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The Parsian - CLOSED

703 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3014
+1 703-838-9090
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4 Jul 2014
“New Persian - Mediterranean Restaurant in Old Town”
24 Jun 2014
“Best casual dining in Old Town Alexandria”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Persian
$$ - $$$
703 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3014
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

More than anything (other than the 'wow' 'wow' 'wow' at the incredible food) you depart Olea with one overriding impression - these owners are passionate and 100% committed to delivering a perfect dining experience. Chef Mehrnoosh previously operated a restaurant in her native Iran and...More

Thank Mark B
Reviewed 25 June 2014

If you want a very friendly and nice environment right in the heart of Old Town Alexandria, Olea Restaurant is a must visit. There food is natural and fresh, with a variety of Pizzas, Paninis, Salads and Entrees. It is located in the heart of...More

Thank magicdisplay
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Reviewed 25 May 2013

We just happened upon this restaurant one evening while strolling on King St. after we got off the free trolley. They specialize in kebabs and ours were cooked well. A sign tells customers that the food is Iranian (or Persian) but not French. I can...More

Thank Barbara V
Reviewed 21 March 2013

We had never had Persian food, but wanted something different. It was 2:00 and no one else was in the restaurant. Thinking that was a bad sign, we stayed anyway. With help from the waitress, we ordered Barg Filet Mignon Kabob, Cornish Hen Kabob and...More

1  Thank boxster12
Reviewed 21 February 2013

The food here is fantastic. I feel like anything you order here will be great, cooked to perfection. I have been here twice and though the service isn't the greatest (we will get to that in a second), the food is memorable. I have craved...More

Thank zellywelly
Reviewed 4 December 2012

I love Persian food and had always hoped a full-service Persian restaurant would open in Alexandria; and so when I heard about The Parsian, I decided to pay it a visit: I'm sorry to say that I was very disappointed. Parsian is a small, one-level...More

1  Thank ssmosley
Reviewed 7 October 2012

I simply love Old Town, and always revel in the pleasure of walking King Street to pick out a restaurant for a sumptuous meal. After living in Old Town 11 years, I always stay in the area during return trips to the DC area (I'm...More

Thank Ed K
Reviewed 28 September 2012

If you enjoy Persian or Mediterranean foods, you would love this place. It is a little restaurant on King Street. The design is very much like south of France, open and airy. We ordered the kabob combo platter which was chicken and ground beef. I...More

Thank nitpicky-traveler1
Reviewed 8 July 2012

When Dined: July 5th, 2012. 14 members in the party. Greeting: Polite, smiling, prompt. Time to seating: 5-7 minutes- no reservations for us Servers: Polite and Knowledgeable Cost: Very reasonable Serving Size: Very good Food: Flavorful and tender. Negatives: Some of the common items not...More

Thank jogijogi99
Reviewed 4 July 2012

The Parsian just opened, and as nearby restaurants, we decided to try it. We found the grilled meats, the rice and the side dishes outstanding quality at very reasonable prices. The family that that owns and operates the restaurant are truly dedicated to serving customers...More

Thank Anthony-Susan
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 703 King St, Alexandria, VA 22314-3014
    (Washington st)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-838-9090
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