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Halal Guys -- 53rd and 6th

6th Ave & W 53rd, St New York, NY 10019
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  • Halal Guys -- 53rd and 6th Pro 2014
    Danny Nguyễn
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    5 Jul 09, 2014

    Wow I really miss this place! One of my favorite places in NY to eat. I came here around midnight and there was barely a line. Maybe cause it was raining but still. THIS IS A MUST IF YOU ARE IN NY. Make sure you get the right truck.

    6 dollars gets you a bowl of heaven. You get so much food for such a small price. I'm coming back for you guys in a week!!!

    PS I think they put crack in their sauce....

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  • Halal Guys -- 53rd and 6th
    MyTien Pham
    5 Jun 10, 2014

    A must try if you're ever in New York. I got the mixed plate with gyro and shredded chicken. Be super careful with that firehouse sauce. It is deadly!

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  • Halal Guys -- 53rd and 6th
    Anna Wu
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    5 Apr 14, 2014

    I guess when it comes to Halal food, this is as good as it gets. Lines are super long ... ALL the time, but the wait isn't that bad. But it's a great experience when you're waiting on the line with great company and intoxicated.... The waiting makes it tastes that much better when you take that first bite.

    DO note that the hot sauce is NOTHING like siracha, so do not be a fool and sprinkle it on like regular hot sauce. You will not enjoy the consequences ... speaking from experience.

    Overall, I would highly recommend one to try it if they haven't.

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  • Halal Guys -- 53rd and 6th Pro 2014
    hangry_cho
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    3 Mar 31, 2014

    All I remember my friend telling me was "REMEMBER GO TO THIS CART... Not the cart across the street who tries to front like they're something. THIS CART" lol.

    When I heard this, I didn't really believe it until we got here sometime during the AM after hours. You really do have to go to THIS cart. The line is about 15-20 people deep while the other cart across the way is for losers who gave up and couldn't wait in line any longer. Thank goodness there were a bunch of us because I was feeling pretty drunk and had to go sit down somewhere while the others waited in line. The food is definitely good, but then again so is anything when you have drunken munchies. Just remember to sauce this bad boy up before you walk away and you're good to go! I think i'll definitely have to come back one day and try it sober.

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  • Halal Guys -- 53rd and 6th
    Paula-Kaye Richards
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    4 Mar 10, 2014

    Literally the best Halal place in the city. It's the perfect spot late at night after going out or for a really good lunch with coworkers. The lines can be long, but it's worth the wait.

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  • Halal Guys -- 53rd and 6th
    Monica Williams
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    5 Jan 17, 2014

    nyc's most popular cart. Don't get them confused with their daytime counterparts.

    If you opt for hot sauce make sure there's a restroom nearby.

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  • Halal Guys -- 53rd and 6th Pro 2014
    Verlisia
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    4 Nov 06, 2013

    Can't help to wonder what the hypes are about. This particular Halal Cart is highly recommended by almost every single foodie friends that I trust. I have no choice but to place this on my must try list for my recent NYC trip.

    Got there around 10pm and the line is not too horrible. I have been warned of the super long line and was definitely expecting worse. The line moved rather quickly. In no more than 15 minutes I got my combo chicken and lamb over rice and was totally ready to feast.

    The meat definitely tasted much better than it looked. The lamb and chicken were both moist and tender but the lamb is better than the chicken in my opinion. With the help of those legendary white sauce, everything tasted great. Like many others have mentioned, you do need to overload it with the white sauce! Otherwise everything will seem dry and bland. The portion is very generous. The quality is great for street food standard but it is really no 5 stars mind-blowing exquisite meal. Fast, cheap and tasty. Halal Cart platter makes a perfect late night snack.

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  • Halal Guys -- 53rd and 6th Pro 2014
    Frances Nguyen
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    5 Oct 25, 2013

    The best chicken and rice in town. For $6, you get a massive bowl of chicken/lamb and rice with lettuce and pitas. The red condiments are very spicy (those with sensitive tongues are now forewarned). The line is often long but the affordable price, massive serving, and delicious food makes this food cart completely worth it!

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  • Halal Guys -- 53rd and 6th Pro 2014
    Rich Carriero
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    4 Oct 19, 2013

    Cheep felafel and doner sandwiches galore. Eating street food is a New York tradition. During lunch hour business people mingle with college students and tourists.

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  • Halal Guys -- 53rd and 6th
    Melissabeth Kravitz
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    4 Oct 13, 2013

    People refer to this cart as the "Chicken and Rice" truck because of its most popular item: chicken and rice. For $6 you can get a styrofoam container heaping with tender, flavorful chicken and rice that will leave you stuffed for days. Talks of a franchise are in the making, and for good reason, be prepared to wait in a line during popular meal times!

