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Jan 21, 2007 04:48 PM

Persian Food?

I am having a craving for some good Persian food. I used to live there many years ago, and can cook it myself, but love to go out and enjoy the real deal..I have been to Lala Rokh, which is good, and inventive. I also enjoy Helmuds for Afghani, but it is the Persian food I am looking for. Any suggestions?

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  1. Jasmine and Molana are both in Watertown and I've heard some positive comments. Haven't been to either; any thoughts on which is better?

    1. Isn't there a Moby Dick House of Kabob that opened up near Northeastern? Does that qualify as Persian? I was introduced to it by an Iranian friend, so that could be why it sticks out.

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      1. re: Bob Dobalina

        Moby Dick is a Persian place. Haven't been in a while, but remember enjoying their fesenjoon (I think it was a special on Wed).

      2. Kolbeh of Kabob in Cambridge is pretty good. And to be honest, I can't remember any Persian food anywhere that I thought was better than that at Kolbeh of Kabob.

        1. Pita Kabob on Province Street and Pars Cafe in Oak Square, Brighton are two bygone Persian places I liked. PK had a sign saying they were relocating nearby in Downtown Crossing, but they haven't popped up yet.

          Marcello's on Newbury St is half Italian and half Persian; I think the Persian is decent (avoid the Italian stuff). Moby Dick is indeed Persian, and has decent and cheap kebab sandwiches.

          Shiraz Cafe on Comm Ave near Packard's Corner is/was Persian; I haven't tried it, don't know if it's even open anymore.

          1. Molana and Kolbeh of Kebab are nice choices; I prefer their grilled items -- kebabs etc. The rice at these two places are reasonably well made. Pita Kabob used to have excellent rice, and I've been impatiently waiting for them to reopen. Jasmine is on my list to try, I hear it's a Molana offshoot.

            I think the best fesenjoon I've had in the area was at Moby Dick, but it's been a long while.