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Alborz

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1245 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109-5534
(415) 440-4321
Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • 12
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  • 3
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Persian food near Van Ness

Good Persian shish kabob and rice. Good appetizer sampler plate. Good service and nice atmosphere. We walked there from the Payne Mansion.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 5, 2015
57Valerie2014
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Cloverdale, California
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Cloverdale, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Good Persian shish kabob and rice. Good appetizer sampler plate. Good service and nice atmosphere. We walked there from the Payne Mansion.

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CORPUS CHRISTI
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

we enjoyed the eggplant and tomato stew. We also had an appetizer plate with grape leaves. The appetizer plate was quite good. nice atmosphere

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San Francisco
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36 reviews 36 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

This wonderful restaurant is located a few blocks from my work. We always enjoy going there! We love it for several reasons. The ambiance is light and airy as you are surround by windows. The place is always very clean and well kept. The food is terrific and fresh. The staff is very attentive, friendly and helpful. The background music... More 

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Klamath Falls, Oregon, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

First found this nice restaurant on the corner of VanNess and Geary 15 years ago, right after they first opened. Try to eat here every time we come to "The City." Have eaten at a lot of Persian restaurants and in the homes of many Persian friends. This place is vey authentic and traditional seasoning of the area around Shiraz,... More 

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Rutherglen, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

This restaurant is located on Van Ness street, which was walking distance from our hotel. The menu stirred our curiosity and we were not disappointed. We had a lovely plate to share that was both wonderfully tasty and refreshing owing to the selection of fresh herbs that accompanied the pieces. Plenty for three as well. Our mains were delicious. I... More 

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california
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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013 via mobile

We accidentally stopped here as a 'pre-play' dinner (Gough St Playhouse) and were nicely surprised! Good wine list, reasonably priced menu. We discovered Sumac and the waitress so kindly sent us off with a sample. Very pleasant surroundings. They should stick with middle eastern music, though.

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Dunwoody, Georgia
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73 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2013

We had a late lunch here on a Sunday afternoon. The restaurant is quite attractive and seems very clean. The restrooms are at the end of a long corridor, as this establishment shares them with 2 other restaurants, and, yes, you have to get a key from someone there, as that helps them keep the restrooms clean and secure. I... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

We used to live in San Francisco many years ago and last week we traveled there for a few days and wanted to eat some Persian food. Alborz wasn't around when we were last there and thought that we would give it a try. We were early by Persian standards and were the first diners of the evening. I ordered... More 

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Pacific Grove, California
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200 reviews 200 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

This Persian restaurant, on Sutter and Van Ness, is highly recommended if you're staying in the neighborhood. We had a selection of appetizers for a late lunlch and enjoyed every bite. One of the best in that part of town. Even if you've never eaten Persian food and are perhaps a bit hesitant, give Alborz a try. You'll be glad... More 

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kuwait
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71 reviews 71 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013 via mobile

It is very difficult to compare this restaurant to other iranian restaurant due to the fact that the number if iranian rest. In down town SF is very limited . I have tried a couple of them & honestly speaking this is the best one . It is a little bet expensive , but for the quality & service it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1245 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94109-5534
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: (415) 440-4321

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Persian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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