The Halal Guys

The Halal Guys

Food Truck and Halal Restaurant$$$$
Theater District, New York
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  • The halal food at The Halal Guys is a can't miss
  • 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!!"(15 Tips)
    Zach M.
    "The best Halal cart in NYC hands down."(12 Tips)
    Brian C.
    "Mixed chicken with gyros is great and its a heavy meal!"(48 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 Apr 9
  • Zach M.
    Zach MartinMay 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Ayaz H.
    Ayaz HyderAugust 17, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    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!
  • 1YearOfSingle
    1YearOfSingleJuly 28, 2016
    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.
  • Eater
    EaterJuly 22, 2016
    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.
  • 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"
  • Amy L.
    Amy LuoSeptember 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Ayaz H.
    Ayaz HyderMarch 12, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • 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!
  • Lou C.
    Lou CarulliDecember 8, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    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.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • 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 $10 spent and there was no line at 4p!
  • Oliver N.
    Oliver NavarroJanuary 8, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Best place to go to for little or no lines. I avoid the other location on 53rd & 6th since there can be a line during lunch. Make sure the cart and the shirts the cooks are wearing say The Halal Guys.
  • Bill P.
    Bill PowellMay 1, 2016
    Don't miss the beer gyro and chicken and rice. Don't worry about the line, it moves fast. Also look across the streer, there are two cart, both from the same place. :-) Bring CASH , and an appetite.
  • Constantin
    ConstantinSeptember 19, 2015
    Make sure to get white sauce! Remember you add the sauce yourself. So, get your combo, add sauce on top, mix your order and pour more sauce!
    Upvoted 2 weeks ago
  • Костя Т.
    Костя ТарасовSeptember 9, 2013
    If you're like me and don't usually believe the hype, trust me - this is well worth it. The food is fucking amazing. 6$ could easily feed 2 people and a small girl. Tip: don't go easy on the sauce.
  • Leonardo V.
    Leonardo VillaMay 31, 2016
    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!
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • dawn.in.newyork
    dawn.in.newyorkJanuary 25, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    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!
  • 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!
  • Djaniella D.
    Djaniella D.April 13, 2015
    One of the best street foods you'll find in NYC! Trust me, it's worth the wait.
    Upvoted Mar 15
  • Jeffrey K.
    Jeffrey KaoDecember 18, 2014
    If you are here because you are drunk, and your friends tell you to take a shot of the hot sauce for five bucks, YOU SHOULD DEFINITELY DO IT.
  • 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!
  • NooN
    NooNAugust 22, 2016
    Food is delicious and affordable😍. The combo over the rice 👌🏻. The "hot sauce " is realllllly HOT 🔥
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Oliver L.
    Oliver LewisNovember 18, 2016
    Multiple stations ensure that food is always available. Long lines encourage as to quality--they move quickly tho. Food is great! Sandwiches or plates--either way you can't go wrong!
  • 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.
  • Elaine N.
    Elaine NgoSeptember 2, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    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.
  • Chris S.
    Chris SMay 20, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    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!
  • 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.
  • Haonan Z.
    Haonan ZhangJune 27, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Combo, extra pita, no salad. A ton of White sauce + BBQ sauce + a sprinkle of hot sauce. So good for reheating for breakfast too!
  • 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
    Been here 10+ times
    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 ✌️
  • Che F.
    Che FranciscoMarch 1, 2016
    The Halal Guys have established themselves as one of the "staple" food to try in NY. Provides cheap, easy and delicious meal.
  • Indulgent Eats
    Indulgent EatsAugust 18, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Get the chicken/gyro combo, slather on white sauce, dot on hot sauce (it's killer), and ask for a lid in case you don't finish it. Identical carts across and down the street - look for the yellow bags
  • 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!
  • sarah j.
    sarah josephApril 20, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Lamb and rice. Ask for an excess of white sauce, you'll be happy you did. If you can handle spicy (and by spicy I mean willing to risk the formation of a stomach ulcer), say yes to the red sauce.
  • 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...
  • Jouni P.
    Jouni PärssinenAugust 20, 2014
    Try the mixed plate and don't be intimidated by the long line, these guys work fast. Watch out for the sauce in the bright red bottle. That stuff will kill you.
  • 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
  • Emily
    EmilyJuly 11, 2016
    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.
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