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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.
Scottsdale, AZ 85255
Persian, Middle Eastern
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Everday starting at 11:00am Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: until 9:30, Friday & Saturday: until 10:30
Frank Lloyd wright and Scottsdale Rd
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Entertainment is available upon request for private parties
We offer wide range of packages for small and large parties. delivery and set up servers can be arranges upon request.
We have over 75 parking spaces in our private lot which includes handicapped spaces conveniently situated close to restaurant entrance with easy ramp access.
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
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
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.
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.
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!
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+++
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!!
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.
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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