Cary >Food & Dining > La Shish-Greek & Lebanese Cafe
908 NE Maynard Rd, Cary, NC | Directions 2751335.800230 -78.768417
Mon. - Thu. 11am - 8:30pm;Fri. - Sat. 11am - 9pm;Sun. CLOSED
Stay Away – ***edit: just got our credit card statement: they added an additional $9 to the tip!!!! BEWARE...
I never give a bad review unless it's deserved. The one star is for great food, the minus 4 stars is for HORRIBLE service by the owner. I let the first couple RUDE things go, but once she got the people in an uproar next to us it was hard to enjoy myself. Then as we were signing the bill she asked if he had a reservation. When I said confused: "no" she responded sternly: "Well you *should* have!". Uh ok, freak! I couldn't believe it. She seemed so frazzled all night. Hire a REAL waitress because you are driving the customers away. WORST experience I've ever had dining out. Will NEVER return.
rude service, so-so food – I ate at La Shish with friends and was treated very rudely. We only had a few pieces of bread for our hummus, and when we asked for more, we were given only a few dried up pieces, and they charged us for them!!! I will never go back.
Terrible experience and 4-day old hummus!!!!!! – My son and I ate lunch at La Shish today. Our hummus tasted really strange (didn
I went to this place a few times last year and it was awesome! The owner was delightful and the food was wonderful. My only complaint then was that it was a little expensive for the amount of food that you get. It was worth it though because of the service and atmosphere. Sadly, the last three times I have been there this year the owner was rude. She was telling someone at a table near me that her husband left her so that might be why but she is allowing her personal life to interfere with her business. What was once a great restaurant with great food and atmosphere, is now a place to go if you want to get snapped at. The food is great so I would recommend take out.
La Shish-Greel & Lebanese Cafe – Great atmosphere, food and service. A great place for friends or a working lunch meeting.
Terrible Customer Service – Food is ok but the service was terrible. The server was very rude and was kind of yelling at us. The Greeting was terrible. Even if they had the best food there, I would never ever go there again because of the woman behavior and rudeness.
Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful – We go to La Shish whenever we get a opportunity! I always get the Lentil Soup w/ Spinach as my App. and follow it up with the fruit salad that is so sweet and refreshing. The soup is light w/ lemon and not heavy which is wonderful on the waist as I do not feel bloated as most lentil soups. The fruit salad (make sure you get the small...because they give you A LOT!) There is pineapple, kiwi, strawberries, melon,grapes with a homeade greek yogurt, walnuts and drizzled with honey. It makes a wonderful ending to the meal as it is sweet and refreshing! I would recommend this cafe to everyone. Also, the prices are very reasonable. You cannot miss on anything you order at this wonderful place.
Unique family-run restaurant – La Shish has been my favorite restaurant in Cary for about three years. It is run by a very vivacious couple, whom I have enjoyed getting to know, and sometimes I go there for conversation as much as for food. Negative remarks about service in some of the reviews probably relate to the owner's getting involved in conversations with other customers, or, more rarely, just getting distracted, but she nevertheless manages to serve all meals, when I am there, within five to ten minutes. I am amazed at her efficiency, and, if you do feel neglected, it is all right to interrupt her. It is a small restaurant and one may feel almost as though eating in a home. Sometimes the owner is not there and others may be serving, in which case service is good, just not as exciting.
Then there is the food. There are a number of original salads that are freshly prepared and delicious. The usual Mediterranean food is excellent - my favorites are shawarma lavash and spanakopita. But there are also original creations that I highly recommend - the linguini from fresh extrusions, spinach, garlic, basil, or black pepper flavored. The pasta is served with Lebanese, not Italian, toppings, and is a unique experience. My favorite is Mediterranean chicken with black pepper pasta, but the pasta also can be served with steak kabob, or vegetarian with basil and pine nuts.
I do not care a lot for sweets and usually do not eat dessert. But once I tried the home-made tiramisu, which I like with the excellent Turkish coffee, I became a fan. Sometimes I go just for tiramisu and coffee. A couple times when there was no tiramisu - it has to be made fresh every day, and some days there is not time - I have been so frustrated that I have gone to other high class restaurants to get some tiramisu. But it has not been the same. I do not know whether I can ever leave Cary, and not be able to have tiramisu at La Shish.
Loyal Customer – I can't say enough good things about La Shish, the food is amazing. The owner is friendly and inviting, you will feel right at home in this cozy little restaurant.
Best Mediterranean in the Triangle – I have eaten at this restaurant on many occasions. I have never received bad food nor bad service and usually get a pretty good conversation and a good glass of wine. I have always enjoyed myself and truly to believe it to be the best Mediterranean in the Triangle.
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