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Shirin Cafe

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345 US Highway 9, Manalapan, NJ 07726-3239
(732) 462-8585
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All 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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

Delicious and well served good variety of options. The salads are among my favorites but the liver kebab is the must have when eating at Shirin Cafe. Also try de Kompot and the Uzbek tea and of course the balaclava!

Thank RenataCaruso
Montreal, Canada
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2016

Nice small restaurant. The food is really good. The service is very good and quick. For sure would recommend this place and visit again.

Thank lbmontreal
Budd Lake, New Jersey
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Decided to try Shirin Cafe to experience more authentic Russian food. Firstly, it may say Cafe but it is definitely a restaurant. Secondly, the prices are a little lofty with smaller portions compared to typical restaurants. However, everything there is authentic and seem to be made from scratch. The service spoke Russian and English (and probably Uzbek) to us and... More 

Thank SweetLew513
Morganville, New Jersey
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank Dimka448
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Tanya K
Middletown, CT
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

Thank NYGirly77
Hamilton, NJ
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505 reviews
303 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Val K
Keyport, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Jack L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 345 US Highway 9, Manalapan, NJ 07726-3239
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Manalapan
  • Phone Number: (732) 462-8585

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