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Omair bin Khalid

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Best Iranian Restaurant in Dubai – Where to Find the Best Kebabs and Falafels


When you think of Iranian food, kebabs and falafels are probably some of the first items that come to mind. Not only are these delicious options that can be eaten with rice or as a side, but they’re also popular throughout the Middle East and South Asia, so you won’t have any trouble finding a great spot to try them out! Check out this list of the best Iranian restaurants in Dubai, where you can find delicious kebabs and falafels along with other authentic Persian cuisine! Click Best Iranian Restaurant in Dubai to see intriguing realities about TRN.


What is Persian cuisine?

Persian cuisine, also widely referred to as Iranian cuisine, has a long and complex history. Today, it represents one of Iran’s most prominent cultural symbols. Persian food is diverse; it has been influenced by various cultures (e.g., Arabic, Mongolian) over its long history. At times, French dishes were common at Iran’s royal courts where there was a relatively large number of French pastry chefs.


Persian restaurants in Deira

You’ll find a lot of Persian restaurants in Deira, but here are three that you can count on for quality food. Gohari is one of them, known for its tasty kebabs, breads, and stews. This casual restaurant has been around since 2001 and is housed in an old building with high ceilings and tiled floors. You can take a seat at one of its tables or head straight to its buffet station where dozens of dishes await.


Yolo Cafe (Al Souk Al Kabir)

This is one of my favorite places to go for lunch. They offer a nice variety of traditional Middle Eastern food, but their Persian-inspired dishes are exceptional. I recommend getting either their shish kebab or chicken kebab platter with basmati rice, fresh salad and hummus. You can also get an awesome selection of fresh juices that you can’t find anywhere else in town! Yolo Cafe is located right next to Baniyas Square metro station.


Pasha Restaurants (Al Rigga, Emirates Towers, The Walk)

Pasha’s is home to arguably some of Dubai’s best kebabs, as well as some of its best Iranian cuisine. Just ask Tom Hanks, who was quoted on Pasha’s website as saying that their falafel was the best thing I ever put in my mouth. We couldn’t agree more! ~~~


Minoo Grill (Al Nahda)

Head down Shaikh Zayed Road until you reach Al Nahda (the area with a lot of gold shops), then take a right down Sharafia Ahmed Bin Saeed Street. You will see Minoo Grill on your left-hand side, surrounded by gold shops. If you’re new to Iranian cuisine, I suggest trying their shawarma kebab.


Tandoori Nite (Al Karama)

Tandoori Nite is one of my favorite places for kebabs. The owner used to be a chef at an Indian hotel, which definitely shows in their tandoori specialties. I usually get one of three kebab dishes: Adraki Murgh (chicken marinated with mint and yogurt), Seekh Kabab (minced lamb mixed with spices) or Reshmi Kabab (minced lamb mixed with herbs). They’re all tasty!


Lazeez Lebanese Cuisine (Abu Dhabi Mall)

It’s impossible to talk about good food without mentioning Lazeez Lebanese Cuisine, an establishment whose international reputation precedes it. One of Abu Dhabi’s most popular spots for great cuisine, Lazeez has been ranked as a top restaurant on TripAdvisor for both Abu Dhabi and Dubai.


Manto Persian Grill House & Patisserie (Umm Suqeim Road)

When in Dubai, you may want to try some of those delicious Persian delicacies. One such place that serves excellent Persian food is Manto Persian Grill House & Patisserie. It has a range of traditional dishes with an exotic touch. The falafel kebab at Manto’s is a bit special because of its crunchy texture, seasoning, and tahini-based sauce which complements it well.


Mezza9 Speciality Dining (JBR The Walk 2)

Mezza9 offers contemporary Mediterranean cuisine with a twist. While there is no doubt that they serve excellent dishes, they also allow customers to create their own unique dining experience. For instance, instead of ordering an entreÌe, you can order their Market Menu where you select five items that are served buffet-style. Prices for food and beverages range from Dhs39 for starters up to Dhs249 for main courses! That’s certainly a lot of bang for your buck!

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