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Gecko kebab (also spelled "kabob" in some versions) is a consumable item in Fallout: New Vegas.


The gecko kebab provides a modest amount of health, restoring a total of 80 HP at the Survival skill level necessary to craft it. It is also the best of the minority of food items that provide significant restoration to both the player character's Dehydration and Starvation levels while in hardcore mode.

Survival skill effect

SkillEffectHardcore effect
10+1 Hit Points for 40s-60 Dehydration , -96 Starvation 
20+1 Hit Points for 40s-70 Dehydration , -112 Starvation 
30+1 Hit Points for 40s-80 Dehydration , -128 Starvation 
40+1 Hit Points for 40s-90 Dehydration , -144 Starvation 
50+2 Hit Points for 40s-100 Dehydration , -160 Starvation 
60+2 Hit Points for 40s-110 Dehydration , -176 Starvation 
70+2 Hit Points for 40s-120 Dehydration , -192 Starvation 
80+2 Hit Points for 40s-130 Dehydration , -208 Starvation 
90+2 Hit Points for 40s-140 Dehydration , -224 Starvation 
100+3 Hit Points for 40s-150 Dehydration , -240 Starvation 
Note: Radiation is not affected by Survival skill level.


This item can be crafted by the player character.

Creation requirements

Gecko kebab (2)


Gecko kebabs are occasionally sold by Genaro in Freeside, who will have up to six kebabs in stock.


  • Prior to patch the crafting recipe for gecko kebabs called for one buffalo gourd seed in addition to its other ingredients.
  • With the necessary Survival skill and the necessary ingredients (which are common enough in the Mojave), in Hardcore mode, this recipe is more beneficial than that of gecko steaks. While gecko steaks provide a more immediate healing effect, gecko kebabs provide a better overall healing potential, are slightly better at relieving Starvation, and can also relieve Dehydration.


PCPC Playstation 3Playstation 3 Xbox 360Xbox 360 Although it is referred to by the campfire recipe and internally as "gecko kebab", the item itself is named "gecko kabob" in some versions of the game. [verified]