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Shah Jee's Restaurant

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770 N Jefferson St Ste 1, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3756
+1 414-271-5354
11:00 - 14:00
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13 reviews
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Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

I love coming to Shah Jees. Cafeteria style seating, delicious food. Get there early to avoid a long line. Also, they sometimes run out of rice or other items as early as 1:00 pm because they are so popular for lunch. Highly recommend for a quick and delicious lunch!

Thank Nina O
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Quick and tasty Pakistani food including veggie options And multi ethnic people eating there. In an open air basement. A worth the trip.

Thank Jack J
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped in to try the food after hearing about it on TV. Prices are very reasonable and the food was very good. They have a green sauce which is pretty spicy but worth trying. I sure would come back again. It's only open for lunch from about 11-2 pm.

Thank Michael K
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016

It's not what you'd expect being in the basement of a business building, but Shah Jee's is a local gem with amazing food. It tends to get really crowded during the lunch hour M-F, but if you go just off the peak time, it's really quick. They only offer carry-out, but there are common tables shared by a couple places... More 

Thank Laura G
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

a hole in the wall but GREAT Indian/ Pakistani cuisine. Opens for lunch only 5 days per week. AMAZING food with great experience. For 8 $ you get rice, 2 sides and a drink! A great experience and food. Warning: really flavorful, can be a tad spicy. Staff are fast and efficient yet extremely welcoming and friendly.

1 Thank ALBugazia
Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2016

I've been a loyal customer and big fan of Shah Jee's for over ten years and will remain one for as long as they are around. I always get two "Specials" the Tuesday - Chana masala, Chicken masala and basmati rice AND The Thursday - Daal Masoor, Chicken masala and basmati rice . I always tell myself that I will... More 

Thank BigDaddyFromOC
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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288 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

Just a lunchtime place - carry out or eat in a common area. Limited menu but good at what it does. Has an almost cult-like following.

Thank KV-MKE
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2015

If you find it, you will go back often. The buffet choices are limited each day, so you know its going to be fresh and good. People line up early, so hop to it! The bread is very authentic and awesome! I especially like the saag paneer (sp?), one of my favorites. Portions are good for the price. You question... More 

Thank Margaret F
South Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

Working downtown for many decades, I still run into people who have no idea what or where Shah Jee's is. The restaurant is in Milwaukee's East-Town business district in the basement of an office building on Jefferson Street. I describe the experience as "cafeteria style". No fuss, no muss, no waitstaff to deal with. Depending on what time you arrive,... More 

Thank RocketMom1978
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2015

The lunch special gets you chicken, rice, another side and a drink for $8. The portions are generous and full of flavors. For an extra dollar, you can get fresh roti. Always a line so get there early.

Thank Pang H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Indian, Pakistani, Middle Eastern
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 770 N Jefferson St Ste 1, Milwaukee, WI 53202-3756
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 414-271-5354

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?