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Choose from Three Options
- $6 for $12 worth of Mediterranean lunch
- $15 for $30 worth of Mediterranean dinner
- $30 for $60 worth of Mediterranean dinner for four or more<p>
Most of La Shish’s lunch combos, including the La Shawarma Chicken ($8.45) or Beef ($9.95), come with a rice pilaf, hummus, and tzatziki sauce, others, such as the Vegetarian Falafel Delight ($8.25), are accompanied by a Lebanese salad with fresh tomatoes and cucumbers. For dinner, the chefs offer shareable Mezza sampling platters for up to four people ($16.95-$56.95), traditional entrees such as spanakopita in flaky phyllo ($11.75), and grilled lamb, beef, and chicken sandwiches in regular ($10.95) or doubled-up ($14.95) varieties.
La Shish Mediterranean Cafe
Past a verdant forest of shrubbery, a welcoming umbrella-tabled patio, and homey bright red drapery, diners at La Shish Mediterranean Cafe tuck into sumptuous fare from Greece and Lebanon. Gyros crammed with beef and lamb lurk on the lunch and dinner menus, attended by tangy tzatziki sauce and a pronunciation coach. Entrees often arrive with house-whipped hummus and a Greek or Lebanese salad as well. News and Observer food critic Greg Cox is a big fan of La Shish, placing it on his “Hot List: Middle Eastern” not once but twice, and citing the baklava’s “shatter-crisp texture and golden brown color” as just two reasons why it is “without peer” in the region.