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Skewers Kabob House
Skewers Kabob House

Skewers Kabob House Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://skewerskabobhouse.com
  • Phone: (209) 525-3611
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 3:00pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Wednesday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm, Thursday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Sunday: 3:00pm - 9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Persian, Greek
  • Executive Chef: Yonatan Moradkhan
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Skewers offers professional off site catering services for your special needs. We have catered events up to 1000 guests. Our menu is versatile and our service always extraordinary!
  • Private Party Facilities: Skewers has a variety of options for every function and occasion from engagement parties, wedding receptions, baptisms, birthday parties, and more. We also offer private rooms for Pharmaceutical Programs, Business Conferences, and Private Company Dinners. We have helpful staff here to help you organize everything from finding the right space or room to selecting food and beverage packages to suit your needs. We are committed to excellent customer service and 100% guest satisfaction.
  • Private Party Contact: Kristin O'Brien (209) 525-3611
  • Entertainment: Skewers offers a variety of entertainment. In our lounge area we offer Karaoke on Thursday nights from 9:30pm-2am. Friday’s and Saturday's we have a DJ spinning until 2am! We offer drink specials all weekend!
    If you are looking for something more family-friendly, Skewers has belly dancing every Saturday evening in the restaurant from 7-9:30pm.

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Skewers is the only restaurant in downtown Modesto to offer it’s own private parking lot. This makes dining here quick and convenient for our guests. There is also a city parking lot adjacent to the restaurant. (This is monitored 7 days a week, 24 hours a day by the city, so please make sure to pay the kiosk at the front of the lot). There are also 3 parking garages within walking distance of Skewers and as always, plenty of street parking.
A word from Skewers Kabob House
Established in 2003, Skewers Kabob House is a family owned and operated restaurant in Modesto, California. We invite you to come experience our award-winning Mediterranean cuisine. We offer exceptional lunch and dinner menus featuring authentic flavors from the Mediterranean region. Our focus is on naturally healthy delicious cuisine by using only the finest fresh ingredients. All of our kabobs are hand trimmed and marinated for 48-72 hours, then cooked to perfection over an open flame to your specifications. We pride ourselves on exemplary customer service and consistent quality.

We also have two banquet rooms on site for your business or personal needs and have catering services that have served the Modesto, Turlock and Stockton area.

We look forward to making Skewers your favorite restaurant!
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Diner Reviews
  • "There are a lot of kakob and middle eastern places in the valley, but Skewers tops them all. Great service, great good, and great prices. Never a disappointment. And I LOVE this on-line reservation option!! "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The only problem we had was we made reservations online with a confirmation email sent to us for a day they were closed but didn't know it till we showed up for dinner. That was very disappointing whereas we don't do date night very often and we were looking forward to it. But we wanted to try again and this time made reservations and called to make sure they were open. Our second visit was great. The food was delicious and service great."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Didn't realize there would be a prepared menu for valentines which was a little pricey but Food was excellent. Only issue was no refills on drinks. Love when the manager takes the time to visit tables"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This restaurant went out of their way to make Valentine's day special to all of their patrons! It was our first experience at this restaurant and we really enjoyed all it had to offer! The food was delicious, portions were large and the environment was great! They also had a gal belly dancing which was a nice surprise!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Love the food, service, grate ambience, excellent mix drinks and wine."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "Took a long time for water and we had to get silverware from another table."
