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“Nice restaurant”

Restaurant Shahrzad
Ranked #3 of 99 Restaurants in Esfahan
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Persian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Kids, Local cuisine, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Perth, Australia
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392 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2014 via mobile

Has a reputation as one of the better restaurants in Esfahan. It was certainly nice and worth a visit. Staff were attentive and helpful and the food was adequate. Very nice traditional decor with some attractive stained glass and an interesting space with plants in the middle of the restaurant. We arrived late in the day so it was not too crowded. Lots of Iranian families were eating ( including young children), suggesting that local folks regard it highly.

Visited February 2014
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  • Arabic first
  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Indonesian first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Norwegian first
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  • Turkish first
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English first
Hong Kong, China
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164 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
“Authentic Iranian Cuisine Among the Locals”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2014

Lonely Planet identified Shahrzad as reputedly the best restaurant in Esfahan. From the long queue of waiting customers over lunch time and the number coming out with take-away lunch boxes, the statement is probably not far from the truth. We were certainly not disappointed when we got in.

The abundant beautiful wall paintings, stained glass windows and a small courtyard of green plants like an oasis gave the restaurant the traditional Persian flavour. The bustling noises of the crowded locals who obviously knew their way around and were familiar with the waiters added to the warm and intimate ambience of the place.

We ordered their recommended specialties of lamb cutlet, Khoresht-eh Curry (Persian curry lamb), chelo fesenjan (chicken stewed with walnit and pomegranate), and Tahchin (boneless chicken cooked in a cake of saffroned rice and yogurt) and deep fried local fish. All were deliciously prepared to satisfy the palate of the hungry travellers. The accompanying salad dish was fresh and of generous portion.

This meal was a delightful dining experience not only of the fine quality of the food served, but also of the local way of life in a traditonal Friday rendezvous.

  • Visited February 2014
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Tehran, Iran
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25 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“warm and nice place, but its somehow crowded”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 12, 2014

Its food is delicious, the servants are polite and the atmosphere is warm, but you have to be patient to get your orders. you will like speaking with your companion while waiting for your main food and desserts!

  • Visited December 2013
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Esfahan, Iran
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Reasonable choice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2014

good quality for foods and charming place just over crowded on weekends and to stay in queue for a while .

  • Visited December 2013
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Hong Kong, China
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148 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
“Nice restaurant but a bit too noisy”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 21, 2014

The restaurant seems to be a must-go-place for tourists. By the time we arrived, there were a big group dining already and it was a bit noisy. Food quality is good and the lamb chop is must try, which is also the most expensive dish on the menu.

  • Visited December 2013
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