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Shiraz Cuisine

Middle Eastern, Persian
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72 Bigelow Ave., Watertown, MA 02472
(617) 923-2222
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very tasty and flavorful authentic Persian cuisine!

The restaurants very cute, from what I saw on display they have really attractive bellydancers but we weren't there during dinner to see them. I ordered the shiraz logha, which was actually very flavorful, I just wish they put more meat on my plate. The pita they served as appetizer was warm and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 26, 2015
Chicago, Illinois
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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87 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We tried this restaurant again, being fans of Iranian food, after a hiatus caused by a previous disappointing experience. The lamb kebab and the salmon kebab were shockingly poor - they are being marinated in the wrong kind of sauce. I could not eat more than a few bites. We were one of only two tables occupied on a Saturday... More 

Thank geoffrey100
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The restaurants very cute, from what I saw on display they have really attractive bellydancers but we weren't there during dinner to see them. I ordered the shiraz logha, which was actually very flavorful, I just wish they put more meat on my plate. The pita they served as appetizer was warm and awesome. My husband and friends ordered the... More 

Thank mahmed22
Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I can't say how authentic the food is but I have been to Shiraz 2 times and enjoyed the homemade food. Both times the restaurant was surprisingly empty (given that it was the weekend) with only 1-2 other tables occupied. We had the following on both occassions: 1) Mirza Ghassemi Plate (appetizer) - this is an eggplant dish with tomato,... More 

Thank Anamika S
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

I have been to Shiraz 3 times since May of this year and each time has been a wonderful experience! The first visit was with a party of 15 and the service was exceptional and everyone's meals were delicious! The next 2 times were with just my family of 5. Again no complaints only great things to say about the... More 

Thank Annemarie M
Newton, Massachusetts
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62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

Food good. Owner and staff attitude NASTY. Worse experience I ever had in a restaurant. No I do not drink or do drugs so I was well aware when we were treated badly. Thrown out 1/2 way through meal due to their over-booking.

Thank ABC153
Boston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

most of the their menu items , they don't carry it , the food was awful , the service very annoying she keep asking if we done or not !!!! she brought the bill in the before we finished eating, the restaurant was totally empty except our table and another one.we shocked when the owner came him self and asked... More 

Thank tammy a
Minden, NV
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334 reviews
222 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

First time here. Interior decor much nicer than one would expect from the outside. For lunch I tried the hummus and the chicken kibbideh. Both portions were large, excellent in flavor and fairly priced. If I lived near here, I would definitely visit again.

2 Thank Sharron G
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

My experience at SHIRAZ restaurant was pretty appalling that I had never had it before. The manager's unprofessional, rude and snobby behavior made us sooo disappointed. We had an issue with the bill and coupon and asked the waitress to talk to the manager. When the manager came, he started talking load and mad at us and we were all... More 

2 Thank Ali K
Weston, Massachusetts
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

This was my third time at Shiraz, and, as on the other two occasions, the food was very good. My partner ordered lamb shanks as she had before. She was very happy with it. I order a chicken special of the day and liked it very much. The flavors of the Persian sauces are delicious. I think some sort of... More 

1 Thank nikolai63
Boca Raton, Florida
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013

This place is ok, but does have some MAJOR drawbacks that you should consider before deciding to head over there for lunch or dinner. Here are some points: 1) Just about Average tasting food, not bad. Persian tea is great to have after food. 2) Service is quick which i do appreciate. 3) Soft drinks are NOT free refills, you... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 72 Bigelow Ave., Watertown, MA 02472
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Watertown
  • Phone Number: (617) 923-2222

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 25
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Persian


Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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