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Kebab Cafe

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5000 Valley West Blvd Ste 19, Arcata, CA 95521-4646
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Ulverston, United Kingdom
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332 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars 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 stars 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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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2016

You are in for a treat when you step into Kebab Cafe this food is incredible! My favorite is the Gyro! I could eat these everyday! Everytime i come here which is often, all employees are so nice and they pump out food quick! Love this little gem we have in our home town!

Thank Ahannah21
Wayzata, Minnesota
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2016

Walked over from the hotel and ordered to take back to the hotel. Great Gyro, friendly staff. Awesome fries. My wife liked the baklava as well.

Thank George R
San Francisco, California
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193 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2016

Tucked away in a shopping center This place has been here for years and is consistently good. You know it's good when you see the owner working there even after years and years of being open. It's fresh and really good. The kabobs the gyros the salads all cooked to order and good. You won't go wrong for lunch or... More 

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Northern California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016

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 

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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
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: 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?