Pars Iranian Kitchen

Price guide: Mid-range

Al Diyafeh Street, Satwa, Dubai

Price guide: Mid-range

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By Alex Ritman, your Dubai expert

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#30 of 40
expert-rated restaurants in Dubai
Expert overall rating:3.9 out of 5
Food and drink:
4.2
4.2
Ambience:
3.9
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Service:
4.2
4.2
Location:
3.8
3.8
Value for money:
4.4
4.4
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Couples, Seasoned travellers, Nightlife, Relaxation

Expert review of Pars Iranian Kitchen

Hearty Persian platters served in cosy little private platforms.

Whoever Par is or was, his Iranian Kitchen has become legendary across Dubai, serving excellent and generously sized Persian dishes for a thoroughly agreeable price. While he has several restaurants across town, the original outpost in Satwa is still the favourite, offering visitors charming elevated private outdoor platforms complete with carpets and cushions.  

Food and drink: 

Thick, juicy kebabs,  mounds of fluffy rice, warm, crispy Arabic flatbread. Just writing about this stuff makes the stomach rumble in anticipation. The quality is excellent and the portions extremely generous. Just remember not to fill up on the bread, feta cheese and salad they throw in for free as a starter.  

Recommended dishes: 

The seafood platter is laden with juicy prawns and hammour (the local variety of the grouper fish). Even if you're feeling uninspired, the chicken and lamb kebabs are wonderful. 

Ambience: 

It's extremely relaxed, as you might imagine sat on an elevated wooden platform with your shoes off. It's not the most idyllic setting, as there's a busy main road just the other side of the bushes, but it's not usually a problem. Pars is popular with both locals and tourists.  

Service: 

Friendly and efficient. The staff will happily talk you through the menu if necessary.  

Location: 

Pars is found in the district of Satwa, next to the Rydges Plaza hotel and just off the busy Diyafeh Street which leads down from the Trade Centre Roundabout. It's not usually an area trod by tourists, but definitely worth exploring.  

Price advice: 

A meal for two shouldn't set you back any more than 150 dirhams, and you'll leave feeling like you won't need to eat for a week. Pars is unlicensed.  

More information on Pars Iranian Kitchen :

Price guide:
Mid-range
Type:
Restaurant
Food:
Middle Eastern
Address:
Al Diyafeh Street, Satwa, Dubai
Telephone:
04 398 4000
Serves:
Dinner
Opening times:
Open daily 6.30pm-1am.
Accepts Credit Cards:
Yes
Reservations:
Not necessary
Free tags / Keywords:
Cheap eats

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