Rose Kabob Restaurant
126 Maple Ave. W.
Vienna, VA 22180
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Open daily for lunch and dinner from 11 to 9:45.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Nearby Metro Stops: Vienna/Fairfax-GMU
Price Range: Inexpensive
Reservations: Not Needed
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: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly
Popular with Middle Eastern cabbies, Rose goes beyond kebabs with an array of Persian dips and stews. You can get food to go or eat in the simple dining room. We like gheymeh—lentils, onions, and beef steeped in a tomatoey broth—and kashk-o-bademjan, a sweet and smoky dip of eggplant, cumin, and whipped yogurt. And though tender lamb shank stands out, Cornish-game-hen and kubbideh (spiced ground meat) kebabs are delicious, too.