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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
Good for:
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 32
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 6
    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:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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66 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 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
Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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
Contributor
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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 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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Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
Top Contributor
126 reviews 126 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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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: Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?