I discovered Shish on Grand Ave in St. Paul shortly after moving to the area and have become a frequent diner. It is located on a popular street right across from Macalester College and there are lots of restaurant options to choose from. If you're looking for a casual cafe with an ample Mediterranean menu, look no further! My favorite dish is the Chicken Shawarma Dinner Plate (also available with gyro meat). The saffron rice and cucumber sauce are DELICIOUS and they give you enough chicken and vegetables to cover lunch the next day. The dinner plate also comes with a run-of-the-mill side salad. I've also tried the Vegetarian Garbanzo Burger and it was amazing-- very potent garlic sauce, but would order again. My husband almost always orders the gyro wrap with fries and is always happy with it. We tried the green curry and we thought it was pretty good, but not our favorite dish there.
My only criticisms are the lack of A/C in the summer (it was brutal last time I was there) and the speed at the counter. I've had to wait in a line out the door multiple times as there is only one cash register.
Definitely give it a shot if you like Mediterranean cuisine!
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