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#167 of 1,474 Restaurants in Leeds
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81 Kirkgate | City Center LS2-7DJ, Leeds LS2 7DJ, England
+44 113 244 4496
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:30 - 23:00
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

ordered a falafel wrap. bread was made on the spot, well flavoured falafel. the chicken pomegrante stew was define , sour and rich.... and the aubringene dip ... where do i even start ? cant wait to come back for more... not a fancy restaurant but good hearty food

Thank Kirsty C
Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

Mixed starter to share was a revelation, as was the bread. Mains are served with generous portion of rice. Food is not spicy but aromatic. Alcoholic drinks available but a limited choice. Restaurant was a bit cold , could have used some heating.

Thank Genevieve S
Leeds, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

I love going to Safran been there over years of visiting Leeds. Its in town so will drop in there to meet and old friend or on a date. I prefer vegetarian food. So I am not fussed on Persian mains. But Safran does an amazing starter to share so I just get that and share it between two instead... More 

Thank Bill Y
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Really enjoyed the food. Pleasant atmosphere. Home style cooking. Lovely. Will definitely visit again. Reasonable. Price.

Thank Michael L
Leeds, United Kingdom
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

This was my suggestion of venue so glad everybody enjoyed it. The place has undergone major renovations in the last couple of years and is completely different from when we first visited. They now have a licence and are able to serve wine with the food. Opted for a Persian dish of lamb which was exceptionally good but they have... More 

Thank lostsoul2015
West Yorkshire
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

Bring your own beer/wine if you want, The food is great - and plenty of it. Friendly staff. Quiet part of town. Going again soon.

Thank LynnnPaul
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

This Persian restaurant is like porthole not only to the Middle East but to all the great meals you've had on holiday in Greece and turkey. That's not to say it's not authentically Persian, it is but these places are so very similar when it comes to cuisine. The portions are absolutely massive! I had the lamb starter and my... More 

Thank Keirran R
Leeds, United Kingdom
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8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016

Stumbled here by chance since it is in one of the most unvisited area in Leeds. The food was not bad and service was good too. Quiet when we went, must be the location. They will do much better if on headrow or trinity

Thank liamkemp395
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331 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 448 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

The wife and I went here one Saturday night at around 9 pm. There was plenty of room unlike some other places directly in the city centre that were full. Its by no means a posh restaurant (I prefer it that way) but the food is very good and it's clean, I sat commenting to the Mrs on how clean... More 

Thank bestyman
Chester, England, United Kingdom
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5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Three of us visited on a chance discovery of an early evening. It is somewhere between a cafe and a restaurant. Modest, but with table service and a drinks licence. Our waitress was friendly. The food will be instantly recognisable to anyone who has Persian food before. Persian restaurants don't always serve alcohol, so it was nice to be able... More 

Thank Ian B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Middle Eastern, Persian, Turkish, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 81 Kirkgate | City Center LS2-7DJ, Leeds LS2 7DJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Leeds
  • Phone Number: +44 113 244 4496
This is a super delicious, very reasonably priced, Persian/Middle Eastern restaurant. We serve generous portions. We also serve alcoholic beverages and we have a five star rating award for restaurant hygiene. Great value for your money. Open for lunch and dinner late until 11:00 PM. Take away service is available. Family atmosphere. Great prices.

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