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Shirin Cafe

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345 US 9 South, Manalapan, NJ 07726
(732) 462-8585
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12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 2
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
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!

This is our favorite restaurant in NJ! Every time we want home made, comforting food, we know where to go! Each item on the menu is really good! And lots of dishes are made from scratch so be prepared for a little wait. We've been there at least 20-30 times and never had a bad meal!

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2015
Dimka448
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Morganville, New Jersey
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Morganville, New Jersey
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

This is our favorite restaurant in NJ! Every time we want home made, comforting food, we know where to go! Each item on the menu is really good! And lots of dishes are made from scratch so be prepared for a little wait. We've been there at least 20-30 times and never had a bad meal!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015 via mobile

Lagman was incredibly delicious!!! Server is nice and attentive. We liked this place and pleased to advise to everyone.

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Middletown, CT
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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
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455 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 487 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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1 Thank RGSOUNDF
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

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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Thank Val K
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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Thank Jack L
Manalapan, New Jersey, United States
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90 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
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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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Thank Bruce S
Dayton, Ohio
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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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90 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 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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Thank Bruce S

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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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