Maykadeh
Maykadeh

Maykadeh

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.maykadehrestaurant.com/
  • Phone: (415) 362-8286
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:45am - 4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm,
    Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm,
    Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian / Vegan, Persian, Middle Eastern
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Having access to six restaurants in our organizations we are able to present to our customers arrays of international flavors and choices.
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact restaurant for more details.
  • Private Party Contact: Sasha 4153628286

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Grant Ave
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Maykadeh
Welcome to Maykadeh Restaurant, where Persian tradition and a thousand years of history come together and creates one of the most unique restuarants in North America. We also serve halal food in addition to our regular menu and many of our customers love us for the quality and exceptional taste of our dishes!
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Maykadeh reviews from OpenTable diners
26 reviews since July 29, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4.2
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
88% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (12)neighborhood gem (11)good for groups (9)kid-friendly (6)special occasion (5)great for lunch (5)romantic (5)hot spot (2)late-night find (2)great for brunch (1)Show More
  • Promoted by a Hotel TV channel a
    Fsaker
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Disappointed with food variety and location. We were looking forward to San Francisco high quality food experience, the restaurant was empty in isolated neighborhood.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious!
    courtney5x
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    We were able to make a last minute reservation via OpenTable here on a Saturday night - which is hard to do in San Francisco! The food was absolutely fantastic, and it was a nice place for our one-year wedding anniversary. Not overly frou-frou, but sophisticated enough that we had a great time but casual enough to feel comfortable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Impeccable service
    nyc2sf
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    I was unfamiliar with Persian food, so wait staff was very good with recommendations + patient w/ explanations. Flavors are interesting + subtle.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    HeyCed
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    The restaurant wasn't overly crowded the night I went and the waiter was very prompt in attending to us. Not surprised that we didn't know much about Persian food, he happily and readily helped us navigate the menu. I was exceedingly happy with his recommendation. The food was delicious and the serving was generous. Must try!
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    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • FoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Excellent food prepared well We will return. Easy valet parking definitely a plus
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a treat!
    IWFoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Food is consistently good and distinctively flavored! Always a treat to eat here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Persian restaurant
    desireeVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    The entrees at this restaurant are delicious and the portions are huge, so come with an empty stomach. We were less impressed with the mezzes, particularly the typical dips, whether yogurt or vegetable-based. The salads were also nothing to write home about.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • ALWAYS The Best Persian
    DineTownVIP
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    We LOVE Maykadah and we have to take any of our guests there for at least one dinner. The food is excellent and the service is very sweet and caring. Even if we have to wait for our table, the wait is definitely worth it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delightful experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The food was well prepared and presented and, according to the Iranian in the group, authentic.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Extremely rude service
    kageVIP
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    First, they did not honor our reservation. Second, they were not even apologetic about it and expected us to just deal with it. When the table was finally ready, the guy from the reception basically just threw few menus on the table, asked us to sit and left. Very rude. There was a family of foreign tourists that were sitting beside us and were done with their meal. They asked the restaurant to see if they could call them a cab. The waiter told them it was a busy Saturday night and they could not help them. I called an Uber for them to get to their hotel. I am extremely upset at the way they behave with their guests. I would recommend never to go here for any service even though the food was decent.
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  • good Persian food
    u600213
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    I had a reservation on Saturday night. On arrival the place was packed but we were seated within 5 minutes of the appointed time. Food was excellent and large portions. Raw onion and mint served with flat bread. Shirazi salad was fresh. I liked my Koobideh and my wife liked her lamb shank stew (ghorme sabzee). Tables are close together and it was pretty noisy but not annoying, just lively. Totally satisfied.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food service little slow
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food was great tasting and very fresh. Tough to find parking, and the service was slow. We did not have anyone seat us for almost 15 min despite reservation. But overall good food but not remarkable. If you are in the neighborhood and do not need parking its worth a visit but Little Italy has better places
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 29, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.9
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 178 reviews are from the Maykadeh reviews archive.
  • Best Persian in the Bay Area
    DineTownVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    The food is excellent as always. However, we had to wait for more than 40 minutes despite having a reservation. The only reason I waited was because I knew it will be worth it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Awesome Persia Food
    luv2dine
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We went there for the first time on Father's day for dinner and were very happy with the service and the food.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Excellent as always! Cannot go wrong with this one...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    We had a work luncheon at Maykadeh after seeing it featured on Check Please Bay Area. It was terrific, though a bit of a walk from downtown SF since it is in North Beach. The food was excellent and the service absolutely outstanding. The day we went it was very quiet, only 2 other groups aside from ours. The gentleman who served us could not have been nicer or more informative about the food. The hummus and flatbread were fresh and delicious. We tried 3 different Kebabs, all were unique and delicious, the rice and baked tomato were excellent as well. We also tried the bastani, baklava, and cream caramel desserts. All were excellent, and the coffee was terrific too. Huge portions, very good value. Highly recommend. We will return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Princess
    PrincessVIP
    Dined on 6/8/2014
    Great Persian food....the best in the bay area. We really enjoyed our time on a Sunday early afternoon having a nice meal and walking to a show in the area:)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Very Special Find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Went to Maykedeh after seeing it featured on "Check Please". Was not disappointed as food and service were everything reviewers had said. I had the lamb shank and my wife had the chicken thigh kebob. Both were outstanding as was the greek salad we split. Will repeat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Used to be better
    Meirav
