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Persian Grill - CLOSED

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US$11 - US$25
Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner

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Weekdays only 11:30 - 2:00
Chelo Kabab E Kobideh
A skewer of juicy strips of char boiled seasoned ground beef served w/ basmati rice, roasted tomato & a side of yogurt & cucumber dip (mast-o-kheyar)
Chelo Kabab E Joojeh
A skewer‏ of dark meat of chicken seasoned w/ persian blend of seasonings, grilled & served w/ basmati rice flavored w/ saffron, fresh onion, & fire roasted tomato & a side of yogurt & cucumber dip (mast-o-kheyar)
Plain yogurt
Maast O Moosir
Mixtures of yogurt w/ crushed shallots, seasoned w/ spices
Maast O Khiyar
Mixture of yogurt & freshly diced cucumbers, seasoned w/ persian spices
Blanched spinach,‏ mixed w/ yogurt & black pepper.
Kashk O Bademjon
(Eggplant whey dip): eggplant sautéed w/ onion, garlic, kashk (dried whey) & mint served w/ lavash bread
Salad Olivieh
(Famous tasty persian chicken & egg salad): diced pickled cucumber, potatoes, green peas, lemon juice, persian spices & served w/ lavash bread.
Kookoo Sabzi
(Herb soufflé) chopped fresh herbs (leek, spinach, parsley, coriander, garlic & green onion) mixed w/ organic eggs sautéed & served w/ lavash.
(Cheese & herbs): fresh cut garden basil, mint, watercress, radishes & coriander served w/ feta cheese
Dolme E’ Barg E’ Moe
(Stuffed vine leaves): tender grape leaves stuffed w/ basmati rice caramelized onion, ground beef, split peas, herbs & spices
Famuspersian crispy rice(subject to availability)
Aush E’ Reshteh (Noodles & Vegetable)
Persian style noodles baked w/ variety of chopped greens, sautee garlic, onion & mint served w/ kashk ( whey)
Salad E’ Shirazi
Diced cucumber, onion, tomatoes, served w/ olive oil & lemon juice, w/ persian spices.
Mediterranean Salad
Romaine lettuce, tomato, cucumber, scallions, kalamata olives, lemon juice & crumbled feta
Green Salad
Romaine heart w/ cucumber & vinaigrette dressing
Persian Salad w/ Joojeh Kabob
Romaine heart, cucumber, tomatoes w/ vinaigrette dressing topped w/ skewered chicken (dark meat), marinated persian style, grilled
Kabob E Barg (Filet Kabob)
Filet of‏ tenderloin thinly cut, seasoned & broiled served w/ saffron basmati rice & fire roasted tomato
Kabob Koobideh (Ground Beef Kabob)
Ground sirloin seasoned & broiled & served w/ saffron basmati rice & fire roasted tomato
Kabob E Sultani (Filet of Tenderloin & Ground Beef Kabob)
Skewer filet of tenderloin thinly cut & ground beef kabob, char broiled & served over saffron basmati rice & fire roasted tomato
Barreh Kabob
Tenderloin of lamb seasoned w/ persian spices & served w/ saffron basmati rice & fire roasted tomato
Sheeshleek (Rack of Lamb)
Rack of lamb prepared kabob style, & a skewer of vegetable kabob served w/ basmati rice flavored w/ saffron,& fire roasted tomato & torshi
Sabzi Polo Mahi (White Fish & Rice)
Sautéed white fish, served w/ herbed basmati rice, accompanied w/ kookoo sabzi & yogurt cucumber & mint. (Available friday nights only)
Vegetable Kabob
Skewer of fresh vegetables marinated in basil olive oil & aged balsamic vinegar, char broiled & served w/ basmati rice & fire roasted tomato & yogurt w/ cucumber & mint
Joojeh Kabob (Chicken Kabob)
Skewer of marinated chicken pieces char broiled & served over saffron basmati rice & fire roasted tomato
Makhsoos (Filet & Chicken Kabob)
Filet of tenderloin & chicken char broiled, served w/ saffron basmati rice & fire roasted tomato
Joojeh E Barg (Chicken)
Skewer of marinated breast of chicken char broiled & served w/ saffron basmati rice & fire roasted tomato
Bottled Water
Hot Persian Tea
Special blend of ceylon & earl gray w/ cardemon served in the tea glass (one refill)
Fresh Mint
Tea served in the pot (no refill)
(With on refill) your choice of coke, diet coke, sprite, lmonade, fantaorange, or icetea
Homemade persian yogurt drink (no refills)
Fruit Juice (No Refills)
Pomegranate Juice (Norefills)
Italian Bottled Sparkling Water
Beer (Domestic: Budweiser, Bud Light, Corona, Anchor Steam
Beer (Import: St. Pauli-Non-Alcoholic, Heineken, Guinness
Pickles Pickled Persian Cucumbers
Torshi Persian Style Pickled Vegetables, Spicy Upon Request
Fire Roasted Tomato
Fire Roasted Onion
Tow 1/4 slice of red onion grilled on open flame
A plate of basmati ricecooked persian style topped
Sabzi Polow
A plate of basmati rice mixed w/ herbs cooked persian style( saturday night only)
Mediterranian Salad
Romain lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, olives& crumbled feta cheese
Green Salad
Romaine lettuce w/ cucumbers & vinaigrette dressing
Salad E' Shirazi
Freshly diced cucumbers, onion, tomatoes, topped w/ olive oil & lemon juice
Sabzi Khordan
Fresh cut garden mint, scallions, parsley, tarragon & basil
Khoresht E’ Fesenjoon (Walnuts Stew)
Crushed walnuts, caramelized onion & pomegranate juice w/ tender chicken breast, served w/ basmati rice
Khoresht E’ Badenjan (Eggplant Stew)
Italian fried eggplant, tomato, & tender stew meat & persian spices served w/ basmati rice flavored w/ saffron (can be served vegeterian style) \
Khoresht E’ Ghormeh Sabzi
Beef chunk, parsley, fenugreek, green onion, red beans, dried lime, served w/ basmati rice flavored w/ saffron
Persian Ice Cream
Flavored w/‏ saffron, pistachio & rosewater
Frozen noodles & rosewater
Combination of persian ice cream & faloode
Sholeh Zard
Basmati rice cooked pudding style w/ almond flavored w/ saffron
Nan E’ Khameie
Cream puffs
Zuloubia Bamieh
Persian style soft candy
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Reviewed 12 November 2014

