Tucked among the twisting cobblestone paths of the Village Square in Burlington, you will find Rayhoon Persian Eatery. The restaurant aims to please each and every diner that walks through the door with a pleasing array of menu items, bursts of flavor and incredible aromas that fill the air, captivate your sense and keep you rooted in place.
Menu options that are sure to satisfy include the Rayhoon Persian Eatery’s own hummus, borani, torshi, lamb chenjeh kabob, soltani kabob and the ghormeh sabzi. For dessert, satisfy your sweet tooth with akbar mashti, rolette, baghlava, faloodeh or makhloot. There are plenty of menu options for everyone at Rayhoon Persian Eatery, including meat lovers, vegetarians and vegans.
I had trouble finding the restaurant since it was located inside Burlington Square. Being my first time to the Rayhoons I had to call the restaurant for directions. I did not see any signs and that would have been helpful.
I found the staff to be polite, friendly and helpful. Our waitress was able to give suggestions and tell us what her favorites were. Since it was close to closing time, I noticed the staff were pre-occupied with prepping and cleaning the restaurant to the next days business. During this time my waitress appeared to forget about my date and I, we had trouble finding anyone.
Otherwise the food was good and the décor was nice. Thank you for placing in a booth and the added heat at our table.
Beautiful ambience and delicious kebabs, Persian food seems to revolve around the meat and the barg and koubideh kebabs were delicious and affordable, be sure to sprinkle with red sumac spice which has a very slightly sour flavour. We didn't try the stews but they looked yummy as well.
My husband and I went to this lovely gem tucked away in Village Square. The service was very personal and attentive and the food was simply scrumptious.
We were told there is a room available that seats up to 35 for seminars or events. We will be booking a company function in the future. Also, every third Friday of the month has belly dancing a signature buffet. Definitely going to fit that in the schedule as well.
We went for dinner on a Tuesday evening. The Restuarant was pretty quiet, but the staff were very welcoming and made our dining experience very enjoyable. The food was excellent, and we also enjoyed a nice bottle of wine. For a different dining experience we recommend this Restuarant.
Acceptable food, but there are Better middle eastern restaurants with more flavours!
Very relaxed feel, dim lights and persian music. Started with the Appetizer trio which consisted of the Zeytoon Parvardeh, Borani and Kashk-e-Bademjoon. All were great but the Borani stood out. Our mains were the Ghalieh Mahi and the Fesenjoon. The Fesenjoon was great but the Ghalieh Mahi was special. Didnt have room for desert but their tea was great. Service was informative, friendly and top noch.
We booked for the Friday night dinner and belly dance
We were not told that we had to partake of the buffet, and ala carte was not available
We ended up upstairs, away from the festivities downstairs, although we could hear them clearly
We've eaten here before. This time we brought friends to introduce them to the Persian food. The food was excellent, well flavoured from the kabobs, to a fish stew, lamb shank and a potato & lentil stew. We will definitely return.
Excellent, attentive service. A perfectly cooked and beautifully presented meal for a very reasonable price. This is a charming restaurant and we plan on returning in the near future.
This is an excellent restaurant with the owners taking care to make sure you have a great dinner and experience. We had a very nice time and the food was vibrant and flavourful. Sumach is my new spice
Visited on Mother's Day, started out quiet but quickly filled. Meal was great, however the proportion of rice to meat excessive (much less rice please!).
This was our first Persian experience, but won't be our last. We went with a group of 8, which allowed for us to order a number of different things and compare notes. We had an excellent waitress who patiently explained all the items on the menu. We started off with the 2 trays of the appetizer sampler, which allowed us to try out all 5 dips. Very tasty and fresh, with the eggplant the group favourite. For the main course, the group had a variety of the kabobs and stews, along with the lamb shank. All the dishes were delicious and the portions were generous. Unfortunately, there wasn't room for dessert, but that means we will have to go back. A must for those looking for a unique food experience.
Comprehensive review on Yelp...First Persian experience. Great wait staff, young a little rough around the edges but compensated with enthusiasm and knowledge. Food was excellent: Tender, ample portions, subtle flavourings that had one asking a lot of questions about the seasonings. Well worth a try.
Three of us went for a girl's night out. The restaurant quickly seated us and offered to explain anything on the menu that we were not familiar with. We chose the appetizer trio and were very impressed with the flavours. All three entres were from the stew portion of the menu, and was plenty of food and served in such a way that it was easy for us to sample each other's order. Desert was excellent, and if you're a tea drinker, definitely take up the Persian tea offer, as it was very good. We would definitely go back.
Found this gem on Open House and highly recommend it to anyone who likes great food!