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Alborz

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

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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
Excellent Persian cuisine

We had Joogeh with bone ( skewer of young Cornish hen) and Shish kabob (filet mignon). Both are delicious and tender meat. Excellent service. Most customers are Persian and spoke their language.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
kuojoseph
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Ashland, Oregon
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Ashland, Oregon
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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We had Joogeh with bone ( skewer of young Cornish hen) and Shish kabob (filet mignon). Both are delicious and tender meat. Excellent service. Most customers are Persian and spoke their language.

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Clermont-Ferrand, France
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We heard about this place from the hotel lady who had just been there the day before. People working at this restaurant are really friendly, service is impecable and fast, dishes are affordable. Most of all, the food is absolutely amazing. The location might not be the best but it's worth going!

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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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60 reviews 60 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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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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