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Flame & Skewers

5486 California Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93309-1618
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“skewers” (10 reviews)
“shawarma” (5 reviews)
“hummus” (11 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 - 22:00All hours
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
$$ - $$$
5486 California Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93309-1618
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Reviewed 12 April 2017

Never had a bad meal here. Great authentic food, fast service, nice wait staff. Would always go back.

Thank JJoef
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Flame & Skewers is a local small chain restaurant that serves an excellent shawarma in a pita. The restaurant was very clean and the facilities are new and well organized. The teenagers running the restaurant have that same "I don't give a damn" attitude that...More

Thank Bigredmachine
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

The kafta used to be true Mediterranean kafta with parsley. Now it's over-spiced and there's no hint of lamb. They ruined my "go to" dish. That said, I still love the place and recommend it to anyone traveling through the area. Please bring the old...More

Thank EngineerTiffany
Reviewed 7 September 2016

I go there many times in my lunch break.the service is always excellent, sometimes they bring the food to my table. The shawarma or kebab plate are huge ( rice, salad, humus bread and the meat).!they also have the bowl which is mix of rice...More

Thank Hany G
Reviewed 21 July 2016

It's tough to find decent mediterranean food in most towns. Flame and skewers is about the best quick service type food I've ever had. The Shawarma and Kabobs are delicious, but shawarma runs out is your show up near closing time. The plate meals are...More

Thank Mark S
Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

My first choice in Bakersfield. Meals are very satisfactory and delicious food. Stuff is very friendly. Restrooms is very clean. Thanks flame& skewers!

Thank Duygu I
Reviewed 21 April 2016

This was my first visit here, so the hostess (owner?) at the cash register helped considerably in narrowing the choices for me. They do offer quite a variety here, so I'll look forward to another visit to try out something else. The chicken kebob plate...More

Thank TR182Flyer
Reviewed 17 February 2016

There is mix of styles and foods from around the Mediterranean regions. The Sharma lunch deal is delicious and cheap. Their "Bowls" are also full of fresh ingredients and savory meat. Good place for the budget conscious.

1  Thank JBakersfield
Reviewed 15 December 2015

Went there for a lunch with some friends and we all ordered something different. We all had PLENTY of food and the food was great!

Thank Noelle A
Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

The best middle eastern food in the ara. The menu is full of delicious items. You can't go wrong. The owners are so friendly and are very sociable. I love thus place and will always go if I am there

1  Thank Khaled A
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5486 California Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93309-1618
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
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