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Shalizaar Restaurant

300 El Camino Real, Belmont, CA 94002-2020
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Ranked #9 of 66 Restaurants in Belmont
Price range: $20 - $25
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Persian
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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San Francisco
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66 reviews 66 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015 via mobile

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

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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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

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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336 reviews 336 reviews
272 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 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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Burlingame, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This was a business dinner for 6, with one native Iranian in the group; none of us had been to the restaurant. Parking was easy. We were immediately seated (we had a reservation). We ordered a selection of appetizers and entrees, all arranged by our Iranina colleague with the owner. I especially liked the rice that was cooked crisp on... More 

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San Francisco, California
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115 reviews 115 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

This was my second visit ti Shalizaar. And like my first one, it was very good! We always start with some dolme that are good but not as good as Lebanese one. We had Gheymeh Bademjan which was good, and Zereshk Polo that is unbelievable! The rice is delicious and the chicken is the most tender and juicy chicken you'll... More 

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18 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

this restaurant not only has fantastic kababs, but what's most impressive is the consistency of their food. all their kababs are phenomenal. a definite must-have is the mast-o-moosir (yogurt infused shalots) with their freshly baked bread. yum!!!

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Belmont, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Despite the good food, I will never go back to this restaurant because of one really bad experience. It took them 3 time to give me what I exactly ordered.

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Additional Information about Shalizaar Restaurant

Address: 300 El Camino Real, Belmont, CA 94002-2020
Phone Number: 650-596-9000
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Belmont
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Persian

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