Treasury of National Jewels
Owned by the Central Bank and accessed through its front doors, the cavernous vault that houses what is commonly known as the ‘Jewels...
Glass & Ceramics Museum
Housed in a beautiful Qajar-era building a short walk north of the National Museum of Iran, the Glass & Ceramics Museum is, like...
Madraseh va Masjed-e Sepahsalar
Just south of the Iranian majlis (parliament), the Madraseh va Masjed-e Sepahsalar is arguably the most noteworthy example of Persian...
Underneath the Hotel Naderi, this historic if somewhat tired cafe has long been a favourite of intellectuals and artists – think...
Tucked away 20m down a lane near Hotel Naderi, this tiny, unpretentious lunchtime place serves a surprising range of Iranian dishes with...
510 North Sa’di St · interesting places nearby
Tiny, no-frills Khoshbin is an institution among Tehranis, who cram onto the fast-turnover tables for an authentic Gilaki (food from the Gilan region) lunch. Usually known as Hassan Rashti, after the restaurant founder, highlights include mirza ghasemi (mashed eggplant, squash, garlic, tomato and egg, served with bread or rice), kuli (carp roe), zeytoun parvardeh (green olives marinated in pomegranate molasses, walnuts and herbs) and particularly the fish (including trout, sturgeon and smoked salmon) – basically, anything on the menu. Look for the small orange sign, and the queue.