Best Ethnic Food 2016 | 1st place | Kebaba Restaurant | Food | Bend

Best Of Central Oregon

Best Ethnic Food

1st place | Kebaba Restaurant

Serving Mediterranean and Middle Eastern food with a Bend twist for 10 years as of this October, Kebaba is your best bet for ethnic food.

Jackpot dishes include a lamb gyro made from house roasted, all natural, hormone-free lamb leg, served on a homemade fresh-baked pita. Also noteworthy are the chicken, lamb, salmon or prawn kebabs. For the herbivore in your party, Kebaba offer a vegetarian mezze that includes tastes of falafel, hummus, babaganouj, taboule salad and rice pilaf.

For flavorful profiles that up the ante, try the curried lentil soup, carrot feta jam, Imperial Stock Ranch lamb or beef burger and zataar-spiced fries, which all have rabid cult followings, according to owner Steve Koch.

Striving to bring food from exotic travels back to Bend, Koch also speaks for owners Jake Lewis and Mike Ormsby, saying, "There wasn't much variety of ethnic foods back in 2006 when we opened. We love providing an alternative to the standard Bend pub menu; our customers really enjoy the exotic flavors and appreciate the health benefits from eating this kind of cuisine." He encourages customers to stop in and check the daily lunch and dinner specials.


1004 NW Newport Ave, Bend


2nd Place: Taj Palace Indian Cuisine