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Golestan

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rue de Monthoux 58, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
+41 22 731 76 76
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11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
Thu 18:00 - 22:30
Fri - Wed 18:00 - 23:30
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Geneva, Switzerland
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This was my first visit in an Iranian restaurant. I asked about the menu and got some good recommendations. Try the Tahdig with two different sauces, it is one of the Iranian national dishes. The staff was quite friendly and the food portions were large and quite good. Try the Ayran, a yoghurt drink. Very refreshing and fits good to... More 

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Thank yoyannik
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24 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We ran into this place by total accident but surely liked the food! Good quality with very nice authentic Persian décor! Also check out the Persian grocery store next door!

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Thank ali a
Geneva, Switzerland
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230 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time in a Persian restaurant, I was very curious. The tastes were unlike any other cuisine I know, and much more exotic than, say, Lebanese food. Things that sound strange (like a kidney beans and spinach dish) actually taste good, although overall the dishes seemed slightly bland and the only spicy sauce they had was Tabasco. Service is minimalist... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Me and my mum went here mid december on a sunday night around 8pm. The service was quick and the food was amazing. We had mast-o-museer which is like a yoghurt that contains garlic, it comes with pieces of hot bread - amazing for a starter. Then we shared a kebab barg served with rice and some fresh onions, wasn't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Great food for the evening and morning folks for your birthday and your wedding too. Alright thanks for your information

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San Diego, California
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50 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Variety of Iranian food and reasonably priced. Good portions and nicely located in between the train station and the lake. Would've been five stars if the service was slightly better

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Muscat, Oman
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17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

We dined twice at this location when staying in Geneva. For those who require a wheat-free and gluten-free diet and are not vegetarians then Persian food is an option. We enjoyed some nice meaty meal options with rice and mixed in barberries. The venue is a basic diner, clean and cosy. Staff is helpful and some knowledge of French can... More 

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Thank helsch007
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14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Average. High price The Rice is steam rice not like the Persian rice. OK if you don't have another choice.

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Thank Salman S
Doha, Qatar
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70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

In my opinion, golestan is serving the best persian food in Geneva. I always dine in Golestan when I visit Geneva. Me and my family ordered the kishk bademjan, bamiah, dolmeh, sultani and jojeh was my order. All was good no complaints.

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Thank Maryam M
France
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115 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

This is a small restaurant located near the station, close to the red light district. From outside the appearance does not tell you much. Inside it is relatively small but cozy. The food does not compete with home made Persian food but it is good. The portions of dishes are large. The starters are small, so I suggest you take... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Middle Eastern, Persian, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
Saturday
11:00 - 15:00
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: rue de Monthoux 58, Geneva 1201, Switzerland
  • Location: Europe  >  Switzerland  >  Canton of Geneva  >  Geneva
  • Phone Number: +41 22 731 76 76

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?