Top Choice Iranian in Shush

Paradisa Ahura Daniel

Delicious traditional food served on carpeted platforms makes this relaxed, modern caravanserai the best eating option in town. There's also a limited number of rooms (from IR800,000; outside bathroom only) around t…
Top Choice Modern Iranian in Zanjan

Restaurant Doorchin

Nice and airy, the Doorchin has a delicious modern take on Iranian favourites. The soup is elegantly spiced, the yogurt fresh and piquant, and the service friendly. Try the khoresht gheymeh (lamb stew with yellow sp…
Top Choice Seafood in Marivan

Fish Restaurant

Fresh whole fish are chargrilled over a small footpath brazier outside a tiny, no-name restaurant. The smell of succulent roasting fish will lead you straight to it.
Top Choice Iranian in Shushtar

Mostofi Restaurant & Museum

Take your shoes off and relax under the palms as you soak up the view of Shadorvan Bridge from the airy courtyard dining platforms of this restored Qajar house. It's definitely the nicest eating experience in Shusht…
Top Choice Iranian in Rasht


The easiest place to sample the delights of Gilani cuisine is the centrally located Kourosh. Start with the murky-looking but very tasty zeitun parvardeh (olives in walnut paste) and share some mirza ghasemi (dip-li…
Teahouse in Ardabil

Shah Abbas Restaurant

This hidden, tastefully renovated 640-year-old former hammam oozes atmosphere, with vaulted ceilings and rabbit-warren chambers. Try local pichag qeimeh (tender lamb, diced almonds, caramelised onions and soft-boile…
Iranian in Sanandaj


Looking for all the world like a basement bric-a-brac shop, with ancient radios and crazy wooden statues, Jahannama serves up delicious food, especially the house khoresht sabzi (vegetable, meat and bean stew). Othe…
Iranian in Hamadan

Delta Restaurant

Relocated from its old location on Pastor St, the Delta is in a hard-to-find new basement opposite Saidiyeh St (look for the food picture; there's no English sign). Carpeted platforms ring chair-and-table seating, t…
Iranian in Tabriz

Emarat Restaurant

Carpeted booths in a wide, airy space, English menus and a plaster waterfall complete with monkeys and goats complement the excellent traditional Iranian food here. Service is friendly; the English-speaking manager …
Iranian in Qazvin


Locals rate this the best feed in Qazvin, and it's hard to argue. The handy picture menu helps visitors explore beyond kababs and try some Iranian specialties, such as khoresht fesenjan (chicken and walnut stew) or …