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Kabab Village - Lebanese Mediterranean Cuisine · Sep 26, 08:16 PM

It is not a secret that I have a bias to the many great foods I enjoyed over the years I lived in Montreal.

Aside from traditional French Canadian foods, there are cuisines from all over the world in Montreal.

My first week there, some friends took me to AMIRS which serves Lebanese Mediterranean dishes and I quickly became addicted to the shish taouk wrapped in a pita.

I had a weekly visit to AMIR (see )

How to explain the joy I felt when I first saw Kabab Village.

Although AMIRS was awesome, the leboniese food at The Kabab Village is superb and the Shish Taouk with pita was one item I missed greatly and it took oh so little time to blurt out that that is what I would have.

An amazing sight to see as chicken seasoned with a blend of spices slowly cooks on a vertical rotisserie. Then with lighting fast swings of a blade from a master chef the chicken is shaved to fall lightly onto a plate, with side orders too many to mention.

However, I do wish to address the service. Superb!
By far it was some of the most courteous and considerate service I have had. They truly cater your meal with pita and a dipping sauce lightly sprinkled with paprika and extra virgin olive oil.

The host and waitress are happy to meet each customer and assure that everything is to their liking. And to this I must give them a bunch of stars for the service alone.

My parents had never had food from this region before, so I brought them with me the second time I went. Transfixed on my meal I all but ignored what they ordered… well, for the purpose of this article I’ll call Mom right now and ask her what she had and what my dad had as well…..

Here is some good music while I find out.

(humming “Lotus Flower” by Radiohead)


“Hi Ma.”
(conversation omitted)


“Thanks Mom. Love ya. Tell Dad I’ll call him tomorrow”

Anyways.. They had the same as me. I should have remembered that. I was too hungry, too excited.

So where is this magical place?

Well anyone who has lived in Thunder Bay for a long time remembers the Robins Donuts on Syndicate across from the old IBM building near where the Inntowner used to be by the Victoriaville parkade.

The location closed and went through a few transformations, until finally it became the Lebanese delight that it now is.

It was renamed Kabab Village and for food of this flare and other middle eastern and mediterranean cruises this place is excellent and the service, smile and politeness makes me want to travel to their home country, as they set an example of the service I wish other places would aspire towards, professionally, and many people personally.

Great place. 215 Syndicate Ave South for those who don’t know where the Inntowner used to be.

I asked them a few questions while I payed the bill and gladly tipped more than 20%.

Q: What foods and from what regions do you serve?
A: lebanese mediterranean

Q: What are your plans for the future?
A: Major renovations and opening another location

Q: Is there take out and delivery
A: Yes

Q: What item is most ordered.
A: The salads and the fish fatouch shawarma

Q: Tell me about your customers, what have they said.
A: Very positive. Just try food

And I am glad they have a website. Click Here and go to their website now and check out what they offer.

Please understand that I am not literate in many (if not all) of these dishes, and I have never traveled to that part of the world. So please excuse much of my ignorance in spelling, or in my descriptions. I just know the food is wonderful and service is great.

And I also want to make sure that you are aware of the Kabab Village and that you take some time to visit and enjoy.

I hope they are here to stay for a long long time.

I will be a regular, and and in my opinion, they are far better than AMIRS in Montreal.

If you have been to AMIRS then you will known the magnitude of this compliment.

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Comment, post your own review, and I welcome feedback from the owners.

  1. Your “review” is a overreaction after a single tripIt’s a half block away, so I am sure you could make a second trip, and here’s what you doa) Ask to see the owner, whose name is Ned. Explain that you had a less than satisfactory schwarma. I think you will find him engaging and concerned about your experience.b) then any of the following1) It’s a gyro place. Get a gyro!2) For an even better experience, get the mac louba with the middle eastern salad. Wonderful.3) Try the schwarma again but with Tahini in place of the tzaziki (sp?) sauce. Much better.The best gyro in town is at Sebastian’s on the west side. ---------------------------- ****NOTE FROM THE EDITOR: I thought I had given this place a rave review. I highly recommend it. The owner is great, the food is amazing, and I have been there a few times. Kabab Village! Everyone Must Try it! It is a great place to dine on some amazing food.
    Mohamad    Nov 30, 07:47 PM    #
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