Shiraz Kitchen - Chelsea

4.5
49 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
MEDITERRANEAN PERSIAN CUISINE
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After 6 years of continued success in the Westchester county, Shiraz Kitchen is proud to open its newest space. You should try our delicious and authentic food and cocktails. Shiraz Kitchen & Wine Bar is a place like no other, a wine bar designed by and for wine lovers. With more than 15 wines by the glass and a rich wine list of more than 120 references, it is a true paradise for lovers of good drinking as well as eating well.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 49 people are saying
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kaithow21
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Gorgeous and delicious cocktails. Lamb shank was excellent as was the Halva with saffron ice cream.

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SheilaL
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came to Shiraz because we had eaten in their Elmsford location.. We were not disappointed. The quality of the food was excellent. We enjoyed the ambiance. We will probably return to the Elmsford site because there is no issue with parking there. It was my birthday and the staff brought me a small cake with a candle. Overall it was a very pleasant experience.

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RR32
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Really good quality and very nice staff.

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vipEveF
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I think the food is quite bland. Lacking taste...

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HoumanM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Overall food was just OK. Quality of meat seemed to be very good but beef was tasteless. Lamb chops were excellent. Rice was terrible. Way overpriced for the overall food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and owner was attentive to our requests..food was delicious!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great food!

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vipkartur
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious (the wine good too) and authentically Persian. Servers were happy to help on all counts. We ate outside so can't answer to the ambiance in normal circumstances. I was happy to be introduced to a new restaurant.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere in service, delicious food, great place for a date or an outing with friends.

PA
vipPenelopeA
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always good and refreshing - exciting dishes that please the palate. The service is also consistently good. And the value is exceptional!

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vip212Consultant
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very pleasant setting with great food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Food was definitely not cooked by a Persian chef. Kabob wasn’t grilled it was cooked like a flank steak? Rice was dry. Olivieh wasn’t Olivieh…. Everything was off. Never returning!

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RajC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely courteous staff. Great service and food..

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I can’t adequately describe how wonderful the food & service was. Each dish took me back to my youth. Thank you for the experience. Was the highlight of our visit. Do not hesitate to try this restaurant. It does not disappoint.

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KatM
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch was excellent particularly the appetizers on a hot day. Wine selection was very good too.
There were not a lot of people in the restaurant so it was very quiet.
Our server went out of her way to make us comfortable.
It was a birthday lunch so we got some extras form the chef which was a bonus.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Miranda our server made excellent recommendations and had a great personality. Jose the bartender was great and made us drinks and chatted with us before we were sat. Reza the owner was doing laps around the place making sure all was well and people were happy. Will definitely come back :))

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Elnaz
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great aromatic Iranian-inspired cocktails, well-seasoned and juicy meals, and excellent desserts. Persian stamp of approval. Only Persian restaurant in Manhattan I've liked so far, but certainly attracts all crowds seeking a Chelsea-esque night of dining.

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madelpay
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant! They have a great outdoor space and the food, service, and location (a quiet side street) are perfect!

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ShannonV
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely service, delicious food, great wine list!! Had a fantastic lunch with a dear friend - perfect spot for that. Will definitely be back for dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Food was just terrible

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, casually elegant setting, great service!

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Lind
London
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food1service2ambience2

The food was very bland and everything left us wondering "that's it?"

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ScottL
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Second time there in one month and the food is so fresh and good. Wonderful service.

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vipAurore
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As an Iranian, I can attest that Shiraz Kitchen offers the most delectable and delicious Persian cuisine in Manhattan. The chicken kabob is perfectly marinated. The long grain rice is fragrant and absolutely perfect. The lamb chops are tender and flavorful. There is an abundance of saffron in all of the dishes. The aubergine and yogurt is my favorite. The staff and owner Reza are very warm and welcoming. I felt at home. I can’t wait to bring my mother over next week.

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vipAllyssaB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is so delicious and the cocktails are great too! Definitely recommend

DS
vipDavidS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

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vipSaraS
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious Persian food. Wonderful service. Can't wait to visit again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good food and excellent service, ambiance and wine list. Very clean too!

