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“Unique and Yummy”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Cafe Caspian

Cafe Caspian
Ranked #279 of 8,150 Restaurants in Houston
Price range: $0 - $15
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Kids, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Texas
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16 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Unique and Yummy”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012

Great appetizers...unique main dishes...nice facility. Best meal we've had in Houston in a couple of years.

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English first
Houston, Texas
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Persian dining the traditional way, yum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2012

I liked everything from the flat bread baked the traditional way to the hummus to the goat cheese and that was just the appetizers.

Don't forget to notice the 15 foot bougainvilleas on the outside of the building.

  • Visited June 2012
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houston
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56 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“A taste of delight & Persian mirage”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2012

We make our way to Cafe Caspian about once a month or so! Needless to say that in 4-5 years the food has kept the same amazing taste, a mix of Persian charm and flavors as you enter the door and the magic carpets that decorate the place make you feel you are back in the days treated like a king with the finest. :)
Start with an excellent appetizer a plate "decorated" with feta cheese, Persian basil and parsley, sliced radishes and onions next to a fresh made bread in their own style in a traditional bread oven. Stop yourself for asking for more as you can eat that forever and be satisfied but you do not want to loose the next course which is even more full of flavors! I personally love chicken under any form like a kebab or "chungee" (chunks) marinated previously in saffron and a side of white rice topped again with more saffron - rice and butter (per request).
My party had lamb with lentil rice and dill, with a sauce that might be a mix of vegetables and tomatoes .. very tasty!! especially for people that do not like tomatoes they finished it!!
As for desert you can other opt for chai (hot tea) or some baklava or ice cream:)

I can promise you this is a very good deal in taste and price, very good service also, perfect for a date, a family dinner or special events (anniversary or birthdays)

  • Visited June 2012
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Delicious and authentic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2012

I came with my husband and mother in-law for lunch on a Wednesday and had an exceptional experience.
I'm half Persian, and ate (and now cook) the food all my life. The Sultani dish was OK, but the stews and rice were extremely tasty and authentic.
Our server was also very nice and gave us great on-time service. The decoration and overall ambiance are quite pleasant.

Overall a great restaurant with delicious food! Highly recommended!

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“Simply delicious.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2012 via mobile

We arrived around 10pm in a Saturday night. The place was still a bit busy. Th seated us right away and they were very attentive. The appetizers as well as our meal were extremely delicious, tasty and flavorful. The fresh bread was incredibly good.

We will definitely be back and will tell all our friends.

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Thank Omar R
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