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75 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 427 4075
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Cork, Ireland
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The kebabs in here are decent. That being said it was after a good amount of alcohol but none the less still enjoyed

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Thank brianfitz08
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is no doubt that they have the best kebab in Cork. The ingredients are fresh, the meat is delicious and the portions are generous. We visit the place at least once a month and never been disappointed. We always have the doner kebab. It`s so good, that I never felt I needed to try anything else :)

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Thank zfabian
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

I been in there couple times because there not that many Kebab maker in the city. If you look compare with other Kebab places in the city I can say it is one of the best but overall it is even not close place to be a Kebab house.

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Thank Ersin Y
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

The naan bread was awesome. Lettuce was fresh. I thought the lamb (gyro) meat was great. The falafel was okay, not amazing, but my friend loved it. I would definitely come back. Fast and friendly service.

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Thank ShayneFloyd
London
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

Food and place was average level. However the price on the menu given was different at the till. For this level of restaurant and food, i found the price a bit high.

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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

The grilled lamb is extremely tasty. Pieces of seasoned tender lamb are placed on top of a piece of naan bread. Topped with mayonnaise and some cabbage and onions. Served with either rice or chips. 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

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Thank likuankoh
Cork, Ireland
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016

I can't talk highly enough of this place. Amazingly fresh, delicious food. I always get the falafel which comes in fresh bread with loads of salad and sauce for only 5 euro. Would strongly recomend any vegetarian in Cork come here for food.

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Thank pippathefreegan
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Was lucky enough to find this little gem a few years ago & have been coming back ever since. So on a night out in Cork recently it was the perfect place for a bite to eat during our Pub crawl. I can honestly say I've never had a bad Kebab. Food is always cooked fresh to order. Staff were... More 

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Thank MrShankly86
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Clean fast food. Good portion size. Halaal certificate on display :). Polite staff. Meal for two with drinks bout €22. One was kebaab, fries, salad and can drink. Other was lamb cubes, rice, salad n ayran. Enough place to sit. Right in the town centre! Would go back.

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Thank LondresRose
Mountain View, California
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140 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

Awesome halal Turkish kebab house in this small but bustling street in Cork. Highly recommending the juicy, tasty lamb donner, "melts in your mouth as you sink your teeth in" level of tenderness there. The place is a cozy Mediterranean diner style establishment. Opens till late after midnight on some days.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Fast food, Mediterranean, Turkish, Middle Eastern, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 75 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Munster  >  County Cork  >  Cork
  • Phone Number: +353 21 427 4075
Description
"Fari is the Store Manager - Fresh food , very clean, make flat bread fresh in store, friendly and smiley people".

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?