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Zaki Kabob House - CLOSED

1101 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706-2215
+1 510-527-5452
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good33%
  • Average0%
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4 Mar 2014
“Love Authentic Middle Eastern Food?”
4 Mar 2014
“Great food, great people”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Healthy, Halal
$$ - $$$
1101 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706-2215
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Reviewed March 4, 2014

This restaurant most closely resembles the excellent food I ate in the Middle East! The salads--hummus, babaghanouj, tabouleh are excellent. The tabouleh is FOR REAL: mostly parsley not bulghur. What's the GREATEST about Zaki's is nightly special of home-cooked food like mloukhia and mahlubeh--foods you...More

Thank MOR63
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Not only is Zaki's rotisserie chicken the most tender I've ever eaten, but it's deliciously and subtly spiced. Their fresh mint lemonade is amazing. Lamb delicious. Hummus with lamb on top double delicious. Even the rice is exotic and perfect. Homemade soups and salads. Baklava:...More

Thank laurieak
Reviewed October 8, 2013

We visited with a friend and ordered Baba Ghannouj, Chicken and Lamb Kabobs, Chicken Liver, and Beet Salad. Everything was fresh, tasty and appealing. Recommended!

Thank hekla62
Reviewed May 31, 2013

When I lived in Jerusalem I ate middle eastern food on a daily basis. I know what good m.e. food tastes like. I had driven by Zaki Kabob House frequently, never stopping. It is hard to miss, as there are colorful signs in front. The...More

Thank Cantorpam
Reviewed May 19, 2013

Got there too late last night to try their Saturday special, so ended up ordering their rotisserie chicken. I had this meal for the 5th time, and still the same comment. It's GOOD. I would also recommend anything with lamb ( a bit bias )...More

Thank Ley10
Reviewed May 11, 2013

We have dined in a number of eastern Mediterranean restaurants, and the Palestinian food here was as good as we have encountered. The baba ghannouj and shawerma plates were standouts, with an attractive presentation. I also liked the Jericho salad, mainly cucumber and tomato with...More

Thank arbornet
Reviewed April 9, 2013

This is a tiny place along San Pablo Av. The dishes are creative and delicious. Always take friends there so they can experience this unique cuisine. Try the specials.

Thank Geomin
Reviewed March 8, 2013

The food here is fantastic, and almost everything we had was good. The chicken kabobs were tender and moist, the lentil-rice dish was flavored perfectly, and I loved the tiny fired onions mixed in. The lamb dish was good, but it looked like the lamb...More

Thank OwenRubin
Reviewed September 1, 2012

In the East Bay most Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food is Greek/Turkish based, or Eastern Europe/Israeli based. This is actually Palestinian/Egyptian and excellent. You could have the humus, felafel and baba ganoush and be completely satisfied. The mixed shwarma was fabulous and perfectly seasoned. We...More

Thank oldjgw
Reviewed July 15, 2012

Fresh, excellent mediterranean restaurant. Falafels are especially amazing, deliciously and subtly flavored, and we enjoyed very much their specialty dishes. Very affordable. Music many nights, though that can make it a little hard to converse. But we really like this place a lot.

Thank David R
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1101 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706-2215
    (Dartmouth Street)
  • Public Transportation: AC Transit 72M San Pablo AVE offboard @ Monroe then 2 minute walk to 1101 San Pablo Ave
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Albany
  • Phone Number: +1 510-527-5452
  • E-mail
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