Rose Kabob Restaurant

126 Maple Ave. W.
Vienna, VA 22180


Neighborhood: Vienna

Cuisines: Middle Eastern

Opening Hours:
Open daily for lunch and dinner from 11 to 9:45.

Wheelchair Accessible: 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: Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly

Cheap Eats 2012: Rose Kabob Restaurant

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.