Restaurants

Top Choice Iranian in Mashhad

Hezardestan Traditional Teahouse

Hezardestan is one of Iran’s most beautiful teahouse-restaurants, with a museum-like basement full of of carpets, samovars, antique metalwork and countless knicknacks around a small fountain. The menu is limited to …
Top Choice Iranian in Mashhad

Babaghodrat

Part of an impressive cultural complex, this memorable restaurant serves kababs, trout and huge bowls of mirza ghasemi (IR160,000) within the spacious brick vaults of a Qajar-era caravanserai. It's around 10 minutes…
Afghani in Mashhad

Fanous-e Abi

Less central or authentic but considerably more reasonably priced than Mashhad's other sonati (traditionally styled) dining options, Fanous serves Afghan-Uzbek and Iranian meals in a photogenic teahouse basement dec…
International in Mashhad

Food Factory

With a ceiling of barrels, green-washed tables, frilled lamps and exposed brick walls, the main triangle of dining room is very inviting but it's the darker, glass-walled upstairs that packs in the youth crowd for m…
Italian in Mashhad

Olive Garden

If you want a classy meal of something other than Iranian fare, this cosy little (and much-applauded) Italian choice might be worth the ride out to Metro Khayyam.
Lebanese in Mashhad

Naseem Lebanon

Excellent-value Lebanese fare in a deep, high-ceilinged restaurant, with a photo menu and English translations displayed helpfully over the long barbecue-serving bar.
Iranian in Mashhad

Chahar Fasl

Upstairs within this ordinary-looking, counter-service kababi is a pleasant stone-and-brick dining room. For breakfast (before 8am) you can get halim (IR85,000) – Iranian porridge.