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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
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Dinner, Lunch
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Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

I have ordered a large amount of baklava to be delivered to my son at school in LA for his birthday, two years in a row. The customer service is absolutely the best, and my son and his friends rave about the baklava. I'll do...it again next year, and for other occasions also. Love this place!!!More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 3, 2019

Never heard about this place until I saw it on theskedge.com so I tried it. I love kabobs, and I must say, these are the some of the best kabobs I've ever had. Very good service, nice people, and the food wasn't expensive at all....Will be coming back soon!More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed February 10, 2019

Dropped in for kabobs to go. Ordered a combination plate of chicken and beef kabobs. Chicken was great with nice flavor and not dried out. Beef was tender too. Overall a good meal.

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed October 12, 2017 via mobile

I cannot comment on dining at their location, but I’ve ordered from here several times and I will continue to do so. Everything down to the simple rice is delicious. The vegetables in the shirazi salad are always fresh and crisp and the chicken breast...kebab is always juicy and tender. And I love their pita bread as well! Their garlic sauce is terrific. They give you a ton of food for the money, which is an added bonus!More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Nick M, Owner at Original Kabob Factory, responded to this reviewResponded October 16, 2017

We are so glad the grub hits the spot! Thank you so much for the high rating. We hope you'll be back to see us again sometime soon. All the best, Nick, Owner

Reviewed September 13, 2017

I always order the chicken luleh and the beef luleh kabob combination plates. The meat, rice, vegetables and spreads are absolutely fabulous! Great portion and non gmo food. I'm hooked!

Date of visit: February 2017
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Nick M, Owner at Original Kabob Factory, responded to this reviewResponded September 14, 2017

We're so glad those plates hit the spot! It's always a pleasure having you join us. We hope you'll be back to see us again sometime soon Best, Nick, Owner

Reviewed September 1, 2017

kabobs are not something you see all that often. nice menu option. Had a restaurant.com coupon so price was good.

Date of visit: October 2016
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Nick M, Owner at Original Kabob Factory, responded to this reviewResponded September 5, 2017

We're glad you enjoyed the kabobs! Thanks for the great feedback --we hope you'll be back to join us sometime down the road. Best, Nick, Owner

Reviewed August 3, 2017 via mobile

Food was great but take-out service was poor. They forgot to pack one of our side orders and I caught it before leaving the restaurant. Then I got all the way home and realized they forgot a second side order. What a disappointment!More

Date of visit: July 2017
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Nick M, Owner at Original Kabob Factory, responded to this reviewResponded August 7, 2017

We're glad the food hit the spot, Elaine, however, we're sorry about your take-out experience. We work very hard to make sure all orders are packed correctly, but it looks like we fell short this time. We hope you'll give us another chance to impress...More

