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Shish Cafe Incorporated - CLOSED

5510 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-1235
+1 608-236-9006
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Overview
  • Excellent33%
  • Very good54%
  • Average9%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
31 Jul 2012
“It is now closed!”
23 Jul 2012
“Excellent”
Restaurant Hours Closed
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Lebanese, Turkish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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5510 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-1235
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1 - 10 of 21 reviews

Reviewed 31 July 2012

This was one of my favorite p,aces to go. It was a small restaurant, with good food,. We last went in April. When we tried to go two weeks ago it was closed. It had been there for many years. :-(

Thank Maxx0513
Reviewed 23 July 2012

Excellent food however this location has closed and their new one is Palmyra on century ave in Middleton.

1  Thank Doctorheather
Reviewed 26 June 2012

Went here for lunch expecting all kinds of good things based on these reviews and some positive word of mouth. It pretty much was awful. We got there about 20 minutes before they stopped lunch service, and were made to feel like we were really...More

Thank MadisonMadMan
Reviewed 23 June 2012

We has a number of great dished here. The food is fresh and flavorful. It's all good. The one iffy aspect of the place is their wine. The good news is they serve wine. The bad news is that they only have a house wine...More

Thank Peter B
Reviewed 14 June 2012

I tried the Shish based on reviews and generally, enjoyed it. But my wine had floating cork, the initial service was slow due to only 1 server and a full house and the lamb with hummus was a little bit greasy, but flavorful. I'll return...More

Thank Trainer1366
Reviewed 21 May 2012

Shish Cafe is on the top of my list ever since my friend introduced me to this restaurant. I have been there countless times and have never been disappointed with food there. Their spice on the talbe was amazingly tasty! However, I experienced health problems...More

Thank bwang20874
Reviewed 11 May 2012

This little place is great. The food was excellent, including never-ending pita bread. We loved the middle eastern dancer and the authentic live music. Hummus was one of the best I've had. Very popular place. Don't be intimidated by the construction on University.

Thank Lchris
Reviewed 9 March 2012

Try this appetizer: Muhammara. SO SO SO delicious! Have had a variety of great meal here and I always have leftovers because I can't resist ordering the Muhammara. This is a tiny restaurant. I like to go for late lunch so I don't have to...More

Thank Kanne77
Reviewed 27 February 2012

Normally we enjoy a meal at The Shish very much, because of the delicious Middle Eastern food and friendly staff. But a lunch there with friends went badly, with excruciatingly slow service. There was only one server for a fairly busy rush. And food supplies...More

Thank gustolady
Reviewed 16 February 2012

Shish Cafe serves excellent, tasty mideastern food. The restauarant is clean, but far from fancy. It doesn't matter. It's cozy, and feels like a real restaurant in the middle east. They have superb chicken shwarma, wonderful kebabs, and excellent baba ghanouj and hummus. Great prices!

Thank MarkHazelbaker
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  • Address: 5510 University Ave, Madison, WI 53705-1235
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 608-236-9006
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