New: The Kebabery
Photo by Samantha L. Yelp.com
Opened by the owners of Camino, one of Oakland’s best restaurants, The Kebabery recently took over the former space of Salsipuedes in the gentrified but still rough-around-the-edges Longfellow neighborhood. At 5 p.m., a graffiti-splashed aluminum door rolls up to reveal a gleaming dining room with a smiling staff and tidy open kitchen. The all-organic menu offers skewers of herbed ground lamb, turmeric-laced chicken (our favorite), and meaty mushrooms. Grilled flatbread, piles of fresh herbs, and a range of simple, vibrant salads can be combined to create any number of plates or wraps. Additional skewers are just $6, flash-fried shoestring potatoes are $5, and a deadly chocolate pudding is only $4—so be ready to pile it on at the order counter. (Dishes are delivered to your table.) A few select wines, beers, and on our visit, a sweet but pucker-inducing hibiscus-herb punch create a full-dining experience. 4201 Market St., (510) 922-1601, thekebaberyoakland.com. Dinner Thurs.–Mon.