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The Kebab Shop

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630 9th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun 12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016 via mobile

Went with a friend who is not from the area but had eaten here before and he said he usually does not go to the same place twice when on travel; however in this case he'd make an exception. Lucky for me. The Kebab Shop allows diners to select a wrap sandwich or a bowl and then a type of... More 

Thank Steven S
San Diego, California
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430 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016 via mobile

Tried this place out and the food was very good and nice portions. The staff were great and the restaurant very clean. Only downside sides were, The music was way to loud and the prices were to high. Other than that a great place.

Thank Perry H
Byhalia, Mississippi
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2016

This is a nice little counter service restaurant. Choose your sandwich, choose your fillings and toppings, and enjoy! We had the veggie doner and it was large enough for two people to share. The falafels were savory and the sauce was tangy. Lunch was only $10. Service was quick and friendly.

Thank Evelyn C
Los Angeles, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

This is a smallish chain. Great food and I visit everytime I am in San Diego. If you have never tried Iskender, you should. Add the garlic sauce and hot sauce. It is yummy and beyond your normal kebab experience.

Thank Kbrown-Ly
Goodyear, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Very good food. I had the chicken with 2 sides. Feta salad and cucumber salad. Very good. Filling. Quaint little place. Enjoyable. Go!

Thank Chris S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016 via mobile

Lamb, chicken skewers, and rice- all tasty. Garlic white sauce is a must have. We are regulars here. Consistent food and service.

Thank Hope n Shelbo
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

Great lunch. Clean, fast and fresh. Ate here two days in a row and enjoyed both meals. Falafel was not greasy, but nice and crisp. They had a regular and spicy humus, and both were good. Will go back when in town

Thank Jeff L
Chandler, Arizona, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2016

If this review doesn't get you to try this place then just walking by and smelling the kebab rotisserie grill will. Always stop by on my trips to San Diego and this visit didn't disappoint. Brought a friend and she agreed this place is tasty. Enjoyed the original lamb/beef doner kebab: freshly prepared salad mix (shredded romaine lettuce, carrots and... More 

Thank N_Smith_AZ
Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 13, 2016

I ate here recently with my wife for lunch. We both ordered the lamb/beef donair fully dressed with the hot sauce and we both enjoyed them very much. It was so good. Would definitely go back. The place was busy. The service was good and the price is reasonable. Can't wait to return.

Thank HomerWellsSD
Portland, Maine
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2016 via mobile

This place is a very busy place. You will find many people every time you pass by. People who work there are very nice. Food is healthy and tasty. The portion is generous. If you want to order Beef, you should call ahead. There were many kinds of salad. If you are vegetarian or vegan, do not worry. They have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Fast Food, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 630 9th Avenue, San Diego, CA 92101
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown

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