Harvard Square Gets New Late Night Eatery

Falafel Corner to serve Middle-Eastern food until 3 a.m. Monday through Saturday

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Cara K. Fahey

Falafel Corner owner Ahmed H. Naguib and another cook prepare food in the kitchen of the new eatery.

A new Middle Eastern eatery with food service until 3 a.m. six days a week opened on Eliot Street last Wednesday in a space left by the recently closed restaurant Greek Corner.

The new restaurant—called Falafel Corner—serves dine-in and take-out Halal food, so-called because it satisfies Islamic dietary laws. The menu features regional specialties such as hummus, a wrap-like sandwich called a shawarma, and its namesake falafel.

Restaurant owner Ahmed H. Naguib predicted that the Kaftka Kabob will be a popular dish. According to the menu, it contains ground beef mixed with various spices, vegetables, and mint and tahini sauce.

Desserts at the 8 ½ Eliot St. location include baklava, cashew fingers, and fruit cups. Turkish coffee, house tea, hot chocolate, soda, juice, lemonade and water are available for drinks.

With hours from 11 a.m. to 3 a.m. Mondays through Saturdays, Falafel Corner joins a small group of Harvard Square eateries—including IHOP, The Hong Kong Restaurant, and the year-old Market in the Square—that serve food past 2 a.m. Falafel Corner will be open from 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. on Sundays.

—Staff writer Cara K. Fahey can be reached at cfahey@fas.harvard.edu.

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