Monterey Halal Market

825 Hamilton Ave, Seaside
(831) 392-1100

Recent Reviews

Ayaz Ali

Amazing food. Loved the chicken shawarma. Very tasty rice chicken and lots of sides. Owner/chef is great, gives a lot of info

Norton Lin

This place is truly an undiscovered gem. It is well hidden and you have to be looking for it but the effort is well worth it. It is a one man show by the owner/chef/cook. We got the chicken, beef shawarma and the lamb/beef gyro. It was all delicious and the tzatziki sauce is insane. Watching the chef prepare the food proved to be a symphony of motion. The owner was friendly and provided great service. We came close to closing time and he ran out of hummus so he gave us an order falafel instead and it was delicious. The portions are truly generous. What a great find for delicious food! A must try in Seaside.

Muhammad Saeed

We stopped by this place for a takeaway. Food was freshly made. We ordered chicken and beef/lamb gyro platters. Was better than halal carts in NYC. The shop also sells middle eastern grocery , bread and halal meat. Near to the beach.

Rachel Wonnacott

This is the best food I have had in Seaside/ Monterey yet. I had the chicken platter and my husband had the lamb wrap. They have vertical meat and it is spiced to perfection. As soon as I walked in I could not help but say , “wow, it smells amazing!” The gentleman that made my food was very kind and I felt immediately comfortable.Don’t sleep in this place. It’s a tiny spot with a lot to offer.

Loren L.

This place is amazing. The preparation and the seasoning is on point. Portions are huge. I instantly was sold on this place. You can tell care goes into every thing , all the way to making sure all the sides of sauces are ample sized etc. More people need to discover this special treat.

Josh L.

I wanted a gyro and this was a great place to try. I ordered a beef and lamb gyro and it was delicious. I didn't expect it to be so big, but you don't need to order the platter if you're hungry. It was all I needed for dinner.

Shaharyar Khan

The only available halal items market in this area probably . The place has a decent clientele and lot of capacity to improve

Asad Asghar

We were driving through town and decide to try this place, ordered take out and drove it back to our apartment. We got the chicken shawarma plate and the gyro plate. The huge portions is not an understatement, it was honestly too much food for me and my wife. Everything tasted great and was prepared quickly. Highly recommend.

Ella Baugh

It’s always the hole in the wall places that are the most delicious.

Eli W.

Was in the area and looking for a quick, good bite. This place was amazing! Just look at the pics. Huge portion, good pricing, unique flavors. Falafel wrap and chicken gyro wrap were delicious. Quick and very authentic

Sebastian Meid

It is borderline criminal this place doesn't have more attention. The food is delicious, the prices are great, and the location is in plain view. I had a massive plate of chicken shawarma with rice, hummus, dressed salad, tzatziki, 3 pieces of flatbread, and a mixture of greens next to the salad that was mixed phenomenally with everything. Food was served fresh and fast beyond belief, I am a changed man after coming here.

Nadim Assaad

Very Fast service, excellent food quality, and generous amounts of food for each person. Really suggest this place.

Mimrah H.

A hole-in-the-wall place to grab a shawarma, falafel, or a gyro! It's one of the only halal options in the area. The owner was super sweet and friendly! Gave us local tips and advice on what to do in the area for food. The chicken shawarma and the lamb and beef ones were really big! A great meal to take with you while you take a quick pit stop around Monterey Bay.

Rolando G.

Sometimes I take a while to write a review, but not this time. This is easily a 5 star hole in the wall and I'm glad to have found it. If you've got a large appetite please help yourself to some super delicious wrap or plate combo. Their chicken entrees are the best in town, no joke. If you've got a family of two, the wrap will fill them up. If you've got a family of three, the plate will suffice. The portions will feed a small army. This man, the man who runs the show, is very very generous. Not only in portions, but also in flavor! The sauce in all of this is a big tangy or spicey, and it is the star of the show. Everything just comes together great. There is seating inside which seems comfortable. If you like sitting outside, there are a few tables there too. This is nothing fancy, this is just cheap good food. About $10 a plate, but they're huge.

Dennis A.

Absolutely incredible chicken döner plate. I feel like I got twice the amount of food than what I was charged for. Almost feels like I just robbed a nice middle eastern man of his food with how much he gave me. Super good food and incredibly fresh. Even the tomatoes taste fresh and full of flavor. The chicken is perfectly seasoned and so is the rice. I was only walking around the block from my Airbnb to get some air but I'm super happy I walked into this place and grabbed food! A+

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