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5911 Balboa Ave, San Diego, CA 92111
+1 858-278-7770
11:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:30
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Alexandria, Virginia
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30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Can't believe this isn't rated higher. Didn't come up on my TripAdvisor search but should have. Under $20 entrees that are excellent and a wine list that is short but good and very reasonable. They have a buffet that we ignored, not our thing. Do be aware that the servings are large, enough rice on one plate for many. Can't... More 

Thank PvcM
San Diego, California
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433 reviews
164 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Came for brunch and it was crazy crowded. Live music and friendly staff. If your party is large do yourself a favor and make reservations. Huge variety of food and lots of it and not enough tummy for it all. This is a must do and very enjoyable. Can't go wrong and won't go home hungry.

Thank Perry H
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888 reviews
633 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 326 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

There was nothing wrong with any of the foods on the buffet. They just weren't very good....except for the hummus, baba ganoush, and maast o'khiar (mint yogurt sauce). The bread was in a basket on a high counter with no sign to tell you what was in it. The potato stick topping was two entrees over from the giemeh (beef... More 

Thank illinois travelere
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34 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

I often go there for lunch buffet, with colleagues, friends and family. The $15.95 weekday buffet includes a huge selection plus soft-drinks and coffee/tea with refill. Can't beat that price if you are hungry. The staff is very attentive. The Sunday buffet is more extensive and higher priced. You also get champagne. I would have preferred the same choices/price as... More 

Thank Mismatched
San Diego, California, USA
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75 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2016

We chose this restaurant to try a new cuisine. Our dishes were more than plentiful. The atmosphere and service were excellent. Our waiter made superior recommendations and options. Our eggplant appetizer and mix of breads was a perfect beginning. The boneless chicken shish kabob was succulent and beautifully seasoned. I added a raisin and date mix to my rice, fantastic... More 

Thank ElfinWoodsWarbler
Fenton, Michigan
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81 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2016

We were treated to an outstanding Sunday Brunch at Sufi that was out of this world? The great food was complimented by the Flamenco Jazz Quartet that played during the entire time we were there - no breaks. They too were very good. I didn't know what 40% of the vast choices of food were but tried a little of... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

For my first visit, I went during the week for the lunch buffet. I wanted a fair sampling of food and the buffet did not disappoint. If you are not familiar with this type of food you cannot go wrong with the buffet because it offered a good selection of main dishes and sides. It was a little on the... More 

Thank hdtrvlr
San Francisco Bay Area
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64 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2015

We went for the Sunday brunch. OMG! What an amazing buffet! Go early as there are lots of people who know about this place. The food is absolutely excellent and there is a huge selection. They even have a stage! And a band! WOW!

Thank LagoonGirl
Henderson, Nevada
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

I have to hand it to the cooks at this restaurant. we were part of a very large group of people. They offered us a buffet. EVERYTHING was over the top !!! Fabulous Food, People, Atmosphere. The Humus was incredible. I ate desserts I never saw before. So flavorful and pleasant to the eyes. I cant wait to go back.... More 

Thank greatful63
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42 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2015 via mobile

Came here for dinner, there was no buffet (sigh), but the food was incredible. I got the shish kabob & lamb chop dinner, OMG, never had chicken that tender and the lamb chop, so yummy. You get very big portions so be ready for carry out. Great service. My first persian restaurant experience & it was good.

Thank Candice T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Middle Eastern, Persian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 23:30
11:30 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5911 Balboa Ave, San Diego, CA 92111
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-278-7770

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