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1236 S Wolfe Rd, Sunnyvale, CA 94086-8965
(408) 737-1222
Today
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Persian food!

Chelokebabi is a great restaurant in the heart of the Silicon Valley serving excellent Persian cuisine. Reservations are highly recommended specially on weekends. As soon as you enter, the wafting aromas of exotic spices and food are sure to activate your taste buds. The ambiance was good and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
Qualitypro3336
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Fremont, California
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37 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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San Francisco
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is an outstanding inexpensive mid-eastern restaurant for both meat lovers and vegetarians. The kebabs (which I had) are excellent - spiced just right and prepared medium-well. The vegetarian dishes are very good as my 3 dinner companions attested. The place is usually quite busy even as it is tucked away behind a gas station on a busy intersection so... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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41 reviews 41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

My son and I chose to eat at this restaurant for the Persian New Year. Food is awesome, as it has been over the last twenty five years. Chelokababi serves most of the popular Persian dishes, stews, kababs, and all in a friendly place offering courteous service.

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Fremont, California
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127 reviews 127 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Chelokebabi is a great restaurant in the heart of the Silicon Valley serving excellent Persian cuisine. Reservations are highly recommended specially on weekends. As soon as you enter, the wafting aromas of exotic spices and food are sure to activate your taste buds. The ambiance was good and the food delicious. I would recommend the mixed appetizer platter, Joojeh kebab... More 

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Lake Orion, Michigan
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57 reviews 57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Enjoyed a nice glass of wine and a fine persian meal while on business here. Staff was friendly, food quality was great, and reasonably priced. Enjoyed the persian classical music on the sound system.

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San Francisco, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We had an excellent meal at Chelokabi recently. The food is excellent - the persian bbq chicken "Jujeh" kabab is always so moist and tender. The prices are reasonable and so is the wines by the glass. The restaurant gets fairly busy, but the waits have also been OK at 15-20 minutes. The atmosphere is important as the restaurant has... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Awesome food, specially if you are a fan of kebab. Kebabs are soft and buttery. We tried desert twice but didn't like it. We have been there several times. I cannot say their service is good, usually service is good in busy times. Ambience is reasonable.

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The food is very authentic and very well prepared. Prices are somewhat steep but this can be understood in light of difficulties obtaining the appropriate raw ingredients. Atmosphere is reasonable. Lively but not too noisy and a contrast, in its calm flow, to the gas station outside.

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Eastsound, Washington
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50 reviews 50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I'd try Chelokababi again to explore more of its Persian food. We'd heard that it was quite good, but with no guidance on the menu our choices were rather bland. Our waiter's English appeared to be limited and that affected our ability to ask and have questions answered. Service was polite and the setting quite nice.

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Mountain View, California
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291 reviews 291 reviews
204 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We've been here several times, usually for lunch. When it's busy, the food is better, and the service can be iffy. When we go late, the service is better, but the food suffers. (strange!) Kebabs are the star dishes - very generous portions. Occasionally we've had the chicken over-cooked (hence 3 stars - otherwise, Chelokababi would be very close to... More 

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Ooltewah, Tennessee
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

What's not to like? Great food, generous pour of fairly priced wine, and service that was on par. Really enjoyed this place and can be walked to easily from The Wild Palms Hotel.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1236 S Wolfe Rd, Sunnyvale, CA 94086-8965
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sunnyvale
  • Phone Number: (408) 737-1222

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?