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10 Best Kebobs in Salt Lake City 2024

Is it kebob or kebab? Or are you looking for a skewer or souvlaki? Whatever – it’s undeniable that roasted and grilled meats are some of the most delicious dishes out there. Here’s our favorite spots for skewered, grilled and roasted proteins in Utah. We cover all the bases, Iranian to Greek to Lebanese.

1 – Zeitoon Cafe

Zeitoon Cafe kabobs and bread
Zeitoon Cafe – kabobs and bread

Pictured above are the chicken and koobideh kebob from Zeitoon Cafe in Midvale. In particular the ground beef kabob is spectacular – perhaps the very best version of this dish we’ve tasted in Utah. The meat is impeccably seasoned and mixed with a luxurious amount of rich fattiness. The result is a pliable, almost sausage like texture. While the saffron rice is stellar, if ordered with bread, the kabobs are served lovingly wrapped – soaking up all that glorious juice for bonus points.

751 Fort Union Blvd, Midvale, UT 84047
(801) 569-2004

2 – Best Chicken And Ribs

Best Chicken And Ribs - chicken skewer plate
Best Chicken And Ribs – chicken skewer plate

This mom and pop restaurant in South Salt Lake absolutely has the best chicken in town as far as we’re concerned. The chicken is never anything but juicy and packed with bright flavor. That rice too, I’ve been trying to perfect that for years myself…

111 E 2700 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84115
(801) 466-8311

3 – Shahrazad Market

Shahrazad Market - Shahrazad special
Shahrazad Market – Shahrazad special

One of the best Middle Eastern spots in Utah, and home to fabulous kebobs. It’s hard to beat the price/value of Shahrazad, a visit will always leave you happy, smiling and full.

1615 2100 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84119
(801) 975-9977

4 – Kabob Stop

Kabob Stop - kabob collection
Kabob Stop – kabob collection

When you have Kabob right there in your name above the door – you better have the goods when it comes to the grilled stuff. Thankfully this South Salt Lake spot does, cooking up five different styles of kabob from red hued chicken tikka through a spicy, flattened patty, chapli kabob/

291 E 3300 S, South Salt Lake, UT 84115
(801) 466-9144

5 – Beirut Cafe

Beirut Cafe - kabobs, kibbeh, hummus, rice, zaatar bread
Beirut Cafe – kabobs, kibbeh, hummus, rice, zaatar bread

A fun Lebanese spot in the center of the SL valley and home to a diverse menu of mouth watering dishes. A mixed grill plate includes a trio of kebobs, you’ll probably want to add on their awesome kibbeh as well.

1326 E 5600 S, Salt Lake City, UT 84121
(801) 679-1688

6 – Zaferan Cafe

Zaferan Cafe - beef koobideh
Zaferan Cafe in Cottonwood Heights – beef koobideh

If there’s a better spot for koobideh in Utah, I’ve not found it yet. Plump and juicy kabobs made form seasoned ground beef, then grilled to sizzling perfection. The rice here is first class too.

7835 Highland Dr, Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121
(801) 944-6234

7 – Afghan Kitchen

Afghan Kitchen take out
Afghan Kitchen take out

Home to SLC’s best Afghan food – which means some great grilled chicken!

3142 S Main St, South Salt Lake, UT 84115
(385) 229-4155

8 – Mano Thai Diner

Mano Thai Diner - grilled chicken
Mano Thai Diner – grilled chicken

We’d be remiss to not include the Thai classic satay. This South Salt Lake spot cooks up beautifully juicy chicken satay, replete with that smoky kiss from the grill. Bonus points – the restaurant has a drive through for grab and go dinners.

41 W 3300 S, South Salt Lake, UT 84115
(801) 485-1209

9 – Sumac Cafe

2578 Bengal Blvd, Cottonwood Heights, UT 84121
(801) 733-4444

10 – Saffron Valley

Saffron Valley - chicken kebabs (Saffron Valley)
Saffron Valley – chicken kebabs (Saffron Valley)

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