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Middle Eastern, Persian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
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Dinner, Lunch
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Reviewed April 15, 2021

back for first visit after onset of COVID. Restaurant is clean, and tables allow for distancing. Staff totally helpful and friendly. Food remains delicious. Have the tea with cardamon, a Persian tradition. The fattoush is very satisfying with a nice dressing. They serve generous amounts...of pita. We had two variants on chicken with rice, mine with raisins and lentils, hers with sour cherry. Dishes came hot, actually steaming, a visual pleasure. The Persian ice cream, saffron, rose water, pistachios, is really a nice finish. A place for good conversation and a relaxed delicious meal.More

Date of visit: April 2021
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Reviewed February 2, 2020

this is a small restaurant a few steps off Watertown square. parking is on street or in the large public lot almost adjacent to the restaurant. very friendly staff, quiet and pleasant ambiance. not a place for a rushed meal. family friendly. they serve wine...and beer from a modest list. for us, this visit was an introduction to Persian food, a totally interesting experience. had fattoush salad, which is a mid-eastern staple that we love. had the eggplant appetizer, which went well with pita. I had stew, she had chicken, both served with mounds of rice. dessert was saffron-pistachio ice cream and tea with cardamom (no coffee). totally satisfying meal, delicious tastes. Restaurant is named after Rumi. it is halal.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 1, 2020

What a surprise little gem of a place this was! We were heading to Maharaja,but my Mom wanted something closer,we Google found Molana & oh boy, we weren't disappointed!!! Service was excellent, food was great & bathroom clean. Nick and Rose went the extra mile...to make my Mom 65th bday dinner extra special. Sang, gave her bakala & icecream on the house!When we are visiting from NY..plan on going again.highly recommend!!! Lamb & salmon kebabs were excellent @More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 13, 2019 via mobile

I visited Molana Resturant today and i was very disappointed because we ordered some food. They took ages to bring. They are so clever to bring first virgin Mojito with full of ice in little jug, (did i pay the money for the ice?) then...they took ages to bring starter Mahi Kilka, after 25 minutes later main cource came. They served other people before us even they came after us. salad was not looking good. How you call salad? They should learn how to make salad. No presentation. Only 1 good sauce.They are so clever to make Momtaz lunch offer just .90 pence difference than original manue. it was very bad customer service. They dont know how to give customer service I felt waiters are no happy to work here. No smile on their faces. Grimpy faces,Nothing to cost pass smile to customers. So paid service charge (for the moody and grimpy faces) parking ticket time was over because they took so long time to bring food. I didnt enjoy the food so i wasted my money and treval I will no go back to this resturant. Bit expensive if i compare to the portion and other restaurant too.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 20, 2019

Our first visit to a Persian restaurant. My wife & I came with a cousin & his wife who was born in Persia. She said it is very authentic and we loved it. The staff is very friendly and helpful. They have a varied selection...and it was hard to pick one, I settled on a lamb kabob and my wife picked on of the Daily Khoresht and we both thought they were excellent.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed June 28, 2019

Though out the years, I have always come to this place and experience great food and services for Family and Friends get together or business meetings ...

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 26, 2019

It is the best Persian restaurant I have ever gone in my life. I’ve just came from Europe and I compare Molana with the other restaurant I see this restaurant is wonderful with good staff and amazing price. If you want to enjoy the real...Persian food taste, I highly recommend Molana restaurant. Everything is awesomeMore

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 25, 2019

I am a Regular customer here. The waiters are friendly and passionate about giving a great quality service. I eat the salad Shirazi appetizer and I usually have a beef soltani. The food is always fresh and I always enjoy it.

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed June 16, 2019

Brought my friend to Molana's today. We both ate the hummus tahini with a spoon! the most delicious I have ever had anywhere...that alone would get a 5 star!!! Mina was our server. She was wonderful. Attentive, helpful, welcoming..the best! You can order anything there...and it would be great. We both are going back and next time bringing friends! I may just eat the hummus as the main dish...it's that amazing! Oh and the Persian ice cream sublime! Saffron rice with chicken...delicious. Just go and enjoy!More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

The food was the focus here. Small space, but big heart here. Server was extremely helpful and each plate was outstanding. From the salads, bread, Cornish hen, beef and lamb shank, all top notch! Hats off to the chef.

Date of visit: October 2018
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Yes, Molana Restaurant offers takeout services.

Molana Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 3.5
  • Atmosphere: 4