Persia and the countries bordered by the Mediterranean Sea produce some of the finest food the world has to offer. In many ways these countries are completely different from each other, yet the love of great cuisine links them together. Persian Restaurant offers you an experience of great taste and style. The Persian cuisine with a contemporary touch is a tantaliser for both the eye and palate. Discover delectable subtleties from the food of the sun. Their aim is to bring you a true taste of Persian and Mediterranean food.
I went to this restaurant in February as my birthday present because my boyfriend wanted to take me somewhere different. It certainly was. Zero ambiance, awkward service including being "told" that I was going to be surprised..well he did warn me...
Their prices then were unjustified and I would love to know if someone who has been there more recently has a better review to give!
Unfortunately this was a rather terrible dining experience. The starter was overcooked, and very salty. The flat bread it was served with was not fresh. The veg in the soup appeared to have been frozen - well, certainly not fresh; lentils were overcooked; whole thing was over salted. Mains consisted of a spinach sabzi (salty, slightly oily - though not extremely - and of questionable freshness) and spiced rice - bland, rather dull; served with a yogurt dip and (canned) tomato sauce - again, quite salty. "Halwa" was the worst dessert I think I've ever had. Tea was good. Wine had a 200% markup, which is fine for a high end restaurant, but this was not high end. Service was passable (friendly, but asked to keep dirty cutlery between courses; did not mention they do not have a card machine at the start). 3/10, will not be back.
I thought I would go here to try something new. What a waste of time. The floors are dirty, there is no entertainment even though they advertise "Belly Dancing", there is literally NO PARKING. Expect to pay about R400 for 2 people total but it is not worth it. I was so disappointed and actually would have had a McDonalds burger instead. Service was incredibly slow and not just food preparation. Even simple things like changing cutlery, they rather want you to use the same cutlery for your main meal that you used for your starter instead of replacing cutlery. It was the WORST experience ever at a CBD restaurant.
I bumped into an Iranian just before I was supposed to meet my friends here for supper. She warned me that the food at this restaurant was "horrible". I thought that, being Iranian, her standards would have been high. But, later, the consensus at our table was that the food was indeed that. This is a restaurant which doesn't know what good food tastes like, what good service is, or what their clientele is used to eating in this town ie good food. And this is in Kloof Street, where the good eating options are plentiful! We felt like chumps afterwards.