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The 6 Best Shawarmas Near San Jose

Updated: August 7, 2022

A great shawarma is a thing of beauty! These San Jose stores make this Middle Eastern classic best. Top food sites with expert and diner reviews were examined to find you the best Shawarmas around. Treat yourself to this Arab Levantine dish of fantastic rotisserie beef or chicken in a soft fresh pita from these San Jose favorites.

Find the perfect Shawarma spot

Falafel's Drive-In

Middle Eastern, $, San JoseMiddle Eastern, $San Jose
Google: 4.7
Yelp: 4.0
  • Zagat

    Best Restaurants in San Jose

    Zagat
  • CultureTrip

    The 10 Best Restaurants In Downtown San Jose, California

    CultureTrip

Zeugma Kebab

Mediterranean, $, San JoseMediterranean, $San Jose, Fairgrounds
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.5

Dish N Dash - San Jose

Middle Eastern, $$, San JoseMiddle Eastern, $$San Jose, North San Jose
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Sajj Mediterranean

Mediterranean, $, San JoseMediterranean, $San Jose, North San Jose
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Baba’s Falafel

Mediterranean, $, San JoseMediterranean, $San Jose, North Valley
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 4.0

If you travel further

ShaQ

Mediterranean, $, Santa ClaraMediterranean, $Santa Clara
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

How did we curate these results?

Finding the right spot to satisfy your Shawarma craving shouldn't be a full-time job. For these results, 3104661 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 26488 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 2322 lists and articles from CultureTrip and Zagat and others were carefully reviewed by boam. These spots have been featured in CultureTrip - The 10 Best Restaurants In Downtown San Jose, California and Zagat - Best Restaurants in San Jose. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. The restaurants featured above represent the best of the best in San Jose Shawarma.

Drink pairing tips for Shawarma

  • The perfect match for falafel

    When having falafel, experts suggest you pair it with a glass of Sauvignon Blanc, a popular white wine.

  • Pair Chardonnay with falafel

    When considering how to best enjoy your falafel, we would highlight how well a glass of Chardonnay complements the dish as it enhances flavour.


  • Enjoy falafel with Rosé

    For an elevated experience, pair your falafel with Rosé. This combination works particularly well because this pink wine counterbalances the dense texture of the falafel.


Fun facts about Shawarma

  • A belly full of prime rib

    Molly Schuyler knows that you can never have too much of a good thing. They proved this by eating 23 pounds of prime rib, setting a world record in the process!

  • The origin of falafel

    The next time you bite into a deliciousfalafel remember to thank Egypt who are responsible for this tasty culinary invention.

  • For the love of falafel

    You better not forget what June 12th is. It’s International Falafel Day! Grab some falafel and celebrate!

Parking info

Parking in San Jose can be notoriously tough. To make your life easier, we partnered with SpotHero, an innovative digital parking reservation service, so you can easily and effortlessly find parking near your selected Shawarma spot.

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