Our Story

Beyond the exquisite dishes, it’s the sense of family and tradition that truly sets us apart

Welcome to Sam’s Flaming Grill, a beloved culinary destination where tradition and flavor converge in the heart of Southern California. Our story begins with Sam’s parents, who laid the foundation for our family-owned restaurant with a deep-seated passion for authentic Mediterranean cuisine. From humble beginnings, they built a legacy of hospitality and culinary excellence that Sam and his wife proudly continue today.

Steeped in tradition and rooted in family values, Sam’s Flaming Grill has flourished, expanding to five convenient locations across the region. With four charming spots nestled in the picturesque landscapes of Santa Clarita, California, and one bustling establishment in vibrant East Los Angeles, we’ve become an integral part of the local dining landscape, offering a taste of the Mediterranean to all who seek it.

At the heart of our establishment lies a commitment to quality and authenticity that has been passed down through generations. From the moment you step through our doors, you’re greeted with the warm aroma of spices and grilled meats, a tantalizing preview of the culinary journey that awaits.

Our menu showcases a treasure trove of Mediterranean delights, each dish a testament to our dedication to preserving time-honored recipes and flavors. Take, for example, our famous hummus, a creamy blend of chickpeas, tahini, and olive oil crafted from Sam’s parents’ original recipe. Served alongside your choice of lavash or pita bread, it’s a timeless classic that has delighted customers since 2003.

Then there is our succulent chicken kabob, marinated to excellence and grilled to tender, juicy perfection. Each bite is a symphony of flavors, with the vibrant colors of fresh vegetables complementing the rich, savory notes of the meat.

And let’s not forget our mouthwatering shawarma, a culinary masterpiece that epitomizes the essence of Sam’s Flaming Grill. Slow-roasted to perfection on a vertical spit, the tender strips of meat are shaved off and nestled in fluffy pita pockets, creating a harmonious blend of spices and textures that leave taste buds tingling with delight.

But beyond the exquisite dishes, it’s the sense of family and tradition that truly sets us apart. As the years pass and the city around us evolves, Sam’s Flaming Grill remains a steadfast beacon of tradition, flavor, and the enduring bonds of family. We invite you to join us on a culinary journey that honors the past while embracing the future—a journey that begins with a single bite and leaves you craving more. Welcome to the family. Welcome to Sam’s Flaming Grill.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to preserve and share the rich traditions of Mediterranean cuisine while providing a warm and welcoming dining experience for our guests.

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