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Persian restaurants in San Diego?

I am having cravings for some of the food that was so easy to find in Los Angeles, but I haven't found now that I live in Oceanside. Are there any great (or good) middle eastern restaurants in San Diego? Persian or Lebanese are what I'm craving, but I'll take any recommendations anyone might have.

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  1. For Persian, I like Bandar downtown in the Gaslamp. For Lebanese, I suggest Mama's Lebanese Bakery and Deli in North Park. I'm afraid though that you're looking at quite a drive for either of those. I don't know of any good places like this in North County though.

    1. I have enjoyed Alborz Restaurant - 2672 Del Mar Heights Rd, Del Mar. Nothing fancy (located in a strip mall behind Jack in the Box), but better than average if you don't feel like going to the Gaslamp.

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      1. re: happensatonce

        Sadaf and Bandar are much better than Alborz.

      2. I personally prefer Sadaf to Bandar for Persian cuisine. Sadaf has 2 locations--one on 5th Avenue in the Gaslamp; the other location is in La Jolla on Pearl Street.

        1. Mama's Bakery is a hole-in-the-wall with cheap, good Lebanese food.

          1. Actually there is a little persian restaurant in Escondido, nothing fancy but it is what you are looking for.
            http://www.sdreader.com/published/200...