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Shirin Cafe

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345 US 9 South, Manalapan, NJ 07726
(732) 462-8585
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Tuesday
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Hours:
Sun 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wed - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • 9
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  • 2
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Restaurant. Can't wait to go Back.

I wasn't sure if a reservation was needed here so I called the day before to make one, just in case. Turns out, we would not have gotten in without one. We arrived at 7:00 pm and every table (except the one for us) in the restaurant was filled. But lets back up a bit. When we first walked in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Middletown, CT
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13 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Middletown, CT
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I wasn't sure if a reservation was needed here so I called the day before to make one, just in case. Turns out, we would not have gotten in without one. We arrived at 7:00 pm and every table (except the one for us) in the restaurant was filled. But lets back up a bit. When we first walked in... More 

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Manalapan, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

Delicious cuisine. Dined here numerous times and the food is consistently good! I love all their salads and kebabs! The potatoes are amazing!!!! I recommend everyone try this restaurant at least once. The service is very friendly too!

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Hamilton, NJ
Top Contributor
320 reviews 320 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
364 helpful votes 364 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Several years ago we used to come to Shirin quite often, and back then it was a love from the first sight, for the hospitality, the food quality, and the budget-friendly prices made Shirin one of our favorite eateries in NJ. Now, three years later we are happy to state that all of the above is still in place, and... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This is great place to have quick lunch or nice dinner. Food is well prepared, tasty with a lot of flavor and definitely not your traditional meal. I was around with my 11 year old son for his game and found this place on yelp. The owner was very pleasant, open and made this quick lunch before the game very... More 

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Keyport, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

if your looking for that quite out-of-the-way,romantic spot this is the place!this was the first time me wife and i dined there and the food,service,atmosphere,prices,quantity are some of the best we have run into with our 30 years of dining.

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Manalapan, New Jersey, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Another very fine meal with super fresh food and such nice service. Lamb chops are great and lets not forget the bread! One of the best in Manalapan!

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Dayton, Ohio
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Would not recommend this place mainly because of VERY rude and unprofessional service. The owner (who apparently serving as a chief cook) and his wife, who is also serving as a waitress, seems to have attitude towards customers. Seems like they didn't get over 'USSR Style' customer service, where customers were treated like a garbage, We have been there 3... More 

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Manalapan, New Jersey, United States
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60 reviews 60 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2012

I eat here about twice a month and it never disappoints. When others in town are waiting in line for processed crap in chain restaurants, this little gem has the best food around. Looks like word is getting out as it's always packed when I go. Great home cooking. Red Bean Salad, Greek Salad and Pickled Veggies (with Pickled Watermelon)... More 

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New Jersey
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2012

This small place has some good tasting food, but wait until you get a bill. While most of the stuff seems moderately priced, your bill at the end comes to be a surprise and not a pleasant one. For some reason they added 20% service charge, even though we only had a dinner for 2. Mediocre service.

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Middletown, New Jersey
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

We enjoyed an excellent Sunday lunch at Shirin Cafe. We sampled a variety of different Uzbek and Russian dishes; all were tasty. I recommend the samsa appetizers made from puff pastry, with either pumpkin or meat fillings, and the varenkis (perogis). The lamb shish kebab was very tasty and the Uzbek dish plov was enjoyable. The desserts are out of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 345 US 9 South, Manalapan, NJ 07726
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Manalapan
  • Phone Number: (732) 462-8585

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Russian
Open Hours
Sunday
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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