1001 Nights Persian Cuisine
1001 Nights Persian Cuisine

1001 Nights Persian Cuisine

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.1001nightspersiancuisine.com/
  • Phone: 6786152882x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Daily Hours: Monday - Thursday: 11:30 am - 3:00 pm, 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm, Friday: 11:30 am - 11:00 pm, Saturday: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm, Sunday: 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Persian, Middle Eastern
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Fireplace, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from 1001 Nights Persian Cuisine
1001 Nights Persian Cuisine brings you the taste of old world Persian dishes in an elegant setting. Open for lunch and dinner, the menu offers you an array of Persian delicacies not found in Atlanta.

Just want to stop in the afternoon for tea and a pastry? 1001 Persian Nights also is open for afternoon tea and conversation with friends. The restaurant is the perfect setting for your next occasion or event with seating for up to 350 people.

Catering and delivery are available throughout north metro Atlanta.

Byob $10 corkage!

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1001 Nights Persian Cuisine reviews from OpenTable diners
57 reviews since May 5, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.6
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.5
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
special occasion (38)fit for foodies (37)romantic (35)neighborhood gem (34)good for groups (32)great for lunch (17)late-night find (11)kid-friendly (10)great for brunch (9)hot spot (8)notable wine list (6)vibrant bar scene (2)great for outdoor dining (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Good food at a good price
    Mello806
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    I would definitely go here again. We had dohlme appetizer, chicken kabob, and lamb shank. All were tasty and bill was only $50.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Johns Creek's Persia
    Saignant44VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Very Busy. Waited a bit but no ptob. Were given a table close to kitchen - we named it the Chef's Table. Remove plants & make it a real Chef's Table - really! I'd ask for it again. Food was v good. Svc too (Young srver frim Morocco - great job). Owner was v kind & threw in some fantastic aps to apologize for wait. No more Rumi - now we have 1001 reasons to stay in our neighborhood!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely ambiance and good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This was a very pleasant surprise! Lovely, elegant atmosphere, pleasant staff, good food. They permit bringing your own wine for a small corkage fee. What really topped it all off was authentic live Persian music. We enjoyed it very much and will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food and service
    Np421
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We went there to try out the Persian cuisine and had a good experience! The kebabs were delicious and the server was very attentive and explained things very well! Only wish they had a better wine list/choices.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    Jazziz
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I chose to celebrate our 33rd anniversary at this eatery. We had never been to a Persian Cuisine restaurant before and I wanted to try something different. I was delightfully surprised by the ambience, very warm and romantic. The soft live music playing in the background was a hit, it was not too loud and it wasn't to soft either. I explained to our server that this was our first time eating persian cuisine and I needed her to educate me and wow me. She did just that, she took her time to explain the cuisine as well as her recommendations for our first visit. Our server was attentive, friendly, patient and accommadating. Both my wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our meals, we felt our meals were exceptional and we are planning to return soon.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Taste of Iran
    rcwRDH
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    I've been twice. Loved the food and service. I enjoyed the music of Iran more than the guitar music. We sat too close to the music and had difficulty hearing our conversation. But over all, an authentic experance.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • SUPERB!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    My husband and I went here last night for a mid-week date night after I purchased a special from livingsocial.com ! Money well spent! The food was amazing, we were given warm bread (something like naan), and a platter of cheese, nuts, butter, and olives. We were promptly waited on by our server, he made excellent recommendations. My water glass was never more than half empty. I had the Lamb Shank, it was succulent, moist, flavorful, and filling. The rice was perfect! My husband had the Lamb Chops, another wonderful meal. Towards the end of our meal, the owner came and spoke to us . He was a humble, humorous, and down-to-earth man. SUPERB CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Food
    Tiger
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    The place was exactly what I wanted. Some new variety in menu choices with awesome flavors . . . Really liked the food, ambiance and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Picky1
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    We found the ford and the service to be exceptional. Our waitress was so sweet and bent over backwards to make our meal fantastic. She was also very good about explaining the food. The actual restaurant was very nice and an overall pleasant experience. Being an American who lived in Iran a number of years ago, I found the food to be pretty much what I remembered. We will definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Tasty Food - limited veg. dishes
    OutforbirthdayVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We have been at this restaurant several times and the food is always very tasty. This time we went with our friends who are vegetarian and noticed that the menu was very limited. THey were able to order their meal, but a second visit would be a repeat dish.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We found our place!
    joopnightVIP
