Narly is an Italian restaurant that specializes in pizza, pasta and fresh salads. The restaurant is on the pricy side but portions are relatively large.
Asian House This small cozy Asian restaurant is very well decorated with a modern, simplistic Asian design. There is only one big table in the center that every body gets to sit around and enjoy picking your choice of small Asian dishes off of a rotating belt bar. Reservation is recommended as the space is limited. The center under the Park o Prince towers offers a really nice outdoor walk in a vibrant lively and exclusive setting. It is a great place to hang out and meet friends as you have a great selection of Cafes and restaurants to choose from. Park o Prince doesn’t offer guest parking and finding a parking space is usually not the easiest part of the whole experience.
Bam-e Khane: a rooftop Italian restaurant and cafe in Honarmandan Park with an open buffet that serves various pastas as well as steak. The menu also includes different cuisines from other countries. After watching a play in the theater downstairs, you can enjoy your food and live music in a quiet and spacious place that looks over the park.
This restaurant is a bistro with three branches in Tehran and one in Mashhad. The restaurant has tasty pizzas and sandwiches as well as great steaks and grilled fish. Fresh juice is served with meals and the restaurant has delicious coffee and a divine tiramisu, among many other tasty options, for dessert.
A somehow unique cafe in downtown Tehran that only serves soft drinks. The cafe’s menu includes hot beverages such as tea and coffee with different and unusual flavors, but it is most famous for its traditional Iranian drinks including herbal teas and distillates such as saffron tea, orange blossom tea and thyme tea. Once in a while you can enjoy a photography exhibit inside the cafe while drinking your beverage of choice and listen to classic and rock music.
Cafe Khaneh: If you like to try traditional Iranian drinks such as borage (starflower) and valerian tea or herbal distills like orange blossom, Cafe Khaneh inside Honarmandan Park is the place to go. This cafe also serves other soft drinks including fresh fruit juice and tea Latte. Tables are placed inside a hallway under large windows with a view of the park and can sit nearly 90 people.
Cafe Nazdik Ketab (Nazdik Book Cafe): A roomy and bright cafe with smoking and non-smoking sections where you can spend some quality ‘me’ time with a book from the cafe’s bookshelves or enjoy a cup of freshly brewed coffee with your friends while listening to live music. The cafe also serves brunch, midday snacks and salads, thus catering to different tastes and needs. Various events are also regularly held in the cafe, such as birthday parties for well-known and popular Iranian artists with their own presence, book and play reading sessions, and even plays performed by young actors and actresses.
One of the most well-known chain cafes in Tehran, Raess caters to different needs of its customers; you can drink your favorite beverage and learn how to make it yourself from Cafe’s staff. Barista training and Cafe management sessions are held in different branches upon demand. What’s more, if you ever decide to open your own coffee shop, they will teach you the rules of the game. Though small and with few tables, different branches of Raees Cafe create an intimate and quiet environment that coupled with high quality of their drinks is guaranteed to create enjoyable moments for you.
Interconnected rooms with wooden walls covered with paintings and posters, old looking chairs and tables, long sash windows made from colorful glasses and the aroma of coffee and food; Cafe Romance, near Ferdowsi Square in downtown Tehran, is a old renovated Qajari house and decorated in the style of the romantic era. The menu offers hot and cold beverages as well as food and salad but the real attraction lies in its nostalgic atmosphere, live music, cultural events such as book readings and art exhibitions held inside one of the rooms. Its closeness to several tourist attractions such as National Jewelry Treasury, Golestan Palace, National Garden and Negarestan Garden is among its other advantages.
An Indian chef creates authentic Indian dishes with true ingredients. Butter Chicken and Chicken Tikka Masala are two of the famous dishes here. The restaurant has an English menu and English speaking staff, and offers Wi-Fi. Dining in Chingari with the incense and Indian statues transports you close to India. Specialties are Indian tea with milk and Golab Jamun. Price range is high.
This amazing restaurant resembles a palace with individualized rooms you can reserve. The decor features original works by contemporary Iranian artists. The unique menu presents fusion persian traditional cuisine. Listed as one of Tehran's top 5 restaurants with predictably high prices, Divan's balcony has a sweeping view to the mountains.
Dizi Sara Iranshahr
Iranshahr Dizi Sara, Eating Dizi for lunch on Fridays has long been a favorite custom among Iranian families, but this dish can also be enjoyed on other days. Made from beef stock, chickpeas, tomato and potato, Dizi is seldom served in usual Iranian restaurants, but you can find it in Dizi Sara; With walls covered with traditional and beautiful paintings, generous servings of food, freshly baked bread as well as delicious side dishes, Dizi Sara is a top choice for those who enjoy Persian cuisine. Located in downtown Tehran, the restaurant only serves Dizi for lunch and gets quiet crowded during weekends, forcing the eager customers to wait their turn for a while, but it is worth the wait.
