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“Okay but not great” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Daar Baand

Daar Baand
Ranked #1,953 of 3,561 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $21 - $42
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Persian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Waitstaff
Description: Daar Baand is an Iranian restaurant filled with quirky kitsch such as dolls in traditional clothing, Iranian paintings and, of course, water pipes. The menu includes traditional dishes such as kebabs, but also more unusual ones like spicy duck in pomegranate sauce.
Honolulu, Hawaii
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710 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
“Okay but not great”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2013

It's hard to find Persian, let alone great Persian food. We split a four kebab meal after an appetizer of khorma. The khorma was a mixture of sweet and savory and really didn't work. The kebabs were two koobideh, one chicken joojeh, and one lamb barg. My wife enjoyed the koobideh, which is just a ground lamb with some spices. My usual favorite, chicken joojeh, had little taste (although it did have yellow coloring from the saffron), and the barg, our favorite that evening, was excellent.

I've made joojeh at home that was much better than what was served -- making this a disappointment. Sorry Daar Baand, your one chance didn't meet expectations.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Hungarian first
  • Russian first
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stonewall
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Iranian food, a first”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

We had a dinner at this restaurant in Oct 2012. We enjoy trying different foods and while the food products are familiar, the preparations are different. The amount of food for an entree is quite a bit. We both like spicy food, not necessarily hot food and found the items we had to be spicy with spices we could not recognize. My wife had chicken meal and I had a lamb meal. Both were done nicely. We had a salad as well which is good for 2 people an it to had interesting flavors. the service was good, the house wine so so and cleanliness was very good. We both enjoyed our meals and would recommend this to friends as a place to go if you want to try a meal thats a little out of the norm for a Canadian. I would go again!!

Visited October 2012
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Not Lebanese, Persian”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2012

This is an Iranian restaurant. Food is averge. Iranian dishes are interesting and different, there just not fantastic here. Staff is nice and the open hearth cooking in the resturant was gret for my son to watch.

  • Visited June 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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