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Shalezeh

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Upper East Side
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1420 Third Avenue, New York City, NY 10021 (Between 80th and 81st Street)
Subway: 4/5/6 train to Lexington Avenue & 86th Street. Third Avenue MTA bus to 79th Street and 3rd Avenue.
212-288-0012
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12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Dining

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  • 8
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
EXCELLENT PERSIAN DISHES - ATTENTIVE SERVICE

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed October 28, 2013
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New York
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Philadelphia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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NYC
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 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
33 reviews 33 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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315 reviews 315 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
149 helpful votes 149 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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belgium
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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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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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102 restaurant reviews
226 helpful votes 226 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
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1420 Third Avenue, New York City, NY 10021
    (Between 80th and 81st Street)
  • Public Transportation: Subway: 4/5/6 train to Lexington Avenue & 86th Street. Third Avenue MTA bus to 79th Street and 3rd Avenue.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Upper East Side
  • Neighborhood: Upper East Side
  • Phone Number: 212-288-0012

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 50
  • Cuisine: Persian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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