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74 Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5AD, Northern Ireland
+44 28 9068 1881
12:00 - 23:59
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 23:59
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Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

**Used to REALLY love the kebabs. Chips were always a bit underdone & very mediocre. Tonight chips were soggy & so tightly wrapped they came out in one big mushy lump. To add insult to injury the kebabs were so SALTY (and cold despite only a 3 minute journey home) that we couldn't eat them. SECOND TIME THIS HAS HAPPENED... More 

Thank Clare M
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm guessing the people who rated this place terrible must be the owners of the other kebab shops and their friends. It's no.1 in Northern Ireland. Beef gyro folks. Game changer!

Thank Phillip C
Belfast, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

I always use Sphinx when i fancy a kebab. The kebabs are the best in Belfast by a country mile and the house sauce is amazing.

Thank conleth k
Belfast, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

I ordered a large kebab on chips at just under £7. I usually get a little salad and chilli sauce on my kebabs but was very disappointed to receive my kebab with the house sauce already on it and not even a bit of salad. No one behind the counter even bothered to ask what I wanted on the order... More 

Thank lees806
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75 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

There's no doubt quality suffered when the premises changed hands some years ago and the quality of the kebabs was very much less than they used to be. Thankfully since the arrival of the new member of staff who used to work in the Sphinx before the takeover, things are very much back to their terrific best. This place has... More 

Thank Twotanks
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50 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Have eaten from here for a long time. Have been again recently. Kebab was as good as ever. Large kebab was good size. Staff were same as ever. Still can't comprehend all the 1 star reviews - this remains a firm favourite, and is always packed for a reason. Sphinx is a local institution and these guys need to take... More 

Thank Gazmollah
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This place was so worth it! Very affordable at just under 5 euro for a filling meal. (They also had some good daily deals at different times of day). I had their traditional kebab over some chips and was blown away. So simple: a bed of chips (fries) with some beef on top with some "sphinx sauce" (a super good... More 

1 Thank dshatbfc
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I have been a patron here for 25 years, it never gets boring. Okay not for every day of the week. My goodness it is lovely. Proper meat not the usual processed rubbish most place do. The real secret is the sauce, oh my on a kebab or chips it is superb. Would love the recipe, ha e asked no... More 

1 Thank sjwj22
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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183 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016

The Sphinx is a key part of my visits to Belfast. I have yet to find a kebab to match the Sphinx experience. Meat quality and sauce consistently great. Leaves the rubbery lamb and tomato chilli sauce donner kebabs commonplace in England standing. Open till 2am too what a testimant to the customer demand and what service. Just perhaps not... More 

2 Thank briangfield
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Ordered a kebab. Live 10 minutes walk away. Took over an hour and a half to arrive. Called up numerous times to see how long it would be and was lied to. Awful service. Decent kebab but I could have opened a kebab shop myself in the time it took to get here. Only get food from here if you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Fast food, Turkish, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:59
12:00 - 23:59
12:00 - 23:59
12:00 - 23:59
12:00 - 23:59
12:00 - 23:59
12:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 74 Stranmillis Road, Belfast BT9 5AD, Northern Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9068 1881

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?