We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“If you're looking for a true Kebab house, then keep looking”
Review of Sticks Kebob Shop

Sticks Kebob Shop
Ranked #374 of 1,719 Restaurants in Richmond
Price range: $5 - $9
Cuisines: Mediterranean
More restaurant details
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Takeout
Description: Sticks Kebob Shop offers a quick, easy, and healthy alternative to fast food. Our Mediterranean-style Sandwiches, Salads, and Platters feature a tempting selection of flame grilled Kebobs and Falafel. We offer freshly prepared vegetarian side dishes and homemade sauces. Our unique menu allows you to create the perfect meal for your appetite at a reasonable price.
Reviewed July 24, 2010

Disclaimer: I'm used to Moby Dick's in NOVA, which is the measuring "stick" by which I compare other kebab restaurants.

With that said, Sticks pales in comparison... shouldn't even be mentioned in the same sentence. My main gripe is the fact that the meat portion is miniscule, especially considering the price of the platter. Additionally, the meat flavor is nondescript and often too dry. The basmati rice is bland and not cooked in the true Persian tradition like Moby's. The pita bread is a joke. I'd bet dollars to doughnuts that it's commercially manufactured and frozen.

All is not for naught, though. The hummus and dipping sauces (cilantro lime for me) are the only redeeming sides. The green beans aren't too bad either. The atomosphere is mid-grade, but let's be honest... people don't go to Kebab restaurants for the ambiance.

Overall, the food quality is low for what it proclaims to be. With that said, the only way Sticks could compete in the Kebab space would be in its value propostion and that would be large servings at a low price. Sticks takes the inverse approach: small servings at a relatively high price. The only time we ate there was when they had a buy one platter and get one free on your next visit special. The only reason Sticks is in biz in both Richmond and Charlottesville is because there aren't any true kebab houses and the denizens don't know any better. If Moby's were to ever expand to either city... bye bye Sticks. So, I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank cosnow
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (25)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language

20 - 24 of 25 reviews

Reviewed May 28, 2010

for those who like kebabs, this is just simple, fresh, good quality food at a decent price.

    • Value
    • Atmosphere
    • Service
    • Food
Thank Jessica B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
Richmond, Virginia
Reviewed March 14, 2010

YUM!!

Thank A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual contributor and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
Reviewed July 5, 2009

For fast food, Sticks really delivers. Delicious lamb, falafel, tabouli - everything is fresh, tasty and fast.

Thank A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual contributor and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed June 1, 2009

I LOVE Sticks! I go for takeout one day every week after the gym and order a chicken platter with cucumber yogurt sauce and roasted eggplant salad. The basmati rice served with the platter is delicious. The eggplant salad is served chilled and has a hint of mint....amazing! Their hummusand roasted red pepper sause is also very good.

Thank VABecs
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Sticks Kebob Shop? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing