Pomegranate Kitchen

Pomegranate Kitchen

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Hours
Tue
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wed
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thu
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Fri
11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
3.7 of 5 bubbles
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CUISINES
Middle Eastern
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
features
Is this restaurant wheelchair accessible?
CUISINES
Middle Eastern
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
FEATURES
Takeout, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Cash Only, Table Service
5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles20 reviews
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Ddan7777
Raleigh4073 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 solo
The very first thing you notice about this restaurant is that it is difficult to find even when your cellphone has brought you to the correct location on the street. There are a bunch of small restaurants, stores, and a health club sandwiched together; for whatever reason the Pomegranate Kitchen has not yet put up a prominent sign to make it easy for potential customers to locate the entrance (I gently suggested this idea to the owner). Once you are inside the fun begins. The owner is a friendly and talkative lady. She made suggestions about what to eat. They have a limited selection of beverages, but the food was excellent. I ordered the lentil rice along with fesenjoon (the pomegranate stew). I also ordered, at the suggestion of the owner, the hibiscus mojito tea (no alcohol). The prices are moderate. This is a quaint place,. The menu is a bulletin board with pictures of some of the dishes. There is no plush seating, I sat outside at a picnic table, which was OK.
Written April 12, 2024
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CrystalClearTravels
Hillsborough36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2018 none
It is a bit quirky. The owner cooks right in front of you, and she might tell you a story about her cousin or her grandchild or just talk about the new thing she decided to put on the menu. It's like you have a Persian cook in the family. It is take out only, but there are benches nearby to eat on.
Written September 15, 2018
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Dianne C
Greenville20 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 friends
Five of us went to Pomegranate Kitchen for lunch. We didn't know much about the place, but we all love Persian food. It was absolutely wonderful. Mally is a joyful person who shared all kinds of information about the food and was very patient with us. We had lots of requirements due to gluten-free and other dietary needs. All our needs were filled (and so were our bellies)! We got our take-out and enjoyed our lunch, each sharing the complex tastes and aromas of each dish. Pomegranate Kitchen is difficult to find, Straw Valley looks like empty buildings because of lack of use and the poor condition of the parking lots. However, the food is worth the hunt!
Written March 31, 2017
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PomegranateKitchen
Merci for the kind words. We hope to see you again soon.
Written April 3, 2017
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pmspiro
Durham73 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2017 family
We're big fans of Pom Kitchen. Mostly get her food at the Chapel Hill farmers market. Lovely lady. Lovely food. The Jewel Rice is to die for.
Written March 13, 2017
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PomegranateKitchen
Thanks so much. We have added the South Durham Farmers' Market and Fearrington Farmers' Market to our weekly tour for 2017! Looking forward to seeing you.
Written March 29, 2017
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Jennifer C
Winston Salem16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2016 family
We stopped here on our way to Raleigh to visit a few museums, and it was a pleasant surprise! The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. We're all vegetarians and we had plenty of options. It is a small place, but definitely worth a stop!
Written December 28, 2016
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PomegranateKitchen
Looking forward to your next trip to come see us again. Thanks for the review.
Written March 29, 2017
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Kirk K
Chapel Hill148 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2016 none
I love to stop by and get a Jewel Rice, or Lentil Rice to go. Especially after a workout. Small place, only takes cash or checks, but the food is great.
Written September 20, 2016
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PomegranateKitchen
Thanks so much for the review. Looking forward to seeing you again soon.
