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Shalizaar Restaurant

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Middle Eastern, Persian
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300 El Camino Real, Belmont, CA 94002-2020
650-596-9000
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 31
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice dinner restaurant mid peninsula

Had a nice dinner with wonderfully prepared lamb rice and salad. Lentil soup before the dinner was tasty but needed a little more spice. Service was efficient but feel the wait staff could have been a bit more attentive as far as asking if we wanted more bread for the table and refilling the water... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
richpvihbass
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Burlingame, California
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Burlingame, California
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55 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had a nice dinner with wonderfully prepared lamb rice and salad. Lentil soup before the dinner was tasty but needed a little more spice. Service was efficient but feel the wait staff could have been a bit more attentive as far as asking if we wanted more bread for the table and refilling the water glasses without asking.

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Thank richpvihbass
South San Francisco
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218 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

After so many plans to come here, we finally went for an early lunch. Parking was convenient and we were seated right away. Service and the Maitre D were very attentive. A cucumber yogurt salad called Mast O Khiar was pre-served and went well with the Persian bread. There were three of us and we ordered 2 dishes: Fesenjan (Roast... More 

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Thank ChitoD
Napa, California
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16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

I first visited this restaurant in 1999 at its old location in San Mateo. I was impressed with the menu of delicious meals and desserts and the friendly wait staff. After returning to the bay area, I visited the new location in Belmont and was pleasantly surprised by even more delicious dishes and even more amazing decor and fresh oven-baked... More 

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Foster City, California
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212 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Judging by the clientele, this has to be authentic Persian food, even if it doesn't display the full variety. Very good food, well prepared and presented. Except for the noise, I'd say it's a nice dining room with very good service. Not cheap, not overly expensive either. We do return for special occasions.

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Thank Bart C
Foster City Ca
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

Shalizaar offers a wide selection of outstanding, genuine Iranian dishes in a lovely setting. If you have never tried this ethnic food, then you owe it to your taste senses to sample it. Service was gracious and efficient; the prices reasonable for the quality offered.

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Thank treborz1
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This place is a gem in Belmont, CA - the town where I live. I have been here multiple times and every single time I had an outstanding experience. The place has a cozy, warm, but also sophisticated atmosphere. The food is deliciously prepared with wonderful spices. The lamb filet kabob is lovely. All the Persian stews are fantastic. We... More 

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Thank Allyne M
San Francis
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

We have been to Shalizaar often and love it. The food is good and they seve the salad with Feta cheese/walnuts and herbs to get you going at the start. We like the Shrimp and Lamb dishes. One of the owners sometimes takes your order and she is excellent in terms of remembering peoples' orders without writing it down and... More 

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Thank Hemant M
Belmont, California
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51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015 via mobile

Nice restaurant in Belmont. I am pleasantly surprise with their food and service. The place has a nice ambience. Price is on the expensive side.

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Thank Winnie W
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 via mobile

The restaurant is nice. The service is average. The food generally appears to be good. Some of their meat is halal and some is not. Food name with a star means halal. I would rate it 4 star but In one of the 2 visits we find a hair in the green salad and another one in one of the... More 

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Thank IAAUAE1
California, United States
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

This is the only place I'd come to for Persian food in the last 10 years in the Bay area. It's a treat to be able to dine at the restaurant, it's lively and I always have good service there. The wait staff always help carrying my takeout to the car and the food is always carefully wrapped for the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 300 El Camino Real, Belmont, CA 94002-2020
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Belmont
  • Phone Number: 650-596-9000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Persian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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