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Ahmad's Persian Cuisine

1006 Howard St, Omaha, NE 68102-2848
402 341 9616
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Ranked #130 of 1,113 restaurants in Omaha
Price range: $25 - $25
Cuisines: African, Middle Eastern
Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
  • Any
English first
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39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

It is not the best persian food I have tried - not even close. But it is good. My wife likes this place as well. Come with appropriate expectations and you will enjoy it.

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Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States
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91 reviews 91 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Dined with business associates at this Old Market location. Great outdoor seating and very nice service. The food was delicious, especially the humus and fallafel appetizers. For the main meal I tried the combination meat/chicken/shrimp dish and while the meats were a little dry, the tastes with rice and banana accompaniment more than made it a good meal. Great location,... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

My sister and I were walking around old Market area and stumbled into this place. Very small. Service was excellent and the food was delicious. I had their special which was a sample of their shrimp, pork and chicken. My sister had their vegetarian dish ( cant remenber the name dang it!) both were supurb! I would def go back!

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Ambler, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I am a fan of Persian food and enjoy it in a number of cities. While the hummus at Ahmad's was nice, the meats including the Koubideh were not. Dry, chewy and lacking in moisture and flavor. Service was good and the price okay but either a new chef or new recipe(s) is needed.

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San Diego, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

The food was quite good, finding a persian place in omaha is like finding a purple squirrel. Ahmad runs this place and runs it well. He can get overwhelmed sometimes because he gives people such personal attention so the food can be slow to come, so dont go here unless you have enough time. But you wont regret it, i... More

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Kansas City, Missouri
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52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed the casual colorful setting but left our lunch still hungry. While the food was well prepared the falafel was appetizer portion at a full lunch price.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I go here every time I am in omaha without fail, it is one of the best resturants I have ever been to. My favorite meal is alittle overpriced but even still, it is worth it. Ahmad is an excellent cook and his daughter Ahava makes it a perfect family owned resturant. Great location also.

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Papillion, Nebraska
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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013 via mobile

A favorite in the Old Market! Try the hummus for an appetizer and the juju koresh (spelling?). Love it!! If you're not as daring, have the kabobs and you will be very happy! Don't be surprised if Ahmad comes out and personally asks you how your meal is!

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Wichita
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75 reviews 75 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

For a unique change and culinary experience this was a very good choice. Went for lunch and had personal service from the owner. Look forward to returning.

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Omaha Area
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

This tiny restaurant has it down....great ambiance, great service, great food and and Ahmad is a great host.

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