Written March 29, 2017
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TriangleFoodLover
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 family
Mally, the owner of Pom Kitchen, is one of the nicest people I've ever met. She is kind, caring and has a passion for her food that most other restaurants wish they could express. From the moment you walk in to this humble space, you are greeted by a happy, smiling face and "Bonjour Monsieur!". You may think Mally is French, but she is actually Persian. Her food oozes the delicate flavors of Iran and the complex aromas fill the air inside and outside of her restaurant. Her Pomegranate Stew (Fesenjoon/Fesenjan), fabulous rice dishes and other stews are some of the best I've had. She also has several different types of pastries, like my favorite the tomato pie. Somehow Mally transforms the boring tomato into a stunningly crisp and flavorful tomato pie, wrapped in her homemade puff pastry crust. She only cooks with healthy oils and all of the vegetables are freshly cut by hand. No processed foods here. My one complaint is not with Mally, her food or anything she can control... it is with the landlord of Straw Valley (the shopping center that Pom Kitchen is in). I'm not sure if they are intentionally trying to run everyone out of the spaces there, but whoever owns Straw Valley should be ashamed at their lack of maintenance, horrible signage (that is impossible to see), and overall appearance of the exterior of the building. I thought the shopping center was abandoned until I found Pomegranate Kitchen. Mally has done all she can to make her space her own, and although it isn't your typical sit-down restaurant (you can sit outside), you still feel invited when you step through her door. I hope whoever owns Straw Valley will invest some money into the center and transform the space into a freshened version of its current form, FIX the parking lot's huge ruts and ensure their tenants are happy with their space. I'm sure Mally could find another location, but all of her customers know where she is and it is convenient to I-40, 15/501, etc.
Written August 25, 2016
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PomegranateKitchen
Wow! What a review! Thank you for taking the time to write such nice things.
Written March 29, 2017
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Edan M
150 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2016 business
Persian food with a vegan farm to table edge, made by a gifted owner named mali. you will thank your good fortune for eternity if you live near by or be annoyed that your town (even nyc) can't provide such good vegan food. was a real pleasure having lunch at this humble but incredible location, looks can be deceiving but don't expect anything but perfect flavors from this gem. Wow wow and more wow, both me and wife agreed it was the best vegan meal we ever had.
Written March 4, 2016
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PomegranateKitchen
Merci! Thanks so much for the kind words!
Written March 29, 2017
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JM L
Montreal69 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2015 friends
What can I say except that you will not be disappointed in this outstanding food. It looks good, the flavors are fantastic and so tasty. You don't want to stop eating. Can't wait to taste the baklava which we have been told is the "Real" baklava.
Written October 14, 2015
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Meredith R
Durham292 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2014 solo
Pomegranate Kitchen is one of those places that I was hesitant about trying, but once I did, I was hooked! My favorite combo is her rice with the pomegranate stew... the flavor is so amazing, rich, and delicious! I've also tried her eggplant stew, but I prefer the pomegranate. I introduced some old coworkers to PK, and was so glad that other people were learning about this little place that has delicious Persian food! Also, the owner is so sweet and friendly and remembers her customers, so that adds a nice personal touch. The prices were a little high for me, but I usually get two meals out of one order, so that's ok. I highly recommend Pomegranate Kitchen to people who are curious about Persian cuisine... I promise you will enjoy it!
Written January 25, 2015
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Jocelyn C
Canberra1048 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Amazing Persian food. I had eggplant stew with rice, my partner the pomegranate & rice. Both were a taste sensation. Try the hibiscus mojito - nonalcoholic- a spicy & tart drink that was very refreshing on a warm day. Service was friendly & helpful. Highly recommend this restaurant.
Written October 7, 2014
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audrasena
Georgetown167 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2014 business
Mally's kitchen feels like home. She loves everything she makes and does, I was an instant fan. We enjoyed eggplant stew, quinoa salad and the hibicus mojito. We're going to visit her at the Farmer's Market this weekend.
Written September 3, 2014
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Fred G
45 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2013 family
I loved this place. Excellent food and friendly service. You can eat your food in the coffee shop next door since they have an agreement on that. As a vegan, I was excited to find this place and will be sure to go back frequently.
Written October 10, 2013
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stokesnet
108 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2013 friends
Authentic Persian food made on the spot. Wonderful proprietor. Friendly and fun. Large servings. I especially like the Pomegranate stew.
Written September 15, 2013
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Anita H
Durham206 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2013 friends
Mally is authentic and puts her heart and hard work into her food. She brings her middle-eastern heritage and flavors to the table using the best ingredients available locally and organically. Her small shop is located within a unique space which has been beautifully designed with modern and asian influences, where diners can meander around to find the spot were they want to relax. The building exterior seen from 15-501 with a dated sign listed as "Straw Valley" does not reflect the surprise serenity and goodies waiting within.
Written March 18, 2013
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