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Comment Archives: stories: Chow

Re: “Slow Shish Kebabs

Like you said, "I certainly do not profess to be an expert." You're right, because you clearly don't know what good middle eastern food is all about. Out of all the several other middle eastern restaurants that I have experienced, nothing can compare to Shish Kebab House! The best and most flavorful food I have ever had!

8 likes, 3 dislikes
Posted by Kiana Aki on 06/21/2014 at 1:09 PM

Re: “Slow Shish Kebabs

Your article is way to long and all you focused on was......time and being overwhelmed. All I have to say is they have EXCELLENT and DELICIOUS food!!! I'm from southern Cali and when I visit Tucson. I make a pit stop just for the food. Best middle eastern FOOD!

6 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Tatiana Sedillo on 06/21/2014 at 10:34 AM

Re: “Slow Shish Kebabs

This article is purely based on opinion and not facts. I have gone to the Shish Kebab House numerous times and thoroughly enjoy their food and the atmosphere. They serve the best Mediterranean food I have ever tasted. Their pita bread is always hot and fresh, the falafel is to die for, and I always get the delicious classic, the Gyro Boy.

Why you didn't mention the Belly Dancing that takes place every weekend, boggles my mind. I don't know of any other Middle Eastern restaurant that features such a cultural experience.

You also complain about the "dingy" and "less than inviting" exterior. Most family-owned businesses that are absolutely delicious are hole in the walls. (Ex. Poco and Mom's) If you wanted an exterior that really wowed you, maybe you should have gone across the way and eaten at Peter Piper Pizza.

Case and Point, your article is merely a poor opinion. Shish Kebab House has a 4.4 rating for a reason. They serve the best Mediterranean food in Tucson, have great family service and provide an evening you won't forget and will most likely go back to for more.

11 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Amanda Øien on 06/21/2014 at 10:16 AM

Re: “Slow Shish Kebabs

That is not the Shish Kebab House I know. I frequented this restaurant when I lived in the Tucson area and still dine there whenever I visit Tucson. The restaurant is family-owned and extremely welcoming. The staff is young, but very polite and knowledgeable about the menu. The menu has numerous options. The food is comparable to any Mediterrean restaurant across the country. I also spent considerable time in the Middle East and Shish Kebab House is on par with my expectations. This review has no merit in my book. I recommend others to give this restaurant a try without an eye to be critical or negative prior to walking in the doors. You will not be disappointed.

13 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Michael Halter on 06/21/2014 at 10:11 AM

Re: “Slow Shish Kebabs

To the writer of this review: This review clearly is wrong and the writer doesn't know what REAL Mediterrean food tastes like. Motabal is hummus with eggplant! Maybe you need to research the food before you write and make comments. Yes the staff is young, what do you expect middle aged employees? As for decorations, if you don't want to see something authentic, then maybe you should go downtown. Oozie is a rice based dish and not all of the menu is expensive. You purposely ordered expensive dishes to make the restaurant look bad. Rude!!

16 likes, 1 dislike
Posted by Tania Wer on 06/21/2014 at 8:30 AM

Re: “Slow Shish Kebabs

Don't fret it, Shish Kebab House. I started dining at your restaurant because of a shining review from a friend. I went and immediately loved it. My family loves your food as well. Your service has always been prompt and the food is delicious.

13 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Renée Luna on 06/21/2014 at 12:23 AM

Re: “A Bittersweet End

It was a very fun concept, but the trouble with Something Sweet is that they didn't have good street visibility, if you ask me. I remember them as being sandwiched somewhere between Colors and a wholesale tile-flooring outlet. I don't think you could see them from the road, and I don't think they were very well-known beyond the East side. For example, everybody knows that Brooklyn Pizza is down on 4th Ave., and I think everybody knows that Acacia is (was?) at St. Phillip's Plaza. Until I drove up to it purely by accident one afternoon, though, I couldn't have placed Something Sweet for the life of me. Also, I don't remember them advertising outside of the Yellow Pages.

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Ex-Arizonan on 06/16/2014 at 11:48 PM

Re: “A Bittersweet End

I had the best Valentine's evening (2011) there. I'm sorry to see the place go!

1 like, 1 dislike
Posted by Michael Hecht on 06/16/2014 at 4:31 PM

Re: “Mexico Via Washington?

As alluded to in an earlier post, this review, sans the experience of eating the food, was written no sooner had she walked through the door and was given a seat.

Someone needs to get some intel on when this writer is set to review a place so they can perhaps add a little laxative to her dish. I'm sure I'd enjoy reading about her experience in the shitter more than her predetermined hit pieces on the actual food itself.

Posted by BuckFuffalo on 06/15/2014 at 2:47 AM

Re: “The Sweet Life

>"the dressing was way too garlicky"

There is no such thing as too much garlic. Sounds like my kind of place.

19 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by Patrick ONeill on 06/12/2014 at 9:12 AM

Re: “The Life at Reilly

I've certainly been a "casualty" of dodgy dining experiences, but never at this place, which is going from strength to strength.

Posted by downtown brown on 06/10/2014 at 2:07 PM

Re: “The Life at Reilly

That's what I'm screamin' Adam!

0 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by BURNIE MAK on 06/06/2014 at 12:22 PM

Re: “The Life at Reilly

I love this article. More of these darling little succinct information gems please.

2 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Adam Borowitz on 06/05/2014 at 3:13 PM

Re: “The Life at Reilly

Reilly Craft Pizza is one of the best downtown restaurants ever. Serving sizes are not insane, menu items are very inventive and the drinks, well, just read the column. Great place.

3 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by Roybie on 06/05/2014 at 2:02 PM

Re: “Noshing Around

Nice assist Mr. Alboy!

Posted by C.J. Hamm on 06/03/2014 at 4:44 PM

Re: “Noshing Around

Don't Forget the Tucson Originals Pizza throwdown is this Sunday the Eighth from five to eight at Rocco's little Chicago on Broadway....Only twenty dollars a ticket on the Tucson Originals website.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Samuel Alboy on 06/03/2014 at 2:31 PM

Re: “Illustrious Indian

hiiiimarcy, Readers are often wrong. Popularity does not always equal goodness. Keep in mind that readers selected Grill year-in and year-out as Best Diner (when it was neither good nor a diner), and Magpie's as Best Pizza. In this case, the readers may be right but it's still good to see a review that explains WHY Sher-e Punjab is good.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by donkiyoti on 05/31/2014 at 2:19 PM

Re: “Illustrious Indian

alt-weekly food columnist confirms that restaurant selected by readers as one of top 3 best indian restaurants in tucson for the last several years is good. news at 11.

4 likes, 2 dislikes
Posted by hiiiimarcy on 05/30/2014 at 8:05 AM

Re: “Illustrious Indian

We were there last night, having not seen the article. The best Indian food I have had in a long, long time. We will certainly be back.

2 likes, 0 dislikes
Posted by RobG on 05/29/2014 at 9:15 PM

Re: “Illustrious Indian

This is my favorite Indian restaurant in Tucson - the daily lunch buffet is delicious & a real bargain.

1 like, 0 dislikes
Posted by Jeff Bilkanich on 05/29/2014 at 4:31 PM

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