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Flame & Skewers

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5486 California Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93309-1618
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Bakersfield, California
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53 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 kafta recipe back.

Thank EngineerTiffany
Bakersfield, California
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100 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 salad and your choice of meat. Don't forget to end your meal with their desert... More 

Thank Hany G
Bakersfield, California
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 light and filling. I like the new location in NW so I don't have to... More 

Thank Mark S
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
San Jose, California
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81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank TR182Flyer
Bakersfield, California
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97 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank JBakersfield
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12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank Noelle A
Fort Collins, Colorado
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46 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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

1 Thank Khaled A
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130 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Diana C
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?