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Date
Sun, 4/22
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11:00 PM
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Ayhan's Shish Kebab Mediterranean Restaurant

3.9
30 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Kid-friendly
Ayhan’s Shish Kebab Mediterranean Restaurant in Baldwin is one of Long Island's favorite restaurants, and is acclaimed for its authentic Mediterranean cuisine, warm hospitality and lively ambiance. Ayhan's Shish Kebab Restaurant is unique because it serves a fusion cuisine that includes the best authentic dishes and beverages from Turkey, Greece, Israel, Cyprus and many other eastern Mediterranean regions.

Ayhan hails from Cyprus and introduced Mediterranean cuisine to Long Island over 30 years ago. The restaurant features an open kitchen so guests can see the delicious dishes being prepared.

Ayhan's Shish Kebab Restaurant has been highly acclaimed on Zagat, AOL, Newsday, and by various food writers. The restaurant is famous for its flame grilled kebabs, whole grilled fish, freshly made appetizers, superb salads and handmade desserts. The wine list features popular wines from Turkey, Greece and the US. Turkish coffee and cappuccino are a specialty.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Turkish
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm; Brunch: Sunday: 11:00am - 3:30pm
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Phone number
(516) 223-1414
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ayhan Hassan
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Private party facilities
Please contact the restaurant for more information.
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Private party contact
Sam: (516) 223-1414
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Rockwood
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Parking details
Free Parking in private lot.
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Special events & promotions
Ayhan's Father's Day Three Course Pre Fixe is only $29 plus tax and tip and is served all weekend on June 17,18,19. Includes Appetizer, Dessert and choice of Lobster, Shrimp Kebab & Sirloin Steak, Baked Stuffed Branzini, Filet Mignon Kebab,or NY Sirloin Steak. Our Sunday Brunch Buffet is also available for only $14.95 plus tax and tip.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 30 People Are Saying
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3.9based on all time ratings
3.9
food
3.8
service
3.4
ambience
4.0
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great service, tasty food! The steak kababs taste like filet mignon. Wonderful meal!!!

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

We've been coming here for years. Always a good time, great food and friendly service

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Kebabs were cooked well and arrived hot. Lots of options for sides and entrees come with soup or salad. Overall excellent value and tasty food!

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Good Mediterranean selections and service
Everything fresh and tasty

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

First time visitor to restaurant. Very friendly staff food abundant and delicious. Would highly recommend this restaurant

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3.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Food was good, service a little slow, wine not so good.

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3.0Dined on November 24, 2017

Nice enough place, waitress good but overworked. We were not the only frustrated patrons waiting to long. Lamb was overcooked, rice not very flavorful. Skimpy on the veggies. The highlight was the excellent yogurt sauce served with the pita. Loved it!

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2017

The choices seem endless on a menu filled wit authentic cuisine. Grape Leaves and Hummus are a great choice for appetizer. The Spinach Pie and Baklava was the best I have ever had. Our servers were fantastic and we recommend highly this is a place to go if you love Mediterranean food!

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3.0Dined on November 4, 2017

This was my second time dining at this restaurant. The first time it was great but the second time not so much. The staff seemed to be overwhelmed that which led to forgetfulness, mixing up an order and slow service. Also my son's chicken dish was on the "grisly side". The waitress did make up for it by offering him another dish. On the plus side the rest of the food orders went from good to excellent. I my guess is that it was a Saturday night and the place was packed. The first time we were there it was a weeknight. I would give the place another chance however.

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3.0Dined on November 4, 2017

They ran out of Tziki sauce and the restaurant didn’t except so many patrons for restsurant week . More servers were needed in dining area

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5.0Dined on September 19, 2017

Dirty dishes remained on the next table through most of our meal despite servers walking by. Manager is out to lunch.

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4.0Dined on September 13, 2017

So what happened to the once mighty Ayhan's? Most of them have closed down, but thankfully the Baldwin restaurant still has the same delicious food as the closed ones did. You really can't go wrong with any of their dinners, the chicken, steak, lamb, etc. are all delicious and their sauces are superb. The only thing wrong is that the place itself is not nice looking at all. It's a bit on the dull side and the tables are cramped. The service is very good, but I wish it all looked nicer.

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4.0Dined on August 8, 2017

Went here with a Groupon. Although they were out of the chicken gyro, I got the lamb gyro. It was delicious and I'm stil savoring the leftovers

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5.0Dined on August 5, 2017

The food was delicious. One of the best avocado salads I have eaten. Service was excellent.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2017

Excellent food and service! Food is tasty and well seasoned. I found the staff to be very welcoming. No complaints.

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3.0Dined on June 18, 2017

Bus boy service was poor. Ambiance lacking. Waitress forgot our wine. dessert was not as good as in other location.

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3.0Dined on April 15, 2017

Service and good was great. The decor is looking a bit tired. Ok for a casual meal.

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3.0Dined on April 8, 2017

We enjoyed everything that we ordered from appetizers to dessert

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2017

I was so excited to go that I made a reservation to make sure we would be accommodated. The owner was at the front fumbling. Rude to the staff and did not even acknowledge us when we arrived. After taking in a group that walked in with us (that did not have a reservation), he proceeded to overlook us when another older couple came in AFTER us w/o a reservation. Disgusted with the owners manners (or lack there of) & how he treated his staff. Place was also very unorganized. The staff was bumping me to get to the tables. Maybe they need to remodel and change owners

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4.0Dined on February 26, 2017

Everything was very enjoyable. My only complaint would be the lack of labeling on the buffet. We had to track down help to figure out what the food options were but once we did it was all quite tasty.

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4.0Dined on October 29, 2016

Always a great value and a good meal. I had the shrimp and filet mignon kebab special and my friend had the lobster special. $20, a great deal!

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2016

We've been eating dinner here regularly for many years, as well as their outstanding Sunday brunch. Sam, the most attentive manager, has become a friend, always ready with a smiling personal greeting. The Mediterranean food is always delicious and a great value. It's our "go to" place whether we're just hungry, or want to bring guests to a casual "neighborhood gem."

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4.0Dined on September 23, 2016

A good consistent neighborhood restaurant. We had to ask for glasses of water and bread for the table but once they brought those items everything else flowed well. Food portions are good size. Prices are reasonable

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5.0Dined on August 30, 2016

Always a great place and fresh meal. Friendly service and nice ambiance.

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5.0Dined on June 24, 2016

the service was good, the drinks were good and the food was good. what more can you ask for.

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4.0Dined on January 22, 2013

Nice family place...good service, decent foood.

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4.0Dined on July 22, 2012

They have a wide selection of food at their Sunday buffet. There were Middle Eastern delights and American favorites such as eggs, Bacon, and sausage. It was far better that the food on a busy Saturday when they are overwhelmed.

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1.0Dined on June 24, 2012

The buffet on Sunday was barely edible - food wasn't replenished, what was in the trays was dried out and unpalatable. Children were allowed to pick fruit out of the large bowl with their hands. We will definitely not try this restaurant again.

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4.0Dined on September 25, 2011

The food was delicious. Waiting to place our order was a little longer than expected considering they did not appear busy. Once we had a waitress take the order the service was great.

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3.0Dined on July 17, 2011

The restaurant was quiet and quite warm - my server did not seem especially happy and was sweating profusely. His service was prompt but he did not tell me about any specials or tell me about the food I was served. The portions were ample and the food was ok. I would go again but not for any special occasion.

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