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Imam square, Esfahan, Iran
+98312200374
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Armonk, New York
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308 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Sumptuous décor and a water path down the center lead you to a buffet with many items but not all that tasty. There is a sameness to the food. Not really the fault of this restaurant, which presents a groaning table of selections, but the fact that every restaurant seems to have the same menu.

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Thank Anise2014
Penang, Malaysia
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140 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Situated in underground arcades in a corner of Imam Square, traditionally decorated, it is obviously aimed at the tourist market. They offer most typical local and national dishes, well prepared and served. Not cheap by Iranian standards, but one would be mad to expect bargains in such a location

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Thank Stefano M
Sydney, Australia
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Hard to rate, as if you know you are going to be overcharged, then it is worth just relaxing in this beautiful location. They hand you bread, and soup, and offer many dishes before you get to order, however, if you don't refuse them, you will be charged for it. The price of the meals are OK, but it is... More 

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Thank Darbec
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

you can find any kind of foods with average and good quality . its good choice near the imam square and mosque . meanwhile , polite staffs and nice area

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Thank afshinJC
London, United Kingdom
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45 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

this restaurant offers a lot of things and the end they even charge for the bread that they brought for you although they don't tell it in the first place. chicken stew was a total catastrophe and other foods as well like tahchin and other local food and if i want to categorize the taste it was awful. the price... More 

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Thank B V
New York City, New York
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful restaurant filled with murals and mosaics and traditional interior architecture. Lots of tourists here as it is in the heavily trafficked Imam square. The food wasn't bad, service was also good, but it's mostly a great stop for the ambiance.

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Thank parsitect
Isfahan Province, Iran
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Be aware! When you leave the BASTANI restaurant you feel that you are being cheated by waiters about unwanted items and the worst is that when you debate with the manager you will finally find out that the manager is also with them! if you have to go there as a part of a group then: Be careful about unwanted... More 

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Thank abvisitor1001
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12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

When we were there in the eveving there were a lot of tourist groups of about twent people with theit guides there having dinner as well. This gave a sort of feeling of the masses being fed, which is the opposite of what we werelooking for. This said, the buffet was good, though a bit scanty on the meats, and... More 

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Thank Roel H
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Not good & bad service & rude service Lemon meal without serving plate Constantly wooden spoon, cup, beverages, ...

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Thank samira s
Penang Island, Malaysia
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Nice deco but terrible service, wait for almost an hour to get served. Waiters just don't care about customer service and let you waiting and not even try their best to offer you an alternative place to sit, what type of food recommendation etc. Not recommended.

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Thank Jacklyn L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Middle Eastern, Persian, International, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Imam square, Esfahan, Iran
  • Location: Middle East  >  Iran  >  Isfahan Province  >  Esfahan
  • Phone Number: +98312200374

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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?