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Flame & Skewers

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5486 California Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93309-1618
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good35%
  • Average12%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“skewers” (10 reviews)
“shawarma” (5 reviews)
“hummus” (12 reviews)
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Fast Food, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
$$ - $$$
5486 California Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93309-1618
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Reviewed August 2, 2017

Had dinner for 4 adults. Total cost <$50. My dish was a lamb plate with salad, french fries and hummus. Everything was surprisingly tasty. Fresh. Hummus was extremely good (with pita). The lamb was very good, tender, no "grizzle", nice flavor. Now on our "must...More

Thank Paulamalu
Reviewed July 27, 2017

The pita with chicken shawarma was very good but the highlight was the baklava. I will be back. It was a quick lunch.

Thank Tracey C
Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

Hand down the best in town!!! Great prices, great food, great atmosphere!! I love the freshness and the spices!!!

Thank Ramsey M
Reviewed April 12, 2017

Never had a bad meal here. Great authentic food, fast service, nice wait staff. Would always go back.

Thank JJoef
Reviewed March 12, 2017 via mobile

Flame & Skewers is a local small chain restaurant that serves an excellent shawarma in a pita. The restaurant was very clean and the facilities are new and well organized. The teenagers running the restaurant have that same "I don't give a damn" attitude that...More

Thank Bigredmachine
Reviewed January 26, 2017 via mobile

The kafta used to be true Mediterranean kafta with parsley. Now it's over-spiced and there's no hint of lamb. They ruined my "go to" dish. That said, I still love the place and recommend it to anyone traveling through the area. Please bring the old...More

Thank EngineerTiffany
Reviewed September 7, 2016

I go there many times in my lunch break.the service is always excellent, sometimes they bring the food to my table. The shawarma or kebab plate are huge ( rice, salad, humus bread and the meat).!they also have the bowl which is mix of rice...More

Thank Hany G
Reviewed July 20, 2016

It's tough to find decent mediterranean food in most towns. Flame and skewers is about the best quick service type food I've ever had. The Shawarma and Kabobs are delicious, but shawarma runs out is your show up near closing time. The plate meals are...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

My first choice in Bakersfield. Meals are very satisfactory and delicious food. Stuff is very friendly. Restrooms is very clean. Thanks flame& skewers!

Thank Duygu I
Reviewed April 20, 2016

This was my first visit here, so the hostess (owner?) at the cash register helped considerably in narrowing the choices for me. They do offer quite a variety here, so I'll look forward to another visit to try out something else. The chicken kebob plate...More

Thank TR182Flyer
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5486 California Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93309-1618
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
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