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Zaki Kabob House

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Healthy, Halal
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1101 San Pablo Ave., Albany, CA 94706 (Dartmouth Street)
AC Transit 72M San Pablo AVE offboard @ Monroe then 2 minute walk to 1101 San Pablo Ave
510-527-5452
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Good for:
Casual Dining

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Love Authentic Middle Eastern Food?

This restaurant most closely resembles the excellent food I ate in the Middle East! The salads--hummus, babaghanouj, tabouleh are excellent. The tabouleh is FOR REAL: mostly parsley not bulghur. What's the GREATEST about Zaki's is nightly special of home-cooked food like mloukhia and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 4, 2014
MOR63
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San Francisco, CA
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  • Casual Dining
  • Buffet
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San Francisco, CA
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This restaurant most closely resembles the excellent food I ate in the Middle East! The salads--hummus, babaghanouj, tabouleh are excellent. The tabouleh is FOR REAL: mostly parsley not bulghur. What's the GREATEST about Zaki's is nightly special of home-cooked food like mloukhia and mahlubeh--foods you get when you visit someone's home. The place is family-run and owned. They have all... More 

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Albany, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Not only is Zaki's rotisserie chicken the most tender I've ever eaten, but it's deliciously and subtly spiced. Their fresh mint lemonade is amazing. Lamb delicious. Hummus with lamb on top double delicious. Even the rice is exotic and perfect. Homemade soups and salads. Baklava: do you even have to ask? On weekends they have musicians performing middle eastern music.... More 

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Fargo, ND
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

We visited with a friend and ordered Baba Ghannouj, Chicken and Lamb Kabobs, Chicken Liver, and Beet Salad. Everything was fresh, tasty and appealing. Recommended!

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Berkeley, California
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

When I lived in Jerusalem I ate middle eastern food on a daily basis. I know what good m.e. food tastes like. I had driven by Zaki Kabob House frequently, never stopping. It is hard to miss, as there are colorful signs in front. The decor was simple yet appropriate--Armenian (I think) ceramic plates on the walls, with Arabic and/or... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Got there too late last night to try their Saturday special, so ended up ordering their rotisserie chicken. I had this meal for the 5th time, and still the same comment. It's GOOD. I would also recommend anything with lamb ( a bit bias ) since I like lamb. Friendly environment and so were the servers. Happy eater.

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N California
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

We have dined in a number of eastern Mediterranean restaurants, and the Palestinian food here was as good as we have encountered. The baba ghannouj and shawerma plates were standouts, with an attractive presentation. I also liked the Jericho salad, mainly cucumber and tomato with an olive oil dressing. The mint lemonade is not for everyone, almost a lemon-flavored mint... More 

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El Cerrito, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013 via mobile

This is a tiny place along San Pablo Av. The dishes are creative and delicious. Always take friends there so they can experience this unique cuisine. Try the specials.

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Oakland, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

The food here is fantastic, and almost everything we had was good. The chicken kabobs were tender and moist, the lentil-rice dish was flavored perfectly, and I loved the tiny fired onions mixed in. The lamb dish was good, but it looked like the lamb walked through on stilts, as there was not much meat in the dish. We also... More 

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Berkeley
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124 reviews 124 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

In the East Bay most Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food is Greek/Turkish based, or Eastern Europe/Israeli based. This is actually Palestinian/Egyptian and excellent. You could have the humus, felafel and baba ganoush and be completely satisfied. The mixed shwarma was fabulous and perfectly seasoned. We did not have it but the chicken looks like a must try next time. It's... More 

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Paris
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Fresh, excellent mediterranean restaurant. Falafels are especially amazing, deliciously and subtly flavored, and we enjoyed very much their specialty dishes. Very affordable. Music many nights, though that can make it a little hard to converse. But we really like this place a lot.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1101 San Pablo Ave., Albany, CA 94706
    (Dartmouth Street)
  • Public Transportation: AC Transit 72M San Pablo AVE offboard @ Monroe then 2 minute walk to 1101 San Pablo Ave
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: 510-527-5452

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 25
  • Cuisine: Healthy, Halal

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?