This authentic pastry shop is located on Enghelab street and has a fabulous coffee bar. You can enjoy having your favorite cup of coffee while you shop from a selection of traditional Iranian sweets, nuts, dried fruits and your typical pastry shop options. The ambiance is very artist oriented as it is pretty close to Tehran art institute and the windows are decorated with posters of current pop art news and shows in Tehran.
Gilac Gilac is a small, cozy restaurant located under the Park o Prince towers that offers a unique combination of a European atmosphere and tasty Gilaci dishes. Gilaci food is the cuisine of the western province of the Caspian Sea, Gilan, which is known for having a variety of vegetarian dishes and sea food with a distinctive flavor of the north. You will be in heaven if you like garlic, prunes and herbs and have a taste for sweet and sour food. The food in Gilak restaurant is really tasty but the portions are rather small. It is great idea to order a Maze platter or a few small dishes to get a taste of the cuisine if you are not familiar with it. The owner is really friendly and the customer service is great. The center under the Park o Prince towers offers a really nice outdoor walk in a vibrant lively and exclusive setting. It is a great place to hang out and meet friends as you have a great selection of Cafes and restaurants to choose from. Park o Prince doesn’t offer guest parking and finding a parking space is usually not the easiest part of the whole experience.
Motahari Graph coffee shop is a fabulous café located in downtown Tehran on Motahari Ave. This café has concrete exterior and an industrial look and feeling and simple decoration inside. This café is designed with a lot of cement, exposed pipes, woodwork and a glass counter and stool sitting. Graph serves great coffee and delicious café food.
This cafe offers a host of light snacks and meals, and home made cakes. Its is famous for its Penne Alfredo and grilled turkey sandwiches. The laid back, comfy atmosphere is a great setting to experience a hooka with exotic new flavors. Prices are moderate. Hooka has tasty natural drinks and mocktails. Wi-Fi and board games are available for patrons.
Iranshahr Cafe Gallery
Cafe Gallery: Located directly above the theater in Honarmandan Park in downtown, it has a smoking section on the balcony where you can enjoy the view of the park. The menu includes cuisine from different countries and brunch menu offers Special, Classic and French. The restaurant is frequented by famous Iranian actors and artists who take part in or come to watch the plays downstairs. You can also enjoy the art exhibitions that are sometimes held inside the restaurant and feature works by Iranian painters, photographers and sculptors.
Kase has a comfortable homey setting with windows overlooking the garden and green areas and authentic Iranian tile flooring. Kase means bowl in Farsi and most of the delicious meals in this restaurants are served to you in interesting looking different size bowls. The menu is extensive and the food has adapted many different spices and cuisines and is prepared in a really healthy way. The brown rice and quail dish and the ribs are highly recommended. The center under the Park o Prince towers offers a really nice outdoor walk in a vibrant lively and exclusive setting. It is a great place to hang out and meet friends as you have a great selection of Cafes and restaurants to choose from. Park o Prince doesn’t offer guest parking and finding a parking space is usually not the easiest part of the whole experience. The center under the “Parc aux Princes” towers offers a really nice outdoor walk in a vibrant lively and exclusive setting. It is a great place to hang out and meet friends as you have a great selection of cafes and restaurants and a great Iranian gift shop called “Basmeh” to choose from. “Parc aux Princes” doesn’t offer guest parking and finding a parking space is usually not the easiest part of the whole experience.
Khanjoon is a charming, cozy restaurant located under the Aftab towers and is decorated as a village home of North of Iran. You enjoy a northern village ambiance and listening to folklore music while eating home made food from Gilan province and delicious starters from Azerbaijan and great Dizzy (local meat stew). It would be wise to book in advance as the place is small and seats are limited.
L’Entrecote The Entrecote of Tehran has a very similar setting and the same menu of the original Entrecote in Paris. The service is fast and efficient. It offers a very simple but high quality menu. For your steak you get to choose how well you want it cooked. It is served with the signature Entrecote sauce and fries and you’ll get to order the famous salad of the iceberg lettuce and walnut sauce. The restaurant is not small but it is very popular and therefore a reservation would be recommended to avoid the wait.
Lamzy: Lamzy is known for pizzas, pastas, exceptionally unique salads and other international dishes. It prides itself on its use of very fresh ingredients. Fresh juice and Wi-Fi are available. The restaurant is decorated with the works of prominent Iranian artist Reza Derakhshani. Dinners have the choice of two levels, overlooking Valiasr ( Iran's longest street) in a northern part of the capital. The restaurant decor emphasizes the color red suits the youthful energy of the wait/staff. Dishes are priced high midrange.