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  • Halal Guys -- 53rd and 6th
    Rachel Greene
    4 Sep 14, 2013

    Delicious street meat! I had lamb and chicken over rice - prefer the lamb and would probably get only that next time. The line grows quickly, so be prepared to wait!!!

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  • Halal Guys -- 53rd and 6th Pro 2014
    Ericayvette
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    5 Jul 22, 2013

    My favorite meal to get at 3am in the morning! Chicken and Rice with White Sauce and Hot Sauce. The lines are long depending on the time of night you go but totally worth it for a $6 meal!

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  • Halal Guys -- 53rd and 6th
    PokerGirl
    5 Jun 07, 2013

    Accept no imitations! Make sure it's the authentic Halal Guys on 53rd and 6th (they also have a location on 7th Ave). $6 for a plate of lamb and/or chicken on top of rice pilaf, pita, salad. Ask for peppers and falafel like I did :) no extra charge! I'm still trying to figure out what's in their white sauce.. My hunch is part Greek yogurt, part Ranch, and a pinch of crack :P Their hot sauce is no joke!!!! I needed some immodium AD later on that night :X won't stop me from eating here on my next NYC trip tho... Halal Guys for life!!!!!!

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  • Halal Guys -- 53rd and 6th
    Kim Yamashiro
    5 May 05, 2013

    A street cart for yummy food...no way! Oh yes!!!! My cousin who resides in NYC took me here for lunch one day and I was hooked! I got the combo with lamb, beef, and chicken with extra hot and white sauce...I was in heaven! Their rice is amazing, I can't wait to go back there and eat, my mouth is watering just writing this review. But just make sure you go to the correct truck, there is one on every corner, this one is the best.

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  • Halal Guys -- 53rd and 6th
    Arun Nandi
    5 Mar 20, 2013

    Combo of chicken and gyro (which is actually Shawarma as I know it, I think) over rice. Simply the best street food ever. In fact, I'm feeling like going there right now as I write this!

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  • Halal Guys -- 53rd and 6th
    Malcolm Ong
    5 Mar 12, 2013

    Must-try for any visitor. Not your typical halal street food. Careful with the hot sauce.. it can be spicy!

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  • Halal Guys -- 53rd and 6th
    dwoo
    5 Nov 02, 2013

    aaaaaahhhhh the infamous halal cart on 53rd. There are only two types of people that come here, those who know which cart is the right cart, and those who don't. Now, everyone says to themselves "oh i know which one is the right one. its the one at the south-west corner of 53rd and 6th near those womanly statues in the water." And that is partially correct, BUT what most people forget is that there is a specific time in which you need to go.

    You need to go to that location before 7pm, and go to the cart with the red and white umbrellas. Let me emphasize that again, RED and WHITE umbrellas, not the YELLOW and RED ones. The difference between the carts is the meat. The chicken and lamb are better prepared; moist, tastier, better texture, etc. The rice, lettuce, and pita, are still good, but the meat is where its at.

    You might think I'm crazy, but there is a difference. try it. For those who know nothing about this cart, well...just go there anyways and get the chicken and rice, or get the chicken/lamb combo and rice. Also don't put too much hot sauce on it, you'll be regretting it later when you're on the porcelain thrown for half a day.

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  • Halal Guys -- 53rd and 6th
    tushark
    5 Nov 02, 2013

    Food carts are part of NYC culture, and if you're going to try one, it has to be this one! Get the chicken and rice with white sauce (and hot sauce if you like spicy food) and sit on the corner and eat. The authentic guys are there after 7pm every day dressed in yellow, but get there early b/c the line fills up fast and can be really long, especially at dinner time and late at night on weekends!

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  • Halal Guys -- 53rd and 6th
    Fatima Fidan
    5 Mar 12, 2013

    So I am not a believer in joining the masses with anything be it an Iphone, tickets to see a concert or standing in long lines for street cart food. But I must say after eating this halal that this is one line I will not be ashamed of. I insist it is the sauce! Something magical lies in it and perhaps the meat that causes the most amazing flavors! New Yorkers are to busy to wait for anything that isn't worth it and this cart, worth it!

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  • Halal Guys -- 53rd and 6th
    Tarina Peterson
    5 Mar 03, 2013

    This stand is incredible. The best spent 6 dollars in New York City. Their food is amazing and the white sauce is an absolute must. There are usually lines in front of the stand but the lines move quickly and it is WELL worth the wait. Whenever I've brought friends from out of town to try their food we end up revisiting. It's just that good.

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