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Friday, April 28, 2017

Spireworks now serving custom kebabs in Eagle Rock



EAGLE ROCK
Spireworks has opened its second restaurant featuring roasted döner kebabs and sandwiches that can be customized to taste, Eater LA reports.

The chef behind some of the sandwich toppings is Kuniko Yagi, a veteran of Top Chef whose background also includes serving as executive chef at Comme Ça. Yagi originally worked in finance back in Japan before moving to Los Angeles and starting her food career as a server in a noodle house, according to Top Chef.

Customers decide if they want their kebab served in a sandwich or on top of a bowl of rice or salad. Then they pick a combination of meats, sauces, cheeses, veggies and other items.

Spireworks is located in the same shopping center as the new Sprouts market and a Del Taco that replaced a KFC  at the corner of Eagle Rock Boulevard and Yosemite Drive.

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9 comments

  1. For the record, I think the Del Taco has been open for several weeks
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    • Thanks for the update!

      • Several months, actually. Same for Spireworks.

        Anyway, I’ve eaten here like five times and I think it’s great! The meats are great, lots of cool sauces to try, lots of pickled things, bomb potatoes, etc. I’ve gotten the bowls every time.

  2. Went last week and it was quite good. Do wish the bowl portion was a tad larger.

  3. Spitz’ doner wraps just have more flavor than Spiresworks’. The bread at Spireworks also very cumbersome and interferes with the flavor of the meat. The Spitz wrap is thin so you get more of the flavor from the meats. Spireworks has an interesting ‘Subway’ concept where you build your own so if you’re into a lot of food choice than Spireworks is probably for you.

  4. I liked it – more of a sandwich than a kebab but tasty. I’d love to see a real Turkish / Kurdish Kebab house somehwere though, I miss a good Doner Kebab.

  5. I gave this place a try when I was visiting my dear friend Alice who lives in Eagle Rock the other day. I must say I am one of those people who likes to have a menu to choose from of dishes a chef has already formulated to be tasty, not a list of ingredients so that I have to make up my own recipe on the spot. I make decisions ALL DAY long. I prefer a simpler dining experience not one that gives me even more decisions to make.

    I imagine there must be some people who like the make up your own recipe concept. Just not me.

    The food was good, but I made some selections that didn’t really go so well together. Perhaps if I was a skilled chef I would have fun with a restaurant like this but I simply don’t have the skills to pair ingredients especially while under the pressure of people waiting in line behind me.

    • Uh, you don’t have to build your own. There are like six (or eight) prominently featured meals on the menu from which to choose. I’ve never formulated my own meal there. I just pick one of the menu items. I’m like you, I don’t like answering a bunch of yes/no questions about what I want included in my meals. And granted, even after you pick one of the menu items, they’ll still ask if you want extra stuff added – and to that I just say, “I just want whatever is included in this meal. thanks!”

      Hope Alice is doing well.

    • You can get any thing you want, with Alice, at the restaurant.

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