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Shiraz Persian Cuisine
1120 Centre St N.E.
Calgary, AB T2E 2R2
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Shiraz Persian Cuisine Details
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Thursday: 11:30am - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Sunday: 11:30am - 9:00pm Closed Monday
Persian, Vegetarian, Pizzeria
11 Ave NE
A word from Shiraz Persian Cuisine
Shiraz dishes are carefully prepared based on Persian recipes and made from the finest ingredients. Our menu is designed to appeal to meat-lovers and vegetarians alike.
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We found this place on Open Table
and wanted to give it a try as we hadn't tasted Persian food ever. The ambience was good and the waitress was very friendly. She had good knowledge of the menu items and could suggest good combinations. The food was tasty, though some if then were oily. Not sure how prompt the service would be during rush hours, as they have only one waitress. We were there during light hours and food came very quickly."
Dined on 7/19/2014
Great authentic Persian cuisine, I
really enjoyed dining with my foodie buddy. We have planned to visit Shiraz again in 2 months. Got to try their pizzas next time. |We had a great conversation with the Owner, who served us and was also the chef, great guy with lots of passion for life as well as in his cooking. It is a must eat place in Calgary."
Dined on 6/26/2014
Shiraz gets 2 thumbs up. Thus is
the second time here for us, the first being Valentine's Day. Thus time was an 8 person party and the staff (personable, knowledgeable, customer-oriented (imagine!) brings the group together by educating about the foid and history of (then) Persia. The overall experience made me feel like I was travelling. Unique, fun, good food, afforable -- even with a glass of wine."
Dined on 6/18/2014
We went on Father's Day and had a
great lunch with even better stories from the chef. Food is interesting and tastes great. Amble portions and a great selection."
Dined on 6/15/2014
Shiraz offered us a great food
experience and very friendly service for a great price but was quite loud which was taking away from the experience. "
Dined on 5/30/2014
My wife and I went for dinner with
high expectations, but were somewhat underwhelmed. We sat for about 10 minutes before being served. We then had the appitizer platter, which was good (our favourite item was the eggplant dish). For the main course we had the Shiraz Special, which although good, was just a plate of plain rice with a few yellow grains of rice sprinkled on top (which they called Saffron rice?). This was served with another shared plate of 3 types of grilled meats (chicken, tenderloin, and ground meat). Overall, we just found the flavour and presentation mediocre."
Dined on 5/30/2014
Enjoyed the service and the food
for a Mother's Day celebration! Service was exceptional with a special touch of the Owner/Chef serving the main course with info on the ingredients and prep. Will recommend to anyone for a quite meal with good food"
Dined on 5/11/2014
We visited Shiraz for a Mother's
day dinner and can't say enough good things about it. The atmosphere was great, the food was superb and everything about it was just nice. I would suggest anyone visit and try the food. I had the spicy chicken dish and it was amazing. The big variety appetizer is quite tasty as well."
Dined on 5/11/2014
Good service, good food. Would
definitely go back and/or recommend to friends and family."
Dined on 4/18/2014
Overall good food and service. It
was not not excellent but good enough to go back! Try out especially the spiced chicken dish and the desert!"
Dined on 4/6/2014
We really enjoyed our dinner at
Shiraz a few weeks ago with another couple. As this was our first time at Shiraz, the owner took the time to explain some of the main dishes - the ingredients as well as how they were made. We took their suggestion and ordered the eggplant appetizer, the Tour of Persia platter for 3 plus an order of the lamb. Everything was amazing and presented with pride. We already talked about going back and trying some of the other dishes. The eggplant appetizer and pomegranate stew were exceptional although as said we thoroughly enjoyed it all. Highly recommend Shiraz to anyone who appreciates great food and service."
Dined on 3/29/2014
It wasn't only superlative food,
we learned a lot about the food."
Dined on 3/12/2014
Shiraz was an excellent choice as
a restaurant to meet our friends for dinner. None of us knew Persian food, the server was very helpful and we enjoyed the food, the ambiance and the company! Shiraz was a very pleasant dining experience."
Dined on 3/8/2014
The food and service at this
restaurant are top notch. Had a great time in a relaxing, comfortable atmosphere. Highly recommend this restaurant. The owners are very friendly and welcoming."