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    My wife and I have been looking for a nice Persian restaurant for quite some time. The closest competitor we've tried to this place would probably be Rumi's Kitchen, which had nice ambience & drinks but super $$$, poor service, and dry rice (that's like 1/2 the meal!). This restaurant was beyond our expectations. We live in ATL about 35 minutes away, and we will be coming back. The hummus was outstanding, the chicken skewers were flavorful and excellent. The evening was great and there was also some nice, soft music being played live on a stage in the restaurant. While we were there, it wasn't so busy. I hope this place sticks around, as it's definitely a neighborhood gem. Service was also excellent. Did I mention we'd be coming back?
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great restaurant
    Marina
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Our dinner was great, I had the lamb kabob with rice and it was delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good
    KirstinVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    1001 Nights is one of my favorite restaurants. I crave the koobidah and barg. I try to eat here at least once a month. So good. I am trying to avoid carbs but the naan is irresistible. I always substitute grilled veggies or salad for the rice with the entree. I highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great find!
    JanetJennifer
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    Lovely restaurant, soft live music, attentive wait staff, good ambiance, and really good food! Great bonus is BYOB, with a corkage fee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great experience
    Great3food
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Me and my wife enjoyed her birth day dinner there and to food and the prices where well worth it I recommend this restaurant to anyone who is always thinking outside the box!!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place
    peacefullarea
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Our server dodn't provide us a good service, but overall we loved it.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleasant Surpirse
    MyFavoriteDining
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    I have passed this restaurant many times without giving it a second thought. Then a friend from Iraq got married, and my wife found the listing for the restaurant when looking for Persian Food. Our first experience here was amazing. While a tad more expensive than what we normally would invest, the dinner for six, four adults and two children ran $180.00 with tip. But the food was incredible. We started with a mixed appetizer, and the grape leaves surrounded a sweet mixture, unlike anything we had tried before. Each of us had a different skewer of meat that came with the longest grain rice we had ever seen. My wife loved her shrimp, and my chicken was great. This is a wonderful place, and we will be back. Highly recommend it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Simply Amazing!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Had dinner here with a friend on July 4th. The food was Amazing! Because we were "1st timers" we relied heavily on the recommendations from our server. She recommended the Chicken and Steak Kabobs. Everything Was Delicious. The Meat was Very Tender, Moist and Flavorful and the Saffron Rice was Delicious. The restaurant offers live music to set the tone for a perfect evening. We were even able to watch the Firework Show from our table. From initial greeting to ending sevice; this evening was Simply Amazing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Persian food
    JoelVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The service was fast and attentive. The food was outstanding. It was flavored by using spices not common to southern fair.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 3rd time back and I will be back
    Alpharettagirl
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    Fresh delicious food, and they aim to please wonderful table pre-meal bread and traditional Persian snacks. Nice touch. I am now addicted to the rice with pistachios and barberries. What I thought was a spicy powder at the table was a ground cherry based sweet sprinkle that I ended up pitting on almost everything...yum
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exquisite Restaurant
    made2eat
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Couldn't think of a better place to celebrate my birthday than here. Absolutely lovely restaurant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Atmosphere & Customer Service
    foodivaVIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    I have been to this restuarant many times, but most recently was for my 40th Birthday dinner/party. I had a party of 50 and they accomodated my every need. Other restuarants in the city were not as flexible and accomodating. I had a private dining area where my guest and I were able to have dinner and then enjoy some dancing. (Yes, I was allowed to bring my DJ). My friends and family loved the food and will be going back to patronize. The hummus and Kabobs are the best I have ever had and I am picky. The thing that stood out to me was not only the food but the excellent service. This establishment is family owned and the husband and wife team are wonderful. The hostess Lala always smiling and the wait staff very efficient. I had so much fun
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Worth the visit
    YummyVIP
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    What a wonderful dinner! The restaurant is tastefully decorated, the noise level was great for talking and hearing the people you have come to eat with. There was live music which was nice background music and added a nice touch. Our trio sampler was outstanding. We had falafel , Kashk Bademjoon and 1001 nights spicy special. For main course grilled salmon kebab with Ada's polo , the salmon was perfectly grilled and the rice had lentils and raisins in it which were tasty. Husband had lamb kebabs and basmati rice, he also thought they were excellent. We ordered a chateau Michele Riesling which was perfect for our choices and very reasonable. Worth the hour drive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good dinner
    jhbdt
    Dined on 6/1/2014
