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Flame & Skewers

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5486 California Ave, Bakersfield, CA
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Bakersfield, California
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 light and filling. I like the new location in NW so I don't have to... More 

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Thank Mark S
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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!

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Thank Duygu I
San Jose, California
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78 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 (Small) was delicious and featured some homemade hummus that may have been the best I've... More 

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Thank TR182Flyer
Bakersfield, California
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63 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

There is mix of styles and foods from around the Mediterranean regions. The Sharma lunch deal is delicious and cheap. Their "Bowls" are also full of fresh ingredients and savory meat. Good place for the budget conscious.

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1 Thank JBakersfield
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Went there for a lunch with some friends and we all ordered something different. We all had PLENTY of food and the food was great!

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Thank Noelle A
Fort Collins, Colorado
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

The best middle eastern food in the ara. The menu is full of delicious items. You can't go wrong. The owners are so friendly and are very sociable. I love thus place and will always go if I am there

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1 Thank Khaled A
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114 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I love Flame! Fresh quality middle eastern food - perfectly prepared chicken kabobs - hubby loves the lamb. I am particularly fond of their Kafta kebabs as well - authentic food at great prices. A little loud at lunch, but that's because they're so popular.

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Thank Diana C
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

We were looking to eat something healthy and different so we walk in to Flame and Skewers. Nice and clean restaurant, atmosphere is very nice and the staff is very helpful and the service was just wonderful. My family feel in love with the sweet potatoe fries, they were the best. Also the chicken Sharma pita sandwich was fill with... More 

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Thank MTobias
Bakersfield, California, United States
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14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Maybe because we went to the original location, or for another reason, but my husband and I were not impressed with the food here. We will try the newer location and report back.

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Thank Andries M
Vancouver, Canada
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210 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

After reviewing the reviews on trip advisor and conveniently located across our hotel four points, we decided to check it out. Food was very delicious and hit the spot. True comfort food. Chicken Schwarma was 5.99 with salad. Kebob platter with meat, rice, hummus,pita was 11.99. Everything very reasonable priced. Service was poor. You order first and then sit down.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern, Lebanese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5486 California Ave, Bakersfield, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield

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