Dined on 3/7/2014
Average quality for the food. I
wasn't told that my coffee refill would be an additional $3.00. The waitress was very courteous, but unfortunately she was the only one on the floor for the busy lunch crowd. Took forever to get my bill."
Dined on 2/27/2014
The food was very good. The
service provided by Mehdi was excellent. He recommended the best icecream."
Dined on 2/22/2014
The food was amazing and so was
the service. The staff was friendly and gave up opinions on what to start with. Excellent food"
Dined on 2/21/2014
Service needs to be improved. Some
cleaning is also required, this place stinks dust. Food is not bad though, however it is still expensive. Can be visited once, just for fun."
Dined on 2/16/2014
I haven't been to the restaurant
in a while, but wanted to introduce my friend to a great place to eat and they didn't disappoint. Even though it was a busy Valentines Day, we were seated quickly and the food came fast. Tasty as usual with their casual and warm service. It was a pleasurable evening. Loved the saffron ice cream too. Highly recommend this neighborhood gem."
Dined on 2/14/2014
The owner was very attentive,
service was exceptional and the rack of lamb was exceptional."
Dined on 2/14/2014
Great food, you really do have to
try it. I didn't know what to expect in Persian food but it was awesome. The service is spectacular; I have never been when it is really busy, only for lunch but I imagine dinner is great."
Dined on 1/31/2014
We were three person went for
lunch to the restaurant. I am Persian and wanted to introduce Persian Cuisine to my friends. We ordered "Persian Tour", a mix of almost all good foods, and everyone loved it. The manager was very friendly and helpful. The atmosphere was very well decorated and quiet. It is a bit pricey but I think it's worth. Will go there again soon."
Dined on 1/11/2014
Hubbie & I had been here before
and enjoyed it so much had to come again. Owner's daughter served us - personable and attentive but not hovering. Food as good as ever but not able to get the recipe for the great ice cream!"
Dined on 1/10/2014
We happened upon Shiraz a few
months ago and had an amazing dining experience. We have been back multiple times since then because the food, service and friendliness are all outstanding. The food is authentic and delicious and everything we have tried has been fantastic. The eggplant dip to start is a must, as is the homemade icecream to finish. The lambshank pizza is superb, as is everythnig else we have tried, like the pomegranite stew! The owner and staff are very helpful in making suggestions for those of us not familiar with Persian food, and we have loved everything they have suggested. It is just a wonderful family atmosphere. I am going back again tonight!"
Dined on 1/9/2014
The food, particularly grilled
dishes are prepared with a personal touch. Every time I try something different & find it -really- different. Last time I tried grilled fish & next time I'm thinking about Sheraz's special pizza!"
Dined on 1/3/2014
Couldn't be more pleasantly
surprised with our dining experience at Shiraz! Decor is classy, restaurant is clean, prices are fairly reasonable (especially the appetizers), very impressed with the food and even more so with the service! The friendly owner and the very knowledgeable waitress did an excellent job of making us feel welcome and staying attentive. The rose water pistachio ice cream is absolutely to die for!!"
Dined on 1/1/2014
Great dinner! The good was
succulent. We had a great time. Perfect spot for groups. Loved the service , their recomandatoon and suggestions were very helpful . Overall for me it was a fantastic way to end the year Thanks Shiraz"
Dined on 12/31/2013
The pizza is great at Shiraz. take
your favorite dish and they can turn it into a pizza. The best in the City."
Dined on 12/11/2013
We have seen the restaurant often
but had never stopped. So, we finally took the plunge. The food is awesome - different from anything we'd had before. Our waitress was very knowledgeable and the owner ( her Dad I think ) came out to chat. His advise about the food was very helpfull. We will certainly be back."
Dined on 12/1/2013
We went as two families with
variant interests & tastes. We were all satisfied including children. What was remarkable is the warm personal touch of the Owner, a charming gentleman, who added a pleasant personal touch throughout our dining. Prices are very much reasonable. I strongly recommend it for those good tasters and also those who seek professional advice prior to ordering their dish."
Dined on 11/9/2013
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