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Ahmad's Persian Cuisine

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

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Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Persian Food at Ahmad's!! Yum!!

Casual, relaxed, and charming. I love this place. Ahmad cooks and gives you his personal attention. If you want something wonderful, stop in and try it out. I will be back!!

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 18, 2014
June P
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Sioux City, Iowa, United States
Good for:
  • Entertaining clients
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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67 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Singapore
Top Contributor
208 reviews 208 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Have visited this place for a number of years with friends. Food is good and consistent though a tad overpriced I feel. Good for vegetarians as well. Cosy

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Visited there with a party of 4 last week. The prices were steep, but I thought the food might be good. Oh no. So little food, and what we got was poor quality for the most part. The service was also quite bad, despite out being the only ones there. Having come from the Middle East recently only made it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Cozy warm and inviting. Food was great. Loved the hummus and chicken was melt in your mouth superb with great seasonings. I will return with colleagues during next biz trip!

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Council Bluffs, Iowa
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162 reviews 162 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

We went to Ahmad's at a friends request and had an amazing time. The food was delicious. Not spicy for people with mild preferences. It is a small little restaurant in the heart of the Old Marker in Omaha. Local, Family Owned and Operated! My favorite type. This isn't anything fancy like most places in the old market. It is... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Authentic middle eastern entrees, prices well. Very small, family-run restaurant in Omaha's Old Market. Accommodates gluten,onion, garlic-free diets very well.

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Sioux City, Iowa, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Casual, relaxed, and charming. I love this place. Ahmad cooks and gives you his personal attention. If you want something wonderful, stop in and try it out. I will be back!!

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Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 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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142 reviews 142 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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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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: Entertaining clients, Special occasions, Doing business
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?