Shiraz restaurant , a mixed feeling and a final thumbs down.. The food tasted alright, however there are issues with service as well as lack of seating. Their attitude being not so positive and the prices (they have just raised their prices) makes this place a two star recommendation as far as i am concerned.
Best Persian Food in Portland and very nice place. I don?t know what the lady bellow is talking about. I am sure she has lost herself and forgotten her mother tong. Or; maybe she thinks she is to good to be a Persian. The only place she must go to dine in, has to be the hells kitchen. Most definitely she must have something against Shiraz. Me and my family have been to Shiraz several times in the past two years. Also I have sent several friends there and always we have been happy. The owner and his wife are very nice people including all the workers and we never had any experience but good and pleasant. The food is always good and fresh. They are busy all the time. Prices are well to comfortable, quality and quantities are unbelievable. Chicken kabob is the best including other dishes. Read other feedbacks and you can judge yourself.
Horrible food, Horrid service!!. I have to say that as someone who has recently relocated to the Portland area, I was eager to try out Shiraz for its Persian entrees. Needless to say not only was the food bad but the service was downright horrible. The staff seems really overworked and tense. The owner is extremely rude and was offended that I spoke to him in English rather than Persian. I am more dominant in English than Farsi and I felt that he was really crude and out of place to criticise me. Anyways, even if you can tolerate the crude owner, the kabobs were downright leathery and gross. The rice was dry and old, which is terrible for Persian cuisine. If anyone here truly wants fresh, and tasty Persian/Medi food, I highly recommend Blue Tangerine in the Bridgeport shopping center. Best to all!
Great Food, Great Service.
Absolutely the best middle eastern food in the area. I was raised in New York City, a large cultural mecca, ethnic food everywhere... I have not doubt if they opened a place in NYC it would be a HUGE.
Owner/Staff are very friendly and always give me good service.
A lot of food for a small price! Enjoy it everyone!
The Best Persian food in the NW.. Shiraz has absolutly some of the best food around. It is a very small restaurant but great in the summer when you can sit outside. I usually always get orders to go once a week, but have dined there on many occasions. Try it for your self, you wont be disapointed.
Great food -- an exotic option for catered business lunches!.
Shiraz Grill is more than meets the eye. True, it's a small space. But the flavors are huge! Sit at the counter and be entertained by the head cook as he uses sign language to communicate to his bus boy (he said he doesn't want to shout). All the employees were very nice. Several apparent regulars came in while I was sitting there and the server and cook often knew their names and asked if they wanted "the usual". While I can't say if this tiny restaurant's food is 'authentic Persian' (I'll leave that to the other reviewers who know Persian cuisine), I can testify to the excellent flavors of the beef kabob, gyro, hummus, and particularly the chicken kabob(it's very orange!). My one and only complaint is that they include cilantro in their salads. Too bad for those of us who detest the soapy herb, because the dressing looked very good.
They recently catered a lunch for my near-by office (about 75 people). The food was fresh and delicious. Once everyone had gone back for seconds, there was still lots of food. So next time the boss starts talking about getting pizzas or a taco bar, take my word for it and suggest Shiraz!!
BEST CHICKEN KABOB IN OREGON.
Don?t be reluctant to walk into this well put together whole in the wall 15 seat diner style Iranian cafe. This place is actually a haven for Kabob lovers everywhere. As an avid Kabob connoisseur, I have traveled the world from the east coast, through Europe, into the Middle East and even Asia in search of the finest Kabob. Now I won?t say Shiraz takes my number one vote so far worldwide, but in the state of Oregon, no other Middle Eastern restaurant comes close. Now usually my favorite Kabobs are Afghani or Lebanese, but Shiraz has a great Iranian recipes and a great grill.
My recommendation would be the chicken kabob. It comes with a soda, basmati rice and a house salad for around $7 or $8. I?ve tried many other items and all the different kabobs and gyros are good, however the chicken kabob is the best, in town. The only things I?ve tried that aren?t that great are the hummus, babaganoush and falafel. They weren?t bad, there are just other establishments in town I would prefer to go for those items. Overall, if you like kabobs try Shiraz.
Great Custome Service. I LOVE THIS RESTAURANT.THE FOOD IS GREAT .THE EMPLOYES ARE SO FRIENDLY AND HARWORKING.THERE ARE JUST 2 OR 3 EMPLOEYES WORK THERE ,BUT THEY WORK VERY HARD ,I THANKS ALOT TO THEM .
Fantastic food for the price!. Order in for the office 12 out of 12 loved it! Brought home for husband and kids, loved it too! The rice is light and delicious! The chicken is well seasoned without being spicy. I really like the fresh herbs in the salad but some (kids) might find them too strong. Try it!
Good food, decent prices, some tension. As a Persian man I have dined here for both lunch and dinner several times. The food is great and for the prices the quantity is great. As with any establishment there are some drawbacks. Here are a few of them. The place is small and cozy and by cozy I mean tiny. The service is good most times. The couple times I have gone there recently it has been a bit busier and there was only one server (who was an American and quite funny and good.) it was a little crazy with conversation everywhere and not a place to go to take a date. I have experienced a bit of tension there a couple times however, which is what I assume the other reviewer on here was talking about. I have witnessed the owner or whom ever yelling and berating the other Persian workers in Farsi. As someone who speaks the language and understands, it was very uncomfortable. I as well have witnessed a busy evening or two in the past month where the employees inside and outside were working hard and struggling while said owner sat and drank and watched. Only to go inside and tell them to "Hurry up" or insult them with other non-compliments. The food is great and I will continue to go there. I recommend it, only if you can dine in tension. As far as Persian food it beats Oasis' Americanized garbage time and time again.
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