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Winner of an Austin Chronicle readers' award, Alborz Persian Cuisine serves up a raft of Persian delicacies buoyed by freshly baked bread, grilled meat, and hearty stews. Diners can savor heaping plates of Middle Eastern classics delivered by an amiable staff, including flame-broiled ground beef kebab ($9.95) and hunger-balloon-puncturing boneless chicken breast kebab ($11.95). Alborz’s house stews ($10.95–$13.95) flood mouth basements with fresh herbs, basmati rice, and a multitude of meat presences. Vegetarian delight, a frenetic mixture of hummus, tabbouleh, baba gannouj, and dolmeh ($11.95), barrages all four taste-bud quadrants, and belly dancing on Fridays and Saturdays stops the other six senses from feeling sad, listening carefully, or smelling danger.
Alborz Persian Cuisine
At Alborz Persian Cuisine, diners choose Persian and Middle Eastern morsels off an extensive menu or construct an extravagant sampler plate at the buffet. Servers diligently stock the buffet for lunch and on Friday¬–Sunday for dinner, filling up hot trays of food with items from the regular menu, including lamb, beef, and chicken entrees in addition to a pair of vegetarian plates. For diners picking straight off the menu, the restaurant's eponymous Alborz family plate satisfies groups with skewers of cornish hen, boneless chicken, filet mignon, lamb, and ground beef finished off with a handful of sides. On Friday and Saturday nights, guests find the dining room animated by a crew of belly dancers shimming for nearly two hours swathed in costumes brightly colored enough to rival a parrot's favorite lipstick.
North Shoal Creek
3300 W Anderson Ln.
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