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Cafe Caspian


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Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner


Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Persian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
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Kashk-e Bademjan(eggplant Dip)
a puree of toasted eggplant with sauteed onions, garlic, mint, and kashk (persian cream).
Hummus(chick-pea And Sesame Seed Puree)
a puree of garbanzo beans, garlic, sesame butter, olive oil and lemon juice.
Taboule (parsley And Bulgur Salad)
a zesty combination of cracked wheat, parsley, tomatoes, scallions, mixed with olive oil, lemon juice, and fresh mint.
Mast-o Khiyar (yogurt And Cucumber)
a delicious dip of chopped cucumbers mixed with homemade yogurt and mint.
Mast-o Mooseer (yogurt And Shallots)
a tasty dip of chopped shallots with mint mixed with our homemade yogurt.
Borani Esfenaj (spinach Dip)
sauteed spinach, onions, garlic, and mint mixed with our delicious homemade yogurt.
Dolmeh (stuffed Grape Leaves)
tender grape leaves stuffed with rice, onions, leeks, parsley, mint, and raisins.
crispy rice topped with your choice of a veggie ghormeh sabzi or gheymeh.
Sabzi Khordan
a platter of fresh herbs served with tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, radishes, feta cheese, walnuts, and fresh hot taftoon bread.
Shirazi Salad
diced cucumbers, tomatoes, onions and cilantro, mixed with vinegar and olive oil dressing.
All Entrees Are Served With Fresh Herbs, Feta Cheese, And Hot Taftoon Bread.
Koobideh (ground Meat) Beef, Chicken, Combo
two juicy strips of seasoned ground meat rolled around a skewer and charbroiled, served with white basmati rice and grilled tomatoes.
Chenjeh (chunks) Beef, Chicken, Combo
succulent chunks of filet, chicken breast, or lamb marinated, skewered and charbroiled, served with white basmati rice and grilled tomatoes.
Barg (thin Slices)beef, Chicken, Combo
sliced filet or chicken breast marinated, skewered and flame broiled, served with white basmati rice and grilled tomatoes.
Soltani (for The King)beef, Chicken, Combo
a combination of barg and koobideh, served with white basmati rice and grilled tomatoes.
Joojeh Kabob (cornish Hen)
cornish hen marinated in olive oil, saffron and lemon juice, served with white basmati rice and grilled tomatoes.
Mahicheh (lamb Shank)
spring baby lamb shank, sabzi polow, and lamb broth form a wonderful dish.
Seafood Kabob Salmon Shrimp Combo
your choice of filet of salmon or shrimp, marinated in olive oil, lemon juice, saffron and various seasoning, skewered, and charbroiled, served with sabzi polow, and grilled vegetables.
Red Snapper
a filet of red snapper sauteed, served over house sauce, served with sabzi polow, and grilled vegetables.
These Sumptuous Rice Toppings May Be Served With Your Choice Of An Entrees For An Extra Charge Of $3.50. Grilled Tomatoes Not Included.
Albalu Polow (cherry Rice)
white basmati rice topped with flavorful sweet and sour cherries, almonds, and pistachios.
Zereshk Polow (barberry Rice)
a tantalizing combination of sour barberries, fried onions, saffron, and white basmati rice.
Addas Polow (lentil Rice)
a mixture of lentils, sauteed onions, raisins, dates, mixed with white basmati rice.
Shirin Polow (sweet Saffron Rice)
a stunning dish of saffron rice sweetened with a mixture of grated carrots, orange peel, almonds, and pistachios.
All Stews Are Served With Fresh Herbs, Feta Cheese, And Hot Taftoon Bread.
Ghormeh Sabzi (fresh Herb Stew)
fresh green herbs sauteed and stewed with kidney beans, dried limes, and tender chunks of beef served with white basmati rice.
Khoresh-e Bademjan (eggplant Stew)
stew of whole eggplant, sauteed with chunks of beef, or chicken, and onions, in a saffron tomato sauce served with white basmati rice.
stew of beef, yellow split peas in a tomato sauce, topped with shoestring potatoes and fried onions served with white basmati rice.
Fesenjan (pomegranate Sauce And Walnuts Stew)
a sweet and sour puree of walnuts and pomegranate sauce served over baked tender chicken breast and white basmati rice.
Efenaj-o Alu (spinach And Prune Stew)
steamed spinach and prunes stewed in a zesty orange sauce with your choice of beef or chicken, served with white basmati rice.
Loobya (green Beans Stew)
green beans, and tomato sauce delicately flavored with cinnamon, garlic, onions, and saffron, mixed with tender pieces of sauteed filet mignon served with white basmati rice
Vegetarian Stew
your choice of the above stew except loobya without meat, served with white basmati rice.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From time to time I visit the cafe. It is a Persian cuisine cafe. Pros: 1. Good location. 2. Nice ambiance. 3. Perfect food. 4. Affordable prices. 5. Polite and responsive staff. 6. Pleasant background music. 7. Large space. 8. Accept cash and plastic cards....More

Date of visit: September 2019
1  Thank 581sergeyk
Reviewed July 4, 2019

I enjoyed the service, atmosphere and character of this restaurant. I was not totally satisfied with the seasoning in a few items... One of my favorites being Sharazi, it did not have the zing I normally get from the taste of the salad, there was...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Lennard B
Reviewed April 24, 2019 via mobile

We were craving some Middle Eastern food and good ol Trip Advisor showed this place nearby. Good call! We were there on Easter Sunday afternoon and it was about 3/4 full by we still were seated promptly. Many families of ME/Persian origin there which is...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank themarstonbot
Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

Very bland food . Limited beer choices. Can be very loud. Limited vegetarian dishes . Make r serrations before going

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed February 9, 2019

Don't really understand why I failed to visit Cafe Caspian in the last few years while going to so many mediocre places... This is a perfect spot to enjoy the natural flavors of fresh herbs, vegetables, chicken, beef and lamb with subtle spices. No overwhelming...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank hansw811
Reviewed January 31, 2019 via mobile

Ate here with a Persian business acquaintance and he did the ordering. We sampled about everything and is was excellent. Persian food is not meant to be hot, so some of the comments I read are a little off base. Eat Indian food if you...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank smada2000
Reviewed January 19, 2019

As I said the food here is totally bland and I was unable to get red pepper or any hot sauce. Finally the server bought a small bowl of "hot sauce" which was more sweet and sour sauce. On top of it, they charged $2.00...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Stumbled upon this restaurant and I am glad I did. The ambiance reminded me of being in Iran. The food was fresh and tasty. The wait staff was excellent in explaining the menu.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank davidsH5913GS
Reviewed October 26, 2018 via mobile

This is a very nice and elegant Persian restaurant in Houston , very good meal , the meat is very fresh and cooked in a nice way , the whole atmosphere of the place is wonderful

Date of visit: October 2018
4  Thank HishamA475
Reviewed September 19, 2018 via mobile

This place is so good I don’t know where to begin. The saffron ice cream with pistachios is to die for. It tastes like crunchy flowers. It’s not on the menu. Just ask for it. Saffron ice cream. It’s elegantly decorated and no children running...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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