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Shish Kabab

Calle Castillo Marquez # 32, La Romana 22000, Dominican Republic
+1 809-556-2737
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good28%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hummus” (10 reviews)
“empanadas” (9 reviews)
“shish kebab” (17 reviews)
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Caribbean, Lebanese, Latin, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Calle Castillo Marquez # 32, La Romana 22000, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed January 26, 2017

Shish Kebab is a safe haven for those of us who are used to eating ALL of our meals at an all-inclusive resort, fearing the unknown if we venture out. Go to Shish Kebab! You will be so glad you did. The owner speaks English...More

1  Thank Joni_555
Reviewed January 3, 2017 via mobile

A friend recommended this restaurant and it didn't let us down. They specialize in Arab and Dominican food and both are delicious. They have a good wine selection and prices are reasonable. Parking is available

Thank Myrna P
Reviewed November 1, 2016

when you come from punta cana to la romana and you are hungry or want a presidente beer ,that s the place you need to stop very good quipes,very nice place in the road

Thank Francisco N
Reviewed September 14, 2016

Missing Lebanese Cuisine? While in La Romana plan to dine at Shish Kabab. You will not be disappointed with the menu or the atmosphere! We love it here!

Thank oliviaone
Reviewed September 8, 2016

Nice place to make a quick pit stop in La Romana. I come here every time I go to La Romana. Food is really good. You can find Arab and other types of food like sandwiches and hamburguers. Prices are alright, they accept credit cards...More

Thank raylreyesf
Reviewed August 18, 2016 via mobile

I've never been to their well known location in La Romana only to the one at the Next gas station on Autovia del Coral (the highway between La Romana and Punta Cana). On this location, you find a comprehensive menu of Dominican and Lebanese cuisine....More

3  Thank MissAfternoon
Reviewed August 6, 2016 via mobile

Excellent service and excellent staff. Great prices. Diaper changing station available. Wide variety of dishes. Wifi available.

Thank elyuyi
Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

When the Palestinian immigrant opened this place in the 50's he for sure knew what he was doing. To visit La Romana without visiting this restaurant is not to have visited La Romana. I always do and I am never dissatisfied. Never! Their Kipes are...More

1  Thank Pebben49
Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

We came to Shish Kabab following trip advisors recommendation. We ordered Hummus and Shish Kabab and the food was really great, however the surroundings are not pleasant at all. That area definitely need yo improve in order to receive tourism.

Thank Pbrun1972
Reviewed June 1, 2016

This place was founded by a Palestinian inmigrant in the 1950's. The original owner passed away a couple of years ago, and his descendants have continued on the tradition. Locals visit this place for "kipes". A fried meatball, mixed with wheat. They offer a menu...More

Thank AlvarOjeda
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Castillo Marquez # 32, La Romana 22000, Dominican Republic
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Dominican Republic  >  La Romana Province  >  La Romana
  • Phone Number: +1 809-556-2737
Though specialising in Middle Eastern cuisine, Yolanda and Juan's menu have a range of local (Dominican) dishes. In fact if you speak to them beforehand, they will endeavour to cater for special requests. Their hospitality is excellent. Prices are reasonable. Seating is available indoors with air-con, and also a renovated outside terrace to watch the world go by. The recipes have been passed from generations and after 46 years, the restaurant continues to develop its menu and deliver an excellent mouth watering experience. Do not forget to try the dishes for which they are most known for, the Kipe and Catibias. The Kipe is a traditional arabic dish made out of bulgur wheat filled with meat and fried to perfection and the Catibia is their version of an empanada made out of yuca instead of flour and filled with a variety of options like meat, chicken, cheese, conch or a combination of these. They are amazing! Shish Kabab has now opened their second location on the Autopista del Coral, it's the highway that connects to the east coast of the island. Coming from Santo Domingo, it will be after the first toll, just before the second one next to the Gas Station Next. If you are coming directly from La Romana, it will be just before the first toll. The new location offers the same menu and has created a cozy, elegant and tropical ambiance that is perfect for a road trip stop for food and refreshments. Their natural juices are a must, in addition of course to the Kipes and Empanadas, which they are famous for. If you are traveling back home from the Punta Cana airport, this will definitely be the best goodbye meal of a lovely visit.
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