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Truly Mediterranean

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3109 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3327
415-252-7482
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • 16
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  • 5
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    2.5 of 5 stars
High quality shawarma, missing something though

Tiny place, like 5 stools. Had the beef/lamb shawarma with tahinni and onions. High quality ingredients and preparation. Nice onion filling as opposed to ridiculous cucumber filling at Taboun's. More expensive than other places at $10 but bigger so proportionate. Something was missing in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
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San Francisco
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English first
San Francisco
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43 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Tiny place, like 5 stools. Had the beef/lamb shawarma with tahinni and onions. High quality ingredients and preparation. Nice onion filling as opposed to ridiculous cucumber filling at Taboun's. More expensive than other places at $10 but bigger so proportionate. Something was missing in the overall taste though. It needed something more like, I dunno, salt?, balsamic vinegar or something... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

It was late, my wife was irritated, we were hungry and tired, yet I refused to settle for "we just need to fill our stomachs." So I dropped her off at the hotel, told (sorry, "asked") her to take a slow shower, and I'd be back. I checked TA for reviews of Near-Eastern food within a short drive, landed on... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Reading the reviews I expected a little bit more, but definitely you need to order their falafel sandwich or the shawerma. The place is small so most probably you will need to take it away. It is a bit pricy.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

I visited this café earlier this week for lunch. My friends and I really recommend the falafel wraps - they are homemade and gorgeous! Although my friends and I all had the regular size, we were all stuffed at the halfway point!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend is from the Mediterranean and we have eaten shawarma all over the Bay Area. This is still our most favorite by far! Always delicious lamb shawarma for the last 20 years!

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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

This place is extremely small, and unless the weather permits and you can snag one of the two or three tables outside, take-out only. That said, the food is delicious and authentic, quick and reasonable. We had a lamb kabob sandwich and a Mediteranean combo plate with a hummus, babaganoush, a couple of falafel and stuffed grape leaves, feta, tabouli,... More 

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San Francisco
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

This is a completely no thrill food outlet. It's more of a sandwich stand, however. This is the absolute best Shawerma that I have had all over the world including Shawerma that I have had in countries like Jordan, Kuwait, and Palestine. The lamb Shawerma is so tender, jucie, and yet well done. The souce that they use is not... More 

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Mountain View, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

good felafel plate and kebab horrible lebanese beer too bad music was anglo and not Israeli or something more middle eastern

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California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

This hole in the wall has been handing out my A-rab chicken fix for years. Great flavors, funny and efficient service, good quality ingredients; all at a very reasonable price. Big portions too!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Counter seating for five, this little hole in the wall makes the best shawerma in town. Chicken on Tuesdays and Fridays, lamb the rest of the time. Falafel sandwich rollups, house plate with hummus and baba ghanoush, falafel dolma, tabouleh, pita, mmmmmm. Don't feel awful, eat a falafel!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3109 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103-3327
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Mission District
  • Neighborhood: Mission District
  • Phone Number: 415-252-7482

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 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 - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Mission District

Neighborhood Profile
Mission District
From burritos to bicyclists, the Mission is the foundation for all things hip in the city. Cultural attractions, an independent arts community, sumptuous street murals and a high density of bars and cafes make this neighborhood a magnet for young people. While terrific inexpensive food is abundant, its top-of-the-line restaurants now compete with the city’s best for fashionable diners. Indulge as the locals do by heading to Mission Dolores Park, buy some ice cream, and savor one of the most diverse neighborhoods in the country.
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