Persian Gulf restaurants

Top Choice Seafood in Qeshm Island

Shabhaye Talai

Conveniently located at the edge of Zeytoun Park and benefitting from top-notch views of the beach, Shabhaye Talai is easily the most atmospheric restaurant in Qeshm Town. It specialises in seafood, including lobste…
Top Choice Seafood in Kish Island

Mir Mohanna

This perennial fave, with large windows overlooking the beach, serves exciting fish dishes and shrimp as well as excellent salads. The food is super fresh and well cooked, the decor is cheerful and the service is at…
Top Choice Iranian in Kish Island

Kolbeh Darvish

This much-lauded eatery specialising in traditional Iranian food is the perfect place to try out kubide kabab (minced mutton, breadcrumbs and onion, served with rice) or ghorme sabzi (diced meat with beans, vegetabl…
Top Choice Seafood in Qeshm Island

Kaleng

Feel the sand between your toes at this casual family-run shack soothingly positioned right on the beach on Hengam Island. It serves only fresh fish and shellfish, as well as unforgettable naan temoshi (flat bread w…
Top Choice Iranian in Bandar Abbas

Fanoos

This trendy institution with colourful tables offers a wide choice of savoury appetisers and mains at very palatable prices. For a quick bite, opt for a well-prepared salad or a sandwich. It's right in the centre, o…
Iranian in Kish Island

Shandiz Safdari Saheli

Shandiz Safari isn’t just a restaurant – it’s an experience, especially at dinner. This huge venture overlooking the seashore is the venue of choice for cashed-up Iranian tourists, who come to devour well-presented …
Iranian in Bandar Abbas

Qasr Honar Traditional Restaurant

After something extra-special? At this long-standing favourite you'll go giddy over the ever-so-slightly-OTT interior, with faux waterfalls, vines and stones that create a lush ambience. The kitsch decor will be for…
Seafood in Qeshm Island

Ghaleh Restaurant

This simple place on the waterfront opposite the Ghal’e-ye Portoghaliha (ghaleh means ‘castle’ in Farsi) serves delicious Arabic seafood in the cool of evening. There’s no printed menu – be sure to sample the famous…
Fast Food in Bandar Abbas

Fast Food Kavooki

A great location on the seaside promenade and offerings that are a cut above the competition make this wildly popular place worth a visit. Tuck into well-made hamburgers, pizzas or fried chicken. Eat inside the cast…
Kebab in Bandar Abbas

Sajjad

Considered locally to offer the best kababs in town, this humming venue on the main drag has a well-priced menu and efficient waiters. Try the barg kabab, a copious (and delicious) concoction of beef (or lamb) fille…