Flemington Kebab House

10 Best Kebab Shops in Melbourne

Kebabs, how can a combo of meat, bread and salad be so simple yet so satisfying? Drizzle it with garlic sauce and you have yourself a match made in heaven. There are many vehicles to get this delicious grilled meat in your belly from lahmacuns and pita rolls to Turkish bread, Halal snack packs, souvlaki and more.

Everyone has their favourite spot for kebab in Melbourne, but there’s no reason not to try every place on our list the next time you’re out and about. After all, a night out on the town isn’t complete without that late-night urge to eat a kebab like nobody’s watching.

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Katik | Image: Supplied

1. Katik

For the best kebabs in Melbourne, you really can’t go wrong with Katik. Serving up traditional Adana kebab and Turkish pide, at Katik everything is made from scratch and it makes a noticeable difference. Being one of the best kebab shops in Melbourne means you’ll often find a line outside waiting to get in the place but it is absolutely worth the wait.

Known for: Traditional Adana kebab

Address: 349 Barry Road, Campbellfield VIC 3061
Phone: (03) 9357 9997
Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-9pm

Katik

Kebab on a big silver platter
Glenny Kebabs | Image: Supplied

2. Glenny Kebabs

Since 2016 Glenny Kebabs has been a popular destination for kebab lovers and has gained recognition as one of the best kebab shops Melbourne has to offer. They also have a few non-traditional items on the menu such as sweet potato fries, mock meat for vegetarians and wedges. For dessert try the Nutella kebab or ice cream doughnuts.

Known for: HSPs with sweet potato fries

Address: 285 – 287 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley VIC 3150
Phone: (03) 9376 2767
Hours: Mon-Sun 11am-1am

Glenny Kebabs

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Flemington Kebab House | Image: Supplied

3. Flemington Kebab House

Flemington Kebab House is the place to be for charcoal grill kebabs, Turkish pide, Gozleme, plus all the other side extras that make a 3 am snack turn into a feast! If you’ve really got the munchies then we highly recommend the HSP or Halal Snack Pack which comes with lamb or chicken, chips, cheese, drizzled with garlic, chilli and barbeque sauce.

Known for: Falafel kebab with chilli dip

Address: 301 Racecourse Road, Kensington VIC 3031
Phone: (03) 9376 2767
Hours: Mon-Thurs 11am-10.30pm, Fri-Sat 11am-3am

Fleminton Kebab House

Lambs On Malvern street view
Lambs On Malvern | Image: Supplied

4. Lambs On Malvern

For that something, extra special, Lambs on Malvern offers up some of the best kebabs in Melbourne. It looks like your typical kebab joint but the bread is soft and the charcoal meat is to die for. If you want real lamb that’s marinated and cooked perfectly and not that processed stuff, then this is the place for you.

Known for: Souvlaki, charcoal-grilled lamb

Address: 245 Malvern Road, South Yarra VIC 3141
Hours: Mon-Thurs 11am-10.30pm, Fri-Sat 11am-4am
Phone: (03) 9826 8201

Lambs on Malvern

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Kebab Thyme | Image: Supplied

5. Kebab Thyme

Traditional Turkish cooking is what Kebab Thyme is all about. They have multiple variations of kebabs you’ll probably have a hard time picking just one. Their HSP is a popular dish that includes lamb or chicken, chips, cheese plus toppings of your choice. Try their Gozella for dessert, a delicious Turkish pastry filled with Nutella and served with maple syrup.

Address: 371 Springvale Road, Glen Waverley VIC 3150
Hours: Tues-Thurs 5pm-9:30pm, Fri 5pm-11:59pm, Sat-Sun 5pm-12:30am

Address: Shop 1/1015 Burwood Hwy, Ferntree Gully VIC 3156
Hours: Tues-Thurs 11am-10pm, Fri 11:00am-1am, Sat 12pm-1am, Sun 4pm-10pm

Kebab Thyme

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Melbourne Kebab Station | Image: Supplied

6. Melbourne Kebab Station

Get your kebab fix at Melbourne Kebab Station. The perfect lunch pick-me-up or late-night fixer-up, it’s all about a solid kebab here. Juicy meat, fluffy warm bread and crispy fresh salad. It’s often the simplest things in life that are the best. For a little bit of everything, get the popular mixed grill with chicken and lamb shish, adana kebab, dips, bread and more.

