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Cheap Eats 2013: Shamshiry
Quick reviews of ethnic cuisines you can experience for less than $25 a person, tax and tip included.
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Ann Limpert, Jessica Voelker, Anna Spiegel
Comments () | Published August 19, 2013
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Shamshiry
Address: 8607 Westwood Center Dr., Vienna, VA 22182
Phone: 703-448-8883
Neighborhood: Vienna
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Opening Hours: Open daily 11:30 to 11.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Pilaus; skewers of lamb, Cornish hen, or spiced ground beef; feta cheese with fresh herbs; dilled yogurt; Salad Shirazi; saffron ice cream with cherry juice; shaved ice with glass noodles, rosewater, and lemon juice.
Price Details: Appetizers $2.59 to $4, entrées $5 to $15.
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

The best option at this family-run restaurant near Tysons is chelo kabob barg, an elegant dish combining long-marinated filet mignon with buttery basmati rice garnished with saffron. Grilled Cornish hens are also excellent, but flatbreads, salads, and desserts are less inspiring. Still, as the stream of expat regulars indicates, there’s no better spot for the grilled meats and rice dishes that anchor the Persian diet.

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