Arya Global Cuisine - Redwood City
Arya Global Cuisine - Redwood City

Arya Global Cuisine - Redwood City

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.aryarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 6503674939
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Daily 11:30am-3:00pm
    Dinner: Su-Th 4:30pm-9:30pm; F-Sa 4:00pm-11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Persian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • Executive Chef: Mike Hashemi
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer Catering for all your special occasions. Whether it is just appetizers, our delicious wraps, kebabs, pasta specialties or seafood. Let us handle all of the details from set up to making every detail a memorable one. We offer many specialties from our Italian menu to our Persian Menu. We also do corporate delivery.
  • Entertainment: Enjoy great Italian music by Pasquale Esposito, belly dancing and Live Jazz music on Fridays & Saturdays. If you like to be away from it all, no problem! We feature private areas as well to be away from it all in your own private setting.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Theater Way/Middlefield
  • Public Transit: Down town Redwood City stop.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: You can park across the street at the public lot or on street. The public lot first hour and a half is free.
A word from Arya Global Cuisine - Redwood City
Welcome to ARYA, a place we call home. Arya is about a warm ambiance, many choices whether you love Italian or Persian Cuisine. Arya features seafood, steaks, chicken, kebabs, great salads, and pastas cooked to order, the best of healthy cuisine. We feature a fine selection of California and Italian wines. Delicious cakes and desserts, for every event, from our Tiramisu to our Persian style Baklava and Pistachio ice cream. For business, family, friends, and special celebrations, we love to make you feel special in our home. You will be comfortable in business or casual attire, enjoying our casually elegant environment. Children’s menus and high chairs are available. Take-out orders for home or business are a convenient way to dine. We also deliver. You will enjoy service from our warm and friendly staff. Live Music & Belly dancing on Fridays & Sat.
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Arya Global Cuisine - Redwood City reviews from OpenTable diners
31 reviews since June 27, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
70% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (12)neighborhood gem (10)great for lunch (9)fit for foodies (9)special occasion (7)great for outdoor dining (7)kid-friendly (5)romantic (4)great for brunch (3)notable wine list (3)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)vibrant bar scene (1)Show More
  • Persian comfort food
    CalgourmetVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    We have enjoyed the Arya in Cupertino several times so we thought we would try this one. The food is basically the same, which overall is fine. The eggplant appetizer was very tasty; basmatti rice with almonds and pistaschios is quite good. The vegetarian curry is very spicy and does not have many vegatables. The service was focused on "upselling" everything from rice to beverages (different from Cupertino). I asked about beers and ales and was told they had a highly recommended German ale but they didn't remember the name. I said fine. It turned out to be a Trappist ale from Belgium at $9.50 for less than a12 oz bottle, Yes, it was enjoyable but not for the price. All in all, a good meal but we will go back to Cupertino next time.
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  • complex flavors nicely presented
    infrequentreviewer
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    creative combinations of flavors I haven't seen before. Friendly and professional wait staff. Good value.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My Review of Arya Global Cuisine
    MeFoodie
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Unfortunately, I ordered the lamb chops based on the waiter's recommendation. But I didn't like them at all. Instead of being flame broiled as I thought they would be, they were simply tough and dried out pieces of tasteless meat smothered in a heavy brown sauce. On the other hand, I was given very generous portions of mashed potatoes and various cooked vegetables. However, I came mainly for the entrée and not the accompanying items.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    First time visit. Welcomed and treated extremely well. Accommodated our desire to sit outside and provided 2 heaters as the temperatures cooled down. Will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place for dinner
    lexy
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    I came here with a girlfriend and we both absolutely loved it! The chicken kabobs are so good and tender. Definitely will be coming back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food and Entertainment
    SpSsVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Food and service was very good. An unexpected surprise was live belly dancing. All in all this is a great place to go on Friday or Saturday!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, sketchy service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Went there for dinner before Broadway by the Bay on a Saturday night. Greeted promptly, seated promptly. Waiter was attentive at first, but then pulled as more diner arrived. Busboy did not relay our requests to our waiter. They need to coordinate the staff better. Food was DELICIOUS! I had the lamb shank and my friend had the parmesan crusted chicken. The wine list was well thought out. Did not see the Persian wine selections until after I ordered so I will try them next time. Will go again, to give them another chance to spruce up the communication.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love This Place
    luv2dine88
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This was my second time here, and the food was still really amazing! We ordered three different desserts and they were all delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Persian U
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/26/2014
    Excellent service. Our waiter brought us samples to educate us re Persian cuisine
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious Mediterranean food!
    CatwomanVIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We love to go back to ARYA because the food is simply delicious and the services is superb!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Dinner and Theater
    Nut4UVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We have season tickets to BBB theater and come to Arya Global Cuisine for our dining spot. Food and service is great, however, I had inquired about the food, organic choices, if the fish was farmed or wild. As we have changed our lifestyle and looking for healthier option, Unfortunately, this will not be the place for us going forward. All fish is famed! I just wish they would add one or two healthy options. If that is not a concern for you then I highly recommend Arya Global Cuisine.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 20 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.2
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 172 reviews are from the Arya Global Cuisine - Redwood City reviews archive.
