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Shish Kebab Mediterranean Grill

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European, Turkish, Greek
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1450 Bethel Road, Columbus, OH 43220
614-273-4444
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11:00 am - 10:30 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: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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
Yummy food and a lovely outdoor space

I have been to this restaurant before but this time, I met a friend on a lovely Spring day and we sat outside to eat lunch. She ordered the eggplant appetizer and rice. I had the okra strew for the first time and it was very wonderful. We shared the thickened yogurt with mint and dill. Very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 4, 2015
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Columbus, Ohio
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31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

We hadn't visited this restaurant for quite a while and I had a Groupon that was about to expire so we headed there on a Friday night. Surprisingly it wasn't very crowded. Service was attentive, not rushed, and the food was great. Wish we had had room for dessert!

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

My friend and I hadn't seen each other in a while so we had lots to talk about and needed a comfortable, quiet place to have lunch together. We like restaurants where we can sit in a booth, so I thought of Shish Kebab. I've been there before for lunch and knew the food was good and it wouldn't be... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Was looking for someplace for dinner with the family, avoiding downtown due to Red, White, and Boom. So glad we found Shish Kebab! We were promptly seated, and the server recommended a Turkish red wine. It was very enjoyable and reasonably priced. We shared an order of Falafel, which was 4 nice size patties over lettuce with a side of... More 

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Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

I have been to this restaurant before but this time, I met a friend on a lovely Spring day and we sat outside to eat lunch. She ordered the eggplant appetizer and rice. I had the okra strew for the first time and it was very wonderful. We shared the thickened yogurt with mint and dill. Very delicious! Our waitress... More 

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Columbus, OH
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98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 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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47 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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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32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 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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23 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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 25
  • Cuisine: European, Turkish, Greek
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?