Cheap Eats 2013: Rose Kabob Restaurant

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


About Rose Kabob Restaurant


126 Maple Ave W
Vienna, VA 22180

Flower chains woven in gold thread crawl across the tablecloths at this quaint Persian restaurant, where the kitchen whips up great hummus and warm eggplant dip with baskets of thin pita. Occasionally, a detail gets missed—limp lettuce has been known to sneak onto a salad—but the rich basmati rice, juicy kebabs (try the ground beef and Cornish hen), and sweet, attentive service keep us coming back.

Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Petworth.

Food Editor

Anna Spiegel covers the dining and drinking scene in her native DC. Prior to joining Washingtonian in 2010, she attended the French Culinary Institute and Columbia University’s MFA program in New York, and held various cooking and writing positions in NYC and in St. John, US Virgin Islands.