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5486 California Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93309-1618
10:30 - 22:00
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Bakersfield, California
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

Never had a bad meal here. Great authentic food, fast service, nice wait staff. Would always go back.

Thank JJoef
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734 reviews
343 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 345 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

Flame & Skewers is a local small chain restaurant that serves an excellent shawarma in a pita. The restaurant was very clean and the facilities are new and well organized. The teenagers running the restaurant have that same "I don't give a damn" attitude that you find at most fast food restaurants, so don't expect great service. However, they did... More 

Thank Bigredmachine
Bakersfield, California
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58 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 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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153 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 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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35 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 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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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 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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82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 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
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 February 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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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 15 December 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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47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
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?