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Mirage Persian Cuisine

196 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for Groups

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Discover the exotic flavors of the Middle East in the heart of Atlanta at Mirage Persian Cusine. This upscale eatery features a variety of authentic specialties, with a diverse array of vegetarian entrees. Mirage Persian Cusine's menu includes char-grilled shishkebabs, savory lamb shank stew, hearty basmati rice pilaf, wrap sandwiches, handcrafted curried meatballs, soups and appetizers. Lunch and dinner entrees include complimentary homemade pita bread, sauces and fresh Sabzi, including garden-picked herbs, radishes and walnuts.

Mirage Persian Cuisine's vegetarian items include house-made Shirazi salad and Tahdig, a popular Iranian stew. Light, flavorful desserts round out the lengthy menu.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Persian, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian / Vegan
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(404) 843-8300
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Mehran Mikailizadeh
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Private party facilities
Large private room with 50 seat capacity. Minimum 20 persons for private room reservation.
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Private party contact
Farah Arjmand: (404) 843-8300
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Cross street
Abernathy Rd
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Parking details
There is plenty of parking in the shopping center.
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.1  based on all time ratings
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Henry (Birmingham)
3.0  Dined on July 21, 2016

Good but moot point, closing this month as owner retiring.

Trudy (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on June 29, 2016

It was fine.

RaeW (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on June 24, 2016

I love to go to Mirage because it is very quiet and quaint. The food is delicious consistent. It is a great place to catch up with friends because you can hear each other easily.

vipSova (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on June 19, 2016

Great food, great service, awesome place! Highly recommend!

stringslady (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on May 28, 2016

The service was great, we had a large group (not everyone was a Foodie). The waiter made a suggestion for appetizers because members of our party we late. They were very patient and refilled our beverages before our glasses were empty. When we were ready to order, they were very patient in describing all ingredients in each dish. Everyone's meal was ready at the same time, no one had to wait for their food while others were eating. Upon completion of the meal, they slit the checks up ease (sometimes waiters act as if this request is a huge undertaking) this was not the case at Mirage. I would recommend this restaurant to friends and family, furthermore I will be back.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on May 20, 2016

For appetizers,we had Kashk-O-Bademjan and Hommus. Both delicious. For entrees,we had Lamb Kabob rice plate and my friend had the Lamb Kabob wrap (soft pita bread).We loved our choices.
Our entrees came with a Persian-style tomato soup.Our server was nice and friendly.
I would recommend this restaurant.

Scott (Charleston)
4.0  Dined on May 7, 2016

Just ok food wise. Ok service. Nothing that really stood out as exceptional.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on April 30, 2016

We've dined at Mirage in the past and have always been satisfied; good, solid food and service. On this visit the food was consistently good but service not so good. The restaurant was not busy and even though the waiter could see we were a group of friends catching up he hurried us to order even after we'd already ordered appetizers for the table. Waiter came to our table about 5 times within a 10 minute period to take order and even though we were not ready to order he was visibly perturbed. Once we did order food served in a reasonable amount of time but there was no follow up; we never had water refill, ordered tea at end of meal from another waiter took 20 minutes to arrive. If restaurant had been mobbed I could understand but it was not.

vipcarol (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on March 27, 2016

This family owned restaurant offers the typical menu, but prepared better than most. I ordered the chicken kabob. In other restaurants, the chicken is on the dry side. At Mirage, it was moist and flavorful. The choices of rice are also delicious. My friend had the ground steak kabob which he really enjoyed. We've dined there a number of times and always have to take half home because the portions are so large.
I highly recommend Mirage.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on March 27, 2016

Great food. Low key quiet restaurant.

vipBeadage (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on March 13, 2016

Great service and delicious food. We've been there for dinner and for lunch and both are so good. Nice variety on the menu too.

vipKimiwhe (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on February 20, 2016

The food was just OK! Would have asked for some yogurt/labneh if I could have gotten the servers attention.
There are several Persian type restaurants in the area and so I would probably go elsewhere next time. This one happens to be the closest to my house.
Due to the lack of server attentiveness, (I couldn't get a 2nd glass of wine ordered so I gave up ). The restaurant wasn't even half full???
My veg Kabab dinner was just ok. I didn't enjoy be seated next to a baby on my date night either. Child had a noise maker toy to play with during the entire dinner. We should have asked to move and I'll own that.

vipDelila (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on February 18, 2016

If you like or want to try Persian food, this is a great place to start. Definitely have the Kashk o'bademjoon appetizer, a creamy and delectable eggplant spread. Enjoy the bread with butter and herbs that comes to every table. Other appetizers are good, too. The stuffed grape leaves are delicious, or try the tahdig, a crispy plate of rice "from the bottom of the pot". Kabobs are excellent - all meat is so tender and deliciously seasoned. Don't miss one of the special rice dishes-almonds and orange peel and raisins, oh my! They make lamb shank 3 ways, all succulent. The stews are also very tasty. Try the sumac on the table in a shaker bottle, especially on the grilled tomatoes or anything that needs a little citrus-y tang. Service can be a little cursory, but the food more than makes up for it, but if you need something and speak up, it will always be provided.

OpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on February 17, 2016

I dined with a group of six. The servers were very friendly and helpful, and the food was delicious. Only coming is that the service was super slow - especially the wait for the bill.

vipmike (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on December 25, 2015

I had the falafel salad.. I was disappointed that there were only 2 falafel balls in the salad

vipLikestoeatout (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on November 13, 2015

The stuffed grape leaves are delicious, as is the eggplant appetizer with their wonderful bread. I love the chicken kabobs with their special rice with berries. The stew with chicken and pomegranate sauce is a favorite. The service can be hit or miss. Be aware that if you make a reservation through Open Table they won't honor any coupons.

vipsandyspringsgal (Atlanta)
1.0  Dined on November 1, 2015

Worst customer relations in Atlanta. It will be a LONG time before I go there again (if ever)

Harvey (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on August 29, 2015

There were four in our party and each got a different dish. Ratings were 5 stars from 3 and 3 star from one. The rice was dry and room temperature while everything else was hot. All agreed that despite these problems (minor) this is a place we would like to return to and try something different. Service was friendly, attentive and responsive to both our needs and our questions, having never had Persian food before.

vipOpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on August 22, 2015


Nomoreregular (Atlanta)
2.0  Dined on August 21, 2015

Poor services; had to ask for water; had to go ask for a box; the guy who took order never showed back once; food was serviced and then no one bothered to check.

viphonestreviewer (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on July 22, 2015

Owner would either give me Open Table points OR honor my Scout Mob voucher, but not both. I've been on OT since '06 and never encountered this before. Very unpleased.

vipFrancesATL (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on July 18, 2015

We celebrated my father's 95th birthday at a Saturday lunch. The food was delicious and the wait staff courteous and attentive. My nephew from Bolivia tastes hummus and pita for the first time and was a big fan.

My father is a very slow eater (maybe that's why he is 95) but we never felt rushed. They kept his birthday cake in the back and seemed to enjoy the occasion as much as we did.

I always order the Mirage special chicken and the smoked/baked eggplant appetizer. There is enough to take some home.

There is also a private room for large groups. My neighbor holds meetings there and they will serve family style there.

Check it out!

Foodie1 (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on July 10, 2015

I had not been to Mirage in several years. Not because of a bad experience but just had not been back. This visit reminded why I had enjoyed before. Food was excellent, service was very good. Our waitress was very personable, recommended choices very well. It did not feel that she had a script that she was using, you felt it was coming from her heart.
All of our choices were good. Lamb kabob and shrimp kabobs were both excellent, well cooked and good mix of tastes. No spice was overwhelming on either dish .
My wife and I will definitely be back soon and will bring our dining buddies.

vipdiningkev (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on June 27, 2015

Mirage never disappoints. The food is always excellent and the service attentive. A great place!

TreRevilo (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on April 26, 2015

The place could be a hit if they redecorate. The layout doesn't make me want to come back. The food is decent. I would come back for more, but the environment just isn't worth the time. The staff is polite though.

bPofDuluth (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on March 28, 2015

Mirage always delivers. Expertly prepared Persian fare, served by cordial, competent wait staff.

Bobby (Atlanta)
1.0  Dined on March 14, 2015

Had one strip of kabab and dry rice for a $17 dish. Waitress rushed us to pay and not once did she refill our water.

vipOpenTable Diner (Atlanta)
1.0  Dined on February 19, 2015

I have gone to Mirage many times. This time the service was extremely poor. Servers need to learn English before being put onto the floor. Our waitress had no idea what we were saying. The owner (female) came over to help her and proceeded to tell me that 'the kitchen shouldn't be doing' something that I have ordered 10 times before! She said she was trying to 'see' if the waitress had enough language skills to serve - which the answer was NO. The server rarely returned to our table to see if we needed anything. She didn't take our trash away nor did she clear our dishes when we finished eating. After we paid - they realized that they forgot to charge us for one cup of tea - so they rerung our entire bill and we had to start again. Since we used a 20% off coupon - we paid a hefty automatic tip to the server who did not do a good job. And, to top it off, the food was NOT up to the standards from the past. The portion was very small and the rice was dried out. We were extremely disappointed and not sure if we will return or not. What a shame. Also - when I arrived - no one greeted me. In fact, three servers were chatting and I had to stand there for at least 5 minutes to tell them that I had a reservation and could I please be seated?? This is really unacceptable.

vipMarkR (Atlanta)
4.0  Dined on January 24, 2015

The food is always terrific at Mirage - we almost always have the stews - I like the savory, citrus-like Qormeh Sabzi, my wife and I both love the Fesenjoon, which is chicken in a pomegranite-flavored sauce, and my friend had a wonderfully tender lamb shank the other night. The bread is great, they treat you like family and I love it.

paulaf (Atlanta)
3.0  Dined on January 24, 2015

Tried this restaurant per friends review but found the food just ok compared to other persian restaurant within a mile. Pricing good