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Shish Kebab House

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36 La Salle Road, West Hartford, CT 06107
860-231-8400
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A great find!

We were in West Hartford exploring the downtown area. Across from Starbucks we spied the Shish Kebab House of Afghanistan. It looked from the outside like a small, hole-in-the-wall restaurant. The menu looked good so we went in. The front window area is just the base of the staircase. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 21, 2015
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Portland, Oregon
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  • Families with children
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Portland, Oregon
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229 reviews 229 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We were in West Hartford exploring the downtown area. Across from Starbucks we spied the Shish Kebab House of Afghanistan. It looked from the outside like a small, hole-in-the-wall restaurant. The menu looked good so we went in. The front window area is just the base of the staircase. The restaurant is on the next two levels up and quite... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We ordered Beef Shammi Kabob and it was the best one I've had in the recent years. Our server, Monic was really helpful and Courteous. I hope she gets appreciated by the management. Overall, if I do visit this place in future, I would definitely visit Shish Kebab House.

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Southington, CT
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The food was fantastic! Filling yet not heavy. We had the Mantoo and the Chicken Shammie Kabob. Both dishes were really delicious, flavorful, and fresh. The chicken was cooked just perfectly and the spinach rice is worth every carb. Try to get a side of the yogurt/garlic/mint sauce they put on the Mantoo; I could live on that sauce alone!... More 

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Connecticut
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138 reviews 138 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Went here on a date and was surprised how much I enjoyed it. The food was different but delicious. We shared different small plates and it was a fun evening. Service was good.

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

My wife and I always enjoy dining at this family-owned and operated restaurant in West Hartford Center. There are a number of great restaurants to choose from here, but the cuisine here may be the most unique! From the expertly prepared kebabs -- we've had the chicken, salmon, and beef -- to the marvelous sides, we never leave hungry! Of... More 

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New Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Hello, Being an Afghan i myself did visit the restaurant today, the Samosa was good rest the Qabuli Pulaw was not even closer to what we have in Afghanistan, the potato was used instead of eggplant & it was not cooked properly ( was raw). The Manto was full of onion normally we don't stuff it with as much as... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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105 reviews 105 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

The leg of lamb and sultans entres are delicious. Food always comes out hot and good portion size. The food is spiced to perfection. The wait staff is very friendly and accommodating . We asked for extra bread and to change tables and there was no problem. Overall a great dining experience and for lunch prices that are around 10-13... More 

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Swedesboro, New Jersey
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50 reviews 50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

I love Afghan food and was excited to try here.This is the only Afghan restaurant in the state of Connecticut. 1st of all the Sambosa's seemed like they were frozen and reheated no afghan spices.The bread came with butter and wasnt the true afghan bread.They had no Korma's which are very popular. The entrees came and they were very bland.Almost... More 

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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

If you visit or live in the West Hartford, CT area I highly recommend this restaurant. The authentic middle eastern / afghan food was out of this world. Great selection of drinks and appetizers. The food portions are perfect and the food prepared is great. The atmosphere is Wonderful. They also have a sister area which is a hookah lounge.... More 

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Connecticut
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2013

Excellent food, quiet and relaxed atmsophere and an overall zen food experience - quite refreshing in comparison to the typical hustle and bustle of the West Hartford restaurant scene.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 36 La Salle Road, West Hartford, CT 06107
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  West Hartford
  • Phone Number: 860-231-8400

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Afghan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?