I’m somewhat reassessing my initial feelings today. I think I’d be willing to try Falafel Arax again: the taste of the hummus is growing on me (though today I taste more salt then intense lemon) and I do like the mutabbal/babaganoush.
As for the falafel? They’re definitely oil-laden and I do think that’s a matter of the oil not being hot enough. However, the filling is tasty (if a bit salty) and they’re not as densely packed as some other falafel I’ve had.
The prices were very low (the cake we bought, along with two brownies, was more than the dinner - and we’ve leftovers that will last for two more nights!), service was excellent, and the restaurant was clean.