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Kebab Cafe

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5000 Valley West Blvd # 19, Arcata, CA 95521
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Northern California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The gyros are authentic (at least by European standards) and delicious. If you are doing take-out, ask for it to be made in separate parts. We get ours to go and don't eat it for about an hour , but packed separately it is like eating it there. If you are eating there, be sure to get their fries, crispy... More 

Thank nbc707
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

needed to pick something up at harbor freight at lunchtime and i found this next door.. unexpectedly fresh, great and friendly.

Thank cat f
Corvallis, Oregon
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177 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Arriving late in Arcata, a greeter in the motel lobby recommended this place as being one of her favorites. She gave us directions and warned that they closed early, i.e. 9:30 pm. We were not disappointed. There was a nice selection of kabobs and a few other items. Orders were taken at the counter. The sauces, cucumber and a hot... More 

Thank Hazel S
San Francisco Bay Area
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129 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a great place to stop for a quick dinner. The staff was friendly and the food was delicious. We got there just in time. By the time we were done, the place was packed. There were people standing outside just to get in the door. Be aware the menu is confusing when ordering kebabs. Ask for help.

Thank lbrb97
Eureka, California
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had almost everything on menu, all great.. My favorite is lamb kebab burger, sliced hot and served in warm burger bun, delicious. Rivals their pitas.

Thank John4260
Arcata, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love this place and they were super accommodating to me not eating wheat! Delicious!!! Also their hot sauce and cucumber sauce was amazing as well. A lot of food for the money and could make a couple meals out of one meal.

Thank natalielynnf
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Sightseeing up 101 and stopped at Arcata looking for a great place to eat. Checked out trip advisor and found Kebab Cafe was rated #1 and decided to give them a try. Thumbs up! We shared the large gyro plate and a Mediterranean salad. Both were delicious and the generous portions were perfect for the two of us to share.... More 

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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite places to eat in Humboldt. If ambiance is what you are looking for, this ain't it. If you want a top quality Gyro, you won't find a better one anywhere. Try the Atomic Mushrooms if you like a little heat. Or a Rice Special with a few skewers of vegetables and your choice of... More 

Thank Erik J
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

W went to the Kebab the first night in town, having never had a gyro burger before we tried them, Wow they were great. had a few more later in the week. we are going to go back to southern ca.and suggest our local cafe add the to there line of food since they already have regular gyros.

Thank U6612TKgeorgew
Arcata, California
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Don't let the funky shopping center fool you - this place is authentic and delicious. Food is great, staff are friendly and prices reasonable. One of my favorite Arcata lunch stops.

Thank danielgale

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Turkish, Greek
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5000 Valley West Blvd # 19, Arcata, CA 95521
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Arcata
  • Phone Number: 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?