Moby Dick: A wallet-friendly taste of another culture

Finding cheap eats – or cheap anything, for that matter – in Boston is no easy task. Four-dollar coffees and fifteen-dollar movies don’t make Beantown easy on the wallet, but Moby Dick House of Kabobs at 269 Huntington Ave. is the perfect place to get a good meal for a good price.

The walls are lined with collages of foreign currency, adding to the international feel.

Once they work their way through the frustratingly awkward set of front doors (handicap accessible, despite the hassle), diners find themselves in a simple, comfortable space. At the back of the seating area is a counter, and on it a menu with refreshingly small numbers; dishes range from $5.95 to $22.95 (swordfish isn’t cheap).

Anything from simple rice or garden salad to Gheimeh Bademjan – which I might order if I had the slightest clue how to pronounce – can be cooked up to order in around 10 minutes.

I kept it simple (and cheap) and got the lamb kabob sandwich (tender pieces of lamb marinated in saffron and our homemade spices wrapped in pita with hummus, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, and house dressing) and a root beer. For $10.70 (cash only – they don’t take cards), I had a refreshingly tasty meal. I advise against any sandwiches there if you happen to be dining and a nice suit as the house dressing can end up shooting out of the pita wrap in just about any direction. But my T-shirt took the blow and I enjoyed my sandwich too much to worry about it.



269 Huntington Ave.

Boston, Ma 02115

Phone: (617)-236-5511


  • Monday – Wednesday: 11:00 am – 10:30 pm
  • Thursday – Saturday: 11:00 am – 12:00 am
  • Sunday: 11:00 am – 9:30 pm

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