The place specializes in serving up some of the tastiest biryani, a national favorite. Unlike restaurants that sell kebabs and other local dishes, it is very rare to find an authentic biryani outlet in Isfahan. Here you can get great taste at great prices
Abbasi Hotel is in itself an architectural treat for the eyes – a 300 years old royal guesthouse, updated with modern elements of interior design while sticking to the traditional themes of royal opulence and grandeur.
The hotel’s restaurant offers affordable tea for everyone, but anything beyond that is a real wallet drainer. Tourists come here more for admiring the richly ornamented interior than for the ridiculously expensive cuisine.
Quick service, large eating hall, and excellent rice and salads. But food disappears fast when locals swarm to the restaurant for afternoon meals – that is why the place even closes earlier than any other diner in the neighborhood.
Come for the largest, most finger-licking variety of local food in Isfahan!
Named as an American diner, this place actually specializes in local delicacies, especially the scrumptious chulu kebabs with perfectly boiled, saffron sprinkled white rice. Also of note are the kebab berg (a kind of spiced, marinated meat chunk cut into small pieces), and luleh kebab (minced meatballs).
A modern, trendy diner that offers, in addition to mouthwatering pizza, luxuriously clad waitresses with almost comical amounts of makeup. The casual, hip setting and the dimly lit ambience make the restaurant perfect for a group of hungry youngsters.
The place also offers a variety of light snacks and steamy coffee.
There are sometimes live music nights at the joint.
This quaint teahouse is worth looking for. The food is nothing special, definitely not the best Dizzy you will get in Iran but the atmosphere makes up for any shortcomings in that department. You will have to make an effort to catch the single "waiter" but do go. The mix of locals and tourists makes for great people watching.
A great place for lunch, if you are in Imam square, provided you can cope with sitting on the floor for the duration. A very nice large room, with lovely wall decorations and stained glass. Staff were helpful and attentive.
Located in front of the Imam Mosque (Shah Masjid) at the Naqsh e Jahan Square, the restaurant is geared specifically towards foreign travelers – it introduces them to the local aesthetics of décor and lighting while giving them an opportunity to splurge on some pleasing meat dishes from around Iran.
For a delightful, truly authentic Iranian breakfast, head straight to Hafez Street in the early hours of the day. A number of roadside kiosks pop up in the morning, selling steaming sweet and sour local delicacies. A must-try is the Fereni – a local sweet dish made of rice in a sugary solution of rose water and milk.
Another traditional teahouse that is always crowded – service is very slow, giving you ample time for long chat sessions with groups of friends, or local strangers, or strange locals – whichever you prefer!
Espadana restaurant is a good restaurant , managed by the owner of the famous " Khan Gostar " restaurant in Esfahan .
The Food quality is excellent and it has all kinds of famous and delicious Iranian and Western food .
Situated in Espadana Hotel of Esfahan , Between 33 Pol Bridge and Ferdowsi bridge , on the South Bank of the river
Hermes is an Italian restaurant located in the beautiful neighborhood of Jolfa in Isfahan. I`ve been here a few times and every time, the food is fresh and great. Service is great, too.
Excellent food and beautiful settings. The atmosphere is amazingly breathtaking and so is the food. Highly recommend this place .
Located to the south side of the Naqsh e Jahan Square (Imam Square), near the Imