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Shish Kabab

Calle Castillo Marquez # 32, La Romana 22000, Dominican Republic
+1 809-556-2737
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“hummus” (11 reviews)
“empanadas” (10 reviews)
“shish kebab” (18 reviews)
Lebanese, Latin, Middle Eastern, Caribbean, Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Calle Castillo Marquez # 32, La Romana 22000, Dominican Republic
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is an iconic restaurant with more than 49 years welcoming locals and foreigners alike. The food and the service are excellent. Juan, the owner, is always there to welcome you and ensuring that as a customer, you are getting the best of the best....More

Thank rapsromeo
Reviewed 30 April 2018

When visiting La Romana, this restaurant is a must go place. You should try the raw quipes. Any dish after would be a bonus.

Thank arual1821
Reviewed 15 March 2018 via mobile

OMG! Delicious food. Best empanadas EVER. I usually drive from the SDQ airport all the way down to Punta Cana just to eat at that delicious place. The service is great and the staff is very friendly. The Presidentes are very nice and cold. Can’t...More

Thank Denisse O
Reviewed 14 March 2018

excellent selection of food, all freshly cooked, attentive service have eaten there before and will again

Thank spanker
Reviewed 5 March 2018

An iconic place in the town of La Romana!!! You have to try the Kibbehs or Quipes in Dominican Spanish with a cold PRESIDENTE beer (always cold here).

Thank Amelia B
Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

The food offering at Shish Kebab is ample and varied. There is exotic Middle Eastern classics such as the namesake shish kebabs, hummus, waraf inab, kibbeh etc, as well as delicious Dominican traditional plates such as mofongo, fried fish, rice & beans, “pasteles en hoja”,...More

Thank Enrique D
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

Recently visited with family, including a 1-year old, to have a snack and drink before going elsewhere for dinner. The food and service were so good that we decided to stay, and had a lovely meal of pinchos. Definitely worth a visit if you're staying...More

Thank Jonny K
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Always fresh stuff, great service and great local cuisine. moreover, you may try Lebanese food with a Dominican touch as the place was founded by Lebanese immigrants. They opened a second one in the road to Punta Cana. Great stop on the road.

Thank rhmejia
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Our last day in the Dominican Republic we decided to try this place since it is #1 on Tripadvisor in La Romana. Firstly, the less that this place has is Mediterranean food so don't expect it. Second, the food tended to be bland, with not...More

Thank Voda X
Reviewed 22 July 2017 via mobile

Great to find a mid eastern restaurant in the east of DR. Always make sure to stop by and get a kipe or two when I am in La Romana. They have a nice restaurant and the wait staff is helpful and it is nice...More

Thank Akobayan
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
10:30 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Calle Castillo Marquez # 32, La Romana 22000, Dominican Republic
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Dominican Republic  >  La Romana Province  >  La Romana
  • Phone Number: +1 809-556-2737
Though specialising in Middle Eastern cuisine, Yolanda and Juan's menu have a range of local (Dominican) dishes. In fact if you speak to them beforehand, they will endeavour to cater for special requests. Their hospitality is excellent. Prices are reasonable. Seating is available indoors with air-con, and also a renovated outside terrace to watch the world go by. The recipes have been passed from generations and after 46 years, the restaurant continues to develop its menu and deliver an excellent mouth watering experience. Do not forget to try the dishes for which they are most known for, the Kipe and Catibias. The Kipe is a traditional arabic dish made out of bulgur wheat filled with meat and fried to perfection and the Catibia is their version of an empanada made out of yuca instead of flour and filled with a variety of options like meat, chicken, cheese, conch or a combination of these. They are amazing! Shish Kabab has now opened their second location on the Autopista del Coral, it's the highway that connects to the east coast of the island. Coming from Santo Domingo, it will be after the first toll, just before the second one next to the Gas Station Next. If you are coming directly from La Romana, it will be just before the first toll. The new location offers the same menu and has created a cozy, elegant and tropical ambiance that is perfect for a road trip stop for food and refreshments. Their natural juices are a must, in addition of course to the Kipes and Empanadas, which they are famous for. If you are traveling back home from the Punta Cana airport, this will definitely be the best goodbye meal of a lovely visit.
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