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Lala Rokh
Lala Rokh

Lala Rokh Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://lalarokh.com
  • Phone: (617) 720-5511
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner Daily: 5:30pm - 10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Persian
  • Executive Chef: Azita Bina-Seibel
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: We have 3 private rooms; Qajar Dynasty Room for 16 to 28 people, Textile and Tapestry Room for 30 to 44 people and Persian Topography room for 50 to 66 people. Special menu design and audiovisual equipment available.
  • Private Party Contact: Julie Thomas (617) 720-5511

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Charles Street
  • Public Transit: Red Line to Massachusetts General Hospital/Charles Street
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking available Thursday, Friday & Saturdays at 65 Charles, corner of Mt. Vernon & Charles Streets. Public parking two blocks away at the Boston Common Garage. Charles Street metered parking.
A word from Lala Rokh
Lala Rokh, established in 1995, is located in the heart of the historic Beacon Hill, and is the namesake of Thomas Moore's 1817 romance novel. We feature Persian cuisine lovingly prepared and garnished with fragrant herbs and spices that we import directly. The recipes have been handed down from generation to generation to us from our mother who still tastes everything for quality. The restaurant is decorated with our family's one of a kind museum quality artwork. Our staff will do everything in their power to welcome you as we would to our home and provide impeccable service. Our specialty cocktails and wines have been created and picked specifically matched to our cuisine. Winner of numerous national and local awards by Gourmet, Zagat and Boston Magazine. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Lala Rokh kind of disappointed me. I haven't been in years, and I remembered it being more exotic and interesting than it was. It looks a little downtrodden and in need of TLC physically as well as in the food department. I had mushrooms over polenta for an all, and it was nothing i couldn't have made better at home (i had it because my partner doesn't eat mushrooms.) My entree (lamb kebab / lamb kofta with grilled veggies and a dollop of grains (bulgar?) was well cooked, but unseasoned.This is not what i expect from "persian" cooking - this was at best the quality of a hole-in-the-wall greek deli."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "Staff and chef were so courteous and professional. Cared about the food and our experience and explained everything we wanted to know. Gave a surprise dessert for my boyfriends birthday without me asking. No complaints"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "The ice cream is outstanding, the noise level to which I am very sensitive is quiet so can enjoy a conversations along with a very nice dinner."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Met here for dinner with an old friend. Great place to catch up and talk as it's very cozy and quiet inside. The server was very friendly and helpful. It was a warm summer night and it would have been nice to have more windows/fans or AC on to cool things down a little inside. Salad was fresh and side dips were good. Portions were on the smaller side for the salad and sides. Sesame bread was good but a little stale."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "Loved the different variations and flavors. Beautifully served and the wait staff were impeccable."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Intimate setting on Beacon Hill. Lala Rokh is a wonderful introduction to Persian food. We all enjoyed the ambiance. Only critique, meat was somewhat overcooked and the polenta dish with mushrooms, the polenta was a bit dry. All in all, however, we would probably come back if we were in this neighborhood...it is quaint and worth a try."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Have eaten dinner here before - but not in awhile - and just brought a friend from LA for lunch. The food was outstanding (had a grilled salmon special with a feta/mint/yogurt sauce that was delicious!), service impeccable, and atmosphere cozy yet elegant. Highly recommended! I will plan to frequent it more often for both lunch and dinner, and introduce friends."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "Whenever we go to Boston, we make sure to have dinner at Lala Rokh.Love their savory seasonings, generous portions, and gracious and efficient service."
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "I enjoyed Lala Rokh. The food was great and service top notch. The only downfall to this place is that it its very, very quiet. There is no music or anything to drown out the extreme silence of Lala Rokh. Forgot about having a private conversation here. You have to whisper if you want to talk to someone at your table since everything is 'cozy'. The tables are very close to each other so you hear everyone's conversation during dinner. Just to be clear, the food and service were great. I just think that this place would benefit from moving to someplace bigger or perhaps playing some light and mellow music. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My first time at LaLa Rokh was a suprising delight. I met a friend from California and we enjoyed a leisurely two hour dinner with great tasting food and attentive service. I will be back!! "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "The food was delicious and authentic. The service was attentive and helpful. The management was responsive to our interest in the photographs throughout the restaurant and gave us a tour to see all of the rooms' different artwork. The drinks were tasty and fun, too!"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "We had never been to Lala Rokh but wanted to celebrate our anniversary someplace where we would also enjoy strolling on a nice Spring evening. Lala Rokh is in a lovely setting so we did enjoy the stroll. But even better, we had a delicious meal with excellent service. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Picked restaurant on a whim and wanted to try a different cuisine. It was worth it. We will be back. Note parking can be a bear, espacially if you miss the valet, like I did! "
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Only get to Boston once or twice a year, but usual make a point to have dinner at Lala Rokh, and have been doing so for over 14 years. Atmosphere is lovely, within walking distance on Beacon Hill from the hotel we usually stay, food is wonderful, and the owners and staff are very friendly and professional. Have never been disappointed."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Waiters able to describe foods served so this westerner could understand. Good variety and great taste. A little disappointed in the side yogurt which was suggested to compliment he rice..it was mostly yogurt with no other distinct flavor. Was seated in a cozy back room as the front had 2 large parties. A little boring back there and good artwork, but not persian"
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Most dishes were excellent as usual -- apps, adass. The special with beef and string beans was dull. Overlooked beans and beef in an uninspired tomato based sauce. Lack of valet parking in Beacon Hill on a Sunday is rough. Will no longer go without valet."
