Cheap Eats 2012: Rose Kabob Restaurant
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Rose Kabob Restaurant
Address: 126 Maple Ave. W., Vienna, VA 22180
Phone: 703-255-2557
Neighborhood: Vienna
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Opening Hours: Open daily for lunch and dinner from 11 to 9:45.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Vienna/Fairfax-GMU
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Kashk-o-bademjan; marinated kebabs of lamb and Cornish hen; lamb shanks with baghali rice; condiments including shallot-studded yogurt and an herb-and-chili sauce; crisp and light baklava.
Special Features:
Kid Friendly
Cheap Eats 2012

With linen-clad tables and a calm, conversational vibe, this Persian dining room is a relaxing place to dig into a juicy Cornish hen or boldly seasoned kubideh (ground beef) kebab. Our favorite combination, the joojeh soltani, includes both meats plus salad or rice, naan, and yogurt-and-cucumber sauce for dipping.

Stew-like stuffed peppers—a vegetarian entrĂ©e new to the menu—make a surprisingly hearty meal, but save room for dessert: Served in an old-fashioned sundae dish, the Persian ice cream, flavored with saffron and fragrant with rose water, is a classy conclusion.

Also good: Eggplant dip; lamb kebab; rice with barberries; Persian tea; Persian-style baklava.

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