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Moby Dick's kabob sandwiches a disappointment

alohagirl May 18, 2010 08:53 PM

Having read good reviews on Chowhound of Moby DIck's on Huntington as a neat Boston hole-in-the-wall, we tried it before our play at the BU Theatre across the street. Unfortunately, we have yet to find a place to eat before our plays that we like. Moby Dick's was cafeteria-style--we had one beef kabob sandwich for $7.99 and one swordwich kabob sandwich for about $10.99. The service was quick but the sandwiches were quite small! They were tasty but so small we finished them in two minutes and were still hungry. I could not believe how small they were for the price. By the time we left for the theatre (and to get a breakfast bar from the car to tide us over), Moby Dick's was completely empty at 7:20. Pho and I next door is about average for pho but it is definitely better and more filling for the same price at Moby Dick's Kabobs. We won't be going back there any time soon.

Moby Dick
269 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115

  1. StriperGuy May 19, 2010 01:23 AM

    If you are ever out in Watertown hit Demos for Kebab sandwiches. Excellent food.

    1. Allstonian May 19, 2010 04:42 AM

      Barmy and I had a similarly disappointing dinner there a couple of months ago, before a BSO performance. Barmy had the lamb kabob sandwich, and like you he found it a pitifully small serving, especially for the price. I had the fesenjan, tasty enough but also a rather small portion. Overall we found the food unexciting, portions too small to make a proper meal, and prices on the high side. The staff were very nice, but I doubt we'll be back.

      And yes, Demo's is terrific, an old Watertown favorite.

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      1. re: Allstonian
        scratchie May 19, 2010 08:09 AM

        Too bad. I always found their plates to be a little small, but super-tasty. Haven't been in a few years, though.

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        trueblu Jul 16, 2010 06:49 PM

        OK, it's tasty...but noone would accuse Moby Dick of serving large portions. I find it to be the best tasting Iranian in the Boston area -- but sadly that is not saying much. I agree that it's nice that the owner is on-site, however, and she's pretty friendly.

        To be fair to the OP, they complained more about portion size/ value for money rather than taste.


        Moby Dick
        269 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115

        1. MC Slim JB Jul 16, 2010 08:40 PM

          I haven't been back in a couple of years, but it was always solid in my experience. Hate to hear downhill stories.

          I was happy to learn my theory about the name was wrong. It wasn't a former seafood place for which the new owners were too cheap to replace the sign. There's a famous Moby Dick in Iran, and a DC chain of kebab houses named after that one.

          In the Boston Phoenix this week http://thephoenix.com/Boston/Food/Default.aspx , Nadeau raves to the tune of four stars about Khayyam, a new Persian place that sounds only a bit more upscale than Moby Dick. It's in Brookline, near JFK Crossing, across the street from Dorado Tacos & Cemitas. On my list, but I haven't tried it yet.


          Moby Dick
          269 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02115

          Dorado Tacos & Cemitas
          401 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446

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