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Kebab Cafe

5000 Valley West Blvd # 19, Arcata, CA 95521
707.826.2121
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Ranked #11 of 90 Restaurants in Arcata
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I had the lamb kebab and it was delicious. It was just me and my boyfriend there. I asked one of the waitresses if they could make me a vegetable kebab without the onions because I am allergic to onions. First she said she isnt allowed to make accommodations THEN he reason changed to she just didnt want to because... More

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FB, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

I really enjoyed our lunch- we were tempted in by the thought of falefals and giros. Altho a small place, the food was really great. My giro was perfection, and my partner's chicken kabab was huge and so tasty with a great smoky flavor. You get your money's worth, and it's not too peppery to enjoy. It was just down... More

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Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Looks like a dump from the outside, but we trusted the reviews we'd seen here and were pleased with what we got. Very casual to say the least, but very solid Middle Eastern food. Service decent given the circumstance. Also once you get inside, the area around the tables is nicely decorated.

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Berkeley, California
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

In the late afternoon, tables were already occupied and people were busy eating and chatting -- friends and families were gathered and seemed to be familiar with the cafe.

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washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

A small location in a strip mall on the north end of Arcata, CA. The food is average for middle eastern style. Prices are reasonable.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

the customer service was excellent, the staff very helpful. The food was very very good. We ordered several things (party of four) and everything was excellent. we stopped for lunch. Not upscale, just very very good

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Arcata, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013

Great Fresh Spin on an old time favorite, Kababs beef, chicken, lamb, scrimp, pork cooked as ordered on a open grill served with love.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

We stopped at this store front restaurant for a late lunch. Walk up order service. Staff was pleasant and friendly. Wife had lamb kebab - which was pretty good. My pork kebab was OK. Had rice and other side dishes. Reasonably good experience for a quick lunch. The only distraction was the panhandlers - they call themselves Young Hippies -... More

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Elk Grove Village, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We liked the fact that this cozy restaurant had very authentic foods, prepared fresh. There is a great assortment of menu items which was nice. The wait is a little long, but since I was getting freshly made food, I didn't mind.

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Shasta Lake, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We have tried to go in to this restaurant three times. Each time they have been closed. We were in a few weeks ago on a Saturday night and they close at 7:00???? We would love to try it but for a weekend place, you need to go somewhere else. They are closed on Sundays too.

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