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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: Reservations

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  • 25
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 9
    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
Shalizaar Tops Persian Restaurants

Shalizaar Tops Persian Restaurants Outside the restaurant, a wide thoroughfare carries speedy traffic through an urban district of various commerce straggling along several blocks away from central neighborhoods. But its parking lot is ample — and reassuringly full, as it often is. Shalizaar... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 10, 2015
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Paris, France
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South San Francisco, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Had lunch with friends at Shalizaar. The food was very good! The servers were very rude!! It took the waiters a good 1/2 hour to take our order. The restaurant was not crowded on a Monday. there was no reason for this delay. The server was very upset that I asked for another glass of water since there was a... More 

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Lake Orion, Michigan
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57 reviews 57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

In San Mateo area. Does not look like a persian restaurant but the food and service was excellent. A bit pricy but worth it to get good quality.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

The service was amazing. Me and my girlfriend came here after I landed in US after a 11 hour flight. And even after half a day crammed in a can with the worst food in the world this food was only average and it cost far more than I would ever have imagined. I am not really a rice and... More 

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Belmont, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Excellent food and great service. The menu is well rounded with great choices. The people are friendly and atmosphere is nice. Large restaurant but intimate feel.

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San Francisco
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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The Persian food here is great and really not too expensive. The restaurant itself has a great atmosphere and is fairly crowded at nights. We went on a Thursday night and needed a reservation.

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Paris, France
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Shalizaar Tops Persian Restaurants Outside the restaurant, a wide thoroughfare carries speedy traffic through an urban district of various commerce straggling along several blocks away from central neighborhoods. But its parking lot is ample — and reassuringly full, as it often is. Shalizaar awaits discovery, but once found, the uninspiring neighborhood it is in does not dissuade future visits. On... More 

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Belmont, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

I went with my husband one afternoon there for lunch. The service is very attentive, but we waited a while for our food to arrive. Food is good, but on the pricy side.

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Belmont, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

Haven't been since they finished the remodel but it is beautiful and the food is great. This restaurant was even featured as a favorite on Check Please show on KQED so you see pictures and the segment too

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Berkeley, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014 via mobile

Time after time, this is by far the best Persian food in California. If you wonder at what traditional Persian kabobs and stews taste like, just go to Shalizaar.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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281 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

First time visit with friends. Place was crowded, was a little hard to get served, but the manager also pitched in and was very friendly and helpful. We all had different items (chicken, fish, lamb) and a bottle of death Pinot - really good food and enjoyed dinner. The portions are huge!

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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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?