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Zaki Kabob House

1101 San Pablo Ave., Albany, CA 94706
510-527-5452
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Ranked #2 of 74 Restaurants in Albany
Price range: $12 - $25
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: Healthy, Halal
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Dining options: Buffet
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Dartmouth Street
Transit: AC Transit 72M San Pablo AVE offboard @ Monroe then 2 minute walk to 1101 San Pablo Ave
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English first
San Francisco, CA
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7 reviews 7 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
36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
105 reviews 105 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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
2 helpful votes 2 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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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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
61 helpful votes 61 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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