Restaurants in Shiraz
Shater Abbas 1
. Enter from the street, descend the stairs into the basement and claim one of the large tables clad in cheerful checked tablecloths – your reward will be one of the best kababs in the city. Start with the hot bread and cheese, and be sure to order the succulent shandiz lary kabab (spiced lamb) or the kubideh (minced lamb kabab), as both are delicious. There are fish dishes for non-meat eaters.
Street Khakshenasi St, off Azadi Blvd
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۱۱am-4pm & 6-11.30pm
Sharzeh Traditional Restaurant
This place can be hard to find. Enter down an arcade off the western side of the small street leading from Zand Ave directly to the Masjed-e Vakil. The restaurant is in the basement of the arcade, accessed via stairs at the rear. It’s best for lunch, when bazaris (shopkeepers) and local businesspeople flock here to sample local dishes such as baghela mahicheh (rice with broad beans, mutton and dill) and kalam polo Shirazi (beef meatballs with herbs, leek and cabbage). There’s usually live music at both lunch and dinner.
Sharzeh Traditional Restaurant information
Street Vakil St, off Zand Ave
۱۱am-3pm & 8-11pm
, This enormous place near the Darvazeh-ye Quran (Quran Gateway) has four levels of restaurants: there’s an all-you-can-eat buffet on the ground floor, a fast-food court on the 2nd floor, an a la carte restaurant on the 3rd floor serving Iranian and international dishes, and a teahouse on the roof. The best of these is the ground-floor buffet, which offers a huge array of traditional Iranian dishes including freshly baked bread with cheese and herbs, lots of salads and some unusual dips (great for vegetarians).
Haft Khan information
Street ۱۷th Alley, Quran Jadid Blvd
Seray-e Mehr Teahouse & Restaurant
. Hidden away through a small door behind the Saray-e Moshir Bazar, the split-level teahouse has a small menu of tasty favourites (think dizi, kubideh, zereshk polo ) . It also has a Western toilet.
Seray-e Mehr Teahouse & Restaurant information
Street Seray-e Mehr, Bazar-e Vakil
. This is where middle-class Shirazi families come to celebrate big occasions, and it can be loads of fun on a Thursday or Friday night when live music is played and customers get into the celebratory swing of things. Kababs are the things to order, particularly the famous ‘Special Kabab’, which is served in a very theatrical manner.
Street Sattar Khan St
. Their version of the shwarma, with meat sliced off a spit and shovelled into a bread roll with healthy bits like tomato and pickle .
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Street Anvari St
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. The khoresht and the fried white fish are their speciality. Men sit downstairs, women and families upstairs.
Haji Baba Restaurant information
Street Zand Blvd
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, qalyan or meal. There’s a limited menu of tasty home-style dishes. The hotel can be difficult to find – head to the Imamzadeh Bibi Dokhtar and then follow the signs.
Niayesh Restaurat & Coffee Shop information
Street ۱۰ Shahzadeh Jamaili Ln