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About Ayhan's Shish Kebab Mediterranean Restaurant
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.
Baldwin, NY 11510
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Free Parking in private lot.
Private Party Facilities:
Please contact the restaurant for more information.
Private Party Contact:
Sam: (516) 223-1414
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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.
Ayhan's Shish Kebab Mediterranean Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
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!
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.
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.
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
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."
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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