Known for: Mixed grill, Turkish bread

Address: 451 Sydney Road, Coburg VIC 3058
Hours: Mon-Sun 9am-9pm
Phone: (03) 9355 7766

Melbourne Kebab Station

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Hawthorn Grill & Kebab House | Image: Supplied

7. Hawthorn Grill & Kebab House

This Melbourne kebab shop offers juicy charcoal-grilled lamb and that’s just one of Hawthorn Grill and Kebab Houses’ enticements. Not only do they have quality ingredients but the prices aren’t too bad either and the shop’s atmosphere is a step up from your average kebab shop. Grab a lamb kebab with delicious garlic sauce or try one of their HSPs with chips and any choice of sauce.

Known for: Charcoal lamb, HSP

Address: 347-349 Burwood Road, Hawthorn VIC 3122
Hours: Mon 10am-4pm, Tues 10.30am-12am, Wed 10.30am-4am, Thurs 11am-4am, Fri 11am-12am, Sat 12am-12am, Sun 10.30am-12am
Phone: 0405 706 647

Hawthorn Grill & Kebab House

Lipo's Kebabs street view
Lipo’s Kebabs | Image: Supplied

8. Lipo’s Kebabs

Lipo’s Kebabs is no-frills which is exactly what you want when it’s late at night and you’re in the mood for something to fill your belly. Get a lamb, chicken, mixed or vegetarian kebab plus a drink for just $10 or a large HSP for just $15 including chilli, hummus and cheese. It’s a no-brainer.

Known for: jalapeno, garlic sauce, price

Address: 551 Geelong Road, Brooklyn VIC 3012
Hours: Mon-Sun 5pm-2.30am
Phone: 0429 954 767

Lipo’s Kebabs

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Gazi | Image: Supplied

9. Gazi

If you’re after a bit of oomph with your kebab (or souvlaki in this case), and a little more pizzazz than your average kebab shop, then Gazi has you covered. It’s Greek street food with a punch, including their famous and delicious soft shell crab souvlaki served with Japanese mayo, mint, coriander and honey plus dips and pita with beetroot, whipped feta and horseradish. Yum!

Known for: soft shell crab souvlaki, pork belly

Address: 2 Exhibition Street, Melbourne VIC 3000
Hours: Tues-Fri 12pm-3pm, 5pm-9.30pm, Sat-Sun 12pm-10pm
Phone: (03) 9826 8201

Gazi

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Istanbul Kebab | Image: Supplied

10. Istanbul Kebab

Located in Fitzroy, Istanbul Kebab is the perfect kebab shop in Melbourne for a tasty treat on the way home. Choose from lamb, chicken or a mix for your kebab and pick your extras like cheese, olives, chilli sauce and more. Also try their highly praised gozleme which includes savoury fillings like spinach, cheese, mushroom and pumpkin.

Known for: Gozleme, homemade chilli sauce

Address: 143 Smith Street, Fitzroy VIC 3065
Hours: Mon-Tues 9.30am-12am, Thurs-Sat 9.30am-5am, Sun 9.30am-3am
Phone: (03) 9486 9786

Istanbul Kebab

General FAQs

What is in a kebab?

Most kebab shops in Australia will offer protein fillings of either chicken, lamb or falafel. From there you can add your own combination for salad and sauce.

Where did the kebab originate?

While the kebab concept has been around Middle Eastern cultures for centuries, what we know as a kebab actually originated in Germany. A Turkish-born German restaurateur, widely credited with having in 1972, in West Berlin, introduced or invented the fast food sandwich commonly known as the kebab.

What is the ‘Holy Trinity’?

In kebab circles, the ‘Holy Trinity’ is the combination of garlic, BBQ and chilli sauces, generally squirted all over a pile of shaved lamb or chicken.

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