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Good Shawarma and Shish Taouk

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seulementmoi Apr 5, 2011 05:00 PM

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)

Thanks

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Taboun
201 Parnassus Ave, San Francisco, CA 94117

  1. josquared Apr 5, 2011 09:09 PM

    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.

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      seulementmoi Apr 5, 2011 07:14 PM

      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)

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

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      1. re: seulementmoi
        drewskiSF Apr 6, 2011 07:44 AM

        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.

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        Oasis Grill
        2114 Center St, Berkeley, CA 94704

      2. majordanby Apr 5, 2011 06:13 PM

        How about sophia cafe in albany?

        1. wolfe Apr 5, 2011 06:03 PM

          Have you tried Oasis Market, Oakland?

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          Oasis Market
          3045 Telegraph Ave, Oakland, CA 94609

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          1. re: wolfe
            drewskiSF Apr 5, 2011 06:27 PM

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

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

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