a HUGE Chicken Shawarma plate that was a generous portion! The plate came with veggie rice, hummus and laffa bread. The bread was freshly made and divine for scooping up my chicken and hummus. All the people strolling down the Promenade were commenting on our lunch. Mmmm!

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Thank M2922DHkarenh
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44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Huge meals, seriously tasty hummus, they even make their own pita breads. The location on the Promenadeis is right in the middle of a big shopping area. The chicken swarma on a plate was my pick and seriously tasty.

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Thank Jhutch19
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28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

İf you look for really good food - this is a great place ! The hummus is world class! İ m from the middle east - İ know what good hımmus tastes like! And the bread!!! İ loved it.....if İ go back to Santa Monica...this is my must go place!! The only thing....it s not really express!!

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Thank Thearchitectbln
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42 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

Great place in a great location on the 3rd Street Promenade. You walk in and order at the counter. Your food is brought to your table when its ready. My wife wanted something light so she ordered a salad which was quite large and full of fresh veggies. The dressing was a very tasty and light vinagarette. I too did... More 

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Thank russ v
Islamabad, Pakistan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We incidentally visited the restaurant in mid of 3rd Promenade and didn't regret. Food was excellent. Spicy Humus and Garden Salad is a must try. Service needs a bit of improvement though.

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Thank Dr_Babar_Khan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016

The chicken shawarma laffa is best I ever had! count on them with the fillings they know what they're doing! try their hummus with mushrooms appetizer its amazing! and their new desserts are out of this world! service was friendly and fast! highly reccomend

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Thank Gilad A
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

A great Restaurant in a great location. Excellent food, excellent service and Great value for money, if anything the portions are too large, the Restaurant was clean and very minimalistic with a charm of its own the. The toilets needed attention but that's down to customers using them, 5 stars from me

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Thank peter L
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Had the chicken shawarma pita with the chef's recommended toppings and it was excellent, very comparable to similar places in the Mediterranean.

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Thank Sturla Þ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

COLD, VERY COLD. I'm disappointed. In my entry life I never eat a falafel so cold. And the harissa is really sweet, to much sweet.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Delivery
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1333 3rd Street Promenade, Third Street Promenade, Santa Monica, CA 90401-1309
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Monica>  > Santa Monica
  • Neighbourhood: Santa Monica
  • Phone Number: +1 310-260-1994

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Santa Monica

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Santa Monica
Santa Monica is a coastal town that maintains a balance as a tourist destination and as an area with a thriving local culture. On the beach, bikers, roller-bladers, runners and walkers move along the famed bike path enjoying the beautiful Los Angeles weather. The solar-powered Ferris wheel at the Santa Monica pier spins high above the water, while park revelers scream with delight riding the roller coaster. Inland from the beach, Third Street Promenade bustles with shoppers and street performers, where every block seems to have a musical or acrobatic act drawing crowds giving Santa Monica both the feeling of a laid-back beach town and a major commercial hub.
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