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Shish Kabob

438 Fayetteville St, City Plaza, Raleigh, NC 27601-1741
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Ranked #228 of 1,212 restaurants in Raleigh
Cuisines: Mediterranean
Most recent review
- Jun 30, 2014
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84% Recommend
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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Even though it qualifies as fast food, this place has the best lamb gyros and kabobs around Raleigh. And their other offerings (pita, hummus, tabouli, greek salads, etc.) are all top notch. I would place their food above Neomonde, Greek Fiesta, etc. any day. My comments are for their branch in Pinecrest Shopping Center out on Leesville Rd.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

This is a take out restaurant - - it has a few chairs for a lunch counter, but essentially its take-out. That being said, you will not be disappointed with anything I've ordered. The ingredients are fresh, or as fresh as a gyro block can be anyway. If you get the kafta kabobs make sure they cook them thoroughly, I've... More

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92 reviews 92 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

It's a small place, so seating outside in the plaza is a must. The staff was friendly and the lamb gyros are great. Fresh toppings and some of the best pita bread, make this an authentic dish. I don't know if the hummus was homemade or not, but it was good. The prices were a little high, but the food... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

Best gyro in Raleigh!! Juicy lamb and beef with fresh tomatoes and cucumber sauce that did not over power the rest of the ingredients.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

I was visiting from Baltimore, Maryland and was lucky enough to purchase lunch on Sat. April 6. I ordered the veggie platter and it was more than delicious. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The falafel transported me back to Egypt where I had them for the first time. If I ever get back to Raleigh, you will be my first stop.... More

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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220 reviews 220 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

When I'm on a Mediterranean kick, Shish Kabob is my go-to spot for lunch. The menu has undergone some price increases recently, which makes me hesitant to go more often. It's a little painful to spend $10+ on a lunch. The food, however, is very good. Sometimes the waits can be a while, but more often than not, you're getting... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Whenever I go to Shish Kabob, I ALWAYS order their cheeseburger and fries. I know it's not a typical Middle Eastern dish, but OMG is soooo good!! I has to be about a pound of hamburger, seasoned to perfection with I think mozzarella cheese. The fries are huge too. I've never been able to finish the entire burger and fry... More

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Locust Grove, Georgia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

The food is fresh and very good. We ate here during our stay in Raleigh and later tried La Volta. We should have gone back here instead. Try it you WILL like it.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

If you are at he convention center or on Fayetteville street and want something a little different this place is a good choice. The food is made fresh in front of you and its very Yummy. There is no seating inside but on a beautiful day being outside is wonderful.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

I often enjoy getting a kabob platter for a tasty, healthy, lunch. Alternatively, they often have a gyro lunch special with fries and a drink that hits the spot without putting too much of a dent in the wallet. This is strictly a take out place, but there are (uncovered) tables on City Plaza outside.

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