Alborz

AAA Inspector Rating
1245 Van Ness Ave
San Francisco, CA 94109- Map It
(415) 440-4321
AAA Inspector Rating Details (scale 1-5)
2.6
Overall
Food2.3
Service2.6
Decor3.3
AAA Inspector Notes
The décor here is a bit formal with white tablecloths and candlelight. Persian food is meant to be shared family style and the portions are generous. The combination platter includes the kashk bademjan—eggplant topped with whey, mint, fried onions, chopped walnuts —which is yummy slathered on pita bread. The joojeh with bone is a Cornish hen kebab with basmati rice with slivers of almond, orange peel and raisins The fesenjan with chicken is a stew with roasted ground walnut cooked in pomegranate sauce. For dessert try the makhlut, a combination of rose ice cream with frozen rose water and rice noodles—sprinkle lots of lemon juice as it brings out the flavor.
$7-$25
Middle Eastern
US 101 (Van Ness Ave); at Sutter St. 1245 Van Ness Ave 94109. Station: Civic Center/UN Plaza
street only.
Closed some major holidays.
Casual Dining. Lunch and dinner served. Beer & wine. No A/C.