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5000 Valley West Blvd # 19, Arcata, CA 95521
707.826.2121
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 29
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
It's a dive, but the food is terrific!

This is a little hole-in-the-wall cafe in the corner of a strip mall. We actually had a hard time finding it, as it is tucked in next to Radio Shack. You cannot see the signage at night. We went here because it was close to our hotel, and we were in the mood for something different. The young... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Wildwoodatheart
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Santa Rosa
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Santa Rosa
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213 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a little hole-in-the-wall cafe in the corner of a strip mall. We actually had a hard time finding it, as it is tucked in next to Radio Shack. You cannot see the signage at night. We went here because it was close to our hotel, and we were in the mood for something different. The young, college-age staff... More 

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Thank Wildwoodatheart
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a small place and we were taking care of shifts at the hospital tending to my dad. I ordered food to go for myself and family. We loved it all. Good seasonings and fast service at pick up. I go here often when I'm in the area

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Thank Leesa M
Brookings, Oregon, United States
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I've been coming to Kebabs for about a year as I have had multiple medical appointments. Kabobs was the one thing to take my focus off chronic pain and the long drives. Kebab's is a great little Mediterranean restaurant with a great selection and decent prices. I have enjoyed everything. My son too enjoys Kebab Cafe. It's tucked away in... More 

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Thank Alisa G
Arcata, California
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147 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ordered a falafal sandwich, that came on stale cold pita bread, and the tahini sauce was extra. Have ordered these sandwiches all over the world, and they are fresh, steamy, spilling over with goods and sauces, and are usually an embarrassment to eat. This was by far the worst I have even had, but it was edible. I just won't... More 

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Thank bonmom707
Boise, Idaho
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36 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We've been on the road for six months and have tried a few places around the country for Mediterranean. They've all been good, but this place was perfectly spot on with everything we tried. We split a falafel sandwich, some dolmas, and baba ghannouj. All were fresh and wonderfully tasty. A good selection of beers and delicious Turkish coffee were... More 

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Thank Dani D
Wailuku, Hawaii
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

My fav for a while is Gyro's and they got some knock your socks off food.The staff is awesome and friendly. There is always a line, so they must B good.

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Thank Kailolo
Fort Bragg, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Hungry for something great? This is the place! Yummy fresh food for an excellent price. The flavors I experienced in my food were perfect to my taste. Watching other people eating in the cafe would lead me to think everyone was very happy to be there.

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Thank Tim H
Pueblo, Colorado
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78 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

Got a great recommendation from the staff at the Hampton Inn next door. The restrauant is located in a local strip mall but don't let the area keep you away from the best and freshest Kabab's anywhere. We ordered one of each and the various sides. We were absolutely thrilled with the quality and quantity of the food. They have... More 

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1 Thank Bill B
Arcata, California
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Their gyros is awesome and the serving is HUGE. I also love their atomic mushrooms. So yummy! A little pricey, but great food. It's also a tiny place and fills up fast.

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1 Thank raevin67
Lincoln City
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45 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015 via mobile

So good. We each had gyros and cold beer. It was super yummy and fresh. I also got a piece of perfect baklava on our way out. It's counter style (order and wait for them to deliver), so worth the five minute wait. They spicy sauce (in a squeeze bottle) is super spicy with a long heat. We loved it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5000 Valley West Blvd # 19, Arcata, CA 95521
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Arcata
  • Phone Number: 707.826.2121

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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