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Molana Restaurant

5 Spring Street, Watertown, MA 02472
(617) 923 2554
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Ranked #24 of 101 Restaurants in Watertown
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Cuisines: Persian
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner
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Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Excellent fresh food. Will go again. Parking is convenient. Service was excellent. Photo menu is plus if you don't know what you are about to eat.

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Watertown, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

It's a hidden gem! I live nearby this resturant and I haven't seen it while I was passing right in front of it many times! It's got a cozy and warm atmosphere. Decoration and interior looks a bit old and it can use some renovation but overal it was good. staffs are very friendly and polite. They care about their... More

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Marlborough
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31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

There are not many persian restaurants in metro Boston. This is conveniently located in Watertown with easy public parking. The atmosphere was about average. The restaurant can use some remodeling. The service was good initially but when it got busier, it deteriorated. There was only one waitress and she was overwhelmed. The kabob barg was only average. Although the menu... More

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New York, NY
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

I went for dinner on a very busy night, but was treated warmly. The food was tasty and the portions very generous, as were the explanations of the menu. Watertown has an interestingly mixed Middle Eastern population, and this restaurant provided an enjoyable entry.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We looked up this place because it is near the New Rep theatre, and wanted to have an early dinner. We were the only ones there, odd because "Thursday is the new Friday," but then again, we were early. The atmosphere was very warm and the tilework alone is worth a look inside. One of us is vegetarian and there... More

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Bronx, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

Wanted to try Iranian food in the Boston area, my parents chose Molana which they remembered from several years ago. But in the meantime, they more or less stopped eating meat, which meant it was a new experience for all of us. They had multiple salads, soups and appetizers, and were delighted by the flavors, especially the eggplant dip (kashk... More

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suburban Boston, MA
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200 reviews 200 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

We were told that Molana was the best Persian restaurant around Watertown/Belmont. We haven't tried the others, but this was certainly excellent. Everything we had was delicately spcied. (Several of us shared around). Warning: everything except the salads has dairy in it so this is not for the severely lactose intolerant. I would suggest a reservation for a weekend night... More

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Montclair, New Jersey
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146 reviews 146 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013

Came here while visiting Boston tonight, being of persian heritage I craved good food & this place was recommended. SERVICE WAS EXCELLENT, ATMOSPHERE GOOD. FOOD..... Not so hot, literally, the rice appeared left over & was lukewarm at best when everyone knows rice should be steaming hot & FRESH. This goes for 6 plates in our party. The kabob seasoning... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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71 reviews 71 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

I love Molana. I used to eat at the restaurant when it was called Mirage in Framingham (at the location that is now called Big Fresh). Chicken Kubideh is my favorite. They also have the lunchtime wraps which are a great option. I love the dugh (yoghurt based drink, similar to lassi or ayran) but they tend to make it... More

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Germantown, Maryland
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90 reviews 90 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

We happened to try this place through a Groupon and were pleasantly surprised! Pros: 1. Beautiful interior decor. 2. Their kabab platters are sumptuous and very tasty! 3. Being a Persian restaurant, do not miss their chicken and beef dishes! 4. Baklawas were a disappointment, have had better elsewhere. 5. Parking lot available towards the end of Spring St. Cons:... More

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