The Halal Guys

The Halal Guys

Food Truck and Halal Restaurant$$$$
Theater District, New York
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  • Zach M.
    "Best Street Meat in NYC, hands down Yogurt and hot sauce are a must!"(21 Tips)
    Sara A.
    "The combo over rice👌🏽 with their white sauce.. Yummy!!"(14 Tips)
    Zach M.
    "The best Halal cart in NYC hands down."(10 Tips)
    Brian C.
    "Mixed chicken with gyros is great and its a heavy meal!"(46 Tips)
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  • Julian N.
    Julian NamDecember 13, 2014
    10:1. The optimal ratio of white sauce to red sauce. The white sauce is that delicious. The red sauce is that spicy. And for a winner: get 1/2 lamb 1/2 chicken over rice. You're welcome..
  • The Corcoran Group
    The Corcoran GroupJuly 24, 2013
    Known for the best halal in the city, we love to come here for the chicken and gyro combo with white sauce. The portions are huge, so don't feel obligated to finish the whole thing!
    Upvoted Jul 6
  • Zach M.
    Zach MartinMay 20, 2013
    The best Halal cart in NYC hands down. To those of you who think its 53rd and 6th your sadly mistaken. 52nd and 6th is where its at. The meat is more tender and theres no bones in it. Simply amazing.
    Upvoted Jul 4
  • Ayaz H.
    Ayaz HyderAugust 17, 2014
    Lamb Gyro platter without the rice or salad is what I get. HOT sauce is really HOT. Don't try to be a hero. Go crazy with the white sauce though. Always buy one extra for the next day!
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 22
    Office workers and tourists alike line up day and night for the combo over rice at Halal Guys. You feel like a beast finishing one of these tubs of meat, rice, and tangy white sauce. Read more
  • Elif
    ElifJune 7, 2015
    If you do something well, here is the result. We have waited half an hour to taste and enjoyed a lot. Hot sauce is really hot, be careful and have the white sauce as much as possible.
  • Bill P.
    Don't miss the beer gyro and chicken and rice. Don't worry about the line, it moves fast. Also look across the streer, there are two cart, both from the same place. :-) Bring CASH , and an appetite.
  • Amy L.
    Amy L.September 8, 2014
    Sooooooooo good. I dream about their lamb gyro. The white sauce is amazing (and I usually don't like white sauce from other carts), but the hot sauce is terrifyingly hot.
  • Ivy M.
    Ivy MJuly 16, 2015
    Got the mixed rice twice in a week! So good! Be careful not to put too much hot sauce though, it's super spicy and this is coming from someone who can take spicy
  • Lou C.
    Lou CarulliDecember 8, 2014
    Without a doubt one the my favorite street vendors. I have driven from NJ in the middle of the night after going out, just to eat here. I am strictly loyal to this cart as it is simply the BEST.
  • Leonardo V.
    Caution: the pepper sauce is waaay too strong! I put a few drops and got nearly-dead. That being said, just buy your choice and sit nearby to eat it. The chicken over rice is great and comes in tons!
  • Zach M.
    Zach M.June 23, 2013
    Best Street Meat in NYC, hands down Yogurt and hot sauce are a must! Some will even sell the hot sauce by the bottle. Watch out for impostors! (The real deal are in yellow shirts that say "Halal Guys"
  • MyThy H.
    MyThy HuynhJuly 7, 2014
    $4 for mixed meat sandwich & $10 for mixed meat over rice which comes w/ slices of pita bread. Ask for both white and red sauce and small containers to go. Best $10 spent and there was no line at 4p!
  • John W.
    John WJanuary 20, 2013
    If you can take 10-15 min to hit up Jackson Heights for Sammy's halal (vendy award winner) or 6th & west 4th outpost, seriously so much better. More flavorful & so worth it. Ask for the green sauce!
  • Wen Seng L.
