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Permanently Closed - Ayhan's Shish Kebab-Westbury

3.7
113 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Mediterranean
Perfect For:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Fit for Foodies

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This restaurant is permanently closed.

Ayhan's Shish Kebab is a Mediterranean restaurant located in Westbury, New York. The restaurant focuses on serving local Mediterranean cuisine in a stylish setting.

Ayhan's Shish Kebab serves lunch and dinner daily and offers dine in and take out. The restaurant's menu offers a variety of small plates, appetizers, soups, salads, vegetarian fare, wraps and sandwiches, entrées, seafood options, protein pasta bowls and sides. Entrée options at Ayhan's Shish Kebab include lamb shank, mignon platter, chicken kebab platter, barbecue chicken, baby lamb chops, rotisserie iskender kebab, sesame crusted salmon, gyro platter, Romanian skirt steak kebab, Mediterranean lasagna moussaka and five kebab feast platter.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday 11:00am - 10:00pm Friday & Saturday 11:00am -11:00pm Friday - Saturday 11:00am - 11:00pm Sunday Bruch 11:00 am -3:00 pm Gourmet Sunday Brunch 11:00am - 3:00pm
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Phone number
(516) 222-8000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Private party contact
Juan or Giacomo: (516) 222-8000
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Catering
Off-site catering is available.
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Neighborhood
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Parking details
Parking lot in rear
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.7based on all time ratings
3.8
food
3.8
service
3.6
ambience
4.7
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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3.0Dined on October 29, 2016

We come there regularly & this time invited some friends. We were highly embarrassed by the terrible service. The waitress never came back to the table after our dinner was served to see if things were OK, ask us if we wanted dessert, or give us the check. We had to ask someone else to get us the check.

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4.0Dined on July 23, 2016

Food was excellent. Prices very fair. Service very good. Specials were terrific. Branzini outstanding! Always enjoyable!

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5.0Dined on August 14, 2013

great as always. delicious and inexpensive lunch specials. the pizza is quite tasty and the roll ups huge. salads look wonderful also.

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2.0Dined on June 23, 2013

The food was ok. I think they need a cold table to keep salad at proper temps. Service was friendly. Not crowded at all. We ware able to stay for a few hours.

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4.0Dined on June 18, 2013

Ayan's is a great place for Greek food. i love the lamb ribs, which are very flavorful. I get grilled vegetables instead of the
traditional rice and potatoes.

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4.0Dined on May 11, 2013

Ayan's Shish Kabob is a great place to get a reasonably priced Greek lunch or dinner. In addition to the shish Kabob, they serve
the whole menu of Greek favorite. The Chumas appetizer is particularly good as were the the lamb ribs.

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4.0Dined on April 3, 2013

Tasty spot for lunch... I will definitely be back.

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3.0Dined on March 30, 2013

very good value and food consistency.

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3.0Dined on February 2, 2013

We went on a Saturday night. The new spot (across the street from the previous location in the Source) was a pleasant suprise. Decor was tasteful and welcoming but the real show stopper was the service. Excellent and attentive without being overbearing or bothersome. We were so pleased with the service - truly better than any we've had in months anywhere! We were a bit disappointed with the food. It was tasty but left us feeling a little short. The mixed grill Romanian steak was flavorful, the lamb gyro meat was moist and not dried out but the lamb chop was 75% fat. We were hoping for something just a bit more - but overall a great meal and a great place

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3.0Dined on December 10, 2012

Of all the Ayhan's restaurants the one in Westbury is the nicest in my opinion. We went on a weeknight so restaurant was practically empty. Food here is good, but nothing spectacular. Service and ambiance make it worth it. If you want good Mediterranean at a reasonable price its a good place.

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5.0Dined on December 7, 2012

Great meal. Service was outstanding.

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4.0Dined on November 30, 2012

as always good food at relatively good prices - wait staff is a little amateurish - not as professional and finer establishments - but for the price, consistently good food

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4.0Dined on November 11, 2012

Food is always fresh and tasty.

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4.0Dined on September 2, 2012

The food and service were very good. A nice place for Sunday brunch.

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4.0Dined on August 23, 2012

Good food reasonable prices
Pleasant staff

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3.0Dined on August 4, 2012

The food arrived lukewarm. The service was overly attentive. I put down my fork to take a breath and a busboy asked if he could wrap the rest of my dinner. We were rushed through three courses in under an hour - and the restaurant was nearly empty.

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4.0Dined on July 24, 2012

We liked the appetizers very much. Generous portions and very flavorful. It was a little expensive, that might inhibit us from returning. Entrees were great. But the felafel was surprisingly the weakest dish...a little dry.

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4.0Dined on July 11, 2012

Very nice experience.
We have been there before and it was very good as usual.
Waitress was a little hassled, but still did a good job.
Certainly would recommend!!

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2.0Dined on July 4, 2012

Usually love this place but I had lobster - it was very mushy and had an off-smell. sent it back and replacement was not that much better.

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2.0Dined on June 29, 2012

We have been to Ayhan's restaurants on numerous occasions. While the food was good, the service was awful. We asked the waiter to bring more bread many times before he complied and the water was not refilled until we asked a number of times. There were no apologies offered, nor did the waiter seem at all concerned. The restaurant was not busy at our early hour, and there was truly no excuse for the lack of interest.

