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1245 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109-5534
+1 415-440-4321
Today
11:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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Sacramento, California
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127 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The service is responsive; the menu is extensive and the food is delicious and tasty in this Persian restaurant on the corner of VanNess and Sutter streets in San Francisco. Try the charbroiled kabobs with vegetables, chicken, salmon, filet mignon or ground beef. There are house specialties, like ghorme sabzi or chopped scallions, parsley & chives with kidney beans &... More 

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Thank Janet C
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

great Persian wait staff and great yummy food. One of the kind and the great Persian tea. Walkind distance to Calista Hotel

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Thank aberob001
Newbury, United Kingdom
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145 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

As we walked in to the restaurant there was a strange smell, but we did decide to stay. The staff were polite and professional. The kebabs were very greasy, just dripping in oil. The food generally was ok, but nothing special. I won't be returning.

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Thank Jaz187
Orlando, Florida
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172 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

While we found the atmosphere at Alborz to be slightly lacking (there were steady customers for a Thursday but it still felt empty and a bit dated) the food quickly won us over. We had the Shirazi salad (onion, tomato and salad-cucumbers lightly pickled in their dressing) and really loved it. Perfect little appetizer and delightful- very refreshing and light.... More 

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Thank ShazDenise
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016

We had dinner here and was pleasantly surprised with the quality of food. We ordered koobideh (ground beef) and jouleh (chicken breast) and it was cooked to order. We shared and both agreed that we would come back here.

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Thank Geo T
Fallon, Nevada
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331 reviews
183 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2016

Not a soul in here, but GREAT place to people watch as it's got these HUGE glass windows. White table-clothed, with excellent service, we got the giant mixed grill. Although it was enough, it was $40 and only just filled our bellies. For that price, I'd like to eat till I pop. Ended up paying an additional $6 for the... More 

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Thank MNataro
Kettering, Ohio
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12 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

Nice place to take your wife! I just had to wait a little bit to get the food. Server was fantastic!

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Thank Abner C
Colorado
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70 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2016

Was a very good restaurant. The owners were extremely friendly and attendant. The food was delicious, but we liked Maykadeh more.

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San Francisco, California
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2015 via mobile

We picked this restaurant for a dinner for six people specifically because we knew we could have a good conversation in a quiet restaurant where we wouldn't be rushed. Success. The food was also very good. Three of us had lamb shanks and loved them. We had a delicious eggplant appetizer to eat with the Persian bread. Prices are very... More 

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Thank Eve T
San Francisco
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2015

This Persian restaurant is wonderfully delicious with delightful service. The combination appetizer plate was the one of the best mixed samplers I have ever had... eggplant to die for! We had four different main dishes, all were excellent. I must admit that the shared bathrooms are dark and could use more attention.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Middle Eastern, Persian, Mediterranean
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1245 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109-5534
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-440-4321

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?