    Wen Seng LieOctober 20, 2015
    The famous gyro stand in NYC. People from all around US, and the world come to taste their excellent big portioned rice. They are very quick but accept only cash. I lovw their chicken over rice.
  • Dianna Raizel T.
    Dianna Raizel TyAugust 8, 2014
    The lamb and chicken combo over rice is the best! I don't know what's with the white sauce but it's really addicting. Beware of the red sauce, it will make your mouth explode. It's really hot!!
  • Tiffany L.
    Tiffany LangstonDecember 27, 2015
    If you go during prime dining hours, you can expect to wait in line. But the line moves fast. Best halal in town. I like to mix the white sauce with BBQ sauce for extra punch
  • Ayaz H.
    Ayaz HyderMarch 12, 2013
    Standing in the long line is part of the experience. If you are a first timer or taking someone there for first time....do it. Don't go crazy with hot sauce but definitely try the white sauce.
  • Tom E.
    Tom EdwardsMay 3, 2013
    We got the chicken & lamb combo sandwich, and thought it was very good. Get extra white sauce (which is pretty much a thin mayo), and maybe extra salad! The red sauce in little pots its VERY VERY HOT!
  • dawn.in.newyork
    dawn.in.newyorkJanuary 25
    Definitely a good choice for the first time Halal Food experience. Get a combo(chicken&lamb) over rice! One order of a rice dish could feed two people. BBQ sauce is essential. Cash only!
  • Oliver N.
    Oliver NavarroJanuary 8, 2013
    Best place to go to for little or no lines. I avoid the other location on 53rd & 6th since there can be a line during lunch. Make sure the cart and the shirts the cooks are wearing say The Halal Guys.
  • Gothamist
    GothamistAugust 1, 2014
    $4 buys you a stuffed pita filled with chicken and/or lamb plus salad, with generous squirts of incendiary red sauce and addictive white "Valhalla Sauce." Upgrade to the platter for another $1 or $2. Read more
  • Костя Т.
    Костя ТарасовSeptember 9, 2013
    If you're like me and don't usually believe the hype, trust me - this is well worth it. The food is fucking amazing. 6$ could easily feed 2 people and a small girl. Tip: don't go easy on the sauce.
  • N0ura A.
    N0ura AAAugust 22
    Food is delicious and affordable😍. The combo over the rice 👌🏻. The "hot sauce " is realllllly HOT 🔥
    Upvoted Aug 22
  • Stephanie H.
    Best place to go when you're absolutely starving! Try the chicken and lamb combo with rice drizzled with their white sauce. And make sure to have plenty of cash on hand.
  • Haonan Z.
    Combo, extra pita, no salad. A ton of White sauce + BBQ sauce + a sprinkle of hot sauce. So good for reheating for breakfast too!
  • PureWow
    PureWowAugust 5
    What began as a humble cart in Midtown is now available all over the world. See the stand where it all started and get the gyro platter. Extra sauce, please. Read more
    Upvoted Aug 19
  • Caroline A.
    Caroline AlbrechtFebruary 13, 2015
    Ah yes the original Halal guys, what more do you expect than perfection? They know how to make killer halal, and the sauces are out of this world!! Shredded halal is the key!
  • 1YearOfSingle
    Give the folks in front of you enough space to stand on line, as well as paying attention to your space behind. Some folks like to stand on top of other people and it causes issues while waiting.
  • Brandon B.
    Brandon BrowneMarch 15, 2015
    I like the one of the northeast corner who allow you to put on your own sauces (so much extra white sauce). Definitely get a side of falafel as well. Great NYC experience.
  • Tara S.
    Tara SuanDecember 5, 2013
    The DIY sauce station is a minefield. The red sauce is REALLY hot. If you do like I do, and cover the top of your plate with red sauce, you are seriously going to be screwed. Go easy!
  • Zeny S.
