Ayhan's Shish Kebab - Port Washington

3.8
55 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Ayhan’s Shish Kebab Mediterranean Restaurants are some of Long Island’s favorite restaurants, and are acclaimed for their authentic Mediterranean cuisine, warm hospitality and lively ambiance. Ayhan’s Shish Kebab Restaurants are unique because they serve a fusion cuisine that includes the best authentic dishes and beverages from Turkey, Greece, Israel, Cyprus and many other eastern Mediterranean regions.
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Delivery or takeout
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, Turkish, Greek
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Hours of operation
Mon - Thurs: 11:00 am to 9:30 pm Friday: 11:00 am to 10:30 pm Saturday: 11:00 am to 11:00 pm Sunday: 11:00 am to 9:30 pm
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Phone number
(516) 883-9309
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MasterCard, Visa
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Casual Dress
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Cocktails
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i
New York Area
52 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

first time i tried lamb gyro over diced pita bread (not sure what it is called, but 3rd item below beef/lamb dish). it was very tasty and plentiful.
my wife had the octopus -- perfectly cooked and generous portion.
happy hour was a pleasant surprise (get there before 7pm and you'll see why!)

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RC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant, very large menu, and superb service and food.

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AS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Mushy-textured octopus. Boring side salad. I reserved a table for six. They pushed two round tables together; between the table arrangement and the noise in the room I could barely hear what anyone was saying.

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NY
New York Area
74 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 4

Best deal is the Sunday brunch, compared to my first visit, this was more disappointing.
Food was ok. Nothing special, restaurant is beautiful, but service is lacking.

Took 2x asking for a spoon, then was told it is on the table.
3 mistakes were made to splitting 2 credit cards taking more than 20 mins to redo.
They looked kind of stressed instead of being pleasant.

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L
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful place, great service and the prices were so reasonable!!!!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very pleasant and excellent service. Food always is good

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HS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food and lots of it.

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OT
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 3

Forgot to bring us a side that we ordered. My ice tea was like water. Food had no taste. We will not be going back here.

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AL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

Went here for Father's Day with my family, 3pm reservations early dinner. We waited what seemed an eternity for the waiter to come over. I love this type food but it was just Ok. A bit too salty and like my salt! It was nothing to write home about. Once the food came out the waiter never came back to ask how everything was. We had to constantly ask for refill on coffee, they were not even busy! The waiter and bus people were just very inattentive, like they didnt want to be there. This place needs a makeover, i noticed a lot of cracked tiles, could use a paint job to freshen...it looks tired. The waiter asked if we wanted anything else we said just the check, again waited too long the place was near empty!! finally I got up to go look for him and ask again for the check.. Will never go back!

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L
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great bronzini as well as authentic Greek cuisine. Delicious sangria!

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Have been going here for 25+ years. Food is always good. Consistent. Never had a bad meal. Waitstaff are always friendly and accommodating. Was a little surprised this time by the unusually slow service. The restaurant was fairly empty yet we waited quite a while for our order to be taken and between courses. None the less, yummy meal.

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E
New York Area
358 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always Fresh & Delicious ~ Service with a Smile
A pleasure

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JG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

A Port Washington institution,and deservedly so. Friendly service and real value for the money

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C
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Ordered the lamb gyro. The lamb was dry and chewy. The premises looked time worn and in need of a refresh. Will probably return for another try but not soon.

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E
New York Area
358 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fresh & delicious. Service with a smile. Always a pleasure to dine here.

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M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. We did the price
Fixe. For $30 you get an appetizer, entree, dessert and glass of wine. The portions are very big, I took half of my dinner home. The hummus and spanikopita were my favorite!
Would definitely go back.

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GK
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!!!!!! A neighborhood gem!

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 5

Told the waiter I’m gluten free and the lamb shank came on a pita. Waiter recommended the lamb shank and said it was very tender. That wasn’t the case.

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C
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

The meat in the gyro was dry. Never experienced this in previous visits.

