Dem Shish

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Welcome To Dem Shish

Dem Shish translates as ‘Time for Shish’ and there is always, always time for Shish! Our delicately flavoured, smoked mezzes and succulent cuts of meat, skewered and expertly cooked over a charcoal grill, will deliver the very best of Turkish cuisine to the heart of Eastbourne. We invite you to enjoy our unique and authentic dining experience, with classic Turkish cuisine and Mediterranean flavours, bringing the best traditions of our homeland, to your table.

Authentic Turkish Cuisine

Chicken Shish

Chicken Shish (Şiş Tavuk) is a classic Turkish kebab that is found all over the Middle East, with its roots in Syria and the Persian Empire. Our succulent chicken shish is cooked in the traditional Turkish way, with our special herb and spice mix.


Iskender kebap is one of the most well-known dishes of northwestern Turkey. You can choose from tender lamb, chicken or adana with a yogurt and tomato sauce, served on cubes of bread.


Salmon is known as the king of fish and something of a superfood as it is an excellent source of high-quality protein, vitamins and minerals. Our fillet of Salmon is grilled on charcoal to perfection and served with salad and chips.

Hours of Operation

MON Closed TUE Closed  

WED   02:00pm – 11:00pm THU    02:00pm – 11:00pm FRI     02:00pm – 11:00pm SAT    02:00pm – 11:00pm SUN   02:00pm – 11:00pm


85-87 South St, Eastbourne BN21 4LR

TripAdvisor Reviews

  • star rating  Incredible range of food, and always to the best quality fab service at a great price... Takeaway and Eat in! Become my families regular

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    star rating  I have visited Dem Shish on Saturday night to watch belly dance which was such an nice event after lock down. I have liked hot meze Tiger prawn and salmon... read more

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    star rating  Absolutely delicious food The staff are Very friendly and professional. High level of hygiene everyone wears a masks and gloves We’ve been treated as a specials and I noticed same... read more

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  • star rating  We had been told by several friends that this was very good. But we found it to be basic and well overpriced. The staff were pleasant and service fair, but... read more

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    star rating  Dem Shish offers genuine Turkish food. Good quality and portions guarantee a full stomach. One of the better restaurants in Eastbourne without doubt.

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    star rating  Great meal, friendly staff and the best cocktails in Eastbourne. We tryed Pornstar Martini, Sex On the Beach, Mojito and Strawberry Daiquiri

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  • star rating  We were staying in Eastbourne recently and called in to this restaurant as we needed to eat something fairly quick and easy before meeting up with friends. The staff were... read more

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    star rating  Ate here last night as a birthday treat!! The staff, food and cocktails were amazing. We over ordered as we couldn’t make our minds up what to have but got... read more

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    star rating  This restaurant serves delicious, fresh food and has very friendly staff. Have eaten here twice now and will definitely be returning.

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  • star rating  Myself and 3 girlfriends went for a night out. Good Covid measures and lovely staff. The food and service was excellent and we just managed to sneak in their extended... read more

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    star rating  Amazing food. Couldn’t fault the flavours, presentation or freshness. All served with a smile and genuine concern for what we thought. Well done Dem Shish you should be proud. Thank... read more

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    star rating  3rd time I have eaten here this week. Food is the best I have eaten in eastbourne. Staff also very friendly and accommodating. Definitely recommend it. Pinot blush also excellent.

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