Shens Mediterranean

4.5
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49 reviews
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£25 and under
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Turkish
Shen’s Restaurant was established to serve the finest selection and most loved dishes of Turkish & Greek Mediterranean cuisine
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4.5
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4.6
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.4
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OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Very disappointed with the food especially after waiting so long for it, most of it tasted as if it had been previously frozen and really lacked that authentic Mediterranean taste - won't be returning.

W
Kent
1 review
Dined on 30 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very nice food. Good variety. Good portion size. The atmosphere was cosy and you could chat easily. Waitress polite. Would recommend.

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff very good food amazing never had rice like it will def visit again

LC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 21 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Shens is absolutely beautiful. The decor is very nice.

AB
Cornwall
1 review
Dined on 12 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food fantastic attentive service, but not over the top. It’s a real shame that I live over 100 miles away or it would become a regular place to eat

IS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 10 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Very friendly Staff . food was very good value.. and though the place felt a bit like a canteen I really liked it

AN
Kent
2 reviews
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Very nice restaurant for a relaxed meal and excellent variety of food. Food of great quality and large portions so will order less next time.

RT
1 review
Dined on 9 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love this place, food is amazing, and they cannot do enough for you. always the place we go for that special meal and totally recommend the Shens meals, totally awesome

TR
1 review
Dined on 24 October 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food was great, we ordered the set meals and it was all delicious, although the kids didn't appreciate the liver in the hot meze ! There was too much food but they boxed it all up for us to take home.

DH
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic place for a meal all stuff are friendly, the food is out off this world definitely will be coming back and recommended to everyone to try

K
1 review
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant was very nice , amazing food and lovely staff , well worth going to if your in Ashford , I will be definitely returning when next in Ashford

DS
1 review
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

We are not adventurous eaters and our waitress was very pleasant and patient with us explaining what was in the dishes, how they were cooked etc. We sat in a booth, nice and private so we could have a conversation. An appetizer was brought out for us to nibble on, flatbread, dip and carrot and celery sticks, while waiting for our food which came in a timely manner. We both chose avocado and prawns as a starter, followed by two different lamb dishes, both came piping hot and nicely presented. The portions are large! It was my wife's birthday and the staff placed a lit candle in her piece of cheesecake and sang Happy Birthday, what a lovely touch.

EH
Kent
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super delicious food, beautiful decor and great service, a favourite restaurant of ours

PS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Prompt, friendly service. Offers a wide selection of dishes to choose from and all are reasonably priced.

TM
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our favourite restaurant in Ashford by far.... We've just introduced our children to it aged 21 & 18 yrs and they both agreed and cant wait to return. Well done Shen!! xx

W
1 review
Dined on 26 July 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Seafood was cooked and presented well. Service was very good. Pity they no longer serve Octypus though.
Pleasent surroundings and friendly staff.

DT
London
10 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great meal at Shen’s - excellent portions, lovingly cooked, with really friendly family service. Decent value and could have chosen almost anything off the menu. Will return.

DS
Kent
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Booking online easy, good friendly service and excellent food

PS
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely place. Service and food both excellent highly recommend

P
Kent
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Very much enjoyed our first visit to Shens. We feltvery well looked after and very well fed. We will be sure to return,

KM
1 review
Dined on 16 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a fathers day Sunday lunch.

My parents are conservative in their dining habits and this was an opportunity to expose them to something different. The both enjoyed the experience from the service to the tasty food. Some of the dishes I chose did not sit with them but this was just a few, but it was good that they tried everything. My mother thoroughly enjoyed her steak and my father ate the shens special chicken. The remainder of teh family all enjoyed every element of the dishes we had for lunch.

A great success all round and I would recommend anyone who is in the Ashford and immediate area to try this restaurant

WB
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing service waitress was excellent, food was delicious and fresh would definitely recommend and visit again.

HG
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall5Food3Service4Ambience5

I thought the staff were amazing and very attentive, I can’t fault the service of venue at all however I would prefer a more flavoured rice with more option like vermicelli rice . The salad wasn’t very good when dining in Turkish and Greek restaurants the salads are more authentic this salad was more like the salad you would expect from the kebab shop. Starters were amazing however the meat on the platter could have done with more seasoning. Overall very nice and would go again however the likes of gem in ashford and aspendos in Folkestone are tastier

ZO
London
1 review
Dined on 28 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was lovely and the waitress made sure we were well looked after. Very attentive and a good time had by all members of the party.

HB
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

LOVELY MEAL AS ALWAYS, THE STAFF ARE ALWAYS SO FRIENDLY TOO

HB
Kent
1 review
Dined on 25 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We regularly visit Shens as a family. Great food at a great price

M
London
1 review
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service, fresh food and delicious . Highly recommended!

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 16 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My wife’s birthday dinner. Great atmosphere friendly service and good food. Couldn’t as for r much else 👍

DA
Kent
27 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

It was my first visit to the “fresh painted coat” of Ashford. Walking from the train station to Shen’s Mediterranean Cuisine restaurant was an architectural history lesson from the nineteen hundreds all the way through to modern day.
Shen’s is easy to walk to from Ashford International. It stamps it’s exterior authority on the high street to bring in the punters. Once inside it has taste of ottoman opulence. The booths attracted my attention immediately, which were open and comfy.
Service was fast, helpful and smiley. The menu had a good mix of traditional Greek and Turkish dishes. Food was good quality, and met expectations. I highly recommend the specials menu options. The dishes described in that section offer flavours that are a breath of fresh air to Turkish cuisine.

DF
Kent
1 review
Dined on 3 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely restaurant clean and service was excellent and food bought back memories of my holiday and was not rushed out the door like in some places would recommend it and will keep going back

TM
Kent
1 review
Dined on 31 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Really friendly & helpful, made us feel very welcome, food was lovely, the falafel & houmous starter was amazing, all five of our dishes were really tasty.

k
Kent
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first visit. Great food, amazing service and atmosphere. We will definitely be returning soon.

PE
Kent
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best restaurant in town by far and a regular for us. Food is excellent and staff more than helpful. Fantastic guys!

OT
Kent
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

The service was great
The food was great
Definitely go back

r
Kent
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

overall not to impressed starters lovely main not so good steak very tough mousakka quite bland drinks prices very high decor though nice.

OT
London
7 reviews
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

The service could not be faulted at all our waiter was the most polite and helpful person I’ve ever had in a restaurant! He was so so lovely.

s
Kent
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a great evening the food was great and service was also good

M
Kent
1 review
Dined on 3 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you like Mediterranean food this is the place for you.
The food is always well cooked and presented, the perfectly tender melt in your mouth lamb is a must.
Lovely clean surroundings with a friendly unhurried service our meals here are always a joy.

SR
Kent
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very welcoming and friendly staff. Went with a party of 10 people and couldn't have been more helpful. Food was superb and freshly cooked. Definitely be going back and will be recommending to others.

RW
Kent
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Slow service to start with; picked up eventually. Lovely food with good sized helpings.