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“surrounding-great, food-okay”

Sofreh Khaneh Sonnati
Ranked #30 of 140 Restaurants in Esfahan
Cuisines: Middle Eastern
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed October 22, 2013

We reached Esfahan at 9 pm and since we were living off Imam square decided to dine here. We got there around 10pm, pretty late and deserted. The bazaar below was shutting down as well, and the staff at the restaurant seemed restless too.

But the ambience is gorgeous. The seating is traditional irani takhts or bed, very tastefully done. We ordered alot and the food was okay, I found their version of Dizi slightly bland and not flavoured well, however the Khoresht e Bademjan was really delicious.

I would recommend that you do visit this restaurant, perhaps during normal hours of the day or night and also do try the Khoresht e Bademjan.

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Reviewed July 27, 2013

Nice location just beside the Sheikh lotfollah mosque in imam square ( Naghshe jahan Square) in a lovely part of the old bazar. delicious food , especially the traditional ones, be ware of eating food such as Beryani or Dizi for diner they are suitable for lunch only. its not cheap according to the food and service but its uniqe and intresting experience. I think if they could, they have to prepare traditional music live programs but I think they may not be eligible to do so.
As its a traditional restaurant they do not use chairs and tables and you should take out your shoes and sit on the beds , then foods will be served on wooden beds covering by carpets.
Some times its so busy then as they accept reservation you shoud do it.

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1  Thank iraniantraveler
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Reviewed June 18, 2013

nothing special here. We read some excellent reviews on Tripadvisor and also Lonelyplanet but there was nothing special. Menu and the taste of most of dishes are just same as ordinary restaurant. Prices are little high, we were sick of Kebab's and sandwiches during Iran travel, but maybe we expected too much. Food was just same as what we had before. Crowded people, sitting like locals.. fun to experience if you hadn't have enough kebab.

Thank ddoodo
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

The interior design and the music are traditional. The dishes are very tasty. the waiters have good clothes and respect customers.

1  Thank Majid G
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Reviewed January 26, 2013

Here comes the real traditional Persian cuisine. In the heart of Isfahan, one of the nicest city on the planet you can try the real taste of Persian food, traditional lam, beef and chicken kabab. Lamb shank stew ( dizi) and lots of sides and appetizers are waiting for you, great place to spend hours, not cheap but not crazy expensive. Highly recommended.

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1  Thank Canadavet
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