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
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 entrée 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.