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Seray-e Mehr Teahouse

This serendipitous little jewel in the middle of the Bazar-e Vakil is hidden behind a small door next to the Seray-e Moshir caravanserai. Decorated with painted panels and antiques on the wall, this split-level teah…
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Haft Khan

Wildly popular with fashionable Shirazis, this enormous restaurant complex near Quran Gateway offers four types of dining experience: there’s a generous buffet on the ground floor, a fast-food court on the 2nd floor…
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This tiny restaurant, more shop than diner, is an absolute favourite with locals, foreign expats and the odd tour group whose guide is in the know. Would-be diners queue up on the street to find a place at the tight…
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Shater Abbas

This restaurant is housed in a vast dining hall with giant murals on the wall and canteen-style salad bars. Hot bread is made near the entrance, luring potential diners in, and the lamb preparations – shandiz lary k…
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Mahdi Faludeh

Opposite the Arg-e Karim Khan, Mahdi is the most famous faludeh shop in Shiraz. It also sells delicious bastani (Persian ice cream).
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Sharzeh Traditional Restaurant

Near Masjed-e Vakil, this hugely popular restaurant is in the basement of an arcade with galley-style seating around the upper of the two floors. It’s best for lunch, when bazaris (shopkeepers) flock here to eat hea…
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Haji Baba Restaurant

The friendly waiters at this tiny, attractively decorated restaurant in a busy part of town certainly earn their wages, rushing upstairs to serve a constant stream of customers. The khoresht-e mast (a strange concoc…
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Soofi 1

Out in the suburbs, the Soofi is where middle-class Shirazi families come to celebrate big occasions and it can be loads of fun on weekends when live music is played. Kababs are the order of choice, particularly the…
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Niayesh Restaurat & Coffee Shop

The tranquil internal courtyard of the Niayesh Boutique Hotel is a pleasant place to escape the crowds and relax over a tea, espresso coffee or meal. There’s a limited menu of tasty home-style dishes, all of which a…