I've driven by this place a million times and have never stopped in until now. You know what they say...timing is everything. Shawkat's has been under new ownership for about a year now and something tells me I'm glad I waited :-D
Upon entering, patrons are greeted by the nicest people working behind the counter. That's always a good start. I always notice the appearance of restaurants too. This place is VERY clean and all you smell are the aromas of delicious Mediterranean food.
I always like ordering a plethora of items off a menu, sort of my own "tasting" if you will. They were accommodating as they were kind and passionate about their food. Also a good sign of the flavors to come.
I ordered a Cabbage Roll, Tabouli, Homos, Kebi, Chicken Kabob and some crispy, round, flat-bread like deliciousness.
Let's start with, what I consider to be, "THE BEST CHICKEN KABOBS EH-VERRRR". The chicken had flavor all the way through and you know how white meat chicken kabobs cooked over fire tend to be dry? Yeah, not these. These were the juiciest chicken kabobs I've ever had. Must be in their prep technique.
You can purchase pita bread both soft and crispy among other things in this heavenly Mediterranean restaurant and bakery. Everything is house-made, yes, even the pita bread. It's the only place in Oklahoma making house-made pita bread!!
You will also find some beautiful Lebanese art and cultural items adorning the walls.
I seriously love this place and plan to make it my "go-to" Mediterranean restaurant AND ingredient shopping place...you know for when I'm feeling bold enough to whip up my own Lebanese cuisine. Two thumbs up for Shawkat's Restaurant and Bakery...Sahteyn!! (to your health!!)