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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 21 April 2012

We started with the flat bread,almost like the Indian Nann bread and the roasted egg plant.Very good. We ordered the combination tikka kabba and fried rice. My boyfriend and I shared all the dishes and there was still so much left over. We stuffed ourselves...More

Thank Rita C
Reviewed 27 March 2012

Though I am well versed in Middle Eastern cuisine, I have only dined at one other Afghan restaurant. The food at Amir's was excellent and the service very personable. The banjan, dal (lentil) soup, shornakhod, and tikka beef kabob were all exquisite as was the...More

2  Thank Featherlessbiped
Reviewed 3 December 2011

I've dined here many times, both for lunch and dinner, with friends, family, and people visting from out-of-town, never with a disappointed meal. A casual restaurant with belly dancing show on the weekend. I love middle eastern food. My friends from San Jose and their...More

1  Thank Designer-at-Large
Reviewed 19 November 2011

I had the Lamb Kabob, with the lentil sauce, both of which were wonderful. As a dedicated carnivore, I found the lamb savory and well-cooked, very tender yet toothsome. The bottomless naan side dish was a good choice, and the red and green sauces on...More

2  Thank User_Default
Reviewed 30 October 2011

My wife and I took her sister to Amir's for an afternoon birthday lunch - staff was friendly, food was excellent, and the atmosphere perfect. We had kabobs, mantu, and lamb shank, shared with each other so we could enjoy all the tastes, and would...More

1  Thank 2009Benjamin
Reviewed 10 September 2011

This restaurant is so convenient, near the Monterey aquarium and right off Lighthouse Ave which is the main street from Monterey to Pacific Grove, Pebble Beach, Carmel, etc. But what is best is the friendlieness of the staff and owners. They are especially good with...More

1  Thank TybeeTraveler
Reviewed 29 June 2011

We chose this restaurant because it had good online reviews. It was very disappointing. My husband is a vegetarian and I eat meat, so we often have difficulty finding a place that caters to us both. This one sounded like it did, but in fact...More

Thank yesicansd
Reviewed 15 May 2011

Amir's Kabob House answered all my expectations - pleasant ambiance, efficient service, testy food, and reasonable prices. Just to relate to one of the previous reviews - Afghani kitchen does not belong to the "Middle East family". If somebody is hungry for hummus and arab-style...More

1  Thank Ninking
Reviewed 14 October 2010

I love this place! The lamb kabobs are delicious, but be careful with the green sauce it comes with, super spicy! The ethnic music is wonderful, I read they have belly dancing Saturday nights as well which I plan to check out in the near...More

1  Thank greekWedding21
Reviewed 26 August 2010

I love Middle Eastern food. It is usually low-cost. And when it is not, it is a lavish spread of many dishes and sides. (ala Carousel in Glendale, suburban LA, a favorite, especially with friends of Middle-Eastern and Armenian descent!) Amir's falls short on both...More

4  Thank travelingrules
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:30
11:00 - 23:30
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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