Shawarma Joint, the Campustown restaurant known for excellent shawarma, will open a second location in Urbana on University Avenue this month. The halal restaurant confirmed on the phone that the Urbana location’s opening date is expected to be Monday, August 22nd.
The new Shawarma Joint will have a similar set-up to the original Green Street location: fast casual meals assembled-to-order like Subway or Chipotle. The new location is large with indoor booth seating in addition to patio tables with umbrellas. Plenty of parking is available in front and on the side of the restaurant. The new Shawarma Joint is located in the same plaza as Po’ Boys and Rainbow Garden near the intersection of Five Points in Urbana.
Photo by Alyssa Buckley.
Check out my review of the Campustown Shawarma Joint’s falafel, hummus, baba ghanoush, tabouli salad, gyro pita meal, and a chicken shawarma bowl here.
102 E University Ave
Top image by Alyssa Buckley.