Marjan (Carryout and Catering), 155-A Maple Avenue West, Vienna, VA, 703-272-7374 (Metro Trip Planner – opens in new window) [Ylp]
The most authentic Iranian place around. It is a semi-buffet, with daily specials, and yes they do run out of dishes, always a good sign. Nonetheless there is always something of interest. Stews more than kabobs. They serve many dishes beyond the usual panoply you find in the other Iranian places. They mostly do take-out and catering, but have four seats along a counter, and a fun mom and pop atmosphere. Definitely recommended, let’s hope it can survive Vienna commercial pressures.