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Soltan Banoo

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4645 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116-2630
(619) 298-2801
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Brawley, California
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I have had the pleasure of eating at Soltan Banoo for years whether it was for lunch or dinner. We actually started going there when it was Café Caspian across the street. It is one of our “have to” eating places when we are visiting San Diego. We have always loved the University Heights area, but parking... More 

Thank Julie G
San Diego, California
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284 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We like trying new restaurants and some friends joined us and their from Iran, so we gave this place a try. Note: Arrive early for this neighborhood is very busy and parking minimal. On arrival we found a nice little store front restaurant with nice Persian decor. We ordered the kabob combo plate with the spicy rice and pomegranate soup.... More 

Thank Perry H
San Diego
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236 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 266 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

I was really encouraged by all the good reviews on this place, but I came away disappointed and am in no hurry to go back. I'd probably give this place 2.5 stars if 1/2 ratings were allowed. Maybe I'm just not a Persian food fan. They take reservations via Open Table - which is a plus. Love the University Heights... More 

Thank SDSpartan
La Jolla, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

I have lived in San Diego for 6 years and visited this place on friends recommendation. The atmosphere was warm and the wait staff were attentive and friendly. Not to mention that food was home made and tasted great. I definitely will go back to try their different dishes. If you are new for the kind of food they have,... More 

Thank Massoud M
San Diego, CA
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72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Stumbled on to this charming little place in the midst of the University Heights business district. Welcomed by a friendly waiter and a extremely charming woman who may have been the owner. The decor is exotic and welcoming. Prices are reasonable for the portion size. The flavors of our dishes were unique and savory. We loved the Albaloo Polo. Who... More 

Thank Savuti
Hamburg, Germany
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70 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

We were a party of 5. After we gave him the cards, we received three divided bills which already included his choice of tip!! This was too much!! And we were not a large group!! Maybe we wanted to pay more tip or less, but we were forced and that is not nice. We told him and he said he... More 

Thank Sara808080
San Diego, California
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We tried Soltan Banoo because of its partnership with the Diversionary Theater. It's in a cute, little building with a lot of pleasant ambiance. There are lots of windows and this section of Park Blvd is always alive. So if you are into people watching, this is a perfect place. Our waitress was the daughter of the owners of the... More 

Thank dlwintermia
Vista, United States
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75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

They would see me here much more frequently if it wasn't for it being over 40 miles from my house. Excellent menu, reasonable prices and good service!

Thank G B Nino C
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2016 via mobile

A good family owned spot with healthy Persian dishes. I go often for lunch. The wraps and salads are tasty. The rice and curry dishes are also a good option. Flavorful with just the right amount of spice. Don't miss enjoying the pomegranate soup! The room is charming and the large patio that is fully covered gives you the I'm... More 

Thank Ken H
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

We went because we read all the great reviews. What a disappointment! The Koubideh Kabob dinner was tasteless and dried out. The lamb kabob that was supposed to be cooked medium rare came out well done, so was also dried out and bland. They took that back and we ordered the lamb shank in curry sauce that specifically mentioned that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Middle Eastern, Persian, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4645 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116-2630
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: (619) 298-2801

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