What You'll Get
Fine cuisine on a stick can be a fickle art form—for every successful lobster popsicle, there's an ill-fated caviar bindle. Today's Groupon unites fare to spear with elegantly edible results: for $10, you get $25 worth of Turkish, Middle Eastern, and Mediterranean kebabs and cuisine at S & H Kebab House, located in South Philadelphia.
S & H Kebab House is a family-owned restaurant that features a menu of authentic, regional eats. Contrary to cartoon logic, kebabs aren't just overgrown toothpicks studded with meat cubes. Rather, "kebabs" refer to meats marinated and cooked on a large skewer; whittled-down baseball bat is optional. S & H offers both stuck and unstuck kebabs. Skewered versions include chicken shish kebab ($13.95) and shrimp shish kebab ($18.95), while free-form kebabs include lamb döner kebab ($13.95) and Turkish meatball kebab ($13.95). For those preferring plant-based protein, S & H Kebab House offers multiple vegetarian dishes, including a six-piece falafel dinner ($13.95) and a vegetable sauté with rice ($13.95). Traditional dishes such as baba ghanoush ($5.95) and hummus ($5.95) are also available as kebab kickoffs.
On Friday and Saturday nights, all meals at S & H Kebab House are served with free midriffs, as a belly dancer regales diners with tap dancing and Burton Gilliam stories. S & H Kebab House's attentive staff keeps smiles stationary, while the soft lighting of the chandelier-adorned dining room complements the glowing faces, creating an intimate, casual setting.
- Lamb and chicken adana (minced meat molded onto skewers) delivered respectable heat. Gyro-like döner, lamb layered with veal, was tasty; both lamb cubes and meatballs were moist and flavorful. Other dishes satisfied, too — I enjoyed the light, dill-spiked Turkish feta wrapped inside fried yufka (Turkish phyllo dough). Although I wished it had more ground lamb, it's hard to go wrong when the eggplant-based moussaka's topped with a thick, bubbling layer of kasar (Turkish mozzarella)...Firin sütlac (a firm oven-baked rice pudding) was fresh and light; I loved the burnt caramel flavor in the kazandibi (a milk pudding). You'll be wiping dribbles of honey sauce off your chin after sampling the flaky baklava. – David Snyder
- Amazing food and amazing service. You must have the hummus. It was the smoothest hummus I have ever had. The kabobs were succulent and the dessert was tasty. – OpenTable user who dined on 11/28/09
- This place made me fall for baba ghanoush. I've always crushed on hummus, baba ghanoush's cousin, but have since hardly looked back. – Jenna N., Yelp
- The food is excellent (I am partial to the Lamb Iskander) and the wait staff and owner are so nice. The lunch is a great value, and they definitely have the best kebabs in the city, hands down. – Laura S., Yelp
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Sep 16, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. May purchase multiple as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Dine-in only. Tax and gratuity not included. Not valid with other offers. No cash back or credit. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.