Reviewed May 19, 2017

My experience with the Original Kabab Factory was an unusual one. Especially since I give it a five star rating, when in fact, my first experience with them was less than stellar. Let me explain. I had a big hankering for grilled meat. And I...couldn’t decide between a good ‘ol steak, or ribs, or maybe even the marinated goodness of Kabab’s. But then I found this place. It was perfect. They delivered, and had everything I desired. Now the Original Kabab Factory is not a traditional restaurant. It is more like a great butcher shop with large butcher-shop refrigerated display cases filled with marinating meats and salads. You pick what you want, and they grill it all to order. There are a few tables to sit there, but the sense really is a place best for take-out and delivery. But somehow for things like Kababs, this seems so much more like what you’d find in the homeland of these cooks in the Middle East. So many kababs shops there have the exact same set-up. It’s situated in one of the largest Middle Eastern populated areas of Los Angeles: Glendale. And these are folks that are passionate about their food. You truly cannot survive here very long unless you are server the “real thing”. And the Original Kabab Factory is as authentic as they come. What made my own experience “unusual” is that when my food arrived, I found that the rib eye steak, which I had ordered “medium rare”, was, expect for a quick “sear” on each side… actually raw. I do not mean rare. I mean raw. What made this more frustrating, was that everything else I had ordered, was delicious. The ribs and the chicken kababs was perfectly cooks and seasoned. And they all came with copious amounts of grilled jalapeno peppers, onions and tomatoes, plus several delicious sauces. Of course I immediately called the restaurant about my raw steak, and with major apologies, and a genuine concern for my satisfaction, they told me that they would, of course, refund my steak dinner. Within moments I received confirmation of the refund in my e-mail. Of course I didn’t throw the steak out, but instead simply put it in a skillet to cook it right. And once cooked, it was delicious. The quality of the meat, as with everything else I had, was excellent. Being more of a butcher shop than a traditional restaurant, there’s a lot of mix-grilled“. And lots of combo plates. Most things are sold by the pound, and as I discovered with the ribs and chicken that I ordered, a pound goes a long way. These are not skimpy portions. These are feasts. Their marinated meats have several types of louleh chicken (including thigh and breast meat as well as minced), beef, and lamb, plus marinated vegetarian grill selections. They also make many other Middle Easter dishes, such as stuffed grape leaves, rice pilaf, Ajika, Tutou, Mutabel, Tzatziki, Tabouleh, Eggplant and Shirazi Salads, Anoush Salsa, and hummus. All homemade. Everything comes with fresh grilled onions and tomatoes and peppers. They also have lots of sauces, and fresh baked Lavash to sop it all up. Their prices are very reasonable, especially considering the portions they give you. They also do catering, for all size events. Again, although there are some tables to enjoy your meal, this really is the perfect place to pick up a grand meal for a backyard party, a home or office holiday or celebration, Super Bowl-type bash, a picnic, a road trip, the beach, or the Hollywood Bowl. This kind of food is perfect to be laid out on a blanket, and eaten with your fingers. And it travels well. Virtually all the new Internet delivery companies, such as Seamless, eat24.com, and grubhub.com service them. Actually I’ve discovered that ordering in advance over the phone, or having it delivered is even more convenient than eating there. Yes, the food is good, prices excellent, and the folks here really care. Check it out!More

Date of visit: May 2017
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Nick M, Owner at Original Kabob Factory, responded to this reviewResponded May 22, 2017

Wow, Heywood, you just made my day. I'm thrilled you can get that kind of authentic experience here with us! However, I truly am sorry about your steak last time you were here -- looks like that was a mistake on our part. I'm glad...More

Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

I found this place when my family had season passes to the LA Zoo and to this day, if I'm in the area, I always stop by. This place is unique in that u buy the meats in a butcher format pre-marinated allowing you to...take home and cook if you like. But they will cook it too and add sides as a combo plate for 3 dollars more. I normally go with the latter. I've pretty much had all the meats here (including quail, which they didn't sell when I visted today). But my favorites are the chicken thighs, pork shish and the ground beef louleh (like a kafta). And as an added bonus, the bakery next door sells amazing meat boreks too!More

Date of visit: April 2017
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Nick M, Owner at Original Kabob Factory, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2017

It means a lot that you still come by to see us! I'm thrilled that you've tried almost everything that we offer and have found a few favorites to throw into your combo. Can't wait to welcome you back for more tasty kabobs again soon!...More

Reviewed June 15, 2016

I catered an event through these guys. Had the items delivered. We'll use them again the future. There were plenty of leftovers of the sides, but just enough meat. We ordered enough for 30 people, but had 25.More

Date of visit: June 2016
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Nick M, Owner at Original Kabob Factory, responded to this reviewResponded June 17, 2016

That's great feedback Richard-- we'll be sure to keep that in mind. I'm glad that the event went smoothly and that everyone enjoyed the meat so much. We'd be more than happy to help out with any future events you may have -- just let...More

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Yes, Original Kabob Factory offers takeout services.

Original Kabob Factory is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5