Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Grilling fine food in Sorrento Valley

The Sorrento Valley hi-tech area gets a brand new eatery in the form of Skewers, the brain child of Ahmad Sakha. Having spent 10 years of professional life in corporate finance and global business development of a wireless semiconductor company in Sorrento Valley, and over 4 years in privately held companies, Ahmad always looked for fresh, healthy and tasty eating options. That motivated him to bring healthy and quality food to the market place and corporate clientele in the area.

He started working on a concept a couple of years ago while earning valuable experience in the food industry with a Quiznos outlet. His ideas finally formed shape on October 1st 2007 as he opened Skewers to the general public. With a strong focus on offering a healthy food with rich flavors, Ahmad and his wife Latifa have worked on an innovative menu with infusion of Greek, Persian and Afghan tastes. Ahmad's globe-trotting to land of exotic food and spices coupled with an Mediterranean connection further helped him perfect the tastes. He has also taken great care to hand-picked chefs well-versed in Greek and Persian cooking.

Ahmad and Latifa have a strong commitment to using only the freshest ingredients. The food at Skewers is cooked fresh at the time of order. The patrons who dine here can be rest assured that Skewers never uses frozen/caned produce or artificial coloring and flavors in their cooking. Even the meat is trimmed by the chefs everyday.

Skewers also caters to guests with varied food habits by offering a huge selection of vegetarian appetizers, entrees and sides. Skewers even alters spice levels to suit individual tastes. Early next year, patrons will also have an opportunity to taste some specialty dishes as part of Skewers' daily and weekly specials. There are plans to add wine and beer to the menu in the near future. Breakfast will soon be served between the hours of 6 am and 10 am .

In terms of the setting, Skewers is spacious and aims to provide a close-to-fine-dining experience in its ambiance and tastes, but at very reasonable prices. The decor is chic with HDTVs and soon-to-be added wifi hot spots. Apart from dine-ins, Skewers is also fully equipped to handle catering and hosting parties/events. With the patrons already appreciating the tastes and quality, Ahmad aims to expand Skewers into a popular restaurant chain to continue offering the same high-quality food at reasonable prices.

Skewers is located in
9254 Scranton Road, #106
San Diego, CA - 92121
Phone (858) 658-0109
Fax (858) 658-0107

Hours of Operation
Monday through Friday - 10 am to 7 pm
(Breakfast coming shortly - 6 am to 10 am )
Saturday - 11 am to 4 pm
Sunday - Closed
Available "after hours" for private events

Food Photos copyright: Skewers
Decor Photos copyright: Bhadri

Presenting "Skewers coupon" for your savings !!


Sindhu said...

Thank you Dear Weekend Warrior for dropping by and your wishes

Best Wishes for you Diwali

Great Day ahead

Sameera said...

That's really yummy! :)

Mohan Kumar said...

very spicy post :)

NeoAuteur said...

The dishes look delicious. I have to try the new eatery out when I have time.

Weekend Warrior said...

Thanks Sindhu for the wishes. Sameera and Mohan, If you like kabobs and skewers, this is the place to go.

Neoauteur, I've tasted vegetarian food here. It's pretty good (esp the veggie sambosas)

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Gautam said...

thanks a lot,
ur blog is nice too.
vl u like to have link exchange ..

Weekend Warrior said...

Hi Gautam, thanks for stopping by. Sure we can.

Lavanya said...

Damn, awesome post, unfortunately I'm a million miles too far away.
Oh well, humour me, hows the vegeterian selection there?

Neha Nair said...

happy diwaliii! food and 'neha' are synonymous :) :)

Tracy said...

That food looks sooo tasty! I wish we had some restaurant like that close to where I live.

Weekend Warrior said...

Lavanya, it does have a good selection of veggie food. Check out the latest post about Ecstasy. Hope that should be at a stone's throw away from you.

Neha, Happy Diwali to you too.

Tracy, I've tasted only vegetarian food and it is quite tasty.

C R D said...

nice review. are the prices reasonable?

Anonymous said...

I disagree with the positive comments regarding Skewers Restaurant in Sorrento Valley. Food, service and owner - TERRIBLE!

Weekend Warrior said...

@ Anonymous, I'm sorry you had a bad experience. Thanks for your feedback though.

Anonymous said...

This place is fantastic! Great food and service at a good price. A nice change for the Sorrento Valley area.

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