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“Try Persian Cuisine, You Will Love It!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Shiraz Cuisine

Shiraz Cuisine
72 Bigelow Ave., Watertown, MA 02472
(617) 923-2222
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Ranked #45 of 101 Restaurants in Watertown
Price range: $15 - $25
Cuisines: Persian
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Delivery
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Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Delivery
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Try Persian Cuisine, You Will Love It!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2013

We enjoyed the food and the ambiance, and would recommend this restaurant. Persian cuisine is very delicious. We had chicken kebab with bones and that was great. The service was good and prompt. The appetizers were delicious as well.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
“Great choice on weekend night”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Had been to Shiraz once before on a weeknight. Wasn't impressed, the place was empty, and the food was good but not exceptional. Returned this time on a Friday night, and the place was packed with locals, mostly families of middle eastern culture. There was nice live instrumental music, indigenous to the culture, and not intrusive, The appetizers were sensational and demanded an extra large round hot flat bread to enjoy. The mains were very good ... some said the meatball kebab was better than a memorable lunch we had in Istanbul. The whole chicken was delectable, and the chicken and lamb kebabs on fragrant rice were tender and tasty. Bill came to $125 for 4, including 4 glasses of wine, tax and tip.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Boston, Massachusetts
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Great option!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2013

My wife and I have been to this location twice in the recent past, as we're big fans of this cuisine. Both times, we've ordered the "Chicken Kubideh" - good portions, well cooked, and nicely flavored.

We would definitely go back.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Kingston, Massachusetts
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“First Persion Food Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

And I would rate is as a good experience. The service was a little slow, but as far as I could see, our waitress was the only one serving about 8 tables, but it seems like the type of restaurant that tends to be slow purposefully, which we adjusted to, not an issue. The atmosphere/seating was fine. You get Tandoori bread (SO yummy) and then we started out with the grape leaves and Mast-O-Khiar (yogurt dip), both were exceptional. I ordered the boneless lamb kabobs, they were good, what I would expect and the 1/2 rice, 1/2 salad option (yes, there is an extra charge, which is clearly detailed, so don't complain about it after because its right there for you to see). Can you tell its a huge pet peeve of mine when people complain about something that is clearly written on the menu? The prices are so good that I have no problem paying an extra $1 + change for the 1/2 salad. My friend has a chicken combo platter and really enjoyed her meal as well. We got the Persian ice cream to split and if you don't like Rose-tasting things, then don't order it. It was very rosy (but it did say it had rose water in it), so interesting to try, but it wasn't to my personal taste. I'd definitely go back here again and would recommend it to anyone!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Boston
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19 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Good food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

A very good Persian place. Very good food and service would recommend to everyone. Also I would recommend the beef soltani and douge (a Persian yogurt drink)

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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