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$15 for $30 Worth of Middle Eastern Food
Start with a small order of fresh hummus with pita bread ($4.95), then dive into entrees such as the chicken shawarma with salad and basmati rice ($13.50), or vegetarian specialties such as curry potato stew ($8.50). See the full menu.
Shahrazad Restaurant’s tranquil lime-green dining room belies a flurry of activity in the kitchen area. While guests sit at candlelit tables admiring the luminous stained-glass window and spotlighted artwork, chefs are frying up savoury ground-beef kofta with housemade seasonings, cooking lamb shank with kabsah spices and tomato paste, and marinating morsels of chicken in yogourt, garlic, fresh lemon juice, and olive oil for shish taouk skewers. Behind-the-scenes team members also simmer vegetarian stews with okra and curried potatoes, and they also carefully slice baklava into sweet, flaky squares.