It had been 13 years since
It had been 13 years since we had been to Bandar. The food is still great and the rice is incredible. I highly recommend the combo app. It includes hummus, eggplant dip, a cucumber dip, the best feta cheese, and olives. It easily fed 4. Portions here are large. The staff was helpful and responsive. Don't miss out on the baklava and Persian tea for dessert.
3/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
I'd never had Persian food
I'd never had Persian food before, but it won't be the last time! Everything sounded delectable, and we ordered several appetizers as well as main courses--far too much food, but worth the caloric overload! Avocado hummus was rich and creamy, shallot dip light and flavorful, and the eggplant appetizer simply heavenly, with subtle spice. I can recommend the chicken with black cherry rice--an amazing mix of deep and sweet/tart flavors. Service was friendly, setting reasonably comfortable. Would recommend highly!
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Wonderful food, friendly staff,
Wonderful food, friendly staff, beautiful restaurant. The serving size is large, so you might want to share.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Bandar is not just a "good"
Bandar is not just a "good" restaurant. It is an outstanding dining experience. I just love the reactions of the friends I take to Bandar the first time they taste the food and experience the "Bandar Magic". Hope San Diego never loses this dining treasure.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
excellent food great service
excellent food great service first time here had a good experience
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyable, Huge Portions, Delicious
We chose Bandar to treat my mom to Mother's Day brunch because it was well rated, and because it had several choices on the menu (not just one or two) that were appealing to the health conscious, the vegetarian, and the vegan in our party. My parents had never had Persian cuisine before and didn't know what to expect. It was awesome, the food was great. The portions were *really generous*, like twice as much as they could finish. The service was attentive, though the waiter and his assistant seemed nervous and never loosened up. The owner was super friendly and welcoming. It's a really nice restaurant in the Gaslamp District and made for a memorable Mother's Day that we all enjoyed very much.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
They have by far the best chicken kebob ever!
I have eaten a lot of Persian food and theirs is outstanding for flavor and presentation.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
highly recommended :)
Admirable in its service and atmosphere
original taste of food
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
everything was great. My wife
everything was great. My wife and I had our 5 year anniversary dinner here, and we loved the food and the server was great. The only thing was the hostess was a little rude but after we sat down we did not see her again.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great evening, delicious food!
Love this restaurant! Always a pleasure and the food is well prepared and perfectly seasoned!
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bandar is consistently excellent. I've been a loyal customer for many years and know the food will be great along with professional staff performance.
9/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was plentiful and
The food was plentiful and cooked to perfection! Our entire group ordered either the World Famous Chicken Chicken or the Chicken Shish Kebab. The only difference between the two meals is the pepper and onions included in the Shish kebab. I have never had such moist and juicy griled chicken and I highly recommend trying Bandar ever in the Gaslamp Quarter.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Saw it online & recommended by a friend. Was not disappointed. Food was fresh, great flavor. Service was A++. A.J was our waiter & did an awesome job. Helpful yet low key yet there when we needed him. Would definetly go back again! Yum!!
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great find in the gas lamp district
We had the grape leaves and hummus appetizers just awesome and ordered the lamb dishes for entrees delicious and cooked to perfection. the outside dining was a lot of fun and the service incredible
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious Persian food
The occasion was a dinner during our annual professional society meeting. The restaurant graciously accommodated twelve doctors, provided a table in a quiet area. The service was attentive and friendly, the food was outstanding. The staff answered questions and made minor adjustments to the menu without complaint. Highly recommended.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had dinner on a weekday. The
Had dinner on a weekday. The staff is friendly and service is good. Not many people in the restaurant when we dined. Overall good experience
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Persian food lover
I love most of your dishes, especially the chicken. Happy that my husband like your lamb shank. You were the closest compare to Bruno's in San Marcos. This is a great complement coming from my husband. few of my guest are picky and they enjoy your food, ambience and service. The one ting is when they say they want their meat red...They want to hear the cow muuing. Love it!! Couldn't have chosen a better place for my birthday.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was excellent. Huge portions that were beautifully served. Even though we were a party of 15, they served us all simultaneously. Very busy place. Nice service.
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Persian Food in Gaslamp Distr
Want something different and special? Enter Bandar and go Persian! We have eaten there three times and will go again when in San Diego. This is a gem in an area of many restaurants. Authentic dishes like lamb shanks, grilled lamb with several kinds of rice pilaf, lovely eggplant dishes, and much more from salads to desserts. Delicious food tastefully presented, nicely served by knowledgeable waitstaff, present but not hovering, and a pleasant intimate ambiance, with an adequate wine list combine to make this restaurant memorable.
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM