Azari Traditional Teahouse

Iranian in Tehran

Just north of the train station, this large and wonderfully atmospheric chaykhaneh (teahouse) is justly popular with locals. The dizi (lamb, potato and chickpea stew) and kashk-e bademjan (eggplant fried and mashed and served with thick whey and mint) are excellent, making it a great lunch venue. In the evening there's live music from 8pm.

If you prefer a quieter atmosphere the cosy restaurant next door offers a wider menu including kababs.