  • Quiet and pleasant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 6/25/2014
    Our lunch was unhurried, and the food choices were perfect, except that I forgot to apply my $10 off coupon to the check! I was saddened to see so few customers. Hope this restaurant will be successful and remain available to patrons like me for a long time to come.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Spotty service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Server started well, friendly and greeted us at table while we were waiting for others to arrive. Then it went downhill. Long wait for him to come back and take order, long wait for flatbread/dip to arrive - we had to ask for it, father had to remind then of his beer several times. Didn't have a long wait for food to arrive tho and the meal was tasty. Bill and it took a long time to receive and retrieve back.. we got the attention of 2 other servers as we waived our bill for them to take it , but they kept pointing to our server who looked like he was in the kitchen doing busboy duties too! Restaurant had few patrons yet they seemed short staffed. We were a large group and they definitely didn't earn the automatic 18% tip. won't return
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  • Dinner with friends
    dineanddash
    Dined on 6/13/2014
    Went with a group of coworkers and had a great time. The food was delicious and service was outstanding. We tried a spanish wine that the server recommended. I definitely wanted to and did buy the bottle afterwards. My group consisted of 7 people and the staff here was great. We did make reservations and our table was ready as soon as we got there. Great variety of dishes and many choices. I have food allergies and a couple people were vegan and everyone had options for entrees. Enjoyed it, and will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ShariVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    Hign -end feeling without high- end prices! The atmosphere is beautiful and feels expensive. The food is large portions and prepared perfectly. The prices are reasonable!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had a blast on a Monday night
    fa386
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    Had a really great dinner with some old friends on a Monday night (where things were pretty quiet). I loved our waitress, except that she seemed a bit challenged on the concept of tips; we decided to split the bill into 7 parts and then each pay 2/7, except for one guy who paid 1/7. The 1/7th was in cash and represented the tip; the three 2/7 payments were with a credit card, and represented the actual bill (plus $3.45). The waitress couldn't seem to understand what we were doing. In the end, all was good; she got a tip and we got good food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • delicious
    goldconker
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    We came late on a Friday with a party of 2. The place was pretty empty so we were seated immediately. Unfortunately, it seems like the belly dancers stopped at 8:30pm, so we didn't see any of those. I got the Koobideh combo, and my friend got one of the persian rices with a chicken kebab. The Koobideh combo was great! I got a stick of chicken Koobideh as well as a skewer of beef. Persian soup - decent. interesting. Unsure if i would pay for it again though! It had beans, thin noodles, light savory broth. I added a bit of salt because it was a bit plain by itself. Portions are quite large! I only ate half and took the rest home for lunch the next day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/4/2014
    i came there with a guest and I ordered shish kabob (filet) and the food was unbelievably low quality and below my expectation. The food was salty, and really badly cooked and was not clear if it was even fresh. I am eating shish kabob quite often in different places in bay area and this was a disaster and disappointing.
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  • Interesting Menu
    RevKitteh
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    With 30% Italian and 70% Persian cuisine, this restaurant has a nice selection of foodie choices. The Chicken Kabob was delicious & beautifully presented on a bed of saffron rice with grilled vegetables and the Shrimp Kabob was very tasty as well. Have yet to try the Italian cuisine, but so far the Persian fare has not disappointed. Our service was above and beyond the call of duty, and the wine suggestions went quite well with our dinner choices. Will be returning for another special occasion dining experience. There happened to be a belly dancer performing adding a nice touch for entertainment, as well as Pasquale, an Italian vocalist. Atmosphere was pleasant and open. A nice addition to Redwood City's downtown Theater Way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Value Meal and Experience
    NatashaSFVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Our waiter was attentive, but gave robot-like descriptions- I think he's been doing it for LONG time. The food was fresh and plentiful. I'm glad we chose this one. In a strip mall full of restaurants, this one seemed most authentic and chain-like.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A Good Taste of the Mediterranean
    Zebra
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Arya's authentic cooking is amazing but what's even better, is the variety of dishes offered from all over the Mediterranean guaranteed to satisfy anyone in your group!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner/Brunch
    Christy
    Dined on 5/8/2014
    Each time we have visited the restaurant, our group was seated immediately, and that type of service continued throughout the meal. The food has a wonderful blend of flavors and makes you want to savor each bit. I also went to the Mother’s Day brunch and had a great time.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/22/2014
    Very difficult to find parking due to construction of new buildings across the street
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Waited too long for the food
    BebeVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    Between the dishes, it took so long to come out. Especially waiting for the desserts, we had been waiting at least 20 mins and the waiter came out to tell us our orders mango panna cotta were too frozen, had to cancel. We ended up had no desserts because we had to go. One thing we think it was special and nice was we could watch the belly dance at the dinner. Other than that, I won't come back for food next time.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mostly Good Food. Some Issues
    sdb2VIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Food was mostly good. The barg (filet) was moist, tender, and perfectly cooked, though the rice is a bit moister than I like. The sharzi salad had nice bite, and did the mint chutney. The big miss was the crispy rice -- none of the sauces were very good. The waiter kindly removed it from the check, so no biggie. The live dancing was a bit distracting -- if they did one number, that would have been fine, but it went on and on, and the canned music interfered with conversation. The real concern is that I put "nut allergy" into my online reservation, and told the waiter about it. Yet the crispy rice came out with one of the sauces with walnuts. They really do need to improve training -- this could have caused serious issues.
