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Soltan Banoo

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4645 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92116-2630
(619) 298-2801
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 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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San Diego, California
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68 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A popular local spot, with exotic dishes, efficient service and interesting decor. The menu has an enticing range of options including vegetables, chicken and lamb -- served with aromatic rice and spicy dipping sauces. A terrific dining adventure. Immediate street parking can be challenging -- but free parking is available in this quiet neighborhood, so plan to stroll a block... More 

Thank D F
Richland, Washington
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277 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Intrigued by the menu, many items with pomegranate, we stopped in for dinner. We had the lamb kabobs which were delicious. Three large pieces of lamb on the bone, beautifully seasoned with jasmine Rice and grilled veggies. To top it off, we ordered the pomegranate ice cream. Delicious, tart, and not too sweet. The open air patio is a wonderful... More 

Thank cwvw79
Brawley, California
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016

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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309 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016 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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249 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 269 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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84 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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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76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Middle Eastern, Persian, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Families with children
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?