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Apr 5, 2011 05:00 PM

Good Shawarma and Shish Taouk

Hi all -

Any recommendation for a good Shawarma? I've been to many "Middle Eastern" restaurants in the Bay Area to be served fake ones. Best one I've had so far was at Taboun. (average quality vs east coast)


201 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94117

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  1. Have you tried Oasis Market, Oakland?

    Oasis Market
    3045 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

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    1. re: wolfe

      I like Oasis. The flavors of their shawarma are similar to Truly Mediterranean in San Francisco (16th & Valencia).

      Truly Mediterranean
      3109 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

    2. How about sophia cafe in albany?

      1. I've tried Oasis and it was terrible :). Truly Mediterranean was ok and found the meat dry and flavorless. As of Sophia, their Shawarma was not a real Shawarma and way too salty but it was at their early stage (when they opened)

        Truly Mediterranean
        3109 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

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        1. re: seulementmoi

          That's surprising. I've never had dry, flavorless meat @ TM, but I haven't eaten there in over a year.

          And just to make sure . . . the Oasis you tried was the supermarket / deli on Telegraph, not the Oasis Grill near UC Berkeley?

          A friend of mine raves about Old Jerusalem on Mission St. I haven't been, but they do have Shish Taouk on the menu.

          Oasis Grill
          2114 Center St, Berkeley, CA 94704

        2. Best one I've had is at The Mediterranean in the Park N Shop area in Concord. Haven't been there in a while (my travels don't take me over there very often anymore) but haven't had a bad one yet.