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Kebab Cafe

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5000 Valley West Blvd Ste 19, Arcata, CA 95521-4646
+1 707-826-2121
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Medford, Oregon
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't usually give terrible ratings, but the food here is just horrid. Everything is dry, powdery and not very tasty. The humus had a weird flavor, the flafel was like powder, there was no place to sit. People we standing around bumping into each other while they ate.

Thank crazycatlady235
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2016

We came here for lunch and both ordered gyros. The food was excellent - some of the best that we had in Arcata. However, it took almost 45 minutes for our food to come. Several tables that arrived after us were served first. Not sure if it was because we were not locals? Anyways, we would definitely return, just not... More 

Thank CaliforniaReviewr
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32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2016 via mobile

Best $6 burger in Humboldt. Probably best middle eastern food in county as well. Try it, you won't regret it. Perfect for a snack or meal while doing laundry at Mom's. Can't go wrong with anything on the menu.

1 Thank RedWouldForrest
Fillmore, California
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155 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Nice to find something to eat besides the standard American fare. This place offers Mediterranean Cuisine. Very small eating area. A lot of people order to go. The gals working the place did a great job. Very friendly service. The food was great and the ingredients were fresh and the restaurant was clean. Very inexpensive as well.

1 Thank JoeyDog
Ulverston, United Kingdom
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364 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016

The cafe doesn't look much but it belies the quality of the food. We found the food excellent and so did everyone else in there. The staff were friendly and very efficient. A good place to eat.

Thank UlverstonJanet
Albion, California
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Great selection of pan-middle eastern food. The gyros are incredible, the meza platter is full of tasty treats, and they even have a very good beer selection. The staff are friendly and helpful. This is a very popular local gem, so prepare to take your order "to go" if the place is packed. Highly recommended.

Thank Catherine K
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23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

No frills or pretense. This is simply good fresh food. My husband had a beef gyros while a opted for a salad. Both were freshly made and delicious. Judging from the crowd for lunch this is clearly a local favorite.

Thank Greg&Shannon
Bellevue, Washington
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83 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2016

I used Trip Advisor to select this strip-mall cafe. It deserves its high rating. Outstanding food and service. We ordered the full dinners. The rice, vegetables and pita all had wonderful flavor.

Thank GardenVisitor_11
Blue Lake, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Great food! I love the atmosphere as well as the food. They are very friendly people. I go there for lunch every month!

Thank Cynthia S
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

I had the hummus with pita appetizer and the chicken kebab skewer (minus the skewer and with two dipping sauces) for lunch this week. Quite delicious! If you like Greek, Mediterranean, and Middle East fare, this is your place in Arcata. They have a variety of beverages -- beer, coffee, soft drinks, wine. It's a small cafe that can get... More 

Thank Jeff D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5000 Valley West Blvd Ste 19, Arcata, CA 95521-4646
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Arcata
  • Phone Number: +1 707-826-2121

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