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Ahmad's Persian Cuisine

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1006 Howard St, Omaha, NE 68102-2848
402 341 9616
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Today
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food, Accommodating Owner

I asked for an authentic Persian dish. The waiter took time to explain the dishes and offer suggestions. They worked with me on portion size and spice level. Explained traditional way to eat the dish. The owner took time to come over to talk. The food was very good with the exception of the bread.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
reformedgoodgirl
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North Dakota
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A friend in our home town, Kansas City, recommended Ahmad's when I asked for suggestions of where to eat in Omaha. We called ahead of time to make sure we would get a table. We were surprised to find that the restaurant was a very small, but cozy,place with only about 10 tables. It was a miserable night to be... More 

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Thank James C
Omaha, Nebraska
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20 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Honestly I don't understand what is going on with the people that say that this place has good food. Service was just average. I ordered the lamb and it came with rice (ok nothing special there) a roasted, boiled or whatever tomato and a sliced banana!!!! really $ 70 dinner for tomatoes, rice and banana with a little piece of... More 

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Thank Marcia H
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

This place is great! It's nice and cozy and clean. Nice paintings on the walls. The menu offers great variety. My wife and I shared a delicious vegetarian dish over rice with a salad and banana slices. Along with that we had sides of a nice lemony hummus and baba ganoush with flat bread. We finished up with Turkish coffees.... More 

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Thank Chazunit
Newton
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62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Ahmad's is owned, not surprisingly, by Ahmad who has been in business for over 25 years. Each time we are in or close to Omaha we make a point of going there. Today we decided that we needed to go there just to eat (a 150-mile trip each way). We think that highly of the quality and preparation of the... More 

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Thank DrKRex
Leawood, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We recently ate at Ahmad's in the Old Market area of Omaha. We went with our family and had a delicious dinner. This is our 3rd or 4th visit to this restaurant we always try to make it there when we visit Omaha. The appetizers and entrees always have been delicious and the service excellent. I recommend this place to... More 

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Thank Cheryl S
North Dakota
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I asked for an authentic Persian dish. The waiter took time to explain the dishes and offer suggestions. They worked with me on portion size and spice level. Explained traditional way to eat the dish. The owner took time to come over to talk. The food was very good with the exception of the bread.

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Thank reformedgoodgirl
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

I visited Omaha foe a few days and I heard that Ahmad's is the place to go for Falafel. It is in an excellent location in Old Market. The service was excellent and the food was done perfectly. I was there for lunch and had Baba Ganouj and the falafel sandwich. Both were prepared and presented very well. I also... More 

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Thank Thomas E
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015 via mobile

I had the pork tenderloin kabobs. They were exquisite: tender, juicy, and perfectly seasoned. They were served with rice and grilled tomatoes, and Ahmad's suggestion was to eat meat with the tomatoes and rice in each bite. Delicious.

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Thank JPDuggan99
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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68 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Not impressed with the food. It was overloaded in lime and seasoning to the point you could taste nothing else. I ordered the Kabob Kubideh and my wife ordered the chicken kabob. They tasted very similar (because of the seasoning and citrus)... We had hummus as an appetizer, but they served it with tortillas that they threw on the grill... More 

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Thank Bongo1980
Norwalk, Connecticut
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The food we cooked after ordering resulting in a longer wait, but it was worth it. We enjoyed each of our different dishes.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1006 Howard St, Omaha, NE 68102-2848
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Omaha
  • Phone Number: 402 341 9616

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 25 - 25
  • Cuisine: African, Middle Eastern

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?