8607 Westwood Center Dr.
Vienna, VA 22182


Neighborhood: Vienna

Cuisines: Middle Eastern

Opening Hours:
Open daily 11:30 to 11.

Wheelchair Accessible: 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

Cheap Eats 2013: Shamshiry

Quick reviews of ethnic cuisines you can experience for less than $25 a person, tax and tip included.

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.