Any kind of specific and reserved diet can be attended to in traditional Middle Eastern fashion with long-running Milwaukee restaurant Shahrazad. The award winning local family owned restaurant serves traditional Middle Eastern and Persian cuisine. Shahrazad has been running for 22 years having first opened in 1993 and is managed by owner Mohammad Khabiti and his wife Nazila. Every dish served is made with ingredients and cooking methods that are natural and authentic.The menu is also labeled and organized in specialty sections such as gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan. The restaurant also serves halal meat, which is specifically made for customers in Muslim culture. According to Mohammad, the restaurantís most popular appetizers among customers include its hummus and falafel dishes, which are all served with pita bread. On the Persian section of the menu, the kashkeh-e-bademjan is the most well requested, which is sauteed eggplant with garlic, onion, mint and kashk. The most prominent Middle Eastern entrees are Shahrazadís lamb specialty section which includes over nine different lamb entrees including lamb shawarma, lamb kefta mashwee, lamb kefta bel-tahini and lamb shish kebab. The most popular Persian items are the boneless chicken kebab and beef shawirma. There is also a significant beverage menu that serves a variety of white, red and blush wine and Arabian coffee. Their trademark beverage is the rosewater lemonade, in which Mohammad said is the most well-received drink among customers. The dessert menu includes the restaurantís specialty homemade pastries, which are made right in the kitchen.Shahrazad is open for lunch and dinner. Every weekday there is a special buffet selection from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting from Tuesday to Friday. This buffet includes items such as hot dishes, salads and appetizers. There is also a special brunch menu served from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. every Sunday. This is set to make the restaurant very family friendly and cozy, influenced to bring out the Middle Eastern culture. The restaurantís interior design decorated in Arabian and Persian culture to help captivate and bring out the historic atmosphere.While most of the customers are regulars the restaurant attracts many tourists as well. Ever since the restaurant was well reviewed on TripAdvisor, Mohammad said that the restaurant had attracted new tourists who come all the way from Mitchell Milwaukee Airport just to come in and try the Middle Eastern cuisine.
2847 N Oakland Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53211