    The food was good and there's a wide variety on the menu. They brought cheese and bread to the table while we were deciding what to order. Our waiter seemed shy and didn't ask if we wanted anything to drink. I had to ask him twice for a soda before he brought it. However, he was courteous. We arrived around 5:30 on a Saturday and there was only one other couple in the dining room. The restaurant is clean and easy to get to.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find in north metro ATL area
    TheDiningAdventurer
    Dined on 5/19/2014
    My wife and I found this place through an offer from Amazon Local, and went there for her birthday. The service was excellent and the food delicious. We will definitely be back, and recommend it to our friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • can't get enough!
    tantin
    Dined on 5/9/2014
    Keep coming back for great food and awesome service. I wish we lived closer.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 31 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 5, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 86 reviews are from the 1001 Nights Persian Cuisine reviews archive.
  • Great Night
    iOnlySpeakTheTruth
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    The 1001 night special (eggplant) was amazing! I got the chicken and that was very good as well. Decent place.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent ME food
    JoeB
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    I have eaten in several Middle Eastern/Mediterranean restaurants here in the north ATL over a period of 15 years. The cuisine geography ranges from Greek to Turkish, Lebanese, Syrian, and Iranian. I can say that 1001 Nights is the best of this type I have found. We had Lamb Shank and a Sultan's Combo kebab plate. Both dishes were beautifully prepared, with well seasoned and succulent meats, and wonderful rice typical of Persian food. The restaurant itself is notable in that it is white-tablecloth with very professional servers. They were doing great business on a Saturday night. Cons: Somewhat more expensive (but worth it) for the genre and very limited wine by the glass -- we saw several diners bring their own bottles.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Love the food staff and music. My only complaint because im nit picking I wish the band and waiters were better dressed. A more formal attire will fit better.
    Special Features:
    Romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun evening of music and food
    jlfinkelsVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We went to a weekend dinner with some friends at 1001 and ended up spending more time than we expected, but it was our choice as the food was excellent, service was timely, and the music was most authentic. I've been at Persian restaurants from Europe to the States and this is my new favorite. Will definitely be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic flavors
    Nextgr8meal
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Shish Kabob was amazing. The spice was unique and the meat melted in your mouth! Loved it!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    We had a wonderful evening with friends. The food was delicious and the waiter made it very special. He was informative and fun.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellemt Persian Food
    MaryBVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Wonderful kabobs and rack of lamb. The rice is outstanding, very flavorful and unique. The music is a nice touch and is not too loud so its still easy to carry on a conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it
    Cinco
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    Was great food, great service,great ambiance, great music and friendly staff. Best part of all kid friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Salmon kebobs done to perfection
    Diane
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    The food was very good. Salmon kebobs were done perfectly leaving the salmon tasty and moist. The specialty rices were particularly interesting and tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gem
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    It was our first time eating here and we will certainly return. Very fresh. Very large portions. Very well created.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We made a last-minute reservation for dinner on Saturday, and were still able to have dinner there, but ended up seating in a separate dining area because the main one was full. I was glad to see that the restaurant now offers wine (they did not offer alcohol the last time but welcomed bringing our own bottle). The kids were disappointed that there there was no belly dancer, but there was some live musing. The food was great as always!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent-will be back!
    LikegoodfoodVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We were very impressed. No one on our party had experienced Persian food before. The wait staff suggested fabulous additions to our entrees. The overall consensus at our table was that all the dishes were extremely tender and flavorful. I had the beef tenderloin and chicken combo barg. Both meats were so tender that they would fall apart as we tried to share with others in our party. The best item at the table was the chicken barg (flat chicken). We also really enjoyed the baklava cheesecake. The service was wonderful but we were the only ones in the restaurant (5:15 reservation) for the first half of our meal. Apparently there is live music later on in the evening. We would definitely make the hour drive back to dine here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Khyde14
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Nice restaurant, good date night place. We had kids and went early in the evening, which worked out well. Food was excellent, we couldn't decide what to order! We ordered the combo kabob platter and it was all very good. I was expecting it to be a little bigger, but it still worked out really well. Staff was great in telling us how o combine different flavors for the best experience. We will definitely be going back soon!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fine dining
    Bonnie
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    I really enjoyed our dinner. The restaurant is beautiful, the food was delicious, and the service was great. I would definitely recommend it to my friends and will eat there again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.