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Ahmad's Persian Cuisine

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1006 Howard St, Omaha, NE 68102-2848
402 341 9616
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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270 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's really quite small but surprisingly hardly ever full. I don't know if Omahaians/Omahaites? haven't discovered this delicious hole-in-the-wall or what. Our party of 3 shared pita bread with baba ghanouj, falafel and the potato tomato entree. They have a full bar but we just had some nice white wine with our dinner.

Thank Elizabeth M
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Amazing food and absolutely delightful owner. He made us a special dish that was not on the menu. No better place to Omaha.

1 Thank Amul12356
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Perfect destination for a group of old friends to gather and feast on Ahmad's Persian cuisine. We had 14 in our party. By the end of the dinner we were serving ourselves while Ahmad created the most delicious servings of chicken lamb and steak. You must try everything on the menu. Ahmad is very accommodating.

1 Thank Byron M
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

A friend in our home town, Kansas City, recommended Ahmad's when I asked for suggestions of where to eat in Omaha. We called ahead of time to make sure we would get a table. We were surprised to find that the restaurant was a very small, but cozy,place with only about 10 tables. It was a miserable night to be... More 

1 Thank James C
Omaha, Nebraska
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Honestly I don't understand what is going on with the people that say that this place has good food. Service was just average. I ordered the lamb and it came with rice (ok nothing special there) a roasted, boiled or whatever tomato and a sliced banana!!!! really $ 70 dinner for tomatoes, rice and banana with a little piece of... More 

1 Thank Marcia H
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

This place is great! It's nice and cozy and clean. Nice paintings on the walls. The menu offers great variety. My wife and I shared a delicious vegetarian dish over rice with a salad and banana slices. Along with that we had sides of a nice lemony hummus and baba ganoush with flat bread. We finished up with Turkish coffees.... More 

Thank Chazunit
Arlington, Virginia
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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015

Ahmad's is owned, not surprisingly, by Ahmad who has been in business for over 25 years. Each time we are in or close to Omaha we make a point of going there. Today we decided that we needed to go there just to eat (a 150-mile trip each way). We think that highly of the quality and preparation of the... More 

1 Thank Rex S
Leawood, Kansas
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170 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We recently ate at Ahmad's in the Old Market area of Omaha. We went with our family and had a delicious dinner. This is our 3rd or 4th visit to this restaurant we always try to make it there when we visit Omaha. The appetizers and entrees always have been delicious and the service excellent. I recommend this place to... More 

Thank Cheryl S
North Dakota
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I asked for an authentic Persian dish. The waiter took time to explain the dishes and offer suggestions. They worked with me on portion size and spice level. Explained traditional way to eat the dish. The owner took time to come over to talk. The food was very good with the exception of the bread.

Thank reformedgoodgirl
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015 via mobile

I visited Omaha foe a few days and I heard that Ahmad's is the place to go for Falafel. It is in an excellent location in Old Market. The service was excellent and the food was done perfectly. I was there for lunch and had Baba Ganouj and the falafel sandwich. Both were prepared and presented very well. I also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$25 - $25
Middle Eastern, Persian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1006 Howard St, Omaha, NE 68102-2848
  • Location: United States  >  Nebraska (NE)  >  Omaha
  • Phone Number: 402 341 9616

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