Falafel sandwich

Village Kabob, Ocean Beach

Falafel sandwich w/ a salad
Eater rating: 3.2 / 5  3.15

The Village Kabob is located in Ocean Beach on the corner of Newport and Cable. They offer the typical Greek fare: falafel, moussaka, gyros, kabobs, and sandwiches. While we found the falafels to be good, the majority of the food we’ve eaten there has been under-seasoned. If you want greek and live in ob this place is pretty much the only option. If you want greek and live anywhere else in the community we would suggest trying a different restaurant.

A: so, this was our second time eating at the village kabob. the first time, over a year ago, we didn’t really like it, but this time it was pretty tasty. i think it’s definitely hit or miss with this place.
T: I think they might have a tendency to under-salt things. That was my main complaint both times.
A: i agree. the first time we ate there i remember thinking it was way under-seasoned. this time, though, i thought my falafels were really tasty. some of the better falafels i’ve had actually. great flavor, nice texture. the accompanying salad was a whole other story. the dressing tasted like they had just poured straight vinegar on to it! i love vinegar and all but enough is enough!

Gyros sandwich
Gyros sandwich

Greek french fries
Greek french fries

Tyler, sleepy
Sedated from gyros, holding my eyes open

T: My gyros sandwich was pretty tasty… a tad under-salted, but tasty anyway. I really liked the bite of falafel sandwich that I had. Overall it was far better than our first experience. I’d give it a 2.8/5 for our first visit, and 3.8/5 for our second visit, for an average of 3.3/5. If you’re wanting greek food and you’re walking around OB, it’s a decent place to go.
A: not to mention the only place to go! if you just want greek food and you’re in san diego, i wouldn’t waste my time with a trip to OB to get it. the falafels were good, but that’s pretty much it. i give the village kabob a 3.0/5. if you want falafels, they’re your man. if you want anything else, try a different venue.
T: Hmph, well I don’t think any trip to OB is really a waste of time 😛
A: agreed… unless of course you are dying for some great greek food.

11 comments so far:

  1. Kat says:

    Hey guys!!! Happy New Year!!!

  2. Vanessa says:

    I’m trying to kick my falafel habit…I haven’t had one for 24 hours but I’ve thought about them…and then I arrive here and now I really want one. I vote the falafel “The Most Perfect Non-meat food, excluding pie and mac n cheese, ever”

  3. Bobby says:

    I’m smoking two chickens

  4. Sorina says:

    Wow, those look delicious!
    This is the first time on your blog. It’s great. Love the layout.

  5. Bobby says:

    and making muscadine vinegar

  6. Bobbi says:

    So basically we stick to the Olympic Cafe on Texas or the Greek place at Seaport Village, I guess. Got totally creeped out by the weird folks who are moving into OB territory lately.

  7. Tina says:

    I tried to give you a holler at the contact address us @ What Were Eating dot com in every combination possible and decided to try you both here.
    I have been searching for an amazing recipe for Shepherd’s Pie. I have never had it, or attempted it but have some venison in the freezer I was thinking about using for it. Of course I want the recipe that has cheddar cheese in the mashed potato topping. Can you help me out?
    Thanks in advance,

  8. Amanda says:

    Hi Tina! sorry for the lack of response via email! both t & i are really bad about checking that email account… sometimes over a month goes by before we get around to it. oops! i’ll see what i can do about whipping up a shepherd’s pie recipe within the next week. if i can lay my hands on any ground venison i will even include that in the recipe, but i will for sure do the cheddar cheese in the mashed potato topping for you! gimme one week. :-)

  9. savra says:

    hello! i love what you doing (specially that new foodporn)
    but i need to say here that falafel isnt greek thing.
    thank you though for all the goodies

  10. Amanda says:

    hi savra! thanks for stopping in! seriously? falafels aren’t a greek thing?!? that’s nuts – considering every greek restaurant i’ve ever been to in the usa has falafels on their menu! btw, your website is filled with some seriously good looking food! :-)

  11. savra says:

    thank you very much