Shiraz Persian Cuisine – North

4.2
88 reviews
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Shiraz dishes are carefully prepared based on Persian recipes and made from the finest ingredients. Our menu is designed to appeal to meat-lovers and vegetarians alike. Our delicious and authentic Persian style specialty pizza's are a restaurant favorite. Dine-in, take-out or order delivery. See our full list of pizza's to choose from! Shiraz is known for it's authentic and freshly made Persian dishes. Come in and experience a truly unique Persian cuisine & atmosphere! Mehdi Rashidian was destined to serve pizza. From owning 6 Dominos Pizza franchises, to a place he can call his own. In 2010, he and his wife Sarah Javaheri launched Shiraz, one of Calgary’s very few Persian and halal restaurants. Shiraz serves only fresh, certified halal food using only the freshest herbs, fruit and vegetables to create some of the most unique dishes on the planet.
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Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always good food and great service. Lamb shanks are fall off the bone and rich sauce. Chicken kabob are very tasty.

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C
Calgary
18 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent. Added extra items to our menu with no fuss.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

There was no music so when it was quiet is was awkwardly quiet. Tables by the windows were freezing. Service was very slow and not very good. It took 20 minutes for our drinks to arrive, cutlery was not on the table nor was it offered. The “saffron” rice had no saffron flavour, looks to be just died. Was very expensive for what it was.

I ate there years ago and it was phenomenal. The return was quite the let down.

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SS
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 1

There is so much potential in this place, but sadly all to waste. The meal portions are large. The variety is great. The kashk-e bademjun is absolutely delicious. But unfortunately, the kubide kababs are not well spiced or even well-cooked. The rice is of the least quality. The carbonated dugh drink is simply not edible. The ambience is "javad،" with disco lights and kitsch achaemenid reliefs. And it was freezing inside there! Lastly, quite sadly, the service was very poor. One waitress had to handle everything single-handedly. If they add more staff, invest on the quality rather than the quantity of the meals, get rid of the decor, and add heaters to that place, they will transform the place from a two-starred establishment to an excellent spot for everyone to enjoy a hearty Iranian meal.

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RP
Calgary
14 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful place. Good menu. Good service. Great food. But every time the door opened there was a gust of cold wind. They need to adjust their door closures.

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H
Calgary
44 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time Dining at Shiraz and we were very pleased with the service and not to mention the food was delicious. We will definitely be back.

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MT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the spicy chicken and beef skewers, and my wife loved the lamb, which was fall-off-the-bone.

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S
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 1

The food was good but overpriced for a plate of rice and one chicken skewer for $15.00. Took 1/2 hour to see our waiter to get our bill.

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TH
Calgary
13 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and service. Authentic and yummy.

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F
Houston
72 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great experience. Very tasty, good recommendations from the server. Will come back!

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OT
Calgary
9 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

We enjoyed our meal but not the service. We were sat down gave us menu's then she left?? Waited for someone to come and ask us if we wanted a drink watching them walk back and forth not looking at our table. Finely we just asked "could we orders drinks please" then she says sure and only take two drink orders, starts walking away. "Excuse me the other 3 people would like to order a drink" The rest of our guest arrive she brings menus and walks away?? Again we have to stop her and ask if we could order drinks. So she turns to the new arrivals of the group ask what they would like, and walks away again. This time we didn't stop her we waited till she got back "could we order our drinks"? We didn't bother asking for a 3rd we left

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Overall a good experience. Food quality was nice. The pizza was delicious.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shiraz is quickly becoming our "go to" restaurant. We have gone with a variety of groups for a variety of occasions and have never been disappointed. The Saffron Chicken Pizza is heavenly. If you are not sure what to order, suggestions are gladly given, and the food has always been top notch. Very friendly atmosphere. Will be going back soon!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was great, although I wish there were more vegetables served with the meal. We got the Kebobs and there was only rice and a half a grilled tomatoe, I ended up subbing my rice for a salad which was good.

Service was good and was a kid friendly place. There were lots of kids when we went but they were not loud.

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AL
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

As usual food is excellent, service great and ambiance very pleasant. A gem for sure.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful! For those unfamiliar with Persian cuisine, Shiraz offers an easy introduction. For those who are looking for a first-rate dining experience, this family-owned and operated restaurant is a true gem. I can think of nothing to criticize ... and much to praise!

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was incredible. Huge portions, and so tasty. Or food can't out with on of our appetizers ( which in hindsight we did not need) so that was a little disappointing. Other than that everything was great! We will go back.

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OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

So happy I uncovered this gem in my neighbourhood. I'm not very adventurous when it comes to food, so I never would have sought out persian cuisine. I ended up at Shiraz via a recommendation from family member, and boy, am I glad I did!! I cannot speak highly enough of this place - the servers are so friendly and willing to help, the food is always delicious, and it's wonderful to support a family run business! I now boast this as one of my favorite restaurants in the city and am always quick to suggestion it when a friend is looking for a recommendation. Keep up the good work Shiraz!!!

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G
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Decent menu choices, served quickly. Although I little longer between courses would have been nice.
Also a printed dessert menu would be preferable. Food was hot and very tasty. Well presented.

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WR
Calgary
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We always enjoy our time at Shiraz. The food and atmosphere are excellent.This time we were there on a Sun eve. Although advertised ( on line) to be open till 10:00 and when asked they said 9:00, we had the clear feeling at 8:00 we should be leaving . This has not felt this way on other evenings and we were the only ones left in the Restaurant.

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F
Calgary
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2015
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

15% tip was added to my bill before I know. I would've paid 10% for a service like that. Chicken Kebab could be little bit more cooked or BBQ... food was little bit cold. Appetizer was good. Overall it was OK.