    Zeny St GeorgeApril 30, 2013
    Got the chicken and lamb over rice with extra white sauce and hot sauce. It truly is only $6!!! Really good cheap eats in NY! Glad I tried it.
  • Che F.
    The Halal Guys have established themselves as one of the "staple" food to try in NY. Provides cheap, easy and delicious meal.
  • Alden C.
    Alden CatesMarch 20, 2015
    Chicken over rice is delicious, ask for more salad though! Careful with the red hot sauce, it is VERY hot (but good, so add more white sauce to balance it out!)
  • Jess N.
    Jess NaldoOctober 13, 2014
    If you know any better, you'll know the carts are all the same & if you're at the original with the Godforsaken longest line you're either: 1) A sucker 2) A tourist. Go across the street or on 52nd ✌️
  • Emily
    EmilyJuly 11
    This is an awesome food stall. The portion they give you is huge! Be sure to drench it in white sauce and only use the red if you like things extremely spicy.
  • Scott R.
    Scott RienbeckNovember 22, 2013
    Best Halal food you can get. I didn't even know what it was but it's delicious. Their red sauce is no joke if you can handle it spicy. A must hit food cart in NYC.
  • Elaine N.
    Elaine NgoSeptember 2, 2014
    Best drunk food EVER! It's great! There's actually two other stands beside the original one which are own by the same owner so you don't have to wait in the ridiculously long line.
  • Greg W.
    Greg WilcoxSeptember 17, 2013
    INCREDIBLE chicken over rice for $6! Do yourself a favor, go here & beware impostors! (though note that these guys have several carts, the sign at 53rd and 6th will tell you which ones are authentic).
  • New York Hilton Midtown
    For years, masses of people have been flocking to this cart to satisfy their hunger w/ simply the best meal in the City. Best tip: Ask for extra white sauce. It makes the meal! - Andrew / Sales Dept.
  • Chris S.
    Chris SMay 20, 2013
    This place is better than 53rd and 6th!! The original halal guys are on 52nd and 6th! The godfather is on 52nd and 6th cooking up the best halal meat in the city!
  • Dang L.
    Dang LeAugust 13, 2014
    The wait is more than worth it! Big portions of gyro/chicken over rice for $6. Make sure you specify if you're ordering to-go or eating it right away. Don't go too crazy with the hot sauce...
  • PureWow
    PureWowAugust 4
    After serving hungry crowds in Midtown for the last 25 years, these guys have gotten so popular, they’re opening restaurants and carts all over the country. You’re welcome, America. You’re welcome. Read more
  • Roger R.
    Roger RMay 29
    Best street meat in the city...the sauce is the star, but for the money there's nothing better than a mixed platter. Must stop when in NYC prepare for long lines
  • Kenneth R.
    Kenneth ReyesAugust 15, 2014
    Pile on the white sauce which is basically liquid crack and careful with the hot sauce but it's fantastic if you like it hot. Try some first then add more in!
  • Justin O.
    Justin OrdovezaNovember 9, 2014
    Great halal truck. The creamy sauce and spicy sauce are great. Be prepared to wait and be prepared with your order.
  • Gothamist
    GothamistAugust 1, 2014
    The perpetual lines outside the carts might look intimidating, but the experienced pros at the flat top keep it moving quickly so you won't spend your entire lunch break in the queue. Read more
  • Evan
    Evan5 days ago
    Holy holy crap the red sauce! Blazing hot and amazingly good! White sauce is a terrific heat counterbalance!
  • Tomokazu L.
    Tomokazu LeAugust 26, 2012
    Order the mix plate, it's only $6! Remember to add a lot of white sauce and a little of the red sauce. Sooo good! There might be a line up but it's worth the wait!
  • Omar K.
    Omar KhanSeptember 4, 2011
    Get the lamb on rice- the bits of warm pita mixed in are delish. Drown it in the white sauce, easy on the hot sauce, and add some BBQ if you're feeling tangy. All $6. Grab a drink nearby- $1.
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