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  • We went there on a Saturday
    SamSVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    We went there on a Saturday evening at 7:00pm. The restaurant seating is cramped and crowded. Belly dancing started promptly at 7:30pm as advertised. food was good. Konstant was a good server but very busy
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good, different, and fun!
    prymnumberVIP
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    My husband was hesitant at first, but after a slight bit of arm twisting, agreed to try Arya with me. We were both very happy with the experienc! The food was good and reasonably priced; the waitor was friendly, attentive, but not over-bearing. The belly dancer was a cool bonus!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Overall, a very nice dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    Overall, a very nice dinner with quick attentive service and good food.. However. I was a little disappointed the host did not seem to have a record of my reservation but he was gracious enough to seat us. Also, Arya is a season sponsor for Broadway by the Bay at the Fox and all the internet and print publications coming from the theater indicate show patrons receive a 15% discount.. We asked for this offer with proof of show tickets and were declined.. when we arrived at the restauarant ,the BBB staff indicated the restaurants lack of honoring of the discount was in error..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time
    MichaelInSvyVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    The other day I met a friend for lunch at Arya. I had heard of the restaurant yet never tried it. I must say I was very pleased with everything especially the staff. Steven was very welcoming and ensured our lunch went at least as well as planned. I will definitely return to try more from the menu.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Belly Dancing at night!
    AsianFoodie
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    This was truly an eclectic mix of Persian and Italian food. Both were exceptionally presented and tasty. Can't wait to go back for the floor show.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Persian or Italian!?
    RWCFoodie
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    What a great find! I selected Arya because the ratings were good and it was close to the movie theatre. I had a great experience. The food was great (I can recommend the lamb kababs!) and the setting very comfortable. Steve, our server, was knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. I'll be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I tried the regular basmati
    ShariVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    I tried the regular basmati rice today, but it does pay to order a special rice...they are definitely special! Even the cappuccino was great.
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  • The noise level was so great
    Manning
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    The noise level was so great we had to ask for it to be turned down so we could hear ourselves. The staff did so immediately and the remainder of the evening couldn't have been better! The food was scrumptous, the vegetable platter was bountiful, the belly dancer was terrific and took time to have her photo taken with the birthday participant in our party. The wine list was good and our server was exceptional.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fastastic stews (festajoon
    EthnicEaterVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Fastastic stews (festajoon in particular), great rice and spinach. Side salad looked great. Attentive service made it easy to make our movie.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Walnut pom dish the best
    smarp
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    I don't remember what it was called but I loved the walnut pomegranate stew and also the rice. When we got flatbread the first time it was the best thing I'd ever had straight from the oven! The sambusa didn't seem fully cooked and I didn't love the falafel, so I probably wouldn't order the vegetarian mezze platter again, but loved the main course.
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    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • mixed experience
    rarelyreviewVIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    We had a huge group of almost 20 and they easily accommodated us. There was good energy and the belly dancer was incredible, and made our friend's farewell a memorable one. Food was ok, I've had better middle eastern food. Our server was also ok. The most annoying thing was how eager they were to keep our plates without asking if we were done, even though we still had food on them. And it happened multiple times, making us feel rushed when there was more than an hour before they closed. Experiences like this often make the dining experience very unenjoyable for me.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The lunch menu has a wide
    ShariVIP
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    The lunch menu has a wide variety with great prices. We'll be back!
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Valentine weekend
    Boo2014
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I wanted to do something special for my husband and eating out on the actual day of Valentine was out of the question. So after reading in the Metro I gave Arya a try, we were very pleased with the tastes and quality of the items we ordered. Next extra special occasion we will be heading back to Arya in Redwood City
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Find in RWC!
    sanmateo2014
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    We loved our experiece at Arya! Found it on Open Table and I would highly reccommend this restuarant if you want something "a little extra." Menu has a lot of variety (persian dishes, vegetarian dishes, seafood, even pizza). I had a vegetarian kebob which was excellent and my boyfriend had a chicken dish which he enjoyed. We both brought home left overs. We had a great dessert (sorbeto bombasto-something like that, which was fantastic!). The service was excellent, server had some great recommendations. The belly dancer was great and had a cute personality. Prices were reasonable for the portions. We will be going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Something for Everybody
    ShariVIP
    Dined on 2/6/2014
    It is a large restaurant, so you can sit in an energetic area, or you can sit in a quiet area. This is some of the best Persian food I've ever had. The owner and waiter, and rest of the staff are very friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.