6 at 33rd St.; N, R, W at 28th St.
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10th St. to 50th St., Second Ave. to Sixth Ave.
Since 1996, the first locale of this chainlet Iranian grill has been serving up heaping portions of excellently charred meats, well-spiced stews, and meze-like Middle Eastern starters. Taking up two floors of a quiet block in a neighborhood that straddles Kips Bay and Murray Hill, the narrow space is outfitted with exposed brick walls, low ceilings, and dim-it frosted lights. Small plates range from an enjoyably thick hummus to an unfortunately undercooked crunchy chicken and chickpea dumpling—with no appetizer over $6. it doesn’t hurt to try a few. The Koresh Bademjan is a tomato-flavored stew of moist lamb leg meat, but it’s the kabobs that are a must here, all charred on the long skewers to juicy perfection. The Sultani Kabob, for instance, contains two types of beef: One is a garlicky foot-long ground meat kabob and another has of moist chunks of tenderloin. Skip the run-of-the-mill desserts for a cup of sweet and earthy Turkish coffee.Note
Reservations are only accepted for groups of five or more.Recommended Dishes
Sultani kabob, $18.50; khoresh bdamjan, $15; ash reshteh, $6; kashk badamjan, $6