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1420 Third Avenue, New York City, NY 10021 (Manhattan)
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Price range: $30 - $50
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: Persian
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: Manhattan
Cross street: Between 80th and 81st Street
Transit: Subway: 4/5/6 train to Lexington Avenue & 86th Street. Third Avenue MTA bus to 79th Street and 3rd Avenue.
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New York
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We've dined here several times, and have enjoyed the food, service and moderate prices. Their Persian food is very tasty, and well-prepared. Among the main-course dishes we've particularly liked are their stews, lamb chops, and a unique meat dish in the shape of a large hamburger patty (filled with a variety of vegetables, beans etc). We were told this got... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I would like to be able to write a comprehensive review of this restaurant but unfortunately we never made it to our table.We had a 7pm Sat nite reservation 9/28. On arrival we entered a full nice appearing front dining area which was full. We were escorted to a back room which wreaked of bathroom disinfectant coming from the restroom... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Laid back restaurant,great food,nice ambience.Reminds one of Turkish food.Stew especially delicious.Try this restaurant.Only criticism is that the waiter brought the check before requested.

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Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

This was by far the most amazing Persian restaurant I've been in couple of locations around the world. The staff are very professional and friendly. The food was next to none for taste and freshness. A definately must go place!!!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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261 reviews 261 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

For many reasons iranian food has been undervalued in western culture for the last 30 years. Such rich culinary culture is, in a way, rescued through the hands of the chef in Shalezeh. Food and service are very careful, professional, attentive. From the falafel, the basmati rice prepared in many ways (I advise the one with saffron and raisins, or... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

I dont knwo how they do to get a star on th Michelin. Service is common and extremely fast. Starter, entrees & dessert all packed 80min. Too fast, Food is great, really great. Everything is very fresh, tasty. No disappointment for that. Prices are very affordable. Try the rice with raisins & lentills. Just WOW

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

First went to this place when trying to find a good, affordable restaurant for lunch on the Upper East Side. Chose Shalezeh based on positive online reviews. I was so impressed by the food that, a month later, I chose Shalezeh for my birthday dinner. Everyone loved it. For appetizers we tried: Baba (eggplant spread), Sambusa (chickpea dumplings), beets in... More

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New York City, New York
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196 reviews 196 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

Craving for some spice, flavour and meat on a Sunday afternoon - we walked into Shalezeh. It was unusually empty for a Sunday lunch, with just a couple of tables occupied. We ordered our main courses - the fesenjoon (chicken stew) and a lamb kebab. The portions are huge - 2 main courses were enough for 2 adults and 1... More

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haines falls, ny
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

Persian food at its best. Robustly and skillfully flavored the dishes are carefully prepared and presented professionally. The wine list could use a little help but some good values can be found

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Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

I love this Persian restaurant! The food was superb and the service brilliant. It was a bit tricky to find as the address on the website is 1420, 3rd Avenue - the taxi driver had problems finding it - but we made it in the end! We had a selection of starters which were lovely. The Fesenjoon, traditional Persian chicken... More

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