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Middle Eastern Meat on a Stick: Six Places To Try

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Meat on a Stick Power Hour continues with a map of kebabs, the quintessential Middle Eastern meat on a stick — and a popular one at that. Fortunately there are several places across town that offer their version, from duck to lamb and everything in between.


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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Ali Baba

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2088 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140
(617) 492-9538
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Why should one be forced to choose between different types of meats on sticks? The mixed grill provides all three meat kebabs - the Adana (chopped lamb) kebab, the marinated lamb shish kebab, and the kofte (Turkish meatball) kebab. Served with rice and salad. [Photo: Yelp]

2. Sarma

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249 Pearl St
Somerville, MA 02145
(617) 764-4464
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Shish: Four options are available in skewered meat form, including the harissa barbecue duck with carrot, orange blossom, apricot and almonds, as well as the moorish pork with charred spring onions and romesco. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]

3. Moody's Falafel Palace

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14 Western Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 864-0827
Aleppo Kafta Kebab Plate: This kebab consists of ground beef that is combined with spices and vegetables and served with a rice pilaf and a side of Syrian salad. [Photo: Yelp]

4. The Helmand

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143 1st St
Cambridge, MA 02142
(617) 492-4646
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Theeka Kabab: Served with sautéed lentils and pallor rice, this Middle Eastern kebab consists of prime rib that is marinated in a puree of onions, sun-dried grapes, and garlic before getting grilled. [Photo: Official Site]

5. Cafe Jaffa

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48 Gloucester St
Boston, MA 02115
(617) 536-0230
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Sizzling Kabob Entrees: This Back Bay Middle Eastern restaurant offers a kabob menu, complete with all the classics - marinated chicken, beef, lamb, or mixed - all served with Greek salad with a tahini dressing, rice, and pita. [Photo: Official Site]

6. Rami's

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324 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 738-3577
Rami’s Special: Dubbed the “ultimate pu pu platter” this plate comes with an assortment of kebabs, falafel, grilled chicken or shawarma, hummus and salad. [Photo: Foursquare]

1. Ali Baba

2088 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge, MA 02140
Why should one be forced to choose between different types of meats on sticks? The mixed grill provides all three meat kebabs - the Adana (chopped lamb) kebab, the marinated lamb shish kebab, and the kofte (Turkish meatball) kebab. Served with rice and salad. [Photo: Yelp]
2088 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge, MA 02140

2. Sarma

249 Pearl St, Somerville, MA 02145
Shish: Four options are available in skewered meat form, including the harissa barbecue duck with carrot, orange blossom, apricot and almonds, as well as the moorish pork with charred spring onions and romesco. [Photo: Rachel Leah Blumenthal]
249 Pearl St
Somerville, MA 02145

3. Moody's Falafel Palace

14 Western Ave, Cambridge, MA 02139
Aleppo Kafta Kebab Plate: This kebab consists of ground beef that is combined with spices and vegetables and served with a rice pilaf and a side of Syrian salad. [Photo: Yelp]
14 Western Ave
Cambridge, MA 02139

4. The Helmand

143 1st St, Cambridge, MA 02142
Theeka Kabab: Served with sautéed lentils and pallor rice, this Middle Eastern kebab consists of prime rib that is marinated in a puree of onions, sun-dried grapes, and garlic before getting grilled. [Photo: Official Site]
143 1st St
Cambridge, MA 02142

5. Cafe Jaffa

48 Gloucester St, Boston, MA 02115
Sizzling Kabob Entrees: This Back Bay Middle Eastern restaurant offers a kabob menu, complete with all the classics - marinated chicken, beef, lamb, or mixed - all served with Greek salad with a tahini dressing, rice, and pita. [Photo: Official Site]
48 Gloucester St
Boston, MA 02115

6. Rami's

324 Harvard St, Brookline, MA 02446
Rami’s Special: Dubbed the “ultimate pu pu platter” this plate comes with an assortment of kebabs, falafel, grilled chicken or shawarma, hummus and salad. [Photo: Foursquare]
324 Harvard St
Brookline, MA 02446

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