Stopped by CC in Germantown Sat., had my yummy usual order of kubideh kabob on rice. The pita is not fresh-baked there - I never said it was - but I'll take food on a real plate with real utensils anytime. Moby Dick's has paper plates & plastic knives & forks, and I have torn my plate cutting thru the kabobs & dry rice there.
I peeked into the ladies room at C Cafe, due to a past Chowhound complaint, and no, it's not spotless, but I've seen the same quality at other places. Luckily we don't eat our meals in public bathrooms, in fact how often do you use one at a self-serve or carry-out place?
Somebody also made a comment about one of the cooks at C Cafe being Asian or non-middle-Eastern. I'm not sure what to take of that comment - if you have a Hispanic employee at an Ethiopian restaurant, does that make the food inaccurate or bad? On my last CC visit there was, as usual, a middle-Eastern couple at C Cafe working the grill and this time an Asian employee at the register. And so?
It's true I've only gone to the Bethesda Moby Dick's, but that one gets cluttered, the tables awfully close together, boxes crowding the hallway to the bathroom. Maybe it's a better experience at the Kentlands one? I'll check that out someday.
P.S. Went to Shamshiry once, years ago - pretty inside, I remember the meal being good, but Tysons Corner is too far for frequent visits, and there's the Rte 7 & 123 traffic...