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Alfanoose was founded in 1999 by Mouhamad Shami in New York City's Financial District. Shami is a lover of authentic Middle Eastern cuisine and a purist at heart. Alfanoose came about, mainly because of his disappointment in finding true Syrian/Lebanese food in New York.

He discovered that most restaurants would offer their falafel dripping with oil, or their shawarma served with non-marinated meat. He also noticed that the main principal in creating good falafel--lightly fried in fresh oil- was often ignored by many eating-places due to high cost of replenishing the oil in the fryer. Read More


Alfanoose Restaurant - 64 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10038 Tel: 212-528-4669
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