Kolbeh of Kabob is open!!!
We went there last weekend and ordered mirza ghasemi (eggplant, tomato, garlic dish), kashk-e-badamjan (smokey eggplant puree), beef sultani (one skewer of ground beef and one skewer of sirlion), kubideh kabob (ground lamb/beef skewers), jujeh kakob (chicken breast and thigh skewers), kolbeh salad (i think that was the name),and tahdig.
They also gave us some hummus before we ordered!
The hummus was solid, the mirza ghasemi had too much tomato paste for my liking, the kashk-e-bademjan was pretty good. it had a nice smokey flavor that was nicely accented with dried mint. The salad was much larger than I had expected, and it was fresh and delicious. The sirloin was a little bland, and not as juicy as it could have been. The kubideh was pretty tasty. The best kabob for me was the chicken. It was flavorful, juicy and a beautiful saffron color. Be sure to order the rice with the berberries if you like a little tartness with your food.
I would skip the tahdig.
Unfortunately, the ovens were not ready for the fresh bread, so we'll definitely be back for that!
They were very friendly and kind, so I wish them lots of luck. I am happy there is an Iranian restaurant in our area now.
Checked in Sunday night as well
Nice place, v e r y nice people & reasonable to excellent Persian food:
Excellent Chello (Persian style basmati & savory variations )
which make all the dishes quite satisfying and filling.
A very good kubideh.
Excellent Shirazi salad (cuke tomato mint lemon etc.)
Though N.C.'s assessment of their premier kabob (sirloin) is right
it's quite bland, & though tender, needs to be reworked.
Saw one of the chicken kabobs and it did look excellent.
While not bargain priced,
this is a deceptively difficult act to do right.
If you haven't tried Persian food,
this is would be a fine & way more laid back intro to the genre
than say La La Rokh on beacon hill.
A year and a half after the fire
It's great, (and a bit of a surprise), to have them back
They have put a great deal of time & effort into the place
The evening we were there both owners were manning the grills.
They obviously care a great deal about what they are producing.
And it shows.
(Ab goosht variety)