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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Takeout

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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Excellent Kebabs

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
JustinWoj
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Vancouver, Washington
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
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Vancouver, Washington
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113 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
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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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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32 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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Florida
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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United States
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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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San Diego, California
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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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Stone, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

These are awesome kebabs, I can only speak for the Doner Lamb/Beef but the other reviews mention falafel as well. We rung in an order for 5 people and it was ready to collect in 15 minutes, everyone enjoyed their lunch and the price was good as well, thoroughly recommended.

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Traverse City, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 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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32 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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
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?