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“Yummy” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Alborz Restaurant

Alborz Restaurant
Ranked #181 of 2,184 Restaurants in Manchester
Price range: US$9 - US$28
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Persian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff
Description: Located in the Levenshulme area of Manchester, Alborz Restaurant offers quality traditional Persian cuisine. From Freshly baked Nan bread to delicious Persian Kebabs.
Leixlip
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Yummy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2012

My husband and I visited this tiny restaurant for a meal last night, having been here the last time we were in Manchester 2 years ago. It was still really good food for really good value. They serve Persian cuisine, so lots of lamb, herbs, kebabs. The food was all so fresh and full of flavour! And the best, thinnest naan bread I've ever had. They don't have an alcohol license but they are happy for you to bring your own bottle and even supplied a cork screw and glasses complete with a smile. We both had 2 courses served with a lovely big dish of basmati rice. I had a lamb stew rich with herbs and my husband had lamb with lentils and a choice of chips or aubergine. He went for the aubergine and it was beautiful, good enough to eat as an extra side dish. Sadly they don't offer desserts but we were able to buy a small selection of pastries to have at home. For the 2 of us the bill was only £24. We'll definitely eat there again, just wish we got here more often!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Maureen C
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English first
Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Friendly, authentic, child-friendly eating place”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2012

We don't really go for pretentious-feeling eateries and pretentious this certainly isn't. Iranian pop-videos in the background strangely don't distract from the friendly owners' attention and the fantastic food. This really is the real deal with extraordinary textures and flavours, all freshly made and at an incredibly low price. Don't go there if you like ordinary food! They're happy to teach you how to use the strange paraphernalia which comes with some of the dishes. Also, being able to take your own alcohol without (as far as I can tell) a corking charge is really generous

  • Visited March 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Mohalom
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Manama, Bahrain
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Authentic Persian food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2012

One of the best places i ate in, food was great, the real thing plus it was HALAL.

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2 Thank BigMo78
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“THE PLACE CAN TRUST”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2011

Very tasty and cooked food and fresh bread. The price for our family was very good as we are 6 people, absolutely try again .

  • Visited April 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank suzzy128
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
“Good Persian food, value for money”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2010

This is my first experience having meal at a Persian restaurant. I didn't expect much when I arrived there, simply just 'to try something different'. It turned out to be really satisfying, to say the least. From outside, the place doesn't look really interesting, but once inside, you feel the difference. It is small, but nicely decorated. Most main meals cost around £6. The foods we had (I was with my husband and daughter) were all delicious. The naan breads were huge but not really filling because they were thin -and crunchy, freshly made. The rice was tasty. They don't serve alcohol, but you are allowed to take your own bottles. We paid £27.50 for 2 main meals, 1 kebab combination (the biggest menu, actually for 2 people), 2 Iranian teas and 1 soft drink. Very good value for money.

We will go back there. Oh btw, they don't accept cards, so prepare enough cash with you.

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7 Thank Mrs-Karlina
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