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Bandar Restaurant

4.0
540 reviews
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$30 and under
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Persian
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Bandar Persian Prime Restaurant is the proud recipient of many awards since 1996. Rated excellent by Zagat Survey, Best Service Award Winner, Best Fine Dining Winner and voted as the Best Persian, Mediterranean, Ethnic, and International Restaurant. Our Executive Iranian Chef’s celebrate the traditions of Persian cuisine with fresh Prime Steaks, World Famous Chicken, Lamb, Seafood, Vegetarian and Classic Persian Specialties. All our meats are Charbroiled to perfection and ingredients used are natural, local and organic produce. Our menu is Gluten Free, and meats are Halal with no artificial Ingredients or Additives.

What the Critics Have to Say

“If I had to choose only one restaurant in town in which to eat at every night this might be the one.” -Eleanor Widmer

“Bandar a taste of Persian Perfection.” -Robin Kleven-Union Tribune

“Bandar is a winner no doubt about it.” -W. Douglas Verkaaik-SD Union Tribune
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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Persian, Mediterranean, Steakhouse
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 11:30pm
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Phone number
(619) 238-0101
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Shokooh and Behrooz Farahani
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Catering
When planning your event, you will have access to the finest catering. We will bring all the pieces together to ensure that every aspect of your experience is brilliant, memorable and unique. To enquire about information feel free to give us a call or email us for Special Catering Menus and Pricing at info@bandarrestaurant.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between E and F Street
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Parking details
We are located across the street from Horton Plaza Mall Public Parking Lot
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Special events & promotions
Let Bandar host your next private event. Whether you are planning a Corporate Event, Wedding Reception, Birthday Party or any special occasion, allow Bandar’s Award Winning Chef to create an unforgettable gourmet dining experience for you. To enquire about information feel free to give us a call or email us for Special Event Menus and Pricing at info@bandarrestaurant.com

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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Let Bandar host your next private event. Whether you are planning a Corporate Event, Wedding Reception, Birthday Party, Christmas Party or any special occasion, allow Bandar’s Award Winning Chef to create an unforgettable gourmet dining experience for you.

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Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Celebrate Valentine's with us. We will be open Valentine's Day from 11:30am - 10:00pm. **Reservation Recommended

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

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Sun 3:30PM - 5:30PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM
Mon - Thu 3:30PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:30PM 9:00PM - 10:00PM
Fri 3:30PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 5:30PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM
Sat 3:30PM - 5:30PM 9:00PM - 11:00PM

What 540 People Are Saying
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3.8
service
3.8
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3.7
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
5.0
Dined 3 days ago

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0
Dined 5 days ago

Great food and service!

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Likestoeat (Manitoba)
4.0
Dined on January 10, 2018

Portions were very large. Food was good and service was pleasant. On a Tuesday night the restaurant was nearly empty.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Nuremberg)
5.0
Dined on January 6, 2018

We’ve been eating at Bandar for years. It’s always delicious, healthy and definitely the best chicken in town. Order Adas Polo because their rice with lentils, dates and raisins is extraordinary good and the chicken marinated in lime juice and saffron is unique.
It’s a family run business and you always feel very welcomed. The service is excellent. We highly recommend eating at Bandar.

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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
2.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

This place was pretty terrible. My beef Barg (filet mignon) was absolutely terrible. Tough, flavorless, one of the worse pieces of steak I've ever had. The only thing that's preventing me from giving it a one star review was that my girlfriends lamb was actually pretty good.

Service was sub par. The waitress and waiter we had weren't mean or rude, there was something just off about them. Oh, and for what the food is, it's incredibly overpriced.

Will not be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

Food was lackluster. Service was inattentive.

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RatatouilleCritic 
3.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

What a terrible experience. Not only are the dishes extremely expensive, and the portions unnecessarily huge, it took us about 50 minutes to get an entree. In addition to this, a simple glass of white wine required me to prompt the waiter twice. To top it off, The floor was sticky, the place had a foul smell and I had a mini heart attack looking at the bill. Would not reccomend Bandar to anyone who possesses tastebuds.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0
Dined on December 28, 2017

We dined here pre theater and had a wonderful meal. The food was outstanding and the service was top notch. They made sure we got in and out in order not to be late for our show, which was conveniently located right across the street. I recommend the Chicken Soltani. The plate was full of succulent charbroiled chicken and the Koobeidah kabob was juicy and delicious. Also tried the king salmon which was equally amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
1.0
Dined on December 27, 2017

Wait staff was very rude! We were still eating and they already clearing the table.

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OpenTable Diner 
3.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

Disappointing food..very ordinary, and expensive to boot , tho to be fair, presentation and service were good. Overall however, We felt let down .

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