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The Kebab Shop

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630 9th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Takeout

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  • 35
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Tops in taste, price and service

It's a kebab. Easily understated, but equally appreciated by any who've enjoyed them in Europe or ethnic pockets in a large city. The kebab (wrap) was well-sized, hot and full of fresh flavors. They used a mayonaise-based dressing which they shouldn't have - ultimately costing a star. Cost is a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Netwerknerd
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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Fort Collins, Colorado
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61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a kebab. Easily understated, but equally appreciated by any who've enjoyed them in Europe or ethnic pockets in a large city. The kebab (wrap) was well-sized, hot and full of fresh flavors. They used a mayonaise-based dressing which they shouldn't have - ultimately costing a star. Cost is a little high for a doner, but at 8 bucks, nobody... More 

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San Diego, California
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you need a quick bite without compromising taste and service, head over to the kebab shop, you'll leave satisfies no matter what you order!

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Thank Virginia V
New York City, New York
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65 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent flavors, huge portions at reasonable prices. We got the rice plate and the wrap with a few sides. The dill sauce is to die for! The staff is friendly and the entire joint is unpretentious.

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Thank DocMetrics
Stafford, Virginia
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125 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

The Shawarma wrap was delicious with the garlic sauce. The falafel was a little dry and the salad was okay. Service was very good. Overall experience was positive and would recommend.

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Thank Boytbab
Seattle, Washington
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Nestled in a small spot off Market and 9th, this shop rocks! The menu selection and 'designer options' meet my munchie needs. I especially like the falafel doner with extra garlic sauce. The staff is accommodating and the service is fast. I recommend calling in your order or ordering online in advance during the lunch hours Monday - Friday, it's... More 

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Thank aLOE98119
Vancouver, Washington
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138 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This place should be on you list if you like kebabs and are looking for a quick bite to eat for lunch. Everything I tasted was great and service was fast and friendly.

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Thank JustinWoj
Las Vegas, Nevada
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48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Nice place for nice food at a higher than average price; but this IS downtown San Diego and the price fits. Since living in Turkey for many years and for them to highlight "Turkish"...they are a little off on the spicing and mixture, but it is still good food. Service was great and the staff was exceptional! We will return!

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Thank califmac
Florida
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33 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

You can't beat this place for a fast, inexpensive and tasty meal. I recommend the doner kebab w/lamb. The food is very good and service is fast and friendly. My only complaint (and reason I'm rating 4 stars and not 5) is due to the condition of the dining area. All of the tables were dirty and needed cleaning, which... More 

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Thank FloridaFlattire
United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Enjoyed the food...friendly staff who were helpful to a "first-timer". Great variety of menu items. Enjoy!

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Thank Brian G
San Diego, California
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101 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

We ate here the other day and overall it was alright... Not exactly a place I would too eager to visit again. I actually picked this place based on the reviews online and ended up being a bit disappointed. The hummus wasn't good at all. The saffron rice was alright (it was very dry). We ordered the kofte kebab döner... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 630 9th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, European, Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
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

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