Cheap Eats 2018: Shamshiry


Cornish hen kabob at Shamshiry. Photograph by Scott Suchman.

A new second din­ing room means shorter weekend lines at this Persian kebab house, where bone-in Cornish hen, spiced ground beef, and salmon are the biggest draws. Don’t skip the rice dishes, accessorized with, say, candied orange peel and pistachios—we request a raw egg to mix into the hot basmati. Also good: Yogurt with cucumber; Persian ice cream; paludeh (a shaved-ice dessert).

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