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Shish Kebab House

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Middle Eastern, Afghani, Halal
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36 Lasalle Rd, West Hartford, CT 06107-2321
+1 860-231-8400
11:00 - 23:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 14:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here for dinner spontaneously and was thrilled. The restaurant is hung with beautiful rugs and tapestries, the building itself if interesting, and there's a hookah lounge. The food is fantastic, with many vegetarian options. I would highly recommend the pumpkin purée as a side and Afghan tea to drink. Any main dish you chose will be good. The... More 

Thank Margot K
Edenton, North Carolina
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the restaurant is beautiful , they serve Halal (Kosher) foods. I enjoyed a little spicy foods here..

Thank Madni786
Colchester, Connecticut
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

Maybe we should have known when we walked in at lunch one day that we were the ONLY people there. I'm not saying the food was bad, it was actually quite good it's just an unusual restaurant in general.

Thank ckcisme1966
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

My favorite restaurant. I have been eating here for many years. I don't know anyone who has tried this restaurant and didn't like it.

Thank dfreutl
Windsor, CT
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

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 Dr_Bill_Corcoran
East Granby, Connecticut
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381 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 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 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 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 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 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 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Middle Eastern, Afghani, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
14:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Lasalle Rd, West Hartford, CT 06107-2321
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  West Hartford
  • Phone Number: +1 860-231-8400

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