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“Amazing” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shabestan

Shabestan
Radisson Blu Hotel, Creek Deira | Baniyas Road, Deira, Dubai 476, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 222 7171
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Ranked #227 of 5,569 Restaurants in Dubai
Price range: $50 - $100
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
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Dining options: Late Night, Private Dining, Reservations
Description: An award-winning Iranian restaurant in Dubai, Shabestanremarkably highlights the best of Persian cuisine. You can savor fine Iranian hospitality as you relish refreshing appetizers, flavor-filled rice, substantial platters of delectable meats, and freshly baked bread. In inviting and plush settings, feast upon skewers of lamb and beef, and tasty main courses studded with medley of spices and herbs as you gaze upon gorgeous vistas of Dubai and listen to the pleasing sounds of live Iranian music. Finally, indulge in mouthwatering Persian sweets served alongside traditional tea impressively served inornamental tea glasses.
Sydney, Australia
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“Amazing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

This restaurant is a must for all people looking for an authentic arabic experience while in Dubai. The food is amazing with large portions and the service is first class.

Visited October 2012
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Durban
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“Shabestan , great Iranian Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

After a long meeting, what a splendid way to dine with great food from Shabestan. With a table for 8 overlooking the Creek, the food was delicious and aromatic especially the rice with berries !! In fact Visted the restaurant twice. great place

Visited October 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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“Great Food etc.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012 via mobile

We stayed in the Radisson Blu Deira Creek for 4 nights. This Persian restaurant is one of the many restaurants in this hotel. The view over Deira Creek is out of this world. Just had a beautiful meal there. The service was very attentive but not overbearing. All staff were eager to please. The music players were an added touch which made this night very special. Definitely recommend.

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“Unique experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Very authentic restaurant, great food, always good atmosphere. I liked Iranian bread baked fromt he oven, and learned how to make it.

Visited August 2012
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“Gourmet Persian food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Although I have had Iranian food in NY and Paris, this was the first time I had a real Gourmet experience and made me want to try more. The menu was already interesting, with several unusual items above the well known kebabs and rices. We avoided the kebabs and tried to be daring with stews. We ordered the Mizra Ghasemi as a starter, eggplants with tomato and egg, delicious. Then the Ghakyeh Mahi which we didn't really know what it was and were happily surprised + A lamb stew. And saffron ice cream to finish. All quite good and surprising different from the usual kebab and rice that you can get everywhere.

The location is not particularly brilliant. Inside the Radisson Blue hotel, average touristy environment. The restaurant was 1/2 full, mostly Dubai families and local business men at lunch (we went on a week day for lunch).

Good and friendly service as well.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
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    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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