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“It's Back! As a Kebob House”
Review of Kanella Grill

Kanella Grill
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Ranked #58 of 5,035 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: US$ 30 - US$ 30
Cuisines: Greek, Mediterranean
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Good for: Child-friendly, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighbourhood: City Centre East
Cross street: 10th Street
Description: Kanella is a Greek restaurant located in the Washington Square neighborhood of Philadelphia.
Reviewed 4 November 2016

When Kanella moved out of center city Philadelphia it was a real loss. It is now back as a "kebob house"--but don't think of that as quick mediocre food. We have been there twice in a month and each time the food was excellent. They had a special Baba Ganoush appetizer on our second visit that was heaven on a plate. The first time they had a fresh sardine platter that was excellent, but I would definitely have liked one more sardine (and I am not a huge eater). On the second visit I had lamb shawarma and it was abundant. Their halloumi platter is very generous. One of our diners can't eat onions and the waitstaff and chef were very helpful. Excellent warm pita and galaktoboureko so good it makes you wonder why you ever wanted anything else for dessert in your life. Good service, simple atmosphere. BYOB. No reservations. Cash only.

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Reviewed 4 November 2016

Authentic Greek cuisine--kebobs, spanakopita, etc... All fresh ingredients blended together in a way that delights the palate for everyone. Wonderful and fabulously delicious, definitely worth the visit. byob makes it even better. And the servers and the owner are great, caring people who really care about your dining experience.

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Thank Kristine C
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Reviewed 21 October 2016

Tonight was the first time I had had food from Kanella Grill. The platters offered a great variety of food. Everything was the correct temperature when the food arrived. Portions were just right. Loved the chips which were actually potato wedges. Would definitely order from here again! Everything was wonderful.

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Thank Karen S
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Reviewed 29 September 2016

An extremely good very informal restaurant featuring kebobs -- in a sandwich or as a platter. BYOB makes it even better. The food was much like the "old" Kanella's, but very casual and informal. The "chips" are big slices of potato with a delicious flavoring. We had the pork kebob platter and the lamb platter; both were superb. They come with humus, pita, tomatoes, some veggies, and either rice or the potato "chips." Overall, an outstanding meal. Two very good deserts: a semolina pudding and baklava. Best coffee we've had in a restaurant in ages.

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Thank winefishhoops
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Reviewed 14 August 2016

This restaurant recently opened under the name KANELLA GRILL. We tried it out for lunch. We each ordered the gyro which was pretty good and of decent size. I think it is a great place to enjoy lunch with friends. The servers were attentive and friendly. However, I think they need to rethink their pricing. It was somewhat expensive. Other than that, I would go back again for lunch.

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Thank SouthPhillyPT19148
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