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j
New York Area
55 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Food was very good, but used to be a bit better. Service was a bit slow and our meals were cold. My kebobs were slightly over cooked, perhaps as a result of sitting too long. Not sure if this was just our server, since the table next to us came in well after us but left at the same time.

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M
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Having been numerous restaurants in their chain I was disappointed with food. Perhaps it was a cold evening and we sat down to dinner at 8:30PM (not rotate) but the main courses were very dried out! Restaurant itself was charming in decor and our waiter was very attentive.

I ordered the gyro plater.. the meat which was totally over looked and dry and my date had fish that too was overcooked. vegetables were good so willing to give it another try!

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SW
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Delicious meal had by all in my group. I had the branzini and it was very moist and delicious.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

great atmosphere , friendly, helpful staff. the food was very good and the portions were generous.

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C
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Had the lamb Gyro's. Very fresh and excellent tasting. Relaxed atmosphere. Consistent neighborhood eatery. Will surely return.

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PJ
Washington DC
76 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Greek food. Friendly service. Decor makes you feel like you are on a Greek island.

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m
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2017
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

We were disappointed at our most recent visit. We have had several very good experiences at this restaurant, but on our visit on 9/24, we found the food to be disappointing, both of our entries very dry and lacked flavor. the service was painfully slow, so much so, that we had to forego desert in order to make a local show that we though we had allotted more than enough time for.

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LD
Salt Lake City
20 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Clean , and very Greek ambiance. Our waiter was great, he smiled and his service was excellent. The fish was prepared perfect. My Greek salad was very good.

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C
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Lamb gyro's were flavorful. Will definitely be back.

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A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We were meeting old friends here, halfway between our residences. All of us had been here before, and were looking forward to it. We were not disappointed. We were ushered quickly to a lovely table in the beautifully appointed back room, enjoyed delicious sangria, wonderful food (several of us were vegetarian and enjoyed the selection), and were allowed to linger as long as we wanted for our visit. We had great service, leftovers, and capped off the night with fine strong coffee and Mediterranean desseats. A perfect evening. We had such a good time, we did not notice until leaving that he place had filled while we were eating, but we never felt pressured by the staff, or bothered by the other customers. Definitely will be back.

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SB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The setting, food and service cannot be beat. Pricing is moderate with good value. Sign up for their mailing list and discounts and "special events" are conveyed to you on a periodic basis.
Have brought friends and family many times to this wonderful restaurant. Always had a great time and will definitely return time and time again.

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A
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed my meal which was a kale salad with grilled octopus.. My friend who ordered a grilled octopus platter wasn't quite as thrilled. His octopus tasted very salty whereas mine, mixed with the salad had a totally different flavor. I would definitely go back as there were many other things on the menu that appealed to me.

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PJ
Washington DC
76 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Greek-style food. Ambience like sitting in a Greek isle restaurant. Large portions. Fantastic service!

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JO
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Enjoyed the fish.

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JG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Real value in a pleasant casual spot. Friendly service and well-prepared Mediterranean food

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Took my son here for his after-graduation meal. Went with family & close friends. Food was plentiful and delicious. Had been here before for Sunday brunch which was good and a friend's anniversary lunch-food was just as good. Service was a bit slow but not too bad. I would recommend this place for good Mediterranean food.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Their buffet is delicious, but the hot food is lukewarm much of the time

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was good and the service just so so. I was disappointed you did not have the fried calamari. We had to ask for coffee and water. The charge for the coffee was $12.50 which I thought was excessive. Also there was a Mimosa on the check but I had a bloody Mary not a Mimosa.

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EE
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We have been eating at shish-kebob since he opened 30 some years ago. It has always been consistently good, the food, the service, the ambiance. We will continue to patronize shish-kebob. It feels like home!

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JG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Long time favorite for Mediterranean food and exceptional value

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JG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent value. Really tasty Turkish-Cypriot cuisine.

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