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This article is about the standard kebab. For other uses, see Kebab (disambiguation).
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A kebab is a food item that heals a random amount of life points based on maximum life points, and may raise Attack, Strength, and Defence stats temporarily, or decrease any stat. Kebabs can be bought from Karim in western Al Kharid for 1 coin each. Additionally, members can purchase it from Kjut in Keldagrim south-east of the north bridge.

Using a kebab on a cornucopia will only add 14% of the player's life points (rounded down), not the maximum a kebab can heal.

It can theoretically heal up to 2684 (with 99 Constitution, 98 Firemaking, bonfire boost, Font of Life), making the highest possible one-bite healing food in free-to-play, but the chance of it happening is very low.

Effect[edit | edit source]

Upon eating the kebab, you will receive the following message:

  • You eat the kebab.

You will then receive a message following that which will explain the effect of the kebab which can be good or bad. If the effect is good, the kebab will heal you and may possibly also boost certain stats; the exact message you receive then will depend upon how many life points are healed.

Expensive spices have no effect on kebabs' healing.

Eating a kebab at full health either does nothing, with no additional message given, or lowers skill levels of the player.

It is possible for the kebab to be bad, lowering one or several stats when eaten instead of healing life points. If the effect is bad, the kebab will lower one or more of your stats, and the message you receive will depend upon which stat(s), if any, have been lowered, which could be in any skill(s), including any combat or non-combat skill(s), except for Constitution. One could have any stats lowered, including stats in members-only skills, even as a non-member or on a free-to-play world.

It is also possible for a kebab to have no effect at all, and if this occurs then the message received will reflect that. The following table shows possible messages that may be received upon eating a kebab and their respective effects on the player:

Message Effect Rarity [source needed]
It restores some life points. Heals 10% - 7.3% of total life points[1] Very common
That was a good kebab. You feel a lot better. Heals 20% - 14.6% of total life points[2] Uncommon
Wow, that was an amazing kebab! You feel really invigorated. Heals 31% - 26% of total life points[3]; boosts Attack, Strength, and Defence by 2 levels Very rare
That kebab didn't seem to do a lot. No effect Uncommon
That tasted very dodgy. You feel very ill. Eating the kebab has done damage to some of your stats. Lowers Attack, Strength, and Defence by 3 levels. Rare
That tasted a bit dodgy. You feel a bit ill. Eating the kebab has damaged your skill stat. Lowers skill level in the named skill by 3 Uncommon
  1. ^
  2. ^
    This is always twice of the "low" heal.
  3. ^

Locations[edit | edit source]

Store locations[edit | edit source]

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Drop sources[edit | edit source]

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  1. ^ a b c There is further information on this drop; see the associated page for details.

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • update 21 January 2001 (Update):
    • Kebab shop opens in Al Kharid.
    • Eating kebabs has a random effect. They're normally good, but rumour has it that a few of them are a bit dodgy. They'll never kill you though.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Originally, a dodgy kebab would damage a player's life points. This was changed so players trying to heal would not be killed by mistake.
  • Kebabs used to be able to be poisoned and looked the same when they were poisoned compared to when they weren't poisoned. This feature was removed since scammers would trade victims poisoned kebabs and the victim wouldn't be able to know whether the kebab was poisoned or not.
  • Kebabs in RuneScape are specifically based on the real-life doner kebab, originating from Turkey, sometimes stuffed into pitta bread as with the player-made Ugthanki kebab, and a popular street food in the United Kingdom where Jagex is based in, brought by Turkish immigrants. Karim's kebab cooker closely resembles the way doner kebab is traditionally roasted.