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Chelokababi, Sunnyvale, CA

Chelokababi

4.7
4.7
151 Reviews
$30 and under
Middle Eastern
Dine at the top Persian restaurant in the Bay Area. Chelokababi is family owned and operated for 42 years. We use only the the freshest ingredients and traditional cooking methods dating back for generations in Iran. Enjoy your meal with a glass of wine from our extensive wine list.

Visit us online at chelokababi.com

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Persian
  • Hours of operation
    Tue 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Wed, Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–9:30 pm Sat 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (408) 737-1222
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Middle Eastern, Women
  • Neighborhood
    Sunnyvale
  • Cross street
    On the corner of S Wolfe Rd and El Camino
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Beer, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Afternoon Tea at Chelo Tea House

    $55.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for an unforgettable afternoon tea experience, where every bite and sip transports you to a different world. Immerse yourself in the elegance of our menu, crafted to make your tea time truly memorable.
    Afternoon Tea at Chelo Tea House Photo

What 151 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

151 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Sacramento

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Chelokababi offers an enchanting Persian High Tea experience that promises to delight the senses. With its elegant ambiance and impeccable service, this culinary gem effortlessly fuses traditional Persian flavors with innovative twists. From delicate rosewater-infused cookies to savory saffron-infused cakes, each bite is a journey through Persian culture and cuisine. Paired with a fine selection of teas and warm hospitality, Persian High Tea is a must-try for anyone seeking a memorable dining experience. Merci Maryam Jon for your hospitality 🙏🏻

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  2. Mercyj

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I would recommend this place , food … service … all excellent!

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Key West

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I’ve seen great service but this one is top notch. We felt so special and cared for. The afternoon tea was so elegant and exquisitely presented and the service was extraordinary. It was a very pleasant experience and I never thought I would ever think “relaxing” for a dining experience. It was all that and more. The price is a steal considering the whole quality of our experience. Highly recommended!

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was ok, we got the Soltani Kebab but we expected much better quality. We got Faloodeh Bastani for desert and it was good

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  5. sleekgt

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been coming here for decades since late 1980s (!) ; this particular visit was a belated birthday celebration for friend. Food is alway great and likewise with the service. We asked for a plate of olives (not on menu) and were happily obliged. We have a variety of shish kebabs and they are always tasty, fresh, and huge portions for taking home too.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely wonderful dinning experience! From the staff, to the ambience to the amazing food!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Past experiences have been very good on food and value. Service has always been sporadic. This visit, food was cold and not typical for their kebabs. Service was worst. Food was served before appetizer, and all of that before drink. Completely reversed.

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  8. luv4teas

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was a fun experience with great service. The tea treats were tasty. Everyone enjoyed the teas and that we could each try a different variety.

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  9. KyleS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food. Great wine. Great service by all employees. Will definitely be going back.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and one of the best in Northern California

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  11. LorraineC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is consistently excellent, and so is the service. The restaurant is clean and the decor tasteful. We are regulars here.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Super fun tea experience. Loved the ambiance of the location. Will definitely be back.

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  13. BetsyW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was wonderful! We were last here 20 yrs ago and the food is still amazing

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had a wonderful time at the restaurant.Chelokababi was really busy but the staff was very accommodating. It was Valentine's Day! The food was delicious and we tried different dishes and appetizers. All the ingredients of a dishes seemed fresh. I definitely will be back again. We used to just order the saffron rice and now I have so many dishes to order to bring home for takeout. You will not be disappointed and you will be very satisfied with the experience. What a wonderful time I had.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff is super friendly and very pleasing. There are service points that can be trained or added to take this to next level. I went two nights back to back first night appetizer was confused with another item and second night we ordered dark meat chicken but was breast of chicken. Appetizers are expensive for the size served - again if they can fine tune will help bring pricing, authenticity and service levels up.

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  16. GLee

    Toronto

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved it here. Food was amazing and service was attentive. We had the Mediterranean platter and lamb kebab and veggie kebab. Everything was so delicious.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and really good customer service. Price points were good as well!

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  18. VladiM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very pleasant experience , nice team, good service !

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  19. sumit

    San Francisco

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Their kababs and the rice is always good...They have maintained a standard for over 25 years...

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience! Would definitely recommend. The food and tea is very well crafted. Wonderful service and all the tableware was beautiful!

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  21. MauiGuy

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of the most consistently great restaurants in the area. We've been coming here for years and the food and service are always excellent!!!

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  22. MonaA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    They should reduce the amount of salt in their food

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  23. Snilda

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely delightful time; my friend and I loved the mix of traditional British and Persian elements, and our waiter Tristan was fantastic - warm and friendly, without hovering. Try the saffron tea blend!

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  24. ChristopherJ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always my favorite place to bring guests. Quality food and service.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tremendous food! I always order the combination joojeh koobideh with half salad half rice. The joojeh is incomparable. The portions are good sized, enough to take home for another small meal. The restaurant is beautiful and service always attentive and respectful.

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  26. NeethuR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great tea options. Food is okay. Overall very nice experience.

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  27. ExplorerS

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a booking to celebrate a girl turning sixteen. It’s a wonderful place and turned out better than expected.

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  28. Mariapartyof6

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best tea experience in the Bay Area. It will not disappoint. Go hungry.

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  29. RonO

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 29, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of my favorite Persian restaurants. The waiter was very courteous and even added more rice in my take-home container for my leftovers.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Tahoe

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best barg kabob ever! And their baghali is outstanding!

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  31. Manas

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Fantastic choice of food. Recommend rack of lamb and chicken koobideh.

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  32. Kimie

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the food. Dark meat chicken kabob is very flavorful and moist. Not on menu, but you can order add’l vegetable kabobs for $10 each. I do wish that they included grilled veggies as part of the meal. There are some grilled tomatoes and hot peppers that come with each kabobs dish but my favorites are the onion and bell peppers, which require ordering the veggie kabobs.

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  33. sapooram

    Sacramento

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service as always. Highly recommend- best persian restaurant in Northern California

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  34. JoyAnne

    San Francisco

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Second time here. Food and service was excellent! Very lively atmosphere. Recommend reservations for a Saturday night. It was very busy so I was glad to have made the reservation.

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  35. Sandy

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food as always was fantastic. The service was also on par. We were checked on multiple times especially the tea refills. The place is always full on weekends as the food is very flavorful. The restaurant has been there for quiet some time hence the look has become very old but as long as the quality of food stays on par it’s all good.

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  36. Apollo

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Thanks to the staff they were so incredible! Awesome celebraton experience for my friend! We will be back

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best experience for tea!!! We tried the new fall tea and saffron and mint and we’re absolutely delighted with all 3. The persian love cake was my favorite dessert on the stand!

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  38. BeckyG

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Reliable neighborhood spot for good persian food.

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  39. Lobie

    San Francisco

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always an Awesome experience here at Chelokababi....Looking forward to the next time!

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  40. Sush

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The tea was just excellent. The food was very very good. I am a vegetarian and was very impressed with the options available.

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FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Chelokababi using the Order Online button. Chelokababi also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (408) 737-1222.

Chelokababi is rated 4.7 stars by 151 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 13 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Chelokababi

1236 S Wolfe Rd, Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Additional information

  • Cross street
    On the corner of S Wolfe Rd and El Camino
  • Neighborhood
    Sunnyvale
  • Hours of operation
    Tue 4:30 pm–9:00 pm Wed, Thu 11:30 am–9:00 pm Fri 11:30 am–9:30 pm Sat 12:00 pm–9:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Persian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Private Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Middle Eastern, Women
  • Additional
    Beer, Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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