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I just moved to New Orleans from Los Angeles and can't seem to find A SINGLE persian restaurant out here. And every time I look up persian restaurants or ask people, they always refer me to lebanese places, like mona's or lebanon cafe (you'd think people would be smart enough to figure out a place called lebanon cafe is NOT persian) . Anybody know any persian places anywhere in the greater area? thanks.

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  1. Sorry, I don't, but I can tell you Lebanon's Cafe is excellent.
    Loved by the locals, was there two weeks ago. Try it while you keep up your quest.

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    1. re: Jesdamala

      There used to be a persian-jewish kosher place on Chartres Street, but they apparently did not reopen after katrina.

      There are not many persians or iranians here, so I'd expect there wouldn't be many persian or iranian restaurants.

    2. Nope. No persian restaurants in NOLA. Sorry.

      1. Hungry Celeste is right. Sadly no Persian restaurants in NOLA or Baton Rouge for that matter.

        1. Courtyard Grill on the corner of Magazine and Napoleon.
          New place!! Great food...

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          1. re: morimoto

            I spoke to an Iranian coworker who went to this place. The owner of Courtyard Grill is Iranian. The menu is a typical Mediterranean syle menu with a few kabobs such as ground beef kabob that seems a little more Persian. There is also a new restaurant at the beginning of Veteran's that isn't open yet (still under construction) that is going to be Persian style.

          2. Maybe it's because the entire country of Persia changed it's name in 1935, when Reza Shah Pahlavi asked the international community to call the country Iran. Have you tried restaurants that offer Iranian cuisine?

            1. would you consider going Tunisian at Jamila's....great food!