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Heidar Baba

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1511 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106-2002
+1 626-844-7970
11:00 - 22:00
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60 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Such a good place for Persian dining. Directly across from Pasadena City College. Portions are plentiful and the food is very good. Service is good and they are friendly so you don't feel intimidated. We were recommended this restaurant by a car dealership here in Pasadena and glad we went. Our dinner costs around $60 for 3 of us but... More 

Thank Sally B
Kingman, Arizona
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189 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

A unique menu filled with interesting options. The food was delicious, and the service without complaint.

Thank AdventurerJim
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

I have been to this place several times in different times of the day and different occasions. Even though the food is good, I always faced a very very slow service there. It is a busy restaurant which I don't know why they don't hire more people in their service team. There are always at most two waitresses which they... More 

Thank Kaya A
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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125 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Small family restaurant that offers gratvalue and authentic flavor. The prices are so good that Iwas tempted to buy even larger meals. Healthier and tastier than fast food. I have a new local favorite.

Thank Emortens
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

We eat here regularly for Persian food. Unfortunately today a few of the menu items were unavailable. The food we ended up ordering was delicious as usual. They have a reduced priced lunch menu and they bring pita bread with a plate of toppings as a light complimentary appetizer. Tip: ask to sub the barley soup for your salad. The... More 

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Newton, Massachusetts
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48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016

Great suburban chelokebabi. - great ash (soup) - great kebabs - great rice - barely passable tadigh.

Thank mitch708
South Pasadena, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

I like this resturant because their food is good and friendly people good srvice.I like most of their food

1 Thank molana968
Glendora, California
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016 via mobile

I ordered the lamb shank. It came with a big plate of rice and salad. I tried the bbq also. They were bit over fired. The foods were just average. But this place is really at strategic location, at the exteremly busy street and famous college. So be ready to spend times to find parking.

Thank Steve H
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2015 via mobile

We didn't have high expectations for dinner after 8 o'clock on Christmas Eve in Pasadena. Almost everything near our hotel was closed. We walked one block and found this fantastic restaurant. The menu items are not familiar to us, but everything was delicious. We shared an order of lamb shank served with a generous portion of flavored rice, barley soup,... More 

Thank 482thereseb
Baldwin Park, California
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2015

Having had a diet of Persian food for a number of years before, it's a great way to satisfy my yen every now and then. The lunch special keeps rising in price, but I keep buying it cuz it's so good. The soup is good and filling, as is the Ghomeh Subzi (one of my personal favorites!). The beauty of... More 

Thank Tsianina S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Middle Eastern, Persian, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1511 E Colorado Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91106-2002
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-844-7970

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?