    Dined on 12/19/2013
  • "It was not a busy night for them but they (waitress and manager) seem to cater to only one table in the whole place (must have been their friends). Even the two tables next to us were expressing disappointment. Then to top it off my wife and I were given the bill of the table where the manager and waitress devoted their attention to - (OVER $110 Dollars!). When I addressed this with the waitress she giggled and said her manager told her to do it! It then took over 20 minutes to rectify and give us the correct bill. When we finally got the right bill there was No apology - nothing. Additionally, the meat portion of the meal was EXTREMELY small while the entire plate was covered with dry medium warm white rice. Very disappointing."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "There are plenty of good restaurants in Modesto, but we were there for the first time, and hit the right spot - thanks to OpenTable! Absolutely great kebabs, lamb shanks - and especially cabbage dolma!!! We met the owner who was going from table to table casually talking to customers, helping to remove empty dishes and bringing more tea. By 6 pm the place was packed! good thing we made an early reservation! would like to go back and try other food from a very extensive (but not expensive!) menu."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "Consistently good food and good service. Would recommend to others."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "The food was simple but very good! Drinks were priced good and the belly dancer was something different but entertaining. After 10 pm there's a DJ so you can hangout there all evening"
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "We had my father's 80th birthday party at Skewers and it was great. The food was delicious, the staff was so nice and the atmosphere was wonderful for his birthday. We all loved it, but especially my father! Love this place."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "Reservations were easily booked online. Parking (and seating) is minimal so plan time to park and walk. We arrived at 7:30pm on a Saturday and the bar was empty but the restaurant had open tables. We were seated immediately. The decor is clean modern and romantic. The waiter was friendly and knowledeable. A very pretty, youthful belly dancer entertained the dining area while we waited for our food which was served quickly. The dancing was well received and enjoyable, although the music made it difficult to converse. We ordered a chicken kabob dish and a beef kabob dish. Both were tender and flavorful. The generous helping of rice (and a few veggies) was light and non-greasy. Definitely would recommend."
    Dined on 9/28/2013
  • "Food was delicious. We had the garlic tiger prawns to start and saffron garlic chicken for dinner. The restaurant is cozy. Host and waitress were pleasant and helpful."
    Dined on 8/23/2013
  • "We came from Stockton. Was late, but we were pleasantly surprised at the attention and hospitality we received. Enjoyed the dinner very much and enjoyed the optional Low-Carb alternatives. Belly Dancing...was unexpected but cultural experience enjoyed by all. Perfectly close to the Gallo Center... we will be back next trip.. and be on time. R&R P."
    Dined on 8/10/2013
  • "We have gone to Skewer's before and will continue to go as the food is not your typical find in Modesto, is well-presented, and very tasty. This time, after a warm greeting from the Hostess and being seated promptly, we ordered a house specialty cocktail which deserves its own Kudos. During dinner, we were pleasantly surprised that a belly-dancer performed. It fit the Mediterranean-style flare that Skewer's advertises. One suggestion would be, as Skewer's is on the cusp of fine dining, that they request that electronics not be used during dinner. This can be done via a simple sign or a comment of the importance of sharing a quality meal with quality time."
    Dined on 8/10/2013
  • "Skewers has a menu that is unique in the Central Valley for its Mediterranean specialties and various types of kabobs. The food and service are excellent. A bonus is that the restaurant is two blocks from the Gallo Center for the Arts so it is convenient for dinner before a concert or performance."
    Dined on 8/10/2013
  • "I have been here a few times when i come to visit my parents. The food is good and service is consistant."
    Dined on 7/27/2013
  • "What can I say about Skewers? It never disappoints. From the moment my friend and I arrived to the moment we left, we were greeted by a warm and friendly staff. The food is amazing. I had the filet mingon and my friend had the lula kabob. The meats were tender and juicy. And the rice is beautiful and does not stick together, unlike those Japanese and Chinese restaurants that like to cook it that way. The yogurt drink is out of this world. Why don't more people give it a try is beyond me."
    Dined on 7/25/2013
  • "The lamb is to die for, the shish is fork tender, and the Lula is seasoned to perfection. Definitely a must-try restaurant."
    Dined on 6/12/2013
  • "Made dinner recervations for a group of 12 and everythimg was ready from the moment we got there. Service was impeccable and the food was incredible. Highly recommend this place."
    Dined on 5/12/2013
  • "The kebab and lula is a must have. The steak is incredibly succulent and the lula is seasoned to perfection. The rack of lamb is Skewers signature dish and is not to be missed by those who enjoy lamb. Also, make sure you try the ground barberries on your rice. The flavor of the barberries is exquisite."
    Dined on 5/10/2013
  • "We love going to skewers the food is always sooo good!! We called it the perfect dinner to get before the movies!"