Leon (Fereshteh Branch)
Leon ( Fereshteh branch): this Italian restaurant has been in business for decades. The Sam Center branch has a 'just right' Creme Brûlée. It's brunch is famous for its Halal bacon and pancakes. The restaurant has a relaxing ambiance and a balcony with a pleasant view. Prices are high end.
Limon restaurant is located under the Saman towers with large windows overlooking the beautiful gardens and the pool of the Saman complex . It’s a very well decorated larger restaurant with modern design that is located in a quiet peaceful and exclusive setting of the Saman complex and offers some tables with outdoor sitting that could be very pleasant. Limon offers a variety of international dishes with great starters and deserts. The service is excellent and the management is very professional.
This two stories, high ceiling, bright lively café is located on Felestin Avenue near the art university with an artist, student oriented ambiance. The decoration Is simple and modern and you see a lot concrete, natural wood and white colors. You’ll get to enjoy some fabulous photography and art pieces on the walls. The café food including a selection of salads sandwiched and pastas are pretty good but you get to enjoy a great selection of Iranian herbal teas and drinks.
Lucky Dragon is located under the ASP towers. It is a very authentic Corean BBQ place and each table has a grill where you enjoy grilling your own food. The quality is pretty high and the prices are midrange and the decoration is very authentic with a lot of Gold and red decoration with pictures of dragons and other authentic Asian drawings on the walls. You also get to enjoy a lot of side dishes and sushi roles if you desire. Lucky Dragon is conveniently located under the ASP towers where you can enjoy fun shops and cafes before or after your meal. Parking is available in the complex, however there is a little walk to get to the restaurant and it can be a bit confusing to find places.
Luna café is conveniently located under the ASP towers where you can enjoy fun shops and cafes before or after your meal. Parking is available in the complex, however there is a few minutes walk to get to the restaurant and it can be a bit confusing to find places. The staff is really friendly here and space is pretty modern and bright with a lot of interesting art works from young local artists on the walls. You get great combination of hot and cold drinks, great salads and sandwiches.
This Modern Asian Fusion restaurant is located on the 8th floor of the Sam Center. The restaurant offers a fabulous vibe and atmosphere with the combination of excellent choice of art works, outstanding view of the parkway bridge and a wide variety of delicious Asian food and great dish presentations. The Dim Sum is very authentic and highly recommended. Sam Center is a very posh, small center located in the mid part of the Fayazi street (Fereshte) entering from Valiasr Avenue that offers convenient parking spaces. There is a selection of quality restaurants of different cousins from Iranian to French to Italian and Asian located on the 8th floor. The center itself is very lively but peaceful offering a retail selection of different brands and boutiques, a really hip café and a nice pastry shop. It is great place to spend a few hours before or after a nice meal.
This modern restaurant is located in the posh Sam Center. It boasts a french chef, who creates exceptional french dishes. The well-chosen art works and the memorable view provide a chic artistic setting. Open for brunch and dinner, it features an outstanding salad bar. The well trained staff ensures a most pleasant dinning experience. Prices are high end.
Is famous for their Kebab With hot breads ( Lavash bread ), fresh basil and fast service. Its one the few Kebab restaurants which does not serve rice. when you order, first you are greeted by hot breads and traditional chees as you wait for your main course. At weekends they do not accept reservation so its better to get there early.
This family-run restaurant has a 160-year history in Tabriz and a 60-year history in Tehran and serves authentic Tabriz cuisine. Shirin Polo (sweet rice with almond and orange peel slivers), Albalo polo (sour cherry rice) and Fesenjoon (walnut stew) are some of dishes on the menu. Kofteh Tabrizi orders must be placed a few days in advance. The restaurant bakes its own Sangak bread.
This 42-year-old restaurant serves limited Iranian dishes as well as a variety of international and seafood dishes. The restaurant has a salad bar, serves natural drinks and delivers to nearby hotels. Piano is played during lunch and dinner hours, staff speaks English and Wi-Fi is available for patrons.
The Tahchin bar restaurant delivers tasty and modern food is open for lunch and dinner this delivery restaurant is located in valiasr street in heart of tehran. Includes a wide selection of traditional cuisine Along with this authentic style and ambiance, the kitchen is focussing on a variety of tahchin, the alchemy of Persian cuisine, from the different climes and regions of Iran.
Vegetarian Restaurant of Iranian Artists Forum
Khane Honarmandan: Built inside Honarmandan Park in downtown Tehran, this charming and quiet restaurant is a good choice for vegetarians and vegans as it serves the vegetarian version of a number of famous Iranian dishes such as Kebab or Ghormeh Sabzi. The menu also includes vegetarian pizzas and pastas. The restaurant is also popular for its soft drinks, traditional Iranian herbal teas and distillates. It has a balcony and you can enjoy fresh air and quiet of the park while savoring your food.