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Saturday, January 26, 2013

Ayhan's Shish Kebab


When we first ate here, a little over a year ago, the place was called Trodos Mediterranean Restaurant. We knew it would be good. It's a sister restaurant to Ayhan's Mediterranean Restaurants, in several locations around Long Island. They changed the name recently, and now it's called Ayhan's Shish Kebab.


The Westbury location is relatively small, with touches of Greek fishing village in the room. We dined by candlelight.


The menu features grilled meats and seafood as well as a few traditional Greek dishes. Our meal began with Turkish pita bread, which is a softer bread than traditional pita, served with a garlicky tzaziki for dipping. We chose saganaki as our appetizer -- mozarella and feta melted together and served with bread toasted to the consistency of croutons. Greek salad followed - chopped salad and feta in vinagarette. Didn't care for one of the herbs in the dressing. But honestly I could have made a meal out of these first courses.


Main course -- Drew had the mixed grill, a combination of various meats and chicken, served with rice pilaf and sauteed vegetables. I chose the kebab trio, which turned out to be a misnomer. There was a skewer of steak and mushrooms, a skewer of chicken and mushrooms, a skewer of shrimp and a skewer of grilled vegetables, served over rice pilaf and accompanied by sauteed vegetables. Steak was a little dry and might have benefitted from more of that tzaziki. But overall an excellent meal, with plenty of leftovers to enjoy later. Definitely one of our favorites.

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