    Dined on 4/26/2013
  • "We were there for lunch on a Sunday and there were only two other tables, thus the "Quiet" for "Noise". Also there was only one waitress (no people) so the service was problematic."
    Dined on 4/21/2013
  • "I travel for a living and like to go to restaurants that are recommended to me by locals. We were having a good bye dinner for 5 and wanted someplace special. The food here is fantastic! I wish I had discovered this place before my last night in town. Everything tasted wonderful. The wine list has a variety of choices and the menu makes wine suggestions which is nice. The wait staff were pleasant. If I am ever in the Modesto area again I will return for sure."
    Dined on 4/10/2013
  • "This was my first time at the restaurant and I found the food to be delicious and the service to be very good. The rest of my party was running late but the staff kept my iced tea full and brought me bread and butter while I waited. I will definitely recommend and go back. The chicken sultani was great since it gave me a couple of different things. The cucumber and dill yogurt dip was fantastic."
    Dined on 3/13/2013
  • "Not really my style of food but excellent customer service and nice ambiance."
    Dined on 2/23/2013
  • "It was a first time for us, and we enjoyed it very much. All the dishes we tried were excellent!"
    Dined on 2/22/2013
  • "was a very pleasant dinner- fast service - good food-"
    Dined on 2/14/2013
  • "Food was very good. Restaurant is loud and on the night we went ( Saturday) they had a belly dancer that came out and dance in between tables about every 20 minutes. Fun but slightly awkward."
    Dined on 2/2/2013
  • "Good place for dinner before the theater. The prices are moderate, including the wine list, and the various chicken, beef, and lamb dishes that we ordered were very tasty. One piece of advice - the bruchetta on the appetizer menu is prepared with jalapenos and has a kick to it."
    Dined on 1/25/2013
  • "Food is fantastic as always. Try the rice with lima beans and dill, I know it sounds weird but it makes me want to eat rice every day and I don't say that lightly! Service can be a little inconsistent but I have never been there on a slow night so perhaps its just a matter of being so good they are always slammed. Either way, the food more than makes up for anything."
    Dined on 12/31/2012
  • "Great food as always. Little slow on the service but they were pretty busy."
    Dined on 12/29/2012
  • "If you like Persian food, it is a good place to get authentic tasting food. The service can have its bumps; however, overall it is a good experience."
    Dined on 11/4/2012
  • "I have been to Skewers several times and the service is always great and the food tastes wonderful. The only problems with my latest visit was slightly chewy beef and overcooked Tiger Prawns. But overall the meal was well worth the visit and I will go back again."
    Dined on 10/28/2012
  • "The food is delicious, the service is superb and to top it off, they have beautiful belly dancers on Saturday nights. I LOVE this place! Tip: You must try the Creme Burlee for dessert. It's to die for! :D"
    Dined on 7/28/2012
  • "A team of seven went and the food was perfect. We arrived early and was seated."
    Dined on 5/20/2012
  • "We went here for Mother's Day with a party of 11, ranging in ages from 9 to 70+. Everyone loved the food and the service. The quality of the food, the flavors, the selection... all very good and fresh. The service was great! My husband and I went back a few weeks later on a Sunday afternoon. The food and service was good, though not as tasty and attentive as it was on Mother's day. We certainly plan to return in the near future."
    Dined on 5/13/2012
  • "My waitress was so wonderful. She recommended the food for me since I had never been here before. The chicken skewers were delicious. I had the dessert which was ice cream."
    Dined on 5/8/2012
  • "Considering the dining options in Modesto, Skewers is a good choice. Be careful if you're there on a weekend, though. There's belly dancing, the music during which is quite loud, and the pretty girl dances close to your table which makes it hard to concentrate on your meal, especially when, apparently, you can tip her by placing a bill in her waistband. At least, I saw she had bills in her waistband but didn't actually see anyone put them there, and didn't attempt this myself."
    Dined on 3/24/2012
  • "Love Mediterranean food. The family combo was delicious and feeds 4 people. Mathew the waiter was great."
    Dined on 3/9/2012