For 40 years, l’ As du fallafel has dominated the Parisian fallafel market, and the queue is always full…
In the Yiddish district of the Marais
It is an institution, rue des Rosiers in Paris. For 40 years, l’ As of Falafel has dominated the Parisian falafel market. This small restaurant in the Yiddish district of the Marais is full of charm with its New York-style deli’s look. L’ as du fallafel has a reputation for serving the best Fallafel in Paris. This reputation has even crossed borders if we judge by the number of tourists who, like real Parisians, come here to taste excellent falafels. Initially, the Jewish community were the only customers, with Yomi’s parents, the restaurant owner selling only 200 sandwiches a day. 20 years ago, the son turned the grocery store into a restaurant, letting word of mouth run wild. Today, the falafel ace burns an average of 4,000 sandwiches a day !
Too bad if reservations are still impossible, and too bad if you sometimes have to wait a long time to get one of the small tables where you can find yourself shoulder to shoulder with an illustrious stranger… or even sometimes with Chris Hemsworth, Lenny Kravitz, or Vanessa Paradis, who have their habits here. A monster attendance which, according to him, has made l’ as du falafel « the engine of the neighborhood ». In the surrounding streets, many passers-by ask “where is the ace ?” « . In the street, there is no longer any question of a « falafel war », as the Ace has crushed the competition. But the menu is not limited to falafels, and also offers impeccable Israeli-Eastern kosher cuisine under the supervision of the Beth-Din: minced liver, grilled peppers, shawarma, shish kebab, poppy seed cake and apple strudel. A few kosher, Israeli or French wines are also on offer, but the « official » drink here is an excellent homemade lemonade. Count around 25 € excluding drinks.
Restaurant L’As du Fallafel
Closed Friday evening and Saturday.
Continuous service from noon to 11:30 p.m.
34, rue des Rosiers in Paris 4th