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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 23 June 2010

I was so excited to go try another culture's cuisine since my small town is pretty limited. I am pretty easy to satisfy but I was not happy. The lamb kabob I had and the beef kabob my mom had were so overdone it was...More

3  Thank PE4thisTeacher
Reviewed 23 May 2010

I also had been looking forward to having dinner here. First, I have to agree with the reviewer below, the service was aboslutely lackadaisical. It seemed like they were questioning our decisions. Interestingly, it also appeared they knew we were disappointed, which was hard to...More

2  Thank PEteman_8
Reviewed 1 March 2010

This place is a little gem about three blocks away from the aquarium. I rarely take the time to review restaurants but I fel this place deserved a fantastic review and others should know about this great food. A few highlights: the food is all...More

Thank litajane
Reviewed 25 June 2009

I had been looking forward to trying Amir's Kabob House for some time. The experience turned out to be a big disappointment. First of all the overall approach in the restaurant was lackadaisical. Even though we were the only customers in the restaurant, there was...More

2  Thank Robert B
Reviewed 2 May 2009

Very interesting menu. Different and excellent. Several vegetarian options.

Thank betsygee
Reviewed 20 February 2009

We decided to skip the dozen uninspired fish restaurants that crowd the Cannery Row area. We instead headed a little bit up the road to Lighthouse and found this. The food was delicious (she had the lamb kabob and I had the some ravoli-like dish...More

Thank happenstance3
Reviewed 4 August 2008

Don't be fooled by the "Kabob House" name, it's not some hole-in-the-wall joint; it's a great sit down restaurant. This is our second time to Amir's and it was just as good as it was on our last visit to Monterey in 2007. Very courteous...More

Thank leonc1234
Reviewed 17 February 2008

some of the best Afghani food i've had, we started with a delicious kadu a pan-fried butter nut squash with this wonderful spices and yogurt. yummo!! then we went to an, what i call "Afghani pizza" Bulani are turnovers filled with potatoes and herbs. then...More

Thank chefcrow
Reviewed 29 December 2007

Wonderful flavoring. The kebabs were delicious in every way, I just wish there were more of them. It is the only time I can remember not being stuffed leaving a restaurant in Monterey. I will return, probably for lunch though. It was empty and we...More

Thank rtournay
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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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