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Shah Jee's Restaurant

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770 N Jefferson St Ste 1, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3756
+1 414-271-5354
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11:00 - 14:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

I love coming to Shah Jees. Cafeteria style seating, delicious food. Get there early to avoid a long line. Also, they sometimes run out of rice or other items as early as 1:00 pm because they are so popular for lunch. Highly recommend for a quick and delicious lunch!

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Thank Nina O
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

Quick and tasty Pakistani food including veggie options And multi ethnic people eating there. In an open air basement. A worth the trip.

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Thank Jack J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped in to try the food after hearing about it on TV. Prices are very reasonable and the food was very good. They have a green sauce which is pretty spicy but worth trying. I sure would come back again. It's only open for lunch from about 11-2 pm.

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Thank Michael K
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016

It's not what you'd expect being in the basement of a business building, but Shah Jee's is a local gem with amazing food. It tends to get really crowded during the lunch hour M-F, but if you go just off the peak time, it's really quick. They only offer carry-out, but there are common tables shared by a couple places... More 

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Thank Laura G
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016

a hole in the wall but GREAT Indian/ Pakistani cuisine. Opens for lunch only 5 days per week. AMAZING food with great experience. For 8 $ you get rice, 2 sides and a drink! A great experience and food. Warning: really flavorful, can be a tad spicy. Staff are fast and efficient yet extremely welcoming and friendly.

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Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2016

I've been a loyal customer and big fan of Shah Jee's for over ten years and will remain one for as long as they are around. I always get two "Specials" the Tuesday - Chana masala, Chicken masala and basmati rice AND The Thursday - Daal Masoor, Chicken masala and basmati rice . I always tell myself that I will... More 

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Thank BigDaddyFromOC
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

Just a lunchtime place - carry out or eat in a common area. Limited menu but good at what it does. Has an almost cult-like following.

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Thank KV-MKE
Milwaukee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

If you find it, you will go back often. The buffet choices are limited each day, so you know its going to be fresh and good. People line up early, so hop to it! The bread is very authentic and awesome! I especially like the saag paneer (sp?), one of my favorites. Portions are good for the price. You question... More 

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Thank Margaret F
South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

Working downtown for many decades, I still run into people who have no idea what or where Shah Jee's is. The restaurant is in Milwaukee's East-Town business district in the basement of an office building on Jefferson Street. I describe the experience as "cafeteria style". No fuss, no muss, no waitstaff to deal with. Depending on what time you arrive,... More 

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Thank RocketMom1978
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2015

The lunch special gets you chicken, rice, another side and a drink for $8. The portions are generous and full of flavors. For an extra dollar, you can get fresh roti. Always a line so get there early.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Pakistani, Middle Eastern
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 770 N Jefferson St Ste 1, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3756
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 414-271-5354

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