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Shish, Edinburgh, Scotland

Shish

4.6
4.6
169 Reviews
£26 to £40
Turkish
Drawing on Turkish heritage and tradition, Shish’s ethos is borne out of a desire to create a hub as the heart of the home, centred around the fire hearth where cooking and families come together and share in the occasion. The spacious restaurant lends itself to large gatherings, smaller group parties and more intimate dining occasions, with the option of private hire. Its slick interior, ambient lighting and booth seating lining the parameter of the restaurant provide the perfect setting for any occasion. At the helm in the kitchen, the passionate team of chefs have created an inspired menu underpinned by true authenticity and rich taste. Highlights include Karisik Izgara – traditional mixed grill platter and loads more...


Shish is a one of the first Dry Bars (No alcohol) in Edinburgh, stocking all the fine wines available, Champagne, Spirits, Popular Cocktails and Beers but all containing zero alcohol substitutes such as Zero percent Rum, Whiskey and Gin.



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2 people

19:00


Booked 8 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Turkish, Grill, Mediterranean
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–23:00
  • Phone number
    0131 285 1678
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

What 169 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

169 Reviews
  1. Anonymous

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our first time at Shish. Ambience and service was faultless. However, the taste of food wasn’t the best to be frank. For example, Ada Restaurant in Leith doesn’t equate Shish in terms of ambience and service but is superior in terms of food and value I can safely say now, having tried both.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful customer service

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Been here a few times and the food is usually very nice but recently it seems like they’ve made a few adjustments to some dishes which have been a bit disappointing (for example change in rice). But the service is great and the meat served is amazing generally!

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  4. NormaA

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing. Service was excellent. Reasonable price for the food we had. Will definitely go back.

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  5. LisaM

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were a group of 7 for a birthday, got seated right next to the window at the kitchen, the heat from it was ok but began to be uncomfortable after sitting for the 2 hours, the staff were lovely and attentive, couldn’t fault them, food was tasty and very well presented, free bread and dips (all amazing and the garlic one was exceptional) the only negative thing is that the display of the food in their special, for 2/4/6 people, yes it may look lovely but there’s no way it was worth £30 each for 2 people, if I was to return I’d choose my own dish from their menu, everyone was happy with their food and there was clean plates all round but I was slightly disappointed that I paid £30 and left feeling like I didn’t actually eat that much.

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  6. DavidD

    Manchester

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, great friendly service. Would recommend if you’re out of town.

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  7. BrianE

    Glasgow

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    The food was tasty but pretty average. The service was the worst thing about the experience. We walked in and the person who greeted us just pointed to tables we could sit at and expected us to walk ourselves over to the table. This was the theme throughout the night when new guests arrived which I found below par for the environment we were in. We were also not given an explanation as to what we were served as the complementary starters which was underwhelming. The value was okay, but for a main and 2 non alcoholic drinks £91 was more than we expected. This included a service charge which was not optional as if it was, we would not have paid the service charge.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I took my family and friends there for my husband’s birthday. We absolutely enjoyed it! The staff was so courteous and attentive. We were treated so well. We loved the ambience, good quality decor. And the food, oh the food! Fantastic! Definitely recommend to all and I will certainly be returning soon!

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  9. SamA

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time visiting, really delicious food and service was fantastic too. Decor/aesthetic was gorgeous. Would definitely visit again

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  10. MattH

    Warwickshire

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service really good. BUT this is a dry restaurant - no alcohol just overpriced soft drinks.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice looking. Not serving alcohol. No ambiance. Almost no music. Perfect service

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  12. coll

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was very poor for the money , price is far too much , non alcoholic wine is undrinkable . All round very very poor quality . Avoid , avoid , avoid . You have been warned .

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  13. Jules

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 2 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasty food in a stunning venue, will be back, highly recommend

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  14. Splendiddara

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was my birthday and choosing to celebrate it at Shish was a wonderful choice . Would recommend Shish anytime.

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  15. Ollie

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service, incredible service and would highly recommend!

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  16. JenniferC

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had never been to or heard of Shish before, but my son doesn’t drink, and he heard Shish was a dry restaurant with a selection of alcohol free wines, beers, soft drinks, and mocktails, so since we we’re celebrating, I booked a table. The entrance was beautiful, as was the interior, and very classy. The toilets were classy too, and spotlessly clean. The lady who served us was so nice, and gave us a warm welcome. When she heard my son was celebrating 6 years sober, a promotion and passing his degree, she said they were trialing different alcohol free wines, and would like us to try one out. So she gave us a complimentary bottle which was very nice. The menu was packed full with an abundance of traditional Turkish food, starters, mains, sides, and breads. The meal was outstanding, and plentiful, so much so that my son asked if we could take some home, so the lady brought him a box. I will definitely be back to try some of the other things on the menu.

