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The Kebab Shop

Downtown
Mediterranean, Turkish
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630 9th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
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Today
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: Lunch, Takeout, Late Night
Good for:
Dining on a budget

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Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Best Döner outside of Europe

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
CaptainDon58
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Traverse City, Michigan
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
  • Takeout
  • Late Night
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54 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Traverse City, Michigan
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

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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159 reviews 159 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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
77 helpful votes 77 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 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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Colorado
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129 reviews 129 reviews
100 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
75 helpful votes 75 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
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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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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, Turkish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?