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Shish Kebab House

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Middle Eastern, Afghani
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36 La Salle Road, West Hartford, CT 06107
860-231-8400
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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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 37
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Worth going back a second time

Had the pleasure of running up on this lovely restaurant recently, although I only visited the bar areas for small plates and cocktails. That being said, what I did get to experience was a cozy and non-crowded bar area that opened up to a couple of floors of dining. Our small plates were seasoned... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 13, 2015
Alwxa
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Hartford, Connecticut
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

This is in the heart of West Hartford and a cozy comfortable restaurant with nice ambience. Makes you feel your somewhere exotic. Big problem is that for a Shish Kebab house,I found the meat not great. It was dry without flavor and all I tasted was a burnt taste. But the side dishes were out of this world. Best rice... More 

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Thank 5bikes2dogs
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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015 via mobile

Had the pleasure of running up on this lovely restaurant recently, although I only visited the bar areas for small plates and cocktails. That being said, what I did get to experience was a cozy and non-crowded bar area that opened up to a couple of floors of dining. Our small plates were seasoned well, savory and actually quite filling.... More 

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Thank Alwxa
Tampa, Florida
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197 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

Service was good. Food tasted great. Price was pretty reasonable. Nice location. I highly recommend my favorites - sautéed fish, spinach rice and pumpkin purée.

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Thank Mailoha
Ridgefield, Connecticut
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015 via mobile

If you're in the mood for real authentic Afghan food, pay this place a visit. After two tours of duty in Afghanistan, I thought I'd be sick of the food, but let me tell you, the chefs here know how to elevate it to an art. The ingredients of maize, barley and rice with lamb and the vegetables are all... More 

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Thank ChaunceyVL
Sanibel Island, Florida
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

We love this place and have enjoyed several dinners here each year. It's always my pick to celebrate my birthday. We usually order the Afgan House Dinner Treat. It offers an assortment of appetizers, Shish kabob meats and fabulous side dishes. We take home the leftovers and enjoy them for another meal. We have introduced many friends to this restaurant... More 

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Thank Jan W
West Hartford, Connecticut
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

My wife and I absolutely love the atmosphere and the cuisine at this restaurant. I have never visited Afghanistan but I am told that the cooks are all authentic and the food is all wonderful. I would recommend going with at least five in your party and ordering a "family meal", which is served in big platters and is way... More 

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Thank JMichael H
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We love this place because the food and service are consistently good, the happy hour menu is great, and the atmosphere is warm and sweet.

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Thank Swanji
Bar Harbor, Maine
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115 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

As trivial as this sounds, the Shish Kebab House rice was great! It was like a long grain wild rice and was absolutely delicious. It was the perfect accompaniment to other dishes and bold flavors. Unable to decide, I got a lamb, chicken, and beef combo. The beef shammi was overcooked, the lamp was terrific, and the chicken was children.... More 

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Thank Mike M
Hartford, Connecticut
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67 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015

The food is super healthy with lots of vegetables. Try the homemade pumpkin. The atmosphere is friendly and the waitress very helpful. I will go again.

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Thank JLB010
West Hartford CT
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214 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

This is a go-to spot for my wife and her colleagues when they are celebrating a new staff member or a retirement, and the food is always great. Big dining room, with a slightly noisy bar in the front, but usually it is not a factor. The dish is there always really flavorful and well-prepared and I look forward to... More 

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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: Middle Eastern, Afghani

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?