Shishkabob House's menu is known for being 100-percent halal, the Muslim equivalent of kosher, which is also a criterion of quality. Located next door to a halal butcher, they offer locally sourced fresh meats, including exotic options like lamb and goat. For starters or light fare, you can't go wrong with the Tabbouleh salad, Falafel, or flatbread and various house-made garnishes like hummus, Baba Ghanuj (eggplant dip), or Musabaha (hummus with whole chickpeas, hot peppers and garlic).
For the eponymous kabobs, choose from marinated chicken, Kufta (ground beef), Lula (ground lamb), goat or shrimp, all of which are simply seasoned and delicious. Or nix the sticks: Shawarma is pounded, marinated meat that's grilled, thinly sliced and served over a bed of rice.
The Shishkabob House is located on Williams Blvd. in Kenner. Family operated and open since 2007, they offer casual, low-key dining on traditional Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine. Their menu is well known for being 100 percent halal, which is also an indication of its high quality.