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About Persian Room

Experience the most exotic dining atmosphere Scottsdale has to offer. Ornate chandeliers, finely caved pillars, and delicate water fountains complement the inspiring menu of beef,chicken, lamb and variety of vegetarian dishes. Fresh homemade clay oven bread and basil begins your feast, followed by 30 unmistakable entrees fit for ancient Persian royalty. Join us for happy hour Tuesday through Friday, 4-8 pm as we give away the best hummus in the Valley for free, and reduce prices on our wine, beer and expert cocktails.

17040 N. Scottsdale Rd.
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Persian, Middle Eastern

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Everday starting at 11:00am Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: until 9:30, Friday & Saturday: until 10:30

Cross Street:
Frank Lloyd wright and Scottsdale Rd

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(480) 614-1414

Website:
http://persianroom.com/

Entertainment:
Entertainment is available upon request for private parties

Catering:
We offer wide range of packages for small and large parties. delivery and set up servers can be arranges upon request.

Parking Details:
We have over 75 parking spaces in our private lot which includes handicapped spaces conveniently situated close to restaurant entrance with easy ramp access.

Executive Chef:
Nasser Nikkhahmanesh and Foad Borhani

Private Party Facilities:
Our banquet room can hold up to 75 guests. Parties will be held private and we offer different packages depending on the event.For more information please call us directly so we can better serve you with your requests.

Private Party Contact:
Nasser: (480) 614-1414

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Persian Room Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.3

ambience

4.4

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (35)
Good for Groups (29)
Special Occasion (28)
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Creative Cuisine (24)
Worth the Drive (21)
Good for a Date (20)
Good Vegetarian Options (20)
Good for Birthdays (18)
Fit for Foodies (17)
Fun (16)
Casual (15)
Great for Lunch (15)
Good for Anniversaries (15)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Healthy (10)
Quiet Conversation (10)
Romantic (10)
Business Meals (9)
Kid-friendly (9)
Tasting Menu (9)
Comfort Food (8)
Gluten Free Options (8)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Spicy (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Cozy (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
People Watching (3)
Sunday Lunch (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Bar Seating (2)
Great for Brunch (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tapas (2)
Vegan (2)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined a day ago

Always great and consistent

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 (Phoenix)·Dined 2 days ago

The food and service was fantastic but they need some more organisation in the reservation department. Waited over 40 minutes with an open table reservation and seated someone who was after us first

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined 3 days ago

Great food and service

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·Dined on November 13, 2017

Unfortunately, our visit coincided with several families with screaming children. The noise level is high anyway, and this made it almost intolerable.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great food quality and portions are large. I have never had a bad meal here. Chicken Barg Beef Barg and Lamp Chops are my favorites here at the Persian Room. The raspberry tea is house brewed and contains no caffeine and it taste great.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Had a great time , delicious food , very good service

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 10, 2017

I’ve taken out of town guests here many times—including people who consider themselves real “foodies” and it never fails to impress. It’s excellent food, huge portions and great fun.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food and service were excellent! The decor is a little “traditional” is the slightest of drawbacks.
Great value for terrific tasting food!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great place to go with a bunch of friends. That way you can order different dishes and Sample everything. The portions are huge, enough for at least two or three people.

Tags: Fun, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Casual
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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food & Service at The Persian Room is always superb. Great for locals as well as visitors.
We highly recommend this Restaurant.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Boise)·Dined on October 20, 2017

My only critisim is the wait staff needs more training in how to handle their job this otherwise classy restaurant. They acted more like they were tending tables in a fast food place.
The food was authenic and delicious. I lived in Iran for 5 years and know the food.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Each and every time we visit the Persian room we come away marveling at the flavors, the kind service, and the friendly prices. You just can’t go wrong at this Middle Eastern mecca.

Tags: Fun, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Dining at the Persian Room is always a treat. They get very busy and sometimes the service is rather slow. I recommend reservation, and even then you may wait 10 to 20 minutes to be seated. Our last visit service was very slow - we waited 30 minutes after ordering for the food to arrive - it was spectacular as always, so not really a big deal. Also recommend a light cloak to fight the sometimes chilly temperature. Every entree I have had at this place is outstanding. This is one of my favorite restaurants in the Scottsdale area.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Healthy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Main entree: Zereshk polo with chicken. Basmati saffron rice with barberries was exquisite. Chicken with sauce was also superb and reminded me of some of my favorite Indian dishes. Shirazi salad was very fresh but not as flavorful as I expected. I also ordered "Homemade yogurt drink" which did not taste at ALL like I expected but I was intrigued by the mixture of yogurt, mint and spices (including salt evidently). All servings were huge so I had a lovely lunch of leftovers the next day!

Tags: Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

We had a business meal for 12 people. 2/12 people had the wrong dishes come out. It took the kitchen 20 minutes to replace the meals. We enjoyed the food.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our time here. The food was different from American cuisine, which is why we went. We’ve been trying different cuisines. We were not disappointed. Our waiter was very helpful in how to enjoy each one of the dishes we ordered. There was one thing on the appetizer platter that I didn’t particularly care for. It was rather pungent, but at least I tried it. Other than that, it was a great experience. I had picked our menu, before we went so that we could sample several different things. I had ordered rice, as one of the sides. I wasn’t aware that each one of our entrees came with rice. The portions are fairly large, so you won’t go hungry. A+++

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

I was disappointed in the food. It was unremarkable except for the preparation which was terrific. Half the plate was fluffy rice and the lamb shishkabob which was perfectly done. The food was bland, or so I thought. I have traveled extensively in the world and perhaps I have different tastes but again, bland, no spices.

Tags: Vegan
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 7, 2017

It is such a pleasure to find lamb prepared perfectly... And many vegetarian options.

