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Shah Jee's Restaurant

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770 N Jefferson St # STE1, Milwaukee, WI 53202
(414) 271-5354
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11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Don't let the long line scare you - Excellent Pakistani food

Working downtown for many decades, I still run into people who have no idea what or where Shah Jee's is. The restaurant is in Milwaukee's East-Town business district in the basement of an office building on Jefferson Street. I describe the experience as "cafeteria style". No fuss, no... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
RocketMom1978
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South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Working downtown for many decades, I still run into people who have no idea what or where Shah Jee's is. The restaurant is in Milwaukee's East-Town business district in the basement of an office building on Jefferson Street. I describe the experience as "cafeteria style". No fuss, no muss, no waitstaff to deal with. Depending on what time you arrive,... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The lunch special gets you chicken, rice, another side and a drink for $8. The portions are generous and full of flavors. For an extra dollar, you can get fresh roti. Always a line so get there early.

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I live in Minnesota and everytime i visist Milwaukee, shah jee's it is! I infact take a to-go for dinner too! It is very tasty and you can feel the homeliness in the food and your tummy thanks you for treating it well. However, this time i had a funny experience. There was a long line and the cashier refused... More 

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Cudahy, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

This is a Pakistani take-away place open for lunch in the basement of an office building. There is seating in the basement courtyard. The food and service are excellent. The courtyard lacks atmosphere, but for a lunch takeaway place one should not expect more.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

OK, so the dining room - if you can call it that - is like a school cafeteria with no atmosphere whatsoever. So what, I say! The loooooooooooooooooong line of people waiting for food told me that it must be good. I had chicken masala, basmati rice, and red lentils. The green sauce was a nice addition. Everything was delicious... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

First, to clarify: this is not Indian cuisine, but Pakistani. This does not, however, stop the entire IT department from a nearby insurance and financial services company from coming here almost daily. (And that employer serves a free lunch.) So the Shah must be doing something right. I won't pretend to know what authentic Pakistani food tastes like, but this... More 

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Southwestern Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2011

Located in the basement of a downtown office building this authentic indian restaurant serves up awesome food. The atmosphere is what you would expect in the basement food court of an office building. The food was wonderful. The daily special is rice and two entrees and a drink for $7. The spices were just right. Add roti for $1 more.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 770 N Jefferson St # STE1, Milwaukee, WI 53202
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (414) 271-5354

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm

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