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Shish - Old Street

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About Shish - Old Street

Obviously on to a winner in Willesden Green, Shish opened a second branch in Hoxton, just as buzzy as the aforementioned first. A modern kebaberie at heart, this small but perfectly formed chain specialises in healthy, good value skewered dishes originating in Silk Road countries. In the white, bright open plan brasserie-style restaurant a sleek dining bar allows you to see exactly how freshly your meal is being prepared. Down the spiral staircase is a beautiful Oriental-themed bar, populated with funky stools and comfy booths. Laidback global beats combine with low lighting to create a happy, comfortable vibe, much appreciated by the fashionable 20 and 30-something Shoreditch crowd.

Sample a la carte


- Cucumber wasabi (strips of pickled cucumber, dressed in wasabi and ginger)
- Tabbouleh (tender pieces of bulger wheat, fresh tomato, cucumber, spring onion, mint, parsley and a squeeze of lemon juice)
Spinach & cheese borek (spinach, feta cheese and walnut wrapped in filo and served with dip)
- Chicken in pandana leaves (marinated in soy, sesame, garlic, wrapped in pandana leaf, deep fried and served with dip)
- Red & green falafel (chick peas, fresh soft green herbs or paprika, cumin seed & tomato, served with lemon and dip)

Other starters are available.

Main Course

- Mediterranean lamb shish (diced lamb marinated in olive oil, garlic, parsley and a hint of red chilli)
- Chicken satay (chicken enriched with coconut milk, palm sugar and peanuts)
- Halloumi cheese (halloumi cheese, peppers, red onion and rosemary potatoes)
- Kashmiri lamb wraps (cubes of lamb marinated in ginger, garlic, yoghurt and spices. Wrapped in a pitta with spiced tomato and fresh salad leaves)
- Afghan chicken wrap (chicken in a marinade of yoghurt, garlic, lemon and spices. Wrapped in a pitta with courgette tzatziki and fresh salad leaves)
- Falafel wraps (crispy balls of ground chick peas with herbs, served wrapped in a pitta with green tahini and fresh green leaves)

Other main courses are available.


- A selection of desserts is available.

Additional Information


313 - 319 Old Street, EC1V 9LE

Nearest tube:

Old Street

Average Price:

£24 and Under

Opening times:

Mon - Fri 11:30am - 12am
Sat 10:30am - 12am
Sun 10:30am - 10:30pm

Dress Code:


N.B. Bookings can no longer be made for this restaurant through London Online

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