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vip
 (Kansas City)·Dined on October 2, 2017

I loved the Persian Room! I have never tried Persian food before and took my weekend in Phoenix to give it a whirl! I highly recommend it. The service was friendly and helpful with reccomendations and suggestions. I enjoyed my food and the Persian ice cream. It was also beautiful inside-a gorgeous space.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Great food and great value

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

We had reserved a slot for 7:15 pm but I felt the wait upon arriving was lengthy for a phone ahead reservation. There was no comfortable waiting area as such, we congregated in a narrow area in front of reception constantly having to squeeze up to allow waiting staff and other customers to flow through. I have seen modest establishments with more comfortable waiting space.

Tags: Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Authentic
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 1, 2017

This was our first time here. I’m definitely coming back. The rice was amazing and I’m not a big rice person. I had shrimp and scallops and would highly recommend. Don’t know why I didn’t go sooner!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We went there twice this week, and LOVED it both times!!! What a great find!

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Persian room is our "go to" place. It is consistently a great meal with wonderful service. We told our waiter that we had a movie to catch and he got us out in plenty of time :-)

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Special Occasion, Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Always great service and amazing food. Staff is extremely nice and the food portions are huge.

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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Great food. First time I've ordered from the lunch menu. Good value, except there was way too much rice served with the meal. I would have preferred more salad.

Tags: Fun, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals
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·Dined on September 26, 2017

it was very warming and very quiet the service was amazing we was celebrating my husband B-Day I love that place it was first time

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We love this place and frequent often. Food is great and portions are huge. Service is usually excellent but can slow a bit when busy. It can get noisy and there can be a slight wait on busy evenings, even with a reservation. Ambiance is old world and due with a little updating. But the food is great so it's no big deal.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent cuisine and excellent service!! I've always ordered the Chicken Kubideh and it hits the spot!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Scenic View, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Waiter was awesome and the dinner fantastic! We will be back!

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Although, I had mentioned that it was my wife's birthday, the person assigning tables had not read my special occasion request. But, I had requested to have Lucy as our server, that had been noticed and she was our server.
Lucy, was amazing and when she found out about this special occasion, she did apologize. We are always happy to have Lucy as our server.

Thank you,

Reza Samadi

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 10, 2017

The food and ambiance was wonderful. The prices are a bit too high, but the food and upgraded rice dishes were outstanding. -side note, it was very cold with the AC on where we were sitting, almost too cold, which I never would say during an Arizona summer.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Good food as usual, bread is fantastic. Server was a bit disconnected but did an overall good job.

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

The food was absolutely fantastic. Why because of the great variety on the menu, very healthy and I like that you can create your own platter with the items they have. You have your choice of fillet, chicken, lamb, seafood, a variety of 6 different rices, salads, you couldn't ask for more. The decor and ombieance are just beautiful. A place you just have to go and check out!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Paleo Friendly, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

I have been to the Persian Room for a number of occasions and is definitely one of my top 5 favorite restaurants. I love that it can be close and intimate yet loud and eventful.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We went with another couple who have been here before and who are Egyptian so they were familiar with the menu items. We had them choose what we should order and everything was very tasty. Since the entrees are very large we decided not to get an appetizer and just started with their fresh baked pita bread that you make like a taco with the combo of yellow onion and basil. Very different and tasty. We shared the entrees and had the beef shish kebab and the barg. With both the beef tenderloin was medium rare and very tender with a unique blend of mild spices. We also shared 2 lamb dishes. Lamb shanks in a delicious curry broth, very flavorful and fall off the bone tender and lamb shish kebab also tasty and tender but a little dry. They serve you enough rice per entree to feed a small army. We tried 3 types of basmati rice all were very good and you just can't stop eating it. We also enjoyed the yogurt made with cucumber and green onion that you can add to the meat or rice dishes. I ordered the sangria and it was very good not overly sweet but very tasty. For dessert we shared a couple of baklava which were excellent with Turkish coffees which were perfect. I'm sure we will return and so glad we made reservations; it was packed.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

Saturday's are super crazy, so figure you may be seated a little late. Ambiance is chaotic near the hostess desk, but once you are seated, very pleasant and posh. They could help newbies along---they initially brought over a platter with warms pieces of pita bread, butter, a pile of super-fresh basil and cilantro, and a wedge of onion. DH and I weren't sure what to do! We had to wait until our waiter appeared, and he explained you butter the pita bread, pile on the herbs and a slice of onion, and eat it up. It was nothing like we had ever done, but it was so good! The pita was delicious! We ordered as a starter, hummus. The hummus was out-of-this-world! I could have eaten that all day. For entree, DH ordered a platter that combined Barg (skewers of filet mignon) and Koobideh, a seasoned ground beef kabob. He ordered them medium. When they arrived, the meat was lukewarm, cooked well-done (the filet was barely edible) and was so boring after the delicious hummus. What a let-down! I ordered Sabzy Polo with fish. Really generous portion of fish, but again---overcooked and very dry. I will say neither of us have ever been served so much rice in our entire lives. Could have fed a small village! We didn't get dessert. Service was pretty good, the waiter sort of disappeared at the end. Conclusion: the entrees were a disappointment after the fun of the pita bread appetizer and then that wonderful hummus, but I will give it a try again. DH says it was a fun experience, but he won't return. Happily, I have a lot of friends who like to lunch! Note: The Persian Room does NOT ACCEPT coupons on Saturdays.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 3, 2017

What a great restaurant. Food was delicious and the service was wonderful.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 2, 2017

loved the food and the ambience. for special celebration.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Our first time here and it was a fantastic, delicious experience! Staff is very patient answering questions about the menu. The portions are absolutely huge so expect to take some home and that works perfectly.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food
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