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1407 Second Avenue, New York City, NY 10021-3311 (Manhattan)
(212) 535-1100
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Ranked #1,038 of 11,751 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $40
Sun - Thu 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: African, Middle Eastern, Persian
Upper East Side
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: bet 73rd & 74th Streets
Description: Persepolis Is a Persian/ Mediterranean restaurant with a dynamic atmosphere and 20 years of experience! We are located in the Upper East Side on 2nd Avenue & 73rd Street. Our chef San Sethachutkul’s goal is to serve the finest Persian Feast and the best ingredients available from local markets & Persian imports. We prepare a simple yet creative menu that highlights those ingredients. The restaurant is famous for verity of kebabs and refreshing salads and gently spiced grilled meats. The yogurt and cucumber blended with a little mint is made exceedingly well and is an ideal cool compliment to Persepolis’ rounds of Pita & Barbari bread. Our kebabs which include moist and delicious salmon or saffron chicken are served without heavy sauces. Instead they are served with a choice of four rices including an intriguing blend of Basmati rice and marinated sour cherries. Our personalized wine list truly compliments our cuisine. We also offer a full classic bar. We look forward to seeing you!
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English first
New York
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135 reviews 135 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Persepolis is one of my favorite local restaurants. Located Ushkudar (hidden Turkish gem) it offers very flavorful Middle Eastern food. Cornish game hen is great. When dining with two or more people be sure to try all their rices.

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Aventura, Florida
18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We frequent NYC twice a year and visit this restaurant whenever we can. Food is excellent, varied and reasonably priced. Try the different rices!

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 via mobile

My cousin and I visited this place on our last night in town and wanted to pay tribute to our background. All I can say is we were surprised, everything was great! The best Iranian cuisine at any restaurant!

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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

Staying with my half-Iranian friend in New York, he brought me here as it's "[his] favourite Iranian restaurant", and I wasn't disappointed. The lamb was absolutely delicious and the staff and the atmosphere were good too. Would definitely recommend if you are in the Upper East Side.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I have never been in a Persian Restaurant and yes, I have been in many lebanese restaurants around the World. The restaurant is in 2nd Avenue which is not a nice location however the restaurant is well put. Service is attentive with the owner on top of it. The wine list is short but comprehensive. I ordered a half botle... More 

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New York City, New York
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667 reviews 667 reviews
329 restaurant reviews
179 helpful votes 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

Persepolis is one of the only authentic Persian restaurants in NYC. They menu offers every important Persian dish including kebab and the stews. The appetizers are delicious too. They offer various vegetarian options and a great fish kebab. Don't forget to order "tahdig" as a side, the famous bottom of the pot, crusty Persisn Rice.

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Durham, North Carolina
13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Based on Trip Advisor reviews we made a reservation. We had a delightful experience, trying appetizers of three kinds of yogurt and three kinds of salads. All were fresh and different tasting. Our entrees included vegetable stew, lemon chicken, saffron chicken and lamb combination. All were excellent and we would happily order them again. We tried three of the different... More 

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Rochester, New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

While better than other Persian restaurants that we have been to in NYC, don't expect to find the flavors of true Persian food. The menu has traditional Persian meals, but the flavor is not there. The white rice is excellent, however the traditional chicken kabob did not have much flavor at all. Drinks are fine, Service was great - just... More 

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Hyde Park, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Impeccable service and a wide variety of Persian food is offered either as in restaurant or take out dining. The tasty rice combination offered are some of the best in the city. Desserts can be a treat as well. This is Persian food at it's best and not too expensive.

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New York City, New York
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132 reviews 132 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

...to dine at this warm and friendly Persian restaurant with very attentive and friendly servers and a variety of menu selections that never disappoints. The vodka martini was excellent and the reasonably priced Malbec we selected also excellent. The eight different items on their appetizer sampler were exceptionally good along with a standard pita bread and their own warm pita-like... More 

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Additional Information about Persepolis

Address: 1407 Second Avenue, New York City, NY 10021-3311
Phone Number: (212) 535-1100
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Manhattan
Open Hours:
Sunday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday 12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
Cuisine: African, Middle Eastern, Persian

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