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Indian, Armenian or Persian - Suggestions for an LA foodie

eatdrinknbmerry Nov 15, 2006 04:54 AM

Hi, summoning the food gods of SF for suggestions on indian, armenian or persian in the city for a group of 6. Thanks!

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    poulet_roti Nov 19, 2006 05:20 AM

    I think Alborz on Van Ness and Sutter is probably superior to Maykadeh for Persian in San Francisco. If you can make it out of the city, better Persian food can be found down the peninsula and in the south bay. Chelokababi in Sunnyvale is always good. www.chelokababi.com

    Ghormeh Sabzi is excellent
    Joujeh Kabob always good
    Koubideh perfect

    For an excellent fix of inexpensive Persian food in a divey kind of manner is Rose Market in Mountain View.

    1. Lori SF Nov 16, 2006 04:15 PM

      Dosa - is very good

      Better armenian or persian in LA, in the san fernando valley

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        banditsf Nov 16, 2006 03:41 PM

        not sure if you've thought about Aziza- its Moroccan but excellent food and unique to SF, having been to several morrocan places in LA- I would highly recommend trying Aziza...the Chef is morrocan...

        1. eatdrinknbmerry Nov 15, 2006 06:58 PM

          Thank you everyone, this is very helpful.

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            Maya Nov 15, 2006 08:41 PM

            What about Saha?

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              Robert Lauriston Nov 15, 2006 08:45 PM

              Saha's "Arabic fusion," specifically Yemeni.


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                eatdrinknbmerry Nov 15, 2006 09:13 PM

                the menu looks nice. has anyone eaten here?

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                  Euonymous Nov 16, 2006 01:14 AM

                  There have been many reports.


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            coralv Nov 15, 2006 06:31 PM

            I had an unusually quiet and relaxing evening at Alborz a few weeks ago. the food was good,though not stunning. Portions were huge,prices were good,and it was quiet,a true rarity.

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            1. re: coralv
              Robert Lauriston Nov 15, 2006 06:34 PM

              Some of the dishes at Maykadeh are great:

              barley and vegetable aash
              lamb's tongue
              braised lamb's head
              lamb shank braised with eggplant

            2. Robert Lauriston Nov 15, 2006 03:44 PM

              Given the general geographical area you're talking about, you might also consider Helmand, good Afghan food, nice atmosphere.


              1. Robert Lauriston Nov 15, 2006 03:41 PM

                Maykadeh for Persian. http://maykadehrestaurant.com

                I haven't found any Armenian food except at occasional church and school festivals.

                Indian, check out these topics:


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                1. re: Robert Lauriston
                  Ruth Lafler Nov 15, 2006 03:48 PM

                  Several years ago when we had our Limsterfest chowdowns, people were giving Alborz the edge for Persian over Maykadeh. Any recent reports on Alborz?

                  I think Sultan is the best place for Indian for a group. The atmosphere is a bit more upscale than most of the Tandoorloin dives, but the food hasn't been dumbed down. The trick is to talk to the hostess, Maryam, about your order, particularly about what fresh, seasonal veggie dishes might be available that day.

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