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Shish Kebab Mediterranean Grill

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1450 Bethel Road, Columbus, OH 43220
614-273-4444
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 11
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  • 7
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nicely done Mediterranean food

I went here with my wife and sister-in-law and found it to be a very pleasant experience. We shared a spinach pie appetizer which was quite large, maybe it would have been too much for just two--depending on your appetite. Very tasty. I had the rib-eye steak kebab which was quite delicious... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 15, 2014
jaydub1948
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Columbus, OH
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Columbus, OH
Top Contributor
132 reviews 132 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I have been to Café Shish Kebab many times, remaining a customer even through several name changes and menus. In the last couple years they increased prices and fancied-up the dining room. It has a very nice ambiance. I had lamb and smoked eggplant which were quite good. I also like their bread and red pepper dipping sauce. My husband... More 

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Columbus, OH
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

I went here with my wife and sister-in-law and found it to be a very pleasant experience. We shared a spinach pie appetizer which was quite large, maybe it would have been too much for just two--depending on your appetite. Very tasty. I had the rib-eye steak kebab which was quite delicious. Others ordered the Donner kebab and and lamb... More 

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Worthington, Ohio
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Do not let the location (in a strip mall) deter you. Once you enter, you find a wonder decor and fine service. Best of all, the food is excellent. We have had lamb dishes which were very well prepared, and appetizers such as esme are nice and spicy. There is a wide choice on the menu, and there are even... More 

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Apollo, Pennsylvania
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33 reviews 33 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

I used to LOVE going to lunch here; the chicken kebab were hot, fresh and delicious. Within the past few months they have started a lunch buffet; and it has gone downhill. I have had the buffet 3 times (my husband keeps hoping it will get better) and I've been so disappointed. Food is cold, seems like it's left overs... More 

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West Orange, NJ
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

I have been going to Shish for many yrs now. It is very nice, chic decor, large enough for large parties, they also have outdoor seating. The food is great, esp. the lentil soup, the chicken kabobs, moussaka, and the delicious kinafe for desert. Service is cordial and great. The lunch buffet is not that great though, dinner a la... More 

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Columbus, OH
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

This has become one of our favorite restaurants. Although it doesn't look like much from outside, the interior is beautiful and the food is consistently excellent. This is a great place for a date or to meet friends or business associates, because it is quiet enough to have a good conversation. There is a good variety of kebabs on the... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

When I visit Columbus, I try to come here because it's always a nice experience. This restaurant has a Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory effect, because the interior does not match the exterior. It's beautiful inside even the the outside is easy to pass by. The ambiance is lovely, the cocktails are good, and the service is very kind. I feel... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

We visited on a Saturday around 9 pm. There were only a few tables with patrons. We ordered the hummus and combination kebab with kofte and chicken kebab. The meat was tender, flavorful, and juicy. It was served with rice and mixed vegetables. The presentation of the food was very nice. The dining space is beautiful and would be a... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
215 helpful votes 215 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2013

The first time you dine at Shish Kebab Mediterranean Grill, you'll be surprised. It's in a nondescript strip mall. So when you walk in, you're really surprised by the beautiful wall-to-wall woodwork interior. It's a nice place. Delicious food. Attentive service. Prices are fine. Nice for lunch or dinner. We like it a lot.

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Columbus, Ohio
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56 reviews 56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Housed in a busy strip mall, this place Has been solid on every visit. The apps are very good (the mixed plate for two is well worth the price) and kabobs were good. The interior is pleasant and service is good.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1450 Bethel Road, Columbus, OH 43220
  • Location: United States  >  Ohio (OH)  >  Columbus
  • Phone Number: 614-273-4444

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 25
  • Cuisine: Turkish
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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