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shiraz

South End
Middle Eastern, Persian
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Hollis st., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Simply Amazing

Me and my friend were looking for a Persian Restaurant and we chose this one because the other one(Pars Restaurant) had closed down. But we found this even a better choice. Such a small place to eat in but it's just lovely to see an old Iranian couple to run a restaurant on their own. Quality was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2014
Yasan P
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  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

Me and my friend were looking for a Persian Restaurant and we chose this one because the other one(Pars Restaurant) had closed down. But we found this even a better choice. Such a small place to eat in but it's just lovely to see an old Iranian couple to run a restaurant on their own. Quality was really good and... More 

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Monton NB
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is a hidden gem! This tiny little restaurant on Hollis with only 4 tables may not seem like much at first glance but the warm welcome and amazing food are well worth the visit. The Fesenjoon was the most wonderful mix of pomegranate and a walnut flavours and the chicken curry was very tasty and had nice little kick... More 

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Albany, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I stopped in here on my way to the Farmers Market at the seaport to see what it was like as a potential for someplace to eat lunch. There is a relatively small dining area, but the woman was so welcoming I decided to stay. I had the chicken with rice and charboiled tomato with a dish of hot sauce... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

The restaurant is small - it is located in a former taxi dispatcher hut. The owners, an older couple from Iran, have tried to make it cheerful and welcome. The feeling is very homey, it feels nice to be take care of by those lovely people who put their hearts into the place. The food is good, prepared as if... More 

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Fredericton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

This place looks like a dump as you drive or walk by - a little better inside and the food was very delicious and very interesting. There are three or four tables and it is as it looks from the outside; very small. It felt like I walked into a place in Cairo. It tasted like great street food would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Great food full of flavours... When you see this little place on Hollis st you wouldn't believe how good the food could be! They have pretty much all famous Persian dishes and all the ingredients are fresh. This is my favourite mom & pops restaurant and I'd definitely back.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

Definitely visit this restaurant and order some amazing food. The owners prepare your meal especially for you and your guests. It's a very small place n you can always get your order "to go". Make sure to order the freshly made baklava - it is so so delicious. It's simple but excellent. Make sure to write a review afterwards and... More 

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Stockbridge, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

This is a tiny restaurant on Hollis St. in a free-standing brightly-painted building. The owner, who is very gracious, serves the food on china plates. Hot tea is served in small, lovely decorative glasses. You can order take-out if you don't care to eat in since the space is small. The food is delicious, traditional Persian food, just like home-cooked.

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Halifax, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Pick up a few chicken samosas...the BEST in town!. The chicken kabobs are yummy, along with the dill rice. Also suggest the baklava.

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Halifax,Nova Scotia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Brilliant Persian food coming out of a tiny kitchen. The kebabs were tender and tasty.Big portions. Def worth return visits for take out.Not many tables inside.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hollis st., Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > South End
  • Neighborhood: South End

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Persian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?