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The Kebab Shop

630 9th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101 (Downtown)
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Ranked #477 of 4,041 restaurants in San Diego
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Turkish
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Takeout, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown
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47 reviews from our community

89% Recommend
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English first
Concord, New Hampshire
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70 reviews 70 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Greenville, South Carolina
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39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Ordered a Shawarma and rice. Got a salad on a bun and fries. Ok i guess becasue it took 15 minutes to get it to me. the place was mostly empty. There might have been some meat in there, but not much. The drink machine was not working. I had ordered a water and lucky for me because the cashier... More

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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115 reviews 115 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

made first trip last night not knowing what to expect. I ordered the lamb kebob and my wife ordered the chicken platter. Food was very, very good, but portions were huge so plenty of leftovers.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The kebob was amazing. the price is really good. The quality is acceptable. The size of entree was good, even enough for two.

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Carlsbad, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Donner lamb combinations are my favorites. Good selection of salads. Close to Petco Park is a plus. Parking can be an issue.

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San Jose, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Found this gem on Yelp, and ordered their wraps, which were great and decently priced in the expensive Gas Lamp District. One of my friends thought it was too spicy, and they remade it!

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San Diego, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013 via mobile

Great kabobs with large portions. A little slice of Turkey in Mira Mesa. You won't be disappointed or hungry after leaving.

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San Francisco, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013

The food was very flavorful, the service was super friendly and fast, and place it self was clean. Then you think what was wrong. So here is the deal. When ordered the food, the very attentive and friendly guy accepted the order, handled my card and the money of the couple behind us and after that, without washing his hands,... More

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