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2.0Dined on June 27, 2012

For the first time I was disappointed in the service at Ayhan's - the waitress took a ridiculously long time to return when asked for our check and pick it up after we put the money down and waited for change. Also, the kafta kebob was extremely dry - almost too difficult to eat - these places are always outstanding, maybe caught a bad night, but they need to improve on how we were served this past week.

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3.0Dined on June 22, 2012

Food was quick and tasty but service wasn't the best because on a Friday nite their was only one waitress on the floor. Other than that it was a nice place worth returning to.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2012

One of best Mediterranean Restaurants. The chicken cooked on the skewer could not have been more perfect. Service was a pleasure. It was busy, he was working hard, and so attentive. Tasting the chicken made me want to sample many things off the menu. Hummis was cool, fresh, and tasty. I was also happy with the tasted of the red wine that was served with the meal.

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2012

Everything went smoothly from the greeting to service. The food was very good, cooked properly
as we asked for it, good selection of dishes. Everything was FRESH
tasting & served hot! Lemons on the table for you to self cut & use - nice touch
We'll be back!

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2012

Great brunch, although everyone in my party felt that it's better at Ayhan's, Plainview.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2012

A bustleing atmosphere does not diminish the enjoyment of food,drink and friends. We were a group of eight and the wait staff was extremely attentive and accommodating. Generous portions of delicious homemade bread and pita introduced us to the fare and were replenished without request. The hummus appetizer was beyond reproach-the best I have experienced.The mixed kebabs were succulent and cooked as ordered. We were looking forward to dessert but one member of our party insisted on going for a walk because he just could not eat any more! We will be back again for dessert and more.

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4.0Dined on March 3, 2012

Tried the grilled whole fish for which the restaurant is known. It was very good. Service was efficient. Garlic bread and dipping sauce to start meal was excellent. White sangria was fruity and very good. Ambiance was excellent.

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2.0Dined on March 2, 2012

My fish was dry, next table complained about the olives on the salad. looked like they came from Stop and shop they were not even a whole olive but sliced olives on the salad.
Should have gone to Fish Kabob

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2.0Dined on February 14, 2012

They must have been kidding! Even with good, not great food. It would have been nice to see or find our waitress after she dropped off our food. My wife tried their Prix Fixe Valentine’s Day Special; she was not able to eat her desert and asked if she could just have to go. Well when we got home, the piece of Baklava looked like it was a left over from some other table. The whole piece was 1 inch wide and 2 inches long. What a joke and by no means was it a free meal.

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4.0Dined on February 12, 2012

brunch was delicious. so many great choices.

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3.0Dined on February 4, 2012

Good food, but annoying when I was greeted. The maitre d' insisted he knew who I was, and would not take my name. When I asked if my friend had arrived he said "NO." That was incorrect. She was already sitting down, and had given my name for the reservation. He thought I was someone else and wouldn't even listen when I wanted to give my name in order to receive my open table points. I did finally find my dinner friend, and the maitre d' realized his error. But I thought he was difficult and unprofessional - NOT customer-friendly.
ALSO - the server was in a hurry to leave and not explain everything fully when we had questions. The food was very good. This is a casual eatery but service needs improvement FROM THE TOP DOWN.

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3.0Dined on January 11, 2012

Service was slow, the waitress was hard to track down on several occasions (less then 10 customers in the restaurant), although I did see her outside smoking a cigarette when we left and - guess she had time for that? Food was good, meat a little drier then hoped for. Also a little pricey for the amount of food delivered.

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4.0Dined on January 8, 2012

The food at was well presented for a brunch with a wide variety of breakfast foods and classic Mediterranean fare. The staff was preparing delicious zucchini pancakes but there weren't enough for the number of people present for brunch-I would suggest that they make larger batches in a larger pan each time. The waitstaff was efficient and courteous. As is always the case with a buffet, some of the food was not hot enough, but overall the brunch was very good for the price in a pleasant setting.

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2.0Dined on January 2, 2012

Service was slow, however manager was very attentive. Food is same as at other Ayhan's, but not as well prepared. A little skimpy on vegetables and had to ask several times for the usual yogurt and onion sauces.

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4.0Dined on December 29, 2011

Very good food. Great menu, with lots of choices. There is something for everyone on the menu!

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1.0Dined on December 1, 2011

A horrible dining experience. The waiter mixed up our order several times and gave us wrong information about the food. The chicken kabobs were sparse and dried out. The steak was well done not rare as ordered and it was like shoe leather. The vegetables that were represented as steamed had oil on them. The food was tasteless and of poor quality. The portions were skimpy. There were very few customers in the restaurant so I guess nobody ever goes back. We had bought a discount coupon and were very sorry. Even with the discount, the meal was of poor value. We will never go back.

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3.0Dined on November 18, 2011

Food was good and clean but not much flavor

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3.0Dined on November 5, 2011

This is a very busy restaurant. The food that we ordered had mixed reviews. The salad came before our drinks, and before appetizers. The soup was good. One person ordered lamb chops, when they came, they were loin not baby chops, the manager said they don't have baby chops anymore. The grilled pompano was not great. The stuffed sole and lamb shank were excellent. They were very accommodating and apologetic for the mistakes.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2011

Nice quiet romantic setting. Went on a Friday night. Attentive service (but not too attentive). Could chat between courses and no rush which is welcome change from other places. Food was good had moussaka, and some other entrees. Chocolate desert was appropriately delicious and high calorie.

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3.0Dined on October 30, 2011

greata value

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