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1245 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109-5534
+1 415-440-4321
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  • Excellent25%
  • Very good56%
  • Average15%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“kebab” (6 reviews)
“baked chicken” (2 reviews)
“saffron rice” (2 reviews)
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Middle Eastern, Persian
$$ - $$$
1245 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109-5534
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Atmosphere was very good; nice linens, china, and flatware. Not much privacy, especially around the perimeter next to the glass in the streetcorner, where diners are in full view from the street. Most lamb dishes here are excellent, but the meatballs in pomegranate and walnut...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank edq88222
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

Very bad service - one server for the entire restaurant who ignored us and was rude and arrogant . Good is average .

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank najataqil
Reviewed December 6, 2017

We went for dinner, started with the combo appetizer plate. Generous and great for our party of three. Mom had the salmon fish kabob, our friend had the baked chicken, and I got the lamb kabob. The salmon and lamb were very nicely seasoned with...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank Edward S
Reviewed April 12, 2017

Been on a plane for 11 hours, the hotel didn't do food on Sunday evening, and its bar was shut we needed red wine and food in that order. The front desk said try Alborz. We did; good service, moist and good grilled chicken ,...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank Adam S
Reviewed April 2, 2017 via mobile

The food is fine ( i found the Tahdig extremely oily and the Kashk and eggplant dish not as tasty as it should have been). The service is the real problem though. People are grumpy and unhelpful. The onions were not fresh. I won't go...More

Date of visit: April 2017
Thank lotfimahsa
Reviewed March 24, 2017

While my dining companion was very familiar with Persian food, this was my first time in trying this cuisine. The restaurant is on a corner and we were able to secure a corner table for people watching and enjoying some very good food. Service started...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Deb B
Reviewed March 24, 2017

Excellent service and great food, with a Persian flavor. White tablecloths and napkins, nice flatware and dishes, no plastic here!

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank edq88222
Reviewed December 11, 2016 via mobile

Overall great experience! Persian food met expectations and the restaurant is in an ideal "safe" location. The place has an extensive menu and was served quickly! Service was very attentive and the owner catered to our needs and more. He helped us order and when...More

Date of visit: December 2016
Thank DLreviews
Reviewed December 5, 2016

The service is responsive; the menu is extensive and the food is delicious and tasty in this Persian restaurant on the corner of VanNess and Sutter streets in San Francisco. Try the charbroiled kabobs with vegetables, chicken, salmon, filet mignon or ground beef. There are...More

Date of visit: November 2016
Thank Janet C
Reviewed November 8, 2016

great Persian wait staff and great yummy food. One of the kind and the great Persian tea. Walkind distance to Calista Hotel

Date of visit: October 2016
Thank aberob001
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1245 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109-5534
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-440-4321
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