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$10 for $20 Worth of Persian Cuisine
Entrees include the falafel platter—housemade falafel served over greek salad with rice ($9.29)—and the Adas Polo, a mixture of lentil beans, raisins, and basmati rice ($6.99). Along with many other meats on the menu, marinated bites of boneless chicken, or joojeh, can be ordered as a wrap ($7.95) or with rice or salad ($9.63).<p>
Rice House of Kabob
Rice House of Kabob's signature sumac sauce is known for its versatility—so much so that several customers want to buy it by the gallon. The coveted marinade was invented by Ali Shabani, one of the restaurant's four founding brothers, and seems to complement almost any item on the Persian menu. By seasoning char-grilled chicken, sirloin, shrimp, and vegetables, it serves as one of two constants in the kitchen. The other, of course, is rice—the family describes it on the website as "the world's ultimate comfort food" and lays it as a base for several platters, including housemade falafel and combination meals of ground-sirloin kubideh and charbroiled tenderloin.
From the vegetarian dishes to the pan-seared tilapia wrap, every item is prepped from all-natural ingredients. The culinary team arrives early in the morning to slice the preservative-free eats, which they always cook to order instead of reheating them beneath lamps or the smoldering gaze of Yosemite Sam.