Cheap Eats 2013: Shamshiry

Quick reviews of ethnic cuisines you can experience for less than $25 a person, tax and tip included.
Kabobs being grilled at Shamshiry. Photograph by Scott Suchman.
Kabobs being grilled at Shamshiry. Photograph by Scott Suchman.

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.

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