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2142 Center St, Berkeley, CA 94704-1304
+1 510-848-8877
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  • Excellent20%
  • Very good47%
  • Average10%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible10%
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“lunch” (6 reviews)
“koobideh” (3 reviews)
“lamb shank” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Middle Eastern, Persian
$$ - $$$
2142 Center St, Berkeley, CA 94704-1304
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Reviewed February 27, 2017

We came here for a Sunday evening dinner. The food was delicious. We enjoyed the salads; the kebabs were really good and the koobideh (meat dish in pomegranate sauce) was superb. The space is ample and quiet enough for a decent conversation. There is a...More

Thank YayoNorCal
Reviewed December 16, 2016

We were walking by and decided to have lunch. The fish (salmon) kabob was delicious and plentiful. I asked to have it with salad instead of rice, and the salad was also good. We ordered hummus to start, and it was a wonderful flavor. The...More

Thank Pamwiltravel
Reviewed October 10, 2016

Terrible! Is that how Turkish coffee is made please for God's sake! I'm calling for you all Turks out there! Turkish entrepeneurs! Show these people what Tuskish coffee is supposed to taste. Food in general needs serious modifications!

Thank Burcu O
Reviewed October 8, 2016 via mobile

We were in Berkely about 3 yrs ago and I remember the food was decent .We decided to visit this place during our trip to Berkeley again.How ever this time was a huge mistake . WORST food, dirty bathroom and poor service. Stay away from...More

Thank hm1962
Reviewed September 14, 2016 via mobile

I went for hopes of decent authentic Persian food. The beef and chicken combo dinner came with bread, onions, and tomato and rice but the rice portion was American portion (not enough by Persian standards) and the chicken was too chewy. I asked for some...More

Thank Sally M
Reviewed August 28, 2016 via mobile

My group had a wonderful experience dining at Alborz. The food was excellent - homemade and flavorful with unique spices. The owner was gracious and welcoming. And the baklava is not to be missed! I'd return in a heartbeat!

Thank Marthapel
Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

This is my family's go-to spot for Persian food. This are mostly consistent in their quality of foods. Their kabobs are really good. My brother and I always get the Alborz Plate. It has one skewer of Koobideh, one skewer of Joojeh and one skewer...More

Thank GZCS
Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Alborz is located near UC Berkeley. We were there during summer, so it wasn't too busy. Complimentary tortilla-like bread arrived quickly with raw onions and butter. The onions were very strong. Three of us had the kashk qasemi(roasted eggplant, mint, whey and fried onion) appetizer,...More

1  Thank Mitsuo F
Reviewed February 17, 2016

We had a lunch there.Staffs were slow and they were not trained enough to know about persian food. Iranian lady who looked to be owner was polite but not intimate . As an American ,food was delicious but not for Iranian taste , it could...More

Thank kokab u
Reviewed February 17, 2016

My friend Reza invited me to join him for lunch at Alborz, and I'm glad he chose it. Nice atmosphere, in the heart of Berkeley, and tasty Persian dishes. Judging by the number of Farsi-speaking groups at the tables, it is popular with Persian-Americans--always a...More

Thank OaklandScorpio
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2142 Center St, Berkeley, CA 94704-1304
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-848-8877
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