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Soltan Banoo - CLOSED

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Certificate of Excellence2017 Winner


Middle Eastern, Persian, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Dinner, Lunch
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Healthy Half Plate - ½ of the Daily Special with ½ green salad
Zereshk Polo
A heavenly mixture of basmati rice, barberries, dried cranberries, tossed with orange peels, almonds and sweet carrots
Albaloo Poo
Basmati rice cooked with sour cherries and cinnamon, topped with pistachio, cranberries and saffron
Loubiah Polo
Basmati rice cooked with chopped green string beans, tomatoes, spicy curry and Persian spices
Baghali Polo
Lamb shank cooked in gravy, served with dilled rice & fava beans
Delicious stew of carrots, potatoes, mushrooms, green beans cooked in yellow curry and tomatoes, served with basmati rice
Two bread pockets filled with spinach, potatoes, green peas, curry and spices, Served with mast o' khiar and a small salad
Basil Goat Cheese Pita Burger
Grilled veggie patty, pesto, spring mix, tomato, avocado and goat cheese. Served with chips with your choice of soup or green salad
Spicy Chicken Kebob Salad
Chicken breast grilled with our special sauce served on top of large green salad and our balsamic dressing
Recommendation Plate
Any of our specialty rices, served with 3 pieces of grilled chicken or tofu and green salad
Served with Chips
Vegan Wrap
Babaganoush, rice, mixed greens, tomatoes and avocado served with tabouli or chips
Hummus Wrap
Hummus, sun-dried tomatoes, mixed greens, avocado, tomatoes and olives, with balsamic oil and vinegar, served with chips
Mixed Veggie Wrap
Tofu, hummus, mixed greens, tomatoes, tabouli, and avocado topped with our popular soy ginger dressing, served with chips
Salmon Wrap
Chilled hot-smoked Wild Alaskan salmon wrapped in a tortilla with hummus, tabouli, feta, mixed greens, tomatoes and soy ginger dressing, served with chips
Middle Eastern Chicken Wrap
Chicken, hummus, tabouli, feta, olives, lettuce and tomato, wrapped in a tortilla and Served with chips
Chicken Wrap
Chicken, mayo, lettuce, tomato, avocado and provolone cheese, wrapped in tortilla, served with chips
Olivieh Wrap
Our delicious salad of chicken, potatoes, free range eggs, green peas and pickles mixed with mayo and lemon juice wrapped in a whole wheat tortilla with lettuce and tomato, served with chips
$11; Our middle eastern platter was so popular, we made these plates
Middle Eastern Platter
Hummus, tabouli, salad with feta, pita & 4 dolmas
Breakfast Plate
Hummus, tabouli, salad with feta, pita and 2 poached eggs
Sambosa Breakfast Plate
Hummus, pita, sambosas topped with poached eggs drizzled with our spicy sauce
Chicken Plate
Hummus, tabouli, salad with feta, pita and 2 chicken kabob pieces
Sambosa Plate
Hummus, tabouli, small salad with feta, pita and one sambosa
Mini Koubideh Plate
Hummus, tabouli, small salad with feta, pita and mini koubideh skewer
Spicy Mock Duck Plate
Hummus, tabouli, small salad with feta, pita and skewer of spicy mock duck
Quinoa Plate
Hummus, tabouli, small salad with feta, pita and quinoa cooked with carrots and peas & corn
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Reviewed September 6, 2018 via mobile

On this section of Park Blvd you have an array of interesting restaurants to try. Try this one first. It’s a charming space with a wonderful atmosphere, including the Persian music. The food is delicious and has that unanticipated detail that makes a meal fun...More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

Saw this place on Tripadvisor and decided to try it. First time I tried with grand children they had just closed after lunch. Next time decided to try before going for my walk at the zoo. There were 3 other tables two couples and another...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed May 8, 2018

A little, quaint, cozy house turned restaurant on Park Blvd with romantic, cozy atmosphere. Very Persian, middle-eastern decor. Menu was vast, and food was plentiful and good. Took home half. Very eclectic and fun place.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed April 10, 2018

If you enjoy Persian food and informal but comfortable dining settings you've got to check out Soltan Banoo. The only problem with this restaurant is that parking in University Heights is a challenge and weekend evenings can be quite crowded. We loved coming here for...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank 521MichaelS
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Friendly staff invite you to your table and are happy to assist with your menu selections especially for first-time guests. Soltan Banoo has an amazing selection of Persian and Middle Eastern food; there are vegan and gluten-free options. For those who like pomegranate I recommend...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Eric N
Reviewed December 27, 2017 via mobile

This was a big disappointment. None of the food we ordered was to our satisfaction. The albaloo polo had no taste, the kubideh was dry and also tasteless. We found out after inquiring that none of the people working there were Persian. It baffles the...More

Date of visit: December 2017
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Reviewed December 21, 2017 via mobile

If you like exploring new places and cuisines, try Soltan Banoo. The cozy setting is colorful and comfy, with nice interior design touches. The food was tasty and unique. I had a pomegranate based soup with lentils and spinach that was excellent. The proprietor is...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank JSilvaredmond
Reviewed October 4, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant serves mostly Persian food, whereas the décor is mostly Indian. Everyday a different special is proposed. A lot of the dishes are easy to share, especially the appetizers, of which some are Mediterranean cuisine. The food is average, service friendly, decor quaint. It...More

Date of visit: October 2017
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Reviewed June 14, 2017 via mobile

Located in the quaint and historic neighborhood of Universoty Heights in Dan Diego CA, Soltan Banoo has been a delightful establishment since 2003. It is a family run business featuring Persian style dishes filled with flavor and color. I have been dining here since it...More

Date of visit: June 2017
Thank JanTjeerd
Reviewed May 3, 2017

Small, cozy family run restaurant. Persian food with a San Diego twist. Vegetarian dishes available for most entrees. Range of selections from fish to comfort food and small bites. I've been eating lunch and dinner here for more than a decade and have never been...More

Date of visit: March 2017
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