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Sansom Kabob House

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City Center West
Middle Eastern, Afghani
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1526 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 751-9110
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11:30 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 1:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Ethnic delight!

I have been eating at this establishment for a few years now and they never disappoint! I love the stewed eggplant dish and my husband adores the lamb kabob. Each is served with well-prepared rice and a nice little salad. The Afghani couple who own and run the restaurant are lovely people and great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 24, 2014
LOuladdaoud
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Wilmington, Delaware
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Wilmington, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I have been eating at this establishment for a few years now and they never disappoint! I love the stewed eggplant dish and my husband adores the lamb kabob. Each is served with well-prepared rice and a nice little salad. The Afghani couple who own and run the restaurant are lovely people and great cooks! I am excited that they... More 

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Hagerstown, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

This is a quaint little restaurant with wonderful service. There are many vegetarian choices on the menu, and they are clearly identified as such. We enjoyed our meal very much.

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mfarid2009
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013 via mobile

We had a great experience in this resturant. The atmosphere is really authentic and the staff were so much friendly. I had the sambosa for the appetizer and the delicious yoghurt drink. For the main dish i got the Qablee Palaw and it was fantastic. My company got the lamb kabob and he also enjoyed it. Will definitely go there... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

A friend suggested we have lunch at the Sansom Steet Kabob House. From the outside, one would never imagine the great find! You walk down some stairs to what appears to be a fast-food kabob house. Seating is in the back, with the food preparation being near the entrance. The atmosphere is filled with character in the seating area; Afghan... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Amazing kabobs, with the sauce that is too good! Prices are not too bad. Platter is served with afghani bread, which is great!

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opteron
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

This is the only restaurant I know that I can invite adventurous, timid, rich and frugal friends, with or without children to and be sure they will enjoy the food and be comfortable with the tab. Simply put, the spicing here is the most harmonious and gentle of all the cuisines with which I am familiar. Haing been a frequent... More 

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

I went here on a limb with some friends, recommended by another friend whom we'd run into. From the outside, it looks like a small place but it opens up in the back and the food is so great! I had the beef kabob plate - everything was great. It came with seasoned rice and vegetables which were outstanding. Desserts... More 

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Philly
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

Had a great meal at this family run place. We ordered lamb kebabs which were delicious. The accompanying basmati rice was wonderful, every extra long grain separate. Also enjoyed their lentil soup, tasty wheat bread and the grilled veggies that had been grilled with the lamb. I appreciated that the portion size was not huge, just right. The service is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2008

I've been going here for the past 5 years... Incredible food, sweet family, homey atmosphere!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2008

This place is so cute. A small family run Afghan byo with HUGE charm. Plus, the prices are very affordable. Bring a bottle or two of wine and some sharing friends to get a taste of the menu.

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Additional Information about Sansom Kabob House

Address: 1526 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone Number: (215) 751-9110
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 1:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 15
Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Afghani

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Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1526 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighborhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: (215) 751-9110

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Afghani
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
1:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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