3 Fleur
Average check per person $5-$15
BreakfastNo Breakfast SundayNo Breakfast MondayNo Breakfast TuesdayNo Breakfast WednesdayNo Breakfast ThursdayNo Breakfast FridayNo Breakfast Saturday
LunchLunch SundayNo Lunch MondayLunch TuesdayLunch WednesdayLunch ThursdayLunch FridayLunch Saturday
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Shishkabob House

Kenner: 3804 Williams Blvd. 504-712-0765. Map.
Casual.
AE DC DS MC V

WHY IT’S NOTEWORTHY
A low-key vendor of the standard Middle Eastern menu, the Shishkabab House is better than you might expect, given the location and the typical quietude of the dining room. It is well-known among Muslims for being 100 percent halal. (Halal is the Islamic equivalent of kosher, and is a criterion of quality, as well.)

WHAT’S GOOD The restaurant is next door to the Kased Brothers meat market. It specializes in halal meats, but an extra quality increment comes in to achieve that. The Shishkebab House buys those meats, most of which is farmed locally. As a result, the food here has a noticeable uptick in quality, particularly those involving lamb. They also cook dishes using goat meat, adding another increment of interest.

BACKSTORY
The restaurant opened shortly after Hurricane Katrina, taking over the former location of the Fortune Gardens Chinese restaurant.

DINING ROOM
An L-shaped room is rarely busy, but everything is freshly cooked and vividly delicious. It’s a family operation, and sometimes the younger members get involved.

ONLINE MENU LOCATION

ESSENTIAL DISHES
Starters
»Red lentil soup
Chicken and vegetable soup
Garden salad
»Greek salad
»Fattoush
»Tabbouleh salad
Chicken shawarma salad
Yogurt and cucumber salad
»Hummus
»Baba ghanoush
Musabaha (hummus with whole chickpeas)
Foul (like hummus, but with fava beans)
»Lebneh
»Falafel
»Fried kibbeh
Stuffed grape leaves
»Spinach pie
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Entrees
Kebabs:
Chicken
»Kufta (ground beef)
»Lula (ground lamb)
Shrimp
»Beef
»Lamb
»Goat
Combination plate
»Lamb chops
»Hummus with lamb
Lamb, beef or chickn stew with tomato
Sauteed shrimp plate
»Stuffed grape leaves plate
Filet mignon
»T-bone steak
»Chicken shawarma
Beef shawarma

FOR BEST RESULTS
They don’t sell any alcoholic beverages, so have your drinks elsewhere.

OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMPROVEMENT
The dining room could use a little light renovation to add a bit of atmosphere.

FACTORS OTHER THAN FOOD
Up to three points, positive or negative, for these characteristics. Absence of points denotes average performance in the matter.

  • Dining Environment
  • Consistency +1
  • Service
  • Value +2
  • Attitude +1
  • Wine & Bar
  • Hipness
  • Local Color

 

SPECIAL ATTRIBUTES

  • Open Sunday lunch and dinner
  • Open most holidays
  • Open all afternoon
  • Quick, good meal
  • Good for children
  • Easy, nearby parking
  • No reservations

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  1. Phil Doolen on July 15, 2014

    Can you bring wine?

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