Sharzeh Traditional Restaurant
Begun in Karim Khan’s time, this mosque next to the Bazar-e Vakil has an impressive tiled portal, a recessed entrance decorated with...
The vaulted and beautifully decorated central chamber of this Zand-era bathhouse now houses an interesting exhibition of Persian...
Shiraz’s ancient trading district is comprised of several bazaars dating from different periods. The finest and most famous is the...
Seray-e Mehr Teahouse & Restaurant
This is a serendipitous place to find after wandering through the Bazar-e Vakil. Hidden away through a small door behind the Saray-e...
Lonely Planet review
This place can be hard to find, but is worth the effort. Enter down an arcade off the western side of the small street leading from Zand Ave directly to the Masjed-e Vakil. The restaurant is in the basement of the arcade, accessed via stairs at the rear. It’s best for lunch, when bazaris (shopkeepers) and local businesspeople flock here to sample local dishes such as baghela mahicheh (rice with broad beans, mutton and dill) and kalam polo Shirazi (beef meatballs with herbs, leek and cabbage). There’s usually live music at both lunch and dinner.