Sansom Kabob House
The food was good but not exceptional. There are more flavorful kabob houses around. Great ambiance.
Delicious - everyone ordered a different entree and all were happy. Lovely staff!
Airy yet cozy environment. Friendly staff.
Food and service outstanding.
Really enjoyed the food. Tasty and great value. Great service as well.
Excellent, quality food and why we return! Lots for us to still try. Service is hit and miss, but the food is too good to let service be the deal breaker.
Great quiet place with amazing authentic food and friendly service.
Perfect preparation + superb ingredients = Exceptional! We cannot wait to return and eat our way through the rest of the menu. Am salivating at the very thought of getting to try more delicious plates.
One of the most unique and delicious restaurants in the city. A hidden gem. The chablee kabob is perfectly spiced.
Terrific meal with delicious cuisine that is very hard to come by! The ambiance is charming, the servers are friendly, there's never a long wait for food, and it's all delicious!
Expensive for what it is. Basically tasty truck fare in a nice ambience.
I have been at this restaurant many times and this past time I went for dinner and I felt the portions of the meals have been cut back! Also, when asked for the hummus and bread - there were 5 of us and that's all we got, was 5 small slices of the bread - prior visits we were given a full basket of bread. Not sure if the staff didn't feel like making any! The service was sluggish which was a surprise because there were 2 employees working and there were only 2 sets of tables of people - one of which was us. The food was excellent and we will return, but hoping the next time the portions will be better in size!
We had been anxious to try this restaurant for awhile and were not disappointed. The ambiance was very nice and felt truly ethnic, including the music, unlike some other ethnic restaurants. We had no idea what to expect foodwise, but everything was delicious. We will be back!
The food did not arrive hot and was not as flavorfull as I remember it. Our main courses arrived and there was no bread accompaniment. I would view the restaurant as overpriced and the service as amateurish.
I used to love this place when they were actually on Sansom Street, where they were a below-street-level local "joint" and was so sad when they closed. But happy again when they opened back up a year later on South Street.
Its current incarnation if a very nice, comfortable, quiet, and delicious restaurant appropriate for midweek or casual dining, including a medium-sized group. The food is really tasty and delicious. I particularly love the Qablee Palaw - lamb chunks under rice with carrots & raisins - really great! The scallion dumplings with yogurt-meat sauce is great (Ashak). And the baklava is a bit different from the usual Greek baklava, with a cardamon flavor that works really well.
It is quiet, comfortable, and very nice service. Very affordable and BYOB. I highly recommend it.
The food is incredible, good portion sizes so you'll be full and feel you got value but still have room for cardamom ice cream!
Staff was attentive but not intrusive.
Our first dinner at Sansom Kabob House did not disappoint! We enjoyed several appetizers, including the hummus and sambosa, as well as kabob entrees and meatballs in sauce. Everything was cooked perfectly. Service was warm and capable, and the space is beautiful. We will be back!
Delicious and Excellent Service! Great attention to detail, can't wait to go back.
Delicious food, great service and BYOB is huge plus. 3 of us had ashak, bulani and kadu appetizers. All delicious. I had the Qablee Pilaw which is my go to at Afghan restaurants. It was as yummy as I'd hoped. My husband had the Sansom Chicken Kabob which was also tastey. The baklava was probably the best I've had - not too sticky sweet and crispy.
Nice, quiet place mid-week and the food is good. close to Kimmel, Wilma, etc.
Always fantastic. Sansom Kabob continues to be a favorite!
Great food in a nice new setting - so glad that this restaurant is still around.
We went for an early dinner New Year’s Eve. The food was excellent and the service was very good. Not too crowded. Couldn’t ask for a nicer evening.
A tad pricey, but delicious and the restaurant is run by a fantastic family.
Delicious as always. I eat at SKH a lot and am always enjoy my meal. There were 5 of us, and we all loved our food and the friendly attentive service. And being a BYO makes it easy on the pocket book. I’ll be back.
I was told that the dining room was wheel chair accessible. While it is, nobody from the restaurant helped with the door or the loose outdoor carpet at the entrance until we encountered a frightening situation with our wheel chair.
I've been to Sansom Kabob House a handful of times and I totally love it! Everything on the menu is delicious and has that warm-hug comfort quality. I often forgo kabobs (although they are fabulous) because I especially love the ashak (scallion filled dumplings, something like ravioli, with meaty tomato sauce and yogurt) and the meatballs (spiced, in a tomato sauce, served with rice) but I love everything I've had there! The entrees all come with bread, spicy chutney and green salad with yogurt dressing--the perfect starter for sure. There's a good sized vegetarian entree section which is awesome. And the desserts (baklava, ice cream, and milk pudding) are all outstanding: floral, satisfying, and refreshing.
I love the vibe (more relaxed than rowdy) and the decor (gorgeous art objects everywhere and a beautiful mural).
This place and food are fantastic. Always have a great experience.
Absolutely delicious dinner in a beautiful new restaurant (I enjoyed the food in the old digs on Samson street often). But the service was inattentive and the evening was spoiled somewhat by struggling to get a server's attention for water or naan, and then not getting the request honoured. But still, the food was unsurpassed and overall, I would return again for a fine meal.
Food was nice and tasty. Service is below par. Server seemed not to helpful or happy. Serving size is average. I like the chapli kabab and Pawal.
Phenomenal. Chicken kebab is legendary as are the salads and sambosa. Ask for extra House hot sauce.
I had high hopes for my second visit; we were not impressed the first trip but wanted to give it a second chance since it's in the neighborhood. The food is fair but very overpriced for the quality and quantity. No need to revisit.
This is one of my favorite restaurants--love the qablee palaw (savory lamb, rice, carrots, raisins, almonds). Firni (dessert) is delicious.
Room is handsome enough, and food was acceptable. Could be a neighborhood treat with some polishing in several areas. Service was unattentive, by persons who seemed untrained in restaurant service and unconcerned with diners' needs (and not only our table).
We have been to the Sansom Kebab House many times, and have enjoyed the food and ambience. However, lately the service leaves a lot to be desired. We came with a group of 4 last week. There were no other people in the restaurant. A table had been set for us by the window. Since it was very cold we asked to move. The server said “I already set this table for you”. My husband said he would move all the place settings and glasses to a new table, which he did. The server never offered to help.
One of my favorite restaurants in Philly. Just wish I could go there and order something other than the Quablee Palaw - but it is so good! LOVE that dish. Unique flavors - very tasty. My friends love it as well.
My third time here. Very nice, attractive room with plenty of space between tables, high ceiling, not noisy. All the food was excellent. It's a BYO so bring a bottle of whatever you like. Bill was $130 for four people with dessert. Not unreasonable. Our server was efficient and we didn't have to wait long for service.
Nice place and delicious food
Service and lots of “rules” here make good food an awful experience.