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Mediterranean restaurant Kabobshak closes in Selden

Halby kebab, made with kofte beef and served

Halby kebab, made with kofte beef and served with hummus, falafel bites, rice and pickles, at now-closed Kabobshak in Selden. Credit: Daniel Brennan

Kabobshak, which brought a taste of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisine to Selden, has closed.

The restaurant specialized in preservative-free fare, from its sandwiches and salads to kebab platters and vegetarian dishes.

Kabobshak received a two-and-one-half star rating in Newsday last year. The eatery also won a place on Newsday's annual Top 100 restaurant list. It was an order-at-the-counter spot for eating in or taking out.

Popular dishes included kebabs made with beef and lamb; chicken kebab sandwich with spicy tahini sauce; falafel sandwiches; shawarma chicken, beef and lamb; "loaded" shawarma fries; a vegetarian kebab with hummus; lentil soup; grape leaves with yogurt sauce; and tabbouleh and fattoush salads; and mujadara, a combination of lentils and rice with crisp onions. Kabobshak offered house-made pita. The desserts ranged from halvah to baklava.

The most expensive dishes were rib-eye shish kebab and a mixed grill of three meats. Both were $15.99.

Kabobshak was at 680 Middle Country Rd. in Selden.

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