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vipTK719
New York Area
320 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful new Chelsea restaurant! I'm so glad that I found Shiraz Kitchen on Open Table. It's in a great location - and the restaurant is simply lovely. Elegant but casual. My hummus, red snapper and coconut cake were all simply superb. The service was outstanding and the prices most reasonable for the quality, location and portion sizes. Downtown New Yorkers are going to love this place - I can't wait to go back!

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vipalixP
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Persian food in a lovely ambience whether outside or indoors (well decorated). Service was perfect.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience2

Amazing persian food. The best kebab I have had in NYC and I’m iranian! Great appetizers and desserts. I just wish they had tahdig!

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DrewD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and excellent service! Recommended this restaurant by a friend who has been to their first location in Westchester and it did NOT disappoint. Bangin wine list too!

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Daniel
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

If you want to patronize a restaurant in which you will be treated with pleasantness, dignity, respect and not discriminated against don't go here.

WORST hospitality I have experienced at a restaurant in New York City. I made a reservation the day before and when I arrived with my party the manager informed me he did not have my reservation on file and I had to show him proof to be seated. He told me he was at capacity unless I could show him my reservation. I had to show him the reservation confirmation on my phone and eventually he seated us. I suppose I should have begged him and thanked the dear leader for allowing us to sit in his restaurant. 30 minutes later we were seated. 15 minutes after we were seated we saw another group walk in WITHOUT a reservation and were happily seated.

When our server arrived with food menus I asked her if she had a wine list I could look at. Shen then told me she WILL NOT PROVIDE ME WITH A WINE LIST and I CAN ONLY PURCHASE FOOD. Apparently the Shiraz Kitchen & WINE BAR doesn't want to sell wine OR they just refused to sell me and my friends wine. At first I thought she was joking since NEVER in my life has a restaurant NOT wanted to sell alcohol to an adult. Nope she was serious. We asked to speak with the manager and she told us she was the assistant manager. We asked her why we she would not serve us and she provided no reason, only that we can only purchase food at the Shiraz Kitchen & WINE BAR. We then proceeded to leave and as we were leaving her boss, the manager, approached us and said there was a misunderstanding and we can now purchase alcohol with our food. THANK YOU DEAR LEADER.

Now ONE HOUR after we were seated our first of two appetizers arrived. Then after asking several times the manager came back and took our entree orders. The staff continuously approached other customers and asked if everything was okay and not once were we asked if we needed anything else. They threw some food at our table

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 10th anniversary with lunch at Shiraz Kitchen today. What a delightful experience. The space is beautifully designed, from the gorgeous bar area to the impeccably clean bathroom downstairs. The service was incredible, and the restaurant’s gracious owner, Reza, was onsite to oversee every detail of the customer experience.; it’s apparent that he truly cares. We immensely enjoyed the falafel salad and the mirza appetizers as well as the luscious Chilean sea bass. We look forward to returning to this gem soon!

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BradP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The overall experience was wonderful. The food was all great, except for the rice, which was boring white rice. Service was amazing, prices just right, and the space was beautiful.

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GowdyG
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience3

Great spot if you are looking for an incredible meal- the vibe was slightly older but it was such a hidden gem because of the menu/service. I would recommend sitting outside. This wouldn't be the place for a date but rather for a great dinner with your parents or in-laws!

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vipMarkM
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Superb food, caring service, attentive manager and owner. A welcome addition to the neighborhood!

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TiyH
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On the coldest day of 2021 thus far my girlfriend and I decided to try outdoor dining here and I’m glad we did! It was a vip experience the entire time since we were the only ones silly enough to eat and drink outside however the heaters definitely made a difference and the food wow I can’t wait to go back for more and cocktails !

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PatrickS
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent food, superb service. Heated outdoor dining. The fish was delicious

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1234
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great service. Heaters outside. Fantastic!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Shiraz Kitchen - Chelsea using the Order Online button. Shiraz Kitchen - Chelsea also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 517-0840.

Shiraz Kitchen - Chelsea is rated 4.5 stars by 49 OpenTable diners.

Shiraz Kitchen - Chelsea does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.shirazkitchen.com.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.