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Map & Directions 1668 Grand Ave.
St. Paul, MN 55105
  • Mediterranean
  • Delivery, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
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City Pages' Description

Shish is a bargain of a quick-serving Mediterranean deli and counter-service restaurant perched in the heart of Macalester's part of Grand Avenue, but the real plates, real furniture, and prettily decorated restaurant make it feel more posh than penny-pinching. The Shish Maza plate is a must: Order it and you get the restaurant's beautiful hummus, a weighty, toasty, thickly creamy rendition served glossed with olive oil and sprinkled with good paprika, as well as a scoop of brightly minty and lively tabbouli, freshly shredded baba ghanoush, a trio of roasty falafel balls made a little nutty by a batter made with a good number of sesame seeds which crisp beautifully on the outside. The plate is further loaded up with squares of feta cheese, good olives, tomatoes, and lettuce, and served with a big basket of pita bread. It makes a hearty appetizer for two, or dinner for one. Heartier shish-kabob plates come with your choice of meat, like lamb, kefta (ground beef and spices), chicken, or vegetables, and are served supper-club style with everything included.

Member Reviews

  • schmidty2129 wrote a review for Shish
    on 11/18/10

    Best take out in St. Paul

  • Meredith178 wrote a review for Shish
    on 09/09/10

    I've never had a bad meal here. Anything with lamb is great. My favorite though would have to be the falafel wrap. I also recommend the baklava - both flavors.

  • Betsy74 wrote a review for Shish
    on 04/30/09

    So yummy...my favorite is the gyro and hummus plate. Huge portion of gyro meat and salad with cucumber sauce with a gigantic dollop of hummus and a basket of pita bread...big enough to share, but you probably won't want to. And cheap, too!

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Tips from foursquare

  • Robin W. on 04/28/09

    order the large hummas with the Greek pita. it's worth the upcharge

  • ±radical32 on 09/15/10

    Probably the last place we'd seek out Red Velvet Cake, but we found it. Oh man, did we find it. Outstanding.

  • studioL on 10/23/12

    Turkish coffee!

  • Niqui R. on 08/30/11

    I seriously have cravings for the horchata. Delicious. The food is wonderful also. ;)

  • Jake N. on 04/17/11

    Ignore those who confuse "tip" with "review" - Great value & friendly staff.

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