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Flame & Skewers

5486 California Ave, Bakersfield, CA
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Ranked #38 of 696 restaurants in Bakersfield
Cuisines: Mediterranean
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English first
Bakersfield, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

The food is great, the atmosphere & service too. My favorite is the lamb skewer sandwich. Everything is excellent though.

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We recently moved to Texas and the one place that I miss in Bakersfield the most is this one. The food is great and the prices are great for what you get.

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Atascadero, California
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

I had the chicken kabob and my husband had the lamb kabob. It came with saffron rice, pita with humus and Greek salad. Portions were huge! The food was delicious, very tender and juicy grilled meat. Will definitely eat here again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013 via mobile

I had the lamb kabobs, double hummus with a side salad, the salad was pre tossed with veggies and very tasteful, the hummus is made fresh and the lamb was cooked as I ordered it! The staff was very helpful with my food decision. I was happy with what I order and and look forward to going back. Next time... More

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Copperhill, Tennessee
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39 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

After having read positive reviews, we were disappointed in our food. The lamb was tough & tasteless. Why are customers required to pay extra for low-quality meat? Lots of salad on the platter, but tasteless dressing, & also the grilled veggies had little to no flavor. Wish this had been a better experience, cuz normally we love mediterranean food.

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So. Cal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2013

Having been here once before, with a friend for lunch, my wife suggested Flame & Skewers for our 'date' night dinner. I was immediately impressed by how 'open' the kitchen area was. It was easy to see the food being prepared and served and how clean it is in the back. There is a bar area where you can observe... More

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Bakersfield, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

I love to eat at Flame N Skewers when nothing else sounds good. I eat so many burgers and Mexican food that sometimes I just want something different. And this is as good a place as any! I suggest a Shawarma plate or the lunch sandwich special with whatever meat you would like (chicken, beef or lamb) and either rice... More

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

This was brought to my house for a pot luck, the grilled chicken had a fabulous flavor and very healthy

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Newport Beach, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

Saw the restaurant while driving on California Ave looking for a place to eat. Ordered the lamb kabob plate which come with rice, flat bread and plenty of humus, and a large salad. You order at the counter and they call your number when the food is ready, get your own plastic cutlery and grab a table. Friendly staff, service... More

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Bakersfield, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

This is a really convenient place for lunch as the service is fast, and the food is always so good. their chccken shwarma sandwich cannot be matched. The pita bread is, admittedly, a bit tough, but the filling is always so good. They use just the right amount of spices on everything. Prices are also quite reasonable.

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