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Went with my siblings. Service is mean!! I asked to sample their soup, she refused to let me sample it. Asked to spilt an order, of course the answer was no! What heppened to good customer service?? It felt as though she couldn't be bothered with us. Food was good, but definitely had far superier Persian food. Portions of the stew are very small for the price they charge.
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  • Persian at it's Best
    set11224VIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    Absolutely delicious Persian food. Huge portions - 3 of us took home enough leftovers for dinner. Wonderful history of Iran given to us by the charming host. Definitely will go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    EatingLikeItsMyJobVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Decor is from the 90s, noise level in dining room is absurdly loud, service is forgetful and harried (seems short-staffed) and the food was average and far too expensive for the quality and overall experience. SF has AMAZING places to eat for the same price points, Maykadeh misses the mark completely for the caliber of food in our city. I'm more than happy to drop $100-$800 for a *great* meal for 2 people, but this was not one. This was my 2nd try dining here and it's completely forgettable. Definitely a waste of $120.
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  • always great
    DANNYVIP
    Dined on 5/21/2014
    Maykadeh is by far the best Persian restaurant in the Bay Area
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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  • Consistently Good!!!!
    ConsistentlyGreat
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    I have been coming to this place for over 30 years - consistently good food, good service, great location, VALET parking makes it a GREAT dining establishment in North Beach area of San Francisco
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maykadeh Experience
    wingjVIP
    Dined on 5/4/2014
    It was our first time since we saw Check Please Bay Area -- thoroughly enjoyed our dinner from appetizers to the entrees. We plan to visit often especially since we live close by.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved It
    Elbon
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Great food and valet available for only $10. Pretty busy area in the heart of North Beach. Service was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Kebabs!
    FoodessVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    I always go to Maykadeh for chicken breast kebab..really excellent. The grilled vegetables are very good, as well, and I wish they would put a few more on the plate.. Cocktails are well-made.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • Fabulous Persian Food
    jaeclectic
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Everything my friend and I ordered was delicious, and brought back happy memories of meals we had when we traveled to Iran. Be sure to save room for the Bastani (saffron and pistachio ice cream). If you are planning to go here with a vegetarian, make sure they check the menu first, because the options are limited.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great place to have a quiet lunch
    MadeleinetpVIP
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    The food was delicious. The restaurant is comfortable and it is delightful to be able to talk without shouting.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Forty Years!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Maykadeh has been outstanding for the last forty years; this is an amazing record. We always put a visit to Maykadeh on our itinerary when we are in San Francisco. It never disappoints. This visit something else struck us: among fine dining establishments in this city full of hundreds, it is comparatively inexpensive.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Long way from what it was..
    CruiserVIP
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    The food is just "OK" these days and there is far batter Persian food in the Bay Area. Besides, what kind of restaurant doesn't accept AMEX??? Totally ridiculous..
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  • I'm a fan
    Scott
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Unique menu, fair prices, incredible flavors, great service. The lamb tongue was worth traveling for. I didn't tell the family what I ordered as they would never had tried it. We all agreed that it was one of the dest dishes we ever had. The mountain oyster (balls) were o.k., had to try them once. The rack of lamb excellent and the filtet/lamb combo superb. The did overcook the lamb shank (hard to do) otherwise the food would have had 5 stars
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • expectations met
    SFnative
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    I hadn't been to Maykadeh for about 2 years. I have found that with some well established SF restaurants that in that period of time,things change. I can say without question, Maykadeh is just as fabulous as I had come to expect. It is a restaurant for all occasions. I prefer eating there in groups so the many outstanding appetizers can be enjoyed with the fresh pocket bread. The seasonings are distinct without being overpowering. This time we had the Chelo-Kebab Koobideh and the Joojeh Kebab for our main entrees. The basmati rice was cooked to perfection. If you don't fill up on the main dishes, the homemade baklava is a great way to finish of a wonderful meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We had a wonderful dinner. The flavour and quality of the dishes was superb, service was swift and friendly. The restaurant is quite animated and filled with groups. If you like Persian food you should go there, if you've never tried it it's a great place to start, they have all kinds of dishes, those suited for more adventurous palates and also those for conservative ones.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best service
    Bjabb
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    We had a party of 7 that turned into 9 and teu accommodated us with such grace and hospitality that it felt like having dinner at a friends restaurant. The good was awesome and prices can't be beat for the city. Great server and the valet was KEY fr Saturday night at north beach grant & green area!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Magnificent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    This is a special place - great food, service and atmosphere. Order the 'Joojeh Soltani' amd go home happy. The appetizers are as delicious and exotic as they sound. The gormeh sabzi and fesen joon are also delectible. A side of tadig is devine as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great restaurant to take your
    TheException
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Great restaurant to take your girlfriend to. I surprised my girlfriend here and she loved it. Very romantic and the ambience was perfect. Couldn't ask for a better anniversary date.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Mike
    Dined on 2/12/2014
    Great food and service. Loved every dish. All dishes were recommended. Lamb chops amazing.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Maykadeh always makes my day!!!
    SuziesparklesVIP
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    I HIGHLY recommend ordering the Jujeh kabob as a entree which is an extremely moist and succulent large serving of boneless chicken thighs marinated in lime and spices. Been coming here for many years & it's still my favorite. It comes with incredible persian rice which is long grained, fluffy & basted in saffron, a roasted tomato & asparagus as sides. We're also especially fond of the torshi which is a side dish of sour marinated vegetables that is hard to describe (sounds terrible but trust me, it's addictive) that goes over the rice and/or chicken and gives it a tasty pungent flavor contrast. Finally, be sure to save room for the incredibly decadent home made rose petal and pistachio ice-cream. The perfect finale to an excellent meal!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Authentic Persian Food
    Rochdiner
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    I usually try to head to Maykadeh whenever in town. The grilled meats are very tender and well flavored. The setting is cozy and pleasant.
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    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fab Food terrible service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    We took a group on Non Persian people to enjoy their first Iranian meal, the food was fantastic, really but the service was awful! It took twenty minutes just to get water!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic