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Amir's Kabob House - CLOSED

794 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1010
+1 831-642-0231
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average3%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible10%
22 Feb 2015
“No too bad!”
29 Dec 2014
“A Gem”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Persian, Afghani, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
794 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1010
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Reviewed 22 February 2015

I took my american, columbian and arab friends, hoping to give then a taste of north-pakistani food. This place can be thought of as a monopoly since no other outlet sells pakistani and afghani food in monterey. The tastes are certainly not authentic, but still...More

Thank NadeemKureshi
Reviewed 29 December 2014

Found this place through doing a search of places to eat near our hotel in Monterey (Best Western Inn). Glad we found it. It's a family owned restaurant serving middle-eastern food. The food was very tasty, the portions reasonable and the service friendly. The chicken...More

Thank Freelander270
Reviewed 29 November 2014

it was a quiet night in, had a fantastically tasty eggplant starter, and a nice lamb kebab. service was pleasant and quick, stocked a great non alc ginger ale. pricing was good.

Thank Dale G
Reviewed 12 June 2014

Amir's is a great local establishment with customer oriented service. My food was great, the service was on point, but the prices were way to high for my wallet. With-that-said, anywhere in Monterey you can expect to pay inflated prices for just about everything. Centrally...More

Thank csam48
Reviewed 28 January 2014

I had the prawns on skewers - very good. Nice selection of beer on tap. A bit noisy, but easy to get a table even on Saturday night.

Thank PeterBSanFrancisco
Reviewed 13 January 2014

Why are there so many rave reviews about this place online? My only guess is, most of Monterey, has never had really good traditional Afghan/middle-eastern fare and so they think this place is amazing. My fiancee and I really wanted to love this place. It...More

1  Thank SeaOtt3r
Reviewed 17 November 2013

Amir's is one of my favorite restaurants on the Monterey Peninsula, an area known for it's many excellent restaurants. Unique, authentic Afghan food - warm spices, chicken, beef, lamb and seafood and a number of excellent vegetable entrees. Everything prepared onsite in the kitchen. Bulani,...More

Thank iamTHardy
Reviewed 5 August 2013

This is the real thing for Middle Eastern food, served up with some of the best coffee you will find this side of Istanbul (or is it Cairo/Kabul?). Hard to know but it is delicious, with nice service and reasonable prices. Go on the belly...More

Thank nancy y
Reviewed 12 April 2013

I had never had Afgan food and thought so can't comment on authenticity but what I can say is that it was very good. Had the Chopan ("lamb chops") with Cauliflower side and thought they were very good

Thank Mike_C227132
Reviewed 13 March 2013 via mobile

I had the lamb kabob with the cauliflower and potato and chickpea salad. Everything was delicious. The salad was spicy! Good but made my forehead sweat.

Thank Chris T
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
11:00 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 794 Lighthouse Ave, Monterey, CA 93940-1010
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Monterey County  >  Monterey
  • Phone Number: +1 831-642-0231
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