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Shish Mediterranean Grill & Cafe

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1668 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-1804
+1 651-690-2212
07:00 - 23:00
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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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145 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Four of us ordered very different dishes off the menu and we all left Shish completely sated. Although busy, our order arrived quickly. Large portions, nicely presented and all tasted very, very good (the tabouli could use a bit more lemon juice for my taste). Salads are huge. Two of us shared the Meza plate appetizer and a gyro pita,... More 

Thank HowdyDoody4
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of those place where you can be totally satisfied yet you would love to keep on eating because food is just THAT amazing!!! The service is as good as the food and the waiting time wasn't bad at all. BY the way, make sure you leave some space for dessert, cakes are out of this world!!!

Thank Sheyllah S
Woodbury, Minnesota
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148 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Wife had the Gyro dinner plate and I the Falafel pita. Both were excellent and filled us up to an acceptable level. Casual dining with afew tables on the street if the weather is good. Quick clean service!

Thank Woodcrest55129
Saint Charles, Missouri
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135 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Mediterranean was the kind of food we needed. Shish was where we landed on a Saturday afternoon around 2. The place was stills swolen from lunch rush. The line had gone down (we had 3 in front of us). But there were no clean tables in site. Just several that needed to be cleaned off. The food was great. I'll... More 

Thank MatthewHundley
Elk River, Minnesota
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69 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2017 via mobile

We've been here before and will go back, I am sure. They have tasty, interesting wraps, gyros and sandwiches for very reasonable prices. The shawarma is flavorful and reliably good. This restaurant is a nice place for a predictably satisfying meal.

Thank Deborah H
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2017

How is Shish on a mild winter afternoon? Crowded, noisy, drafty, messy, and understaffed. Every time someone comes in, you'll feel the draft. My lentil soup was ice cold and watery—apparently with the rush the cook forgot to heat it. Falafel was good and cheap. Overall, a good joint for students in their teens who are satisfied with a cheap... More 

Thank 43501Anonimous
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

I stopped by here because a place nearby I wanted to eat at was sit down, so I walked out and found this place. My ancestry is Greek so always looking for great Mediterranean food. Even better yet they focus on vegan, GF, etc., plus the good stuff as well. The atmosphere is incredible, with the full menu written on... More 

Thank Raysters
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Shish used to be such a wonderful place to eat. Friendly owner and staff, and great food. Not anymore! Very rude workers, mediocre food. Wondering if there are new owners? And with grand avenue having lots of options for eating we won't be back to Shish!!

Thank Andy000000
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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39 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016

I don't know why more people don't talk about this - and maybe I should keep it a secret - but they seriously have hands-down the BEST carrot cake in the Twin Cities. Seriously, I did a carrot cakes of the cities blind taste test for my hubbie's bday and collected multiple slices from restaurants and bakeries that have been... More 

Thank focoveg
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Food was excellent and the atmosphere was very nice. We recommend the Shishwich Wrap! Next time we have to try the desserts, they look awesome!

Thank Dewina A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 11
Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern, Turkish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
07:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1668 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN 55105-1804
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-690-2212

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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?