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May 10, 2006 07:27 PM

Persian Grille, Lafayette Hill, PA

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The Persian Grille
637 Germantown Pike
Lafayette Hill, PA 19444
(610) 825-2705

Anyone eaten there? I am looking for good Persian/Iranian food in the Philadelphia area. That was the only Persian restaurant I could find.

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  1. I have been here -- I enjoyed it. The rice that comes with every dish is EXCELLENT. I can't remember what I got there, it was probably 18 months ago.

    Give it a try -- I enjoyed it, and went there on a recommendation.

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      Bride of the Juggler

      We went some years ago and really enjoyed it. I remember a great selection of appetizers. They provided platters for a Persian wedding we went to a few years ago as well. Thank you.

      1. There's another Persian restaurant in Chestnut Hill, in the restaurant space formerly occupied by Rollers. Shundeez, I think it's called.

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        1. re: myra

          on the same note, I believe I have read or heard that the Mediterranean Grill in Bryn Mawr is also Persian.

        2. I go all the time for lunch and dinner, as it's near work. It rocks. Rice is excellent (especially the crusty part), and my favorite kebabs are the ground chicken ones (very lemony). They also have a spinach/egg/onion dish that I like.

          1. Great place - like others have mentioned, great rice.

            There is also a 'persian' restaurant on Rt30 in Devon (across the street from the Whole Foods, called Shiraz.) Very different (much fancier - actually, beautiful interior) but also with very good kebabs, rice, babaganoush, etc.

            BTW, perhaps this is a good thread for this - for those that have been to the Persian Grille in Lafayette Hill - what is the spice in the shakers on the tables there? It is excellent, especially on the rice.

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            1. re: vw8v

              It is called sumac. I know they sell it at Bitar's in S. Philly, and it can also be obtained mail order.

              1. re: KitchenMom

                I always mean to ask, but always forget...

              2. re: vw8v

                Do you mean the reddish-brown powder they put on meat? That's called somagh/sumac.

                1. re: vw8v

                  is shiraz EVER open? would love to try it, closed every time i go...

                  1. re: brynn

                    Shiraz closed permanently. Try the Persian Grill or Shundeez.