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  17. NatalieJ

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best service we’ve received in years. Lovely vibe and great food

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  18. PaulL

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food coupled with excellent service - always a winner.

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  19. AmandaP

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, outstanding value for money! Will definitely be back.

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  20. jolenea

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Stunning surroundings. Gorgeous food with attentive and lovely waiting staff. Food was everything we’d hoped for! Great range of non alcoholic drinks too!

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Angus

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Starters and mains lovely, disappointed that baklava was unavailable considering it’s a main dessert. Service could have been better. Nice clean decor

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  22. KirstyD

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant, service was impeccable. Could watch food being made through the glass windows to kitchen, bathrooms were stunning. Definitely be returning to try some more dishes. Everything was delicious and well cooked.

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  23. WendyC

    Edinburgh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely lunch at Shish! The food was delicious. The service was spot on! It is a really lovely atmosphere to sit and enjoy a leisurely lunch!

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  24. PaulM

    Glasgow

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As a Glasgow native and not in Edinburgh very often I was delighted with the dining choice at Shish. Mixed grill was great. Staff were lovely and all in all a thoroughly enjoyable evening.

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  25. SuzyE

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered mixed grill for 4 , that means there should be at least 4 of everything ? I guess! There was only 3 kofta, 4 little chicken cubes, 4 little meat cubes, 2 chicken boneless thighs. And a lottttt of ribs where no one likes ribs. My kids didn’t enjoy the food. The services was good and atmosphere was amazing. Drinks are good too.

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  26. adeelh

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Amazing vibe but the food was very bland flavours did not hit the spot what so ever you can find more flavours in a mcdonalds fish o fillet burger. Poor catering.

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  27. HebatallahS

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Yummy food, friendly and helpful staff Birthday show outstanding

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  28. HHHHMMM

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend!! Food was so good and the service was outstanding

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  29. NeilF

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was awesome. Service was excellent and the restaurant was beautiful

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  30. IzzyE

    Edinburgh

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 1 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The starters and mains were great tasting and filling as usual with standard remaining the same, unfortunately the desert was poorer than before, ordered kunafe with cheese, we were lucky to get two mouthfuls of the cheese in total and it was over done and burnt in places. Service has gone down hill and really felt it on this visit with 2 waiting staff to be seen all evening a full restaurant, dirty women’s toilets, we asked for water 5 times from the same person and then had to ask. 6th time from the other. Our main was served in the middle off us still trying to enjoy our starters with it being pushed into the table forcefully we had to ask the waiter to slow down and we were met with ‘sorry we’re very busy today’ that’s not really good enough when we were paying close to £150 for dinner

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  31. ElaineM

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was lovely but way too many tables squashed into space. Service was ok. Won’t be back

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  32. AzizA

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent spot, great food, even better service! Highly recommend

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Victoria

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We sat and waited for 15 minutes with a toddler even after having booked. We weren’t offered menus or even a drink and the table wasn’t ready or set up with high chair as requested. We ended up sourcing menus from another table and then ended up leaving due to exceptionally poor service. Overrated. Ended up at an amazing Indian restaurant where nothing was too much trouble, even though they were rushed off their feet.

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  34. MonaM

    Warwickshire

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The moment you walk in it's very welcoming. Very warm and friendly Excellent service and hospitality Delicious food and reasonable price

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  35. TugayB

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good Turkish food. The service was great aswell.

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  36. JuliaD

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was OK, but service was not good. Meal arrived before the drinks and we had to remind them multiple times to bring them. We ordered another drink later on and it took over 10 minutes to arrive.

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  37. SemiyeI

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Chicken wasn’t cooked well, there were still blood in it. Compared to a proper Turkish kebabs and food, the ones we ate in Shish were really of poor quality.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and environment , with professional staff. Very busy but also very fast and professional personnel

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  39. LoredayG

    Manchester

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was ok but the staff was terrible. Didn’t put our order on the pad, she forgot and after 15 min we asked for our 2 cokes. Food arrived 40 min later then our starter. Then when we ordered the dessert, again it didn’t arrive after 15 min then we asked for this. 5 min later a lady came to us with the bill and said we have to leave as they was late with the next booking. We even didn’t had time to eat our dessert. And me and my partner are a fast eaters. Imagine if we eat slow. We maybe even finish our food and they asked to leave the table. This wasn’t the best Christmas dinner.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Edinburgh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Avoid if you can. Bad service. Even worst. The restaurant was full and they ignored people on their own choice. They didn’t know what mean good service in Turkey. Just pretention. . Food was overall good but nothing impressive.

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Shish is rated 4.6 stars by 169 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for Shish

Shish Restaurant, 32-34 Potterrow, Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9BT

Additional information

  • Area
    Edinburgh
  • Hours of Operation
    Daily 12:00–23:00
  • Price
    £26 to £40
  • Cuisines
    Turkish, Grill, Mediterranean
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    None
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access
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