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Ariana Kabob House

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9910 Mira Mesa Blvd, Ste A, San Diego, CA 92131-1066
+1 858-578-1468
Today
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 17:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
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San Diego, California
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

For my money they have the best lamb shanks in town. There are at least 5 preparations that are so tasty. My favorite is the Gulpi Chalow but they are all good as are the rest of the entrees and sides. Interesting and different food for a great price. The cilantro sauce they serve on the side is great, a... More 

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San Diego, California
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86 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

This quiet, charming restaurant suffers by being surrounded by other restaurants and having much too small a parking lot. We learned to park across the street. The owner is a polite and accommodating gentleman, and the food has always been delicious and meticulously prepared. Authentic Afghan cuisine that suits my vegetarian preferences and my husband's love of meat. We've never... More 

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Thank TumblinSun
San Diego
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

The boneless chicken special with rice and salad is very tasty and delicious. Don't live without having an order of baba ghanouj Is very fresh and with real taste of different species and oil. The pita bread is very good. Service is great and Omar the manager is very professional. Our server Alejandro, was very helpful and polite.

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Thank Fipps
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2015 via mobile

This is one of my favorite restaurants in San Diego! The food is consistently excellent and reasonably priced. Great vegetarian sampler plates as well as delicious chicken, lamb, and beef dishes.

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Thank Regina H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015 via mobile

This place! Loved it and would recommend to everyone. Peaceful, clean, delicious food, fast service, and very welcoming

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Thank Wahab A
San Diego
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2015 via mobile

We just happened upon this restaurant a few weeks ago. It looked quiet so we weren't sure, but it was amazing! We've been back since and the service and food are equally lovely. We've had the beef and chicken kebab plates, a side of dal, a combination plate and a vegetarian plate - all amazing! Plates are served with bread... More 

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San Jose, California
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

This restaurant is in an out of the way location and is hard to see. Parking in the area is tight due to the hotels, Denny's, and other restaurants there. They do have parking spots marked for their restaurant though, and we had a security guard make sure we were going to eat there. The interior of this Afghan Kabob... More 

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Bourton on the Water
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137 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2013

We almost walked past this place as it looked quiet, but are so glad we went in. It was excellent and the waiter was helpful and stopped us ordering too much. Very nicely flavoured dishes, spicy but not hot. Good quality beef and chicken. All delicious. Wine and beer was nice and well priced. The whole package was a good... More 

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san diego
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2013

We have a new local favorite! Three of us dined at Ariana last night and I can’t imagine how we missed this gem. I will get right to it. We started with an order of Pakawra Badenjan and also the Sambosa. The Pakawra Badenjan had this really delicate batter that gave it the perfect texture and sweetness to work with... More 

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Thank asfriedman
San Diego, California
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138 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2013

The price was right, about $7 for a lamb wrap. The garlic sauce is really yummy; the hot sauce was all right, but the garlic sauce really makes the sandwich. Service and seating are casual, with just counter service for ordering/picking up food. Self-serve drinks, tables that can accommodate small to medium-size groups (2 to 6).

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Afghani
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:30
Monday
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
Thursday
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
Friday
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
Saturday
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9910 Mira Mesa Blvd, Ste A, San Diego, CA 92131-1066
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-578-1468

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