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Eggplant (kashk-o-bademjan)
a medley of eggplant, sauteed fresh garlic and onion with a topping of homemade yogurt
Persian Baba Ghanoush (eggplant Borani)
sauteed eggplant, onion, garlic and yogurt, blended into a paste. topped with fried mint
Spinach Borani
a medley of sauteed spinach, onion, garlic and cilantro. topped with yogurt mixed with crushed mint
Dolmeh (stuffed Grape Leaves)
cooked grape leaves, stuffed with ground beef, rice, split peas, green onions, basil, parsley and other herbs
Cucumber Dip (maust-o Khiyar)
special homemade yogurt mixed with chopped cucumber and mint
Shallot Dip (maust-o Mosier)
special homemade yogurt and shallots
Hummus Classic
pureed garbanzo and sesame dip, olive oil and fresh lemon juice
Salad Olivieh
diced chicken breast, boiled eggs, potatoes, pickles and peas mixed with a combination of olive oil and light mayonnaise
Grilled Mushrooms
skewer of charbroiled mushrooms with special seasoning
Chicken Wings
Vegetarian Soup (ash Reshteh )
a traditional soup made of fresh vegetables (spinach, parsley, cilantro, and green onions), seasoning, persian noodles and pinto beans, flavored with kashk (whey) and topped with fried mint.
Lentil Soup
delicious mixture of lentils & barley, onions, carrots, and special house seasoning
Shirazi Salad
a mixture of fresh chopped cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, and house dressing (olive oil, fresh lime juice, mint)
Sadaf Salad
fresh mixed greens, lettuce, cucumber, feta cheese, and special house dressing (extra virgin olive oil)
Tabouli Salad
a mixture of fresh parsley, grain salad mix of bulgar wheat, fresh tomatoes, onions, fresh lemon salt and extra virgin olive oil
Mediterranean Salad (fattoush)
a mediterranean blend of toasted pita bread, tomatoes, italian parsley, radishes, onions, cucumber and sea shad with herbs served with our homemade lemons and olive oil dressing
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Caesar Salad
all charbroiled kabobs are served with plain white basmati rice, topped with saffron and a grilled tomato on side
All Chicken Marinated In Special Sauce, Saffron, Onion, Lemon
Cornish Hen Kabob
delicious marinated chunks of cornish game hen, charbroiled on open fire oven
Boneless Chicken Kabob
house specialty. juicy chunks of charbroiled boneless chicken tenderloin marinated in special sauce
Chicken Shish Kabob
marinated juicy chunks of charbroiled chicken tenderloin served with grilled vegetables (tomatoes, onions, bell pepper)
Chicken Barg
strip of juicy charbroiled marinated chicken tenderloin
Chicken Soltani
combination of chicken and beef. a thick strip of juicy charbroiled chicken tenderloin and a strip of charbroiled ground filet
Albalu Polo
marinated juice chunks of charbroiled chicken tenderloin, served with rice and black cherry
Adas Polo
marinated juicy chunks of charbroiled chicken tenderloin and rice mixed with current raising, lentils, dates and saffron
Zereshk Polo
marinated juicy chunks of charbroiled chicken tenderloin served with rice barberry with sweet and sour flavor
Salmon Kabob
charbroiled and garnished with caramelized garlic, lemon juice saffron and spices, served with grilled vegetables (tomatoes, bell pepper, onions)
Jumbo Shrimp Kabob
jumbo shrimp marinated in our special saffron sauce and grilled on a skewer; served with charbroiled mushrooms and white rice
Koobideh Kabob
two juicy strips of charbroiled seasoned ground beef
Barg Kabob
a signature thin cut of filet mignon marinated in special sauce and charbroiled
a combination of our signature thin cut barg kabob and juicy strip of koobideh
Shish Kabob (filet Mignon)
marinated chucks of filet mignon, skewered and charbroiled to perfection; served with grilled vegetables (tomatoes, onions and bell pepper)
Boneless Lamb Kabob
house specialty. boneless lamb tenderloin marinated, charbroiled to your taste and served with grilled vegetables (tomatoes, bell pepper, onions)
Lamb Shank (baghali Polo)
a whole baby spring lamb shank, simmered in tomato sauce, onion and spices; served with dill weed rice and lima beans
Lamb Chops (shish Lik)
flavorful lamb chops, with our unique blend of spices
Sadaf Platter
your choice of any two charbroil kebabs including beef, lamb, chicken or fish served with grilled vegetables
Chicken And Shimp
combination of your choice of house specialty chicken kebabs and
Combination Seafood Grilled
combination of jump shrimp, salmon and grill vegetable (tomato, onion, bell pepper)
Offering the finest Royal Persian cuisine.
$20 - $30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Persian
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
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All reviews stew kabobs rice hummus beef dolmeh barberry baklava flat bread gaslamp district persian restaurant zereshk polo melt in your mouth delicious recommend this restaurant excellent food and service nice restaurant huge portions
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Reviewed December 12, 2018

This is a Persian restaurant located in the Gaslamp district. They have a night dance/music night on some days. So the tables were not set when we walked in (for lunch). However, the single staff was very courteous and seated us right away. Food is...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank ShreekantP
Reviewed December 2, 2018

This is a Persian restaurant in the Gaslamp Quarter. We took a chance when walking outside. The food is good but not really great. The place was quiet and there was a single waiter. Food is qood value.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank md1mm
Reviewed November 7, 2018

Nice outdoor patio in the Gaslamp Quarter. The food is really good! Do expect a lot of onion. The service was a bit slow but they were busy. The one thing that did not make his a five star experience was the price. Thought it...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank potatofish
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

I visited early on a Saturday evening and was seated immediately. Service was friendly and relaxed. I ordered Ghormeh Sabzi, a stew with herbs, kidney beans and optionally beef. It was good, but the flavors lacked vibrancy and seasoning. My rice was ok, but not...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Brian A
Reviewed October 25, 2018 via mobile

Friendly Service. Authentic Delicious Persian Cuisine. Ambient Outdoor & Indoor Seating. Food Comes Quickly. Excellent Desserts $ Tea.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Jakrami
Reviewed September 5, 2018

The resturant is located in a great part of town. Was able to park my car on the street. The service was good and the food was tasty.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank FazelT5
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

I had the Nan bread and lentil soup. It was excellent. I would highly recommend the place to eat. The waitress was helpful and was a nice place to eat. I would come here again.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank 447marathon
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

First time experiencing Persian cuisine. Everything was served hot and timely fashion. Flavors very nice. Service pleasant and prompt. I would recommend.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Dean M
Reviewed June 21, 2018 via mobile

The food was beautifully seasoned and well presented. The facility was beautiful and well cared for. The waiter was so helpful and gracious.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Stephen H
Reviewed June 7, 2018

Had a fabulous dinner ~ appetizer of Persian Baba Ghanoush was PHENOMENAL! My husband’s main was Lamb Shank simmered in tomato sauce, onions and spices served with dill weed rice and lima beans. My entree was Eggplant Stew, a savory stew of Italian eggplant, yellow...More

Date of visit: June 2018
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January 1, 2017|
Response from Jason A | Reviewed this property |
I believe there is a lunch menu. I usually ate lunch there and it was a very lengthy menu with lots of delicious items to choose from.
Vera H
June 27, 2016|
Response from Vera H |
My clients are looking for a middle eastern restaurant with halal meat, preferably downtown area. What is the address of the Sadaf restaurant, please.
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