    Dined on 4/6/2014
  • "I wanted a flavorful meal, I was looking on opentable for either an Indian or Middle Eastern restaurant and this popped up so I went for it. Located in adorable Beacon hill, the morgh chicken with shamoot yogurt was delicious. The owner was super nice as well."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food was just OK. I'm originally from Azerbaijan and had much higher expectations. The service was terrible. The waiter was in such a rush and didn't show any interest in what he was doing. We couldn't even understand half of the specials he was telling us about but he wasn't interested in repeating any of them. Our appetizers were messed up. I wouldn't return to this place."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We have been to Lala Rokh several times and have always found the experience to be pleasant. However, when we dined a few days ago, I was disappointed by service and quality of food. Our server was polite, but we had a bad experience with another server who showed up at the end and yelled at us, never explaining himself. Very poor service."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We arrived a little early and were seated promptly. Our servers were great fun! We asked for advice as to what were his favorites and he gave us some great options. The appetizers were awesome and the dinner was fantastic."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I have been wanting to go to Lala Rokh for a while and finally was able to. I was not disappointed by the cuisine, atmosphere and service. Truly a neighborhood gem."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The food was totally uninteresting. We were looking forward to some unique and exciting seasoning and flavors to reflect the Persian cuisine. My daughter got the beef kabob. She wasn't asked how she wanted it done. It came well done. We could take some blame for not asserting the preferred doneness, but the meat was totally lacking in flavor. My husband got the schnitzel. Again, no flavoring/seasoning. I got the salmon special, again it was totally over cooked and tasteless. Where were the wonderful flavors of Persian cuisine? I would expect more from a pricey restaurant. Our waiter rarely retuned to refill our water glasses and failed to bring us the baklava that we ordered for after dinner. I would def not recommend it and won't be back."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I found Lala Rokh on Open Tables and it was the perfect place for a mini-reunion of 4 college friends and our spouses who hadn't been together for 20 years. The food, ambiance and service were all spectacular. We stayed for 3 and 1/2 hours. Would totally recommend this restaurant!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Thanks for having us but the food was only named iranian but it didn't look or taste anything near and iranian Khorest or Kabab!you should perhaps work on having better quality meets and better recipes from iran!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "This was a fantastic treat for our 10th wedding anniversary. All of the food was delicious. The prices were reasonable for the quality of the food. Not a single bite was anything other than outstanding! I would recommend to anyone, and we will certainly be back! Great service, as well."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The restaurant was warm, cozy, comfortable, & welcoming. The food was outstanding. What more could one want?"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Delicious lamb dinner and salad Wine list was good but pricey"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Food is very delicious and romantic environment fits date. Just the sit space is too small for a tall person, especially the corner table."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Last time I was at a Persian restaurant was in LA with an Iranian friend 10 years ago, so I am no expert. The lamb and salmon were a tad overdone, the eggplant appetizer was very good. All in all a fine experience when coupled with a before and after dinner stroll around unique beacon hill. Parking can be an adventure."
    Dined on 3/16/2014
  • "A great option for a nice dinner after seeing a movie at Loews Boston Common. Enjoy!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "There is something about Lala Rokh's lighting and spacing of tables that really draws me to the place."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Everytime we go I cannot wait to go back. Amazing flavors of food,beautifully prepared and very satisfying."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "We wanted to try something different,and persian food was our choice on a cold winter's night.We both loved our lamb dishes.I tried some Incredible spicey sauce which packed a punch.By chance we stopped in on their sister restaurant Bin 26 right down the street.Very expensive wine by the glass,but enjoyable."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Great variety on the menu, with interesting tastes and options. Delightful atmosphere with attentive and friendly service. Easy for conversation."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Champagne cocktails were yum, try the blackberry one. We had better luck with the apps then with the dinner. The spinach app was really good. The chicken kabob was ok, the lamb had no seasoning. Pistachio ice cream was really good, nice and refreshing."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "If you want to eat in an intimate room where you can hear each other plus eat unusual, delicious food, here's your place. No beet salad with goat cheese on the menu, thank god, and you can hear yourself think."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "My wife and I were finding it extremely difficult to step out after our baby was born. So I thought I would surprise her in valentines day after making arrangements for the baby. Boy what a surprise it was! The food according to me is very mediocre. The appetizers were mediocre. The bread hard to bite. We told the server that we are vegetarians and asked her to tell us which entrees were suitable for us. After we started to eat, I found chicken just within the first few minutes and asked the server about it. She promptly sent the 'manager'. Apparently we heard the server wrong so we asked for a chicken dish which is made in chicken sauce to be served as a veg dish. Apparently we also insisted that we want only that dish."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Good food with good ambience. The bar as you wait is a great plus."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Appetizers, salad and entrees were excellent. Service was a little spotty, perhaps because it was a Friday night and Valentine's Day. They mixed up an order on the table next to us and timing between salad and main course was a bit lengthy. Wine list was good and reasonable (stick with the French -- you get more bang for your buck since California wines continue to be vastly overpriced). Again, quality of the food was excellent."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Although this restaurant has been around for a while, I had never tried it before, but I'm glad we did. We will definitely come back to try many more of the interesting dishes. My husband had lamb and I had a salmon special. Both were delicious as was the eggplant appetizer. Quite delicious and the service was lovely."
    Dined on 1/18/2014