My friend and I were on our PCH motorcycle ride, we stopped for lunch and noticed Persian Grill across the street. Born in Iran, proudly decided and walked into the restaurant. What a disaster and disappointment!!!! We were served by the owner, grumpy man with...More

Date of visit: November 2014
1  Thank Mr_M0
Reviewed 5 September 2014

My family and I seem to always celebrate our special occasions at the Persian Grill. It's a small warm and inviting place to enjoy a delicious Persian meal. If you haven't tried Persian food, the proprietors will help you decipher the menu. I'm a vegetarian,...More

Date of visit: August 2014
Thank K D
Reviewed 17 August 2014

...and I understand why. The server (I think he was the owner) was slow in attending us, and did offer little to no help to choose the food. We waited a long time before we could even order drink. The only other clients in the...More

Date of visit: November 2013
Thank Pauak
Reviewed 17 July 2014

I highly recommend this restaurant when visiting Monterey. We spent the morning at the aquarium and were headed out of town away from the usual tourist fare on Cannery Row, when we passed by the Persian Grill. It's about a 10 - 15 minute walk,...More

Date of visit: July 2014
Thank WanderingFour
Reviewed 16 July 2014

This guy was angry when we went in, He was rude when speaking to us, hey pal get the chip off your shoulders - ok ! Did not help us select any food. Walked swiftly by us while we were eating, Not a good experience...More

Date of visit: July 2014
1  Thank MaxC93940
Reviewed 9 July 2014

My wife and I do not visit Monterey without stopping at the Persion Grill. The food is wonderful. The ambiance is relaxing and the owner is gracious.

Date of visit: June 2014
Thank flcurry
Reviewed 27 June 2014

We had a wonderful meal and recommend this restaurant. Masoud Homami is the owner, the chef and the server. He does a terrific job. We started with one soup, the Aush e’ Reshteh, Persian style noodles with variety of chopped greens, sautéed garlic, onion and...More

Date of visit: May 2014
Thank aledm
Reviewed 10 May 2014

Excellent quality of food and the best service.I do come to this restaurant as often as i can. I travel from Kansas city Missouri just to have Persian food at PERSIAN GRILL. Keep up the good work. I am going there tonight 5/10/2014 .

Date of visit: October 2013
2  Thank kshafe_11
Reviewed 8 May 2014

We were going to visit another restaurant in Monterey but there was a waiting list so we decided to try out Iranian cuisine . . . we've tried to mix up the meals on this trip and yet again it was another great decision. The...More

Date of visit: May 2014
Thank TopLeaf
Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

We'd just been to the aquarium, but didn't fancy the seafood heavy places on Cannery Row. We found this place on Trip Advisor and so walked the few blocks to its location on Lighthouse Avenue. Our intention was to have a light lunch here as...More

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