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FF
Calgary
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2015
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Was not happy to see that there is a fixed charge of 15% on the Bill !

I would have paid 10% tips and so does most people - By fixing it is lowers my rating as it is not common in other dining restaurants.

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OT
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the lamb was so tender and delicious!

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d
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

This is our second visit - we love the food and the staff are very helpful and accomodating.

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j
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at Shiraz. The service was great and the food was very good. We would definately enjoy a meal there again.

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LG
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2015
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Some friends of ours come in from out of town. I suggested Persian and they had no idea what that was. We went to Shiraz and they were just blown away with the meal. They really enjoyed it. I have been several times and the food is fantastic and the service is excellent. I would recommend it to anyone.

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OT
Calgary
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The spicy chicken kabob is the way to go!! So much flavour :)

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SC
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I reserved a table for 16 to celebrate my boyfriend's birthday here and the waitress was fantastic. We were going to order the yogurt drink and she offered to let us taste it prior to ordering because it has a unique taste to it so not everyone likes it. We liked it and ordered a pitcher. We ordered the Tour of Persia for the two of us - indicated it serves 3 on the menu, so she asked if we wanted to substitute our extra rice for a greek salad and we said yes. The food came fast, was very tasty and our waitress was just great. Would definitely come back again!

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S
Calgary
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to Shiraz Persian Cuisine for dinner with my date. We were both greeted with a warm welcome from the owner himself, as we walked into the restaurant. We ordered the Shiraz Special to share for two and the food was absolutely amazing. The meat was full of flavour and very tender. We were also impressed with the great service and friendly manner of our server. The owner was very kind and even went out of his way to make sure that we were both having a great time on our date. I really enjoyed the food, service, and my time at the restaurant. I would definitely go back next time for more.

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F
Calgary
20 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My wife and I visited this restaurant for the first time this week and loved it. The menu is simple, straightforward and the food was delicious, excellently seasoned and served by a very friendly and knowledgeable waitress.

We had the roasted eggplant dish (Kashk-e-Bademjan) which was perfect. For our main course we stuck to the basic and got the Shiraz Special -- a combination of chengeh (tenderloin) chicken bard (chicken breast kabob) and koobideh (ground beef) kabob, served with basmati rice flavoured with saffron and grilled tomato and onions, and that was perfect as well.

Next time, we'll try some of the interesting pizzas on their menu!

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BW
Calgary
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was nicely done - very fresh flavours. Love the unusual stews - had a chicken with okra at this meal. Three of us shared the combo platter (3 types of kabobs) and there was plenty of food. Staff were very helpful explaining Persian foods. I definitely recommend Persian cuisine and Shiraz.

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E
Calgary
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Shiraz is always guaranteed to provide quality food that is unique in cuisine offerings in Calgary. Prices are reasonable. The service is always spectacular; very informative staff, pleasant & efficient. Shiraz is definitely one of my faves for a night out.

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F
Calgary
15 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great food as usual, one thing to note is that they charge for each cup of coffee.

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E
Calgary
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We had an excellent family dinner at Shiraz. Our server was attentive and charming. The dishes we ordered came quickly & nicely presented. The server very kindly explained the condiments & their intended use. We had kebabs, which were tasty & had the right amount of "kick". It was nice to try Persian cuisine and there were many appealing choices on the menu. I'd recommend the restaurant for a "smart casual" evening out.

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K
Calgary
18 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2015
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

If you like Middle Eastern food, you have to try this place. Try the Koobedeh or the Chicken Bar Kabob. Both very tasty and filling. If more adventurous, try the Persian Pizza! Yum.

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R
Calgary
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took friends to Shiraz to celebrate a birthday. The waitress remembered us from a previous visit, and even remembered what we had previously eaten there. The food was remarkable, the service excellent, and this time the restaurant was not so busy, so it was cozy, quiet and relaxing. The 'birthday boy' was served a special dessert with candles on it. The ladies who served us were helpful friendly, kind, and beautiful as well. What more could we ask?

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b
Calgary
17 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely neighborhood gem for an exotic supper with plenty of choices to please all. We had the Shiraz choice for two and it was a good tasting portion. Our server was a really helpful and friendly lady who really made the first experience awesome. What a nice surprise to find a great restaurant out of downtown. :)

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D
Calgary
23 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2015
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious.We were very pleased with the variety of foods available in terms of meat dishes with a good selection vegetable options to accommodate almost all dietary restrictions a diverse group may have.

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B
Calgary
6 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Shiraz is A few months ago I dined here once, and I had an amazing experience.

I returned for my best friends birthday and they remembered me and my boyfriend, and where we sat, and the small details of our order.

I have over 10 years of serving experience in my work history, and their level of service is amazing.

Not only is there service amazing, but the food matches the level of service. The food is awesome. Try the lamb shank,Kabob-e-Barg (strip loin), the eggplant dip (Kashk-e-bademjan) , and the crispy rice.

Great price for large portions

My best friend had an amazing birthday dinner

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IN
Calgary
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We visited Shiraz as part of our Ethnic Group Nights, at a total of 18 people. The restaurant accommodated our group with a joined table, despite our increased number and was excellent during communications.

Between the group members, we tried most of the tastes on the menu, including the pizza. Everyone gave positive feedback and our Iranian members commented on the authenticity of the taste. Even for our increased numbers, the food came out at the same time, warm and delicious.

The manager and waitress helped our members with their choices and made excellent recommendations on plates. The service was professional, friendly and enjoyable for all our members.

We highly recommend Shiraz as a dinning place, both for groups, company dinners but also for those who want to experience something exceptional.

Thank you for everything and we will be returning soon!

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