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

  •   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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      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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      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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  •   First visit - nicely decorated, clean spacious restaurant.

    Service was a bit inconsistent within the group (group of 16). I personally received good service.

    The food was good,... read more

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      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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      Walking into the restaurant we was greeted by lots of friendly staff who were very welcoming.
    The food was amazing definitely worth the 2 hour drive !
    The... read more

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  •   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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      Best Turkish food in Eastbourne and served by janine she really makes you feel welcome nothing to much trouble definitely my favourite restaurant I’ll will be back x

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      We visited on a busy saturday evening. We booked online via website.
    Great selection of alcoholic drinks. We had a cold platter starter, so filling and had some of our... read more

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  •   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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      OMG..... sorry, but we LOVE Turkish food a d where not expecting THIS LEVEL OF QUALITY......!!!!! Yes, its priced for the quality but blimey, its like being back in Oludinz... read more

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      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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