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1245 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109-5534
+1 415-440-4321
Today
12:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 22:00
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St Albans, United Kingdom
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195 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Been on a plane for 11 hours, the hotel didn't do food on Sunday evening, and its bar was shut we needed red wine and food in that order. The front desk said try Alborz. We did; good service, moist and good grilled chicken , humous was bit of a miss , but they had red wine in bottles and... More 

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Thank Adam S
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food is fine ( i found the Tahdig extremely oily and the Kashk and eggplant dish not as tasty as it should have been). The service is the real problem though. People are grumpy and unhelpful. The onions were not fresh. I won't go back again.

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Thank lotfimahsa
Chandler, Arizona
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104 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While my dining companion was very familiar with Persian food, this was my first time in trying this cuisine. The restaurant is on a corner and we were able to secure a corner table for people watching and enjoying some very good food. Service started with warm pita bread served with butter and onions with herbs. We shared Gheymeh Bodemjah... More 

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Thank Deb B
Fountain Valley, California
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232 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent service and great food, with a Persian flavor. White tablecloths and napkins, nice flatware and dishes, no plastic here!

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Thank edq88222
Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Overall great experience! Persian food met expectations and the restaurant is in an ideal "safe" location. The place has an extensive menu and was served quickly! Service was very attentive and the owner catered to our needs and more. He helped us order and when we went to order too much he suggested it might be too much...good guy who's... More 

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Thank DLreviews
Sacramento, California
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143 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 December 2016

The service is responsive; the menu is extensive and the food is delicious and tasty in this Persian restaurant on the corner of VanNess and Sutter streets in San Francisco. Try the charbroiled kabobs with vegetables, chicken, salmon, filet mignon or ground beef. There are house specialties, like ghorme sabzi or chopped scallions, parsley & chives with kidney beans &... More 

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Thank Janet C
New York City, New York
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3 reviews
Reviewed 9 November 2016

great Persian wait staff and great yummy food. One of the kind and the great Persian tea. Walkind distance to Calista Hotel

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Thank aberob001
Newbury, United Kingdom
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157 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

As we walked in to the restaurant there was a strange smell, but we did decide to stay. The staff were polite and professional. The kebabs were very greasy, just dripping in oil. The food generally was ok, but nothing special. I won't be returning.

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Thank Jaz187
Orlando, Florida
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175 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2016

While we found the atmosphere at Alborz to be slightly lacking (there were steady customers for a Thursday but it still felt empty and a bit dated) the food quickly won us over. We had the Shirazi salad (onion, tomato and salad-cucumbers lightly pickled in their dressing) and really loved it. Perfect little appetizer and delightful- very refreshing and light.... More 

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Thank ShazDenise
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 April 2016

We had dinner here and was pleasantly surprised with the quality of food. We ordered koobideh (ground beef) and jouleh (chicken breast) and it was cooked to order. We shared and both agreed that we would come back here.

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Thank Geo T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Middle Eastern, Persian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 22:00
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1245 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109-5534
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-440-4321

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?