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Imam square, Esfahan, Iran
+98312200374
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Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Staff were a bit disorganized although possibly this was due a lot of them being fed on the table next to mine. Food was pretty good but in my opinion prices are quite high. I guess you're paying for the location.

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Thank 728Andrew
Paris, France
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24 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is very big and we were basically ignored. The food was fine with no surprises. We had kebabs.

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Thank AlejandraSdeM
Jakarta
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88 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to have meal, especially with a group of friend or family. Food is good, a bit crowded. Serve iran meal, and finally find fesenjan here. Price a bit above the average.

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Thank Sukeren
Basingstoke UK
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227 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Bastani restaurant is a glitzy / pretty venue so it is a must see. Unfortunately it is not so much a must eat at, on this point it is average. Initially there was plenty of food at the buffet and the salad items were fresh but no one seemed to be checking when items ran out. The hot dishes... More 

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Thank Signum32
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here for lunch. It's a beautifully renovated restaurant. The paintings on the wall and the restaurant ambient is really nice. Food is ok. Nothing special.

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Thank Hamed M
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went here as it was described as a traditional restaurant. To be honest, my Beryani - which seems to be a local Isfahan dish - was good, but the waitresses are too commercial. They dropped a jelly pudding desert, salad and water on your table even while you don't ask. Later on everything is on the bill. In this... More 

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Thank Scimable D
Tehran Province, Iran
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved the environment more than the food. They did not have all the food in the menu but the quality was reasonable. I recommend this restaurant for sure. The man in cash desk was very helpful.

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Thank NAZshk
Armonk, New York
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313 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

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 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

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 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

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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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
Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Imam square, Esfahan, Iran
  • Location: Middle East  >  Iran  >  Isfahan Province  >  Esfahan
  • Phone Number: +98312200374

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