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Shish Kebab House

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Middle Eastern, Afghani
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36 Lasalle Rd, West Hartford, CT 06107-2321
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Windsor, CT
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318 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

LaSalle Road is in one of the finest restaurant neighborhoods in Connecticut. Walkable from library, EV charging, shopping, movie theater, etc. The Shish Kebab House offers great food and drinks. Be prepared for longer than average waits. We will return here from time to time after sampling the dozens of nearby choices.

Thank DrBillCorcoran
East Granby, Connecticut
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344 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

First the food was excellent. We both had different shish kebabs: lamb and chicken. See pics. The rice had a mild cinnamon and nutty flavor. One had onions, the other had shredded carrots. Both had tender broiled kebab meats. Both came with Afghani style eggplant (creamy yoghurt version of Italian eggplant parmesan). Dessert was rice pudding with pistachios, like the... More 

Thank lakwatsera2014
Raleigh, North Carolina
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

Went with a few friends back in March. I was surprised by how tender the lamb was and loved the char on the outside. Every dish we tried, we all thought was delicious. I'm no expert on Afghan food, but its tasty and would recommend you give them a try. They also have a lounge upstairs where you can, on... More 

Thank DonDonPython
West Hartford, CT
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Eggplant is amazing. Great split pea soup. Love the afghan dumplings too. I think the meat dishes are less impressive then the veggie options.

Thank grae1027
Killingworth, CT
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449 reviews
332 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

The Shish Kebab House has been serving terrific Afghani food for decades--first on Franklin Avenue in the South End and then in West Hartford for the past several years. They prepare tasty, fresh food that is healthy, well-spiced and delicious. Most dinners come with a choice of wonderful sides including pumpkin, eggplant, spinach, mushrooms and others. Rice is excellent, fish... More 

Thank v0yageur22
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

We had the afghan lunch experience min of 4 people and 22 per person. That's the best 22 dollar I have ever spent I really recommend anyone who want the best legit afghan experience

Thank Raymond C
New York City, New York
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124 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

The Shish Kebab House is a great place to eat in West Hartford. It has a bar with tv's for those looking to have a drink and watch a game. The separate dinning room is on a different level and serves some really good Afghani food. While the food and ambiance is solid I love the hookah lounge. They pack... More 

Thank spyro m
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127 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016 via mobile

This is a unique, low key restaurant in the heart of west Hartford center near some higher profile places. My colleague and I opted to take a chance on this place and we were pleasantly surprised. The menu is varied with something for vegetarians and omnivores alike. My colleague suffers from Crohn's disease and she was able to find good... More 

Thank rambomania
Norwich, Connecticut
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147 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2016 via mobile

There is only a superlative that could describe the food they serve at the Shish Kebab House: Ambrosial. I won't recommend you any particular dish, but for a novice in Persian or afghani food i suggest to get the traditional afghani meal served for 4 people (although for an extra 10$ you can get it for 3). It is an... More 

Thank Cacabesa
Groton, Connecticut
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant specializes is afghan cuisine. The food is very good and although not inexpensive I guess it's reasonably priced. It's very tasty food I ordered lamb kabobs, spinach rice, and eggplant with a mint yogurt sauce I have no complaints. The dessert I chose was the baklava it came out as three small squares but everything was very good.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
Middle Eastern, Afghani
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Lasalle Rd, West Hartford, CT 06107-2321
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  West Hartford
  • Phone Number: 860-231-8400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?