Quality, Taste, Cleanliness, Environment, Price , & Staff
Positive: Excellent Black Angus Steak with excellent ambiance in a great location. Turkish tea and Baklava are delicious.
Negative: Turkish food is average in quality and they serve grocery store quality pita bread rather than fresh Turkish bread.
Overall: Great place to go with family and friends, especially if you like steaks and appreciate great service and ambiance.
Revisit: Will definitely revisit them, especially when family and friends come to the Philadelphia area.
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I have had the chance to visit S&H Kabab house a number of times for dinner and lunch. It is located on Pasayunk Road close to the busy South Street area by Penns Landing in Philadelphia. This is a nicely decorated Turkish restaurant with great ambiance and good quality food. Not to mention their great service from kind staff. They have black Angus steaks which are unheard of in the Halal food realm. The steaks offered include New York strip steak, Filet Mignon, and the T bone steak. I get them medium rare and find them to be very succulent and delicious every time I eat there. They are probably one of the best steaks I have ever eaten; I have yet to try Cairo Steakhouse on Steinway street in Queens, NY though.
The Turkish food is also good in quality but not as good as other Turkish restaurants I have eaten at in New York City. It is probably somewhat better than Sahara Restaurant and Efes in New Brunswick, NJ. Their doner kebab and chicken sheesh kabab (which is very tender unlike what you find at other restaurants) are probably the best Turkish dishes they offer, but you can try their mixed platter which gives a huge helping of all their Turkish meats. Their portion sizes are good but the amount of rice they give is usually not enough for me. I also tried their Turkish tea as I saw most customers drinking it and although I find Turkish tea to be too strong for me, I enjoyed their tea. Their home-made baklava is very delicious as well and tastes very fresh. One problem is that their Pita bread is the frozen ones you can find at grocery stores. However, their hummus makes up for it and is a great appetizer.
In addition to the restaurant decor, service, and high quality food, the owner is very friendly and came to check on us while we ate. He also allowed me to pray at their restaurant in the back where they usually have their Hookah Lounge. Another time I went, though, the owner was not there and the workers did not allow me to pray in the restaurant as it was raining and the Hookah Lounge is located outside in the back.
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