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630 9th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown)
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Ranked #659 of 4,121 Restaurants in San Diego
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Turkish
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout, Late Night
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Traverse City, Michigan
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

This is a very much European Döner Kebob shop. The falafel is probably the best that I've had. The Döner is plentiful and delicious. Prices are a little high. This is a busy shop, so call your order in ahead of time - especially at lunch. Don't miss this place. http://www.thekebabshop.com/east-village-downtown/

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Northridge, CA
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154 reviews 154 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

I stopped in for dinner last night and ordered a doner box. From the way it looked, I didn't think there was going to be much food in it but I was wrong! I almost could not finish it! I ordered mine with the chicken and lamb/beef. Everything was really fresh and very well prepared. The only thing that sucks... More 

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Okinawa, Japan
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108 reviews 108 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

I ate here a few times while I was in San Deigo, the food was pretty average but its quick and cheap!

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San Diego, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

I live 2 blocks from TKS and eat here at least twice a week. I always get one if the doner boxes. Its a good portion of food for a good price. Great for a quick, somewhat healthy meal. The sauces are pretty awesome to. Keep up the good work guys!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We stopped in during NFL halftime on Sunday for a quick lunch. It was delicious! The cashier was so kind and helpful. Service with a big smile. Good sized portion and cooked to order.

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122 reviews 122 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

After all the rave reviews, we really wanted to like this place. But, the food quality just did not measure up: * Falafels undercooked - in fact totally RAW & GOOEY in the middle * Kebab meat was dry, cold, and without much seasoning * Garlic Yogurt Sauce - very basic and seemed mass produced * Hot Sauce - too... More 

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Orange, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I had ordered the shawarma sandwich and was expecting the meat to be real shawarma instead of the gyro style. The sandwich still tasted really good and the portion is size is really big. Great taste and Value.

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Concord, New Hampshire
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89 reviews 89 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We were craving kebabs and located this one online. Went for dinner and was not disappointing. Both had a doner (flat bread wrap), chicken and falafel. Very generous portions for the price. The bread was grilled, which tasted great and the filling was fresh and delicious. Friendly staff and clean restaurant. Can definitely recommend.

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Palm Desert
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86 reviews 86 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

After a long drive from Los Angeles, I checked in to my hotel and was hungry. This place was walking distance so I decided to give it a try. I wanted the salmon kebab but they were out of salmon. So I chose the chicken. The guy said it would take 12 minutes since they make it fresh. That was... More 

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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Had my first İskender kebap here. Overall this place has great food at great prices. Unfortunately sometimes it gets really packed, but the food is worth the wait. Portion sizes are also pretty large, so you'll definitely get your money's worth.

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Additional Information about The Kebab Shop

Address: 630 9th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 8:00 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 - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Mediterranean, Turkish

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