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Molana Restaurant

Middle Eastern, Persian
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5 Spring Street, Watertown, MA 02472
(617) 923 2554
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12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
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Good food

Nice food good service and great price We had sibzi, keema and chillo kabab Everything was to the standard There were iranian music We had at the end iranian tea

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 14, 2015
Kuwait City, Kuwait
via mobile
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Andover, Massachusetts
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Molana used to be one of our favorite place for Persian food. Lately my experiences has not been too good and I am not pleased with the Service. They insist that everyone order a plate for dinner including little kids and they do not have a kids menu. My kids generally share a plate but now I have to order... More 

Thank Jampal1
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Went here in December with some friends because other nearby restaurants were closed. It was really great! The staff was friendly, food was authentic and very tasty. I had the lamb and my friends both had the beef and we shared the eggplant starter. Nice wine list as well, Tried the desserts, but they were a bit too sweet for... More 

Thank saffie11
Natick, Massachusetts, United States
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78 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

I have been here several times now and the quality of the food always amazes me. Be sure to try the hummus and the yogurt, two Persian staples. The rice and beef dishes are beautifully presented, tasty, and filling. The eggplant appetizer is also a winner. This is a great place to go for a relaxing and fairly quiet (no... More 

1 Thank JWC_54
Scituate, Massachusetts, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

We were looking for a dining adventure before the theatre & were very pleased with our choice. Other reviews addressed the authenticity of the food positively, but I don't have the experience to compare - it was just delicious. Our waiter was especially helpful, and not in a patronizing way at all to us novices. He was also on top... More 

Thank Patsy O
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Great restaurant the real deal. I had the pleasure of visiting Iran in August and enjoyed all the Persian food and Molana is authentic Persian food. You will not be disappointed!

Thank persianrice123
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015 via mobile

Molana Restaurant has been renovated, the place looks beautiful. I have been coming here for 10 years now . Now not only food is very delicious also the place looks incredible. My favorite is beef slots I I.....you should check it out

Thank Reza B
Boston, MA
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9 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

The food was authentic and plentiful. The service was prompt. I thought the different types of rice were fantastic. The chicken was tender. Reasonably priced wine.

Thank Flora2Fauna
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

I loved this restaurant, but recently I got really disappointed. Tasteless barg and koobideh. Don't know what has happened to them. They may have a new cook. Anyway the quality is now below average and the food is too fat. Won't go back here.

Thank alakia
Westborough, Massachusetts
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

Amazing food.. love love loveeeee this restaurant.. people over there are amazingly sweet and they care about their customers..i would definitely go there again!!!

Thank Kanza M
Kuwait City, Kuwait
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30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

Nice food good service and great price We had sibzi, keema and chillo kabab Everything was to the standard There were iranian music We had at the end iranian tea

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Spring Street, Watertown, MA 02472
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Watertown
  • Phone Number: (617) 923 2554

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Persian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Business meetings, Special occasions
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 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?