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Molana Restaurant

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5 Spring St, Watertown, MA 02472-3411
(617) 923 2554
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Worcester, Massachusetts
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39 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I stopped here to eat to avoid the evening commute back home. The aromas were wonderful. The flavors magnificent, and they provided historical menus educating patrons on a piece of Persian history. Their baklava was also buttery, but still had good flavor. Unfortunately, we didn't have 20 minutes to wait for the bill, but we did. We... More 

Thank Isaac T
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2016

Have dined here several times. Not the best but good enough to return. Was impressed with the Baghlia Pollo. (Lamb shank that is boiled with onion etc.) My wife is Persian and her cooking impresses our guests.

Thank Aceinspector
Gilmanton, New Hampshire
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

My first time to have Persian food. Great experience and the service was very nice. The waitress helped to make a selection. Great location and delicious.

Thank wirthome
Glens Falls, New York
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

I have been to Persian restaurants all over the world, some excellent and some quite horrible. Molana was a family resturant with a diverse menu and very nice and polite staff. The price was quite reasonable and the quality of food was very good. I would visit again, and hopefully soon.

1 Thank 47798MayT
Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2016

Never use the groupon for this restaurant. The food is good but the groupon offer is not worth. Restaurant charged me almost 25% plus service fees as tips by force. In the end I ended up paying more then I would have if I had not used the groupon.

1 Thank nahsaj
Montreal, Canada
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2016 via mobile

My second visit was a late night one, and had to be take out. But let me tell you the food is delicious. Our favorite is Kabob-E-Kubideh, marinated ground beef grilled skewers of meat. Served with basmati rice and grilled tomatoes. The meat is succulent and flavorful. Persian food is gaining in popularity, just remember where you first tried it.

Thank JordanBelfort2013
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32 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 25, 2015

Went here in December with some friends because other nearby restaurants were closed. It was really great! The staff was friendly, food was authentic and very tasty. I had the lamb and my friends both had the beef and we shared the eggplant starter. Nice wine list as well, Tried the desserts, but they were a bit too sweet for... More 

Thank saffie11
Natick, Massachusetts, United States
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165 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

I have been here several times now and the quality of the food always amazes me. Be sure to try the hummus and the yogurt, two Persian staples. The rice and beef dishes are beautifully presented, tasty, and filling. The eggplant appetizer is also a winner. This is a great place to go for a relaxing and fairly quiet (no... More 

1 Thank JWC_54
Scituate, Massachusetts, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2015

We were looking for a dining adventure before the theatre & were very pleased with our choice. Other reviews addressed the authenticity of the food positively, but I don't have the experience to compare - it was just delicious. Our waiter was especially helpful, and not in a patronizing way at all to us novices. He was also on top... More 

Thank Patsy O
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2015

Great restaurant the real deal. I had the pleasure of visiting Iran in August and enjoyed all the Persian food and Molana is authentic Persian food. You will not be disappointed!

Thank persianrice123

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Middle Eastern, Persian, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5 Spring St, Watertown, MA 02472-3411
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Watertown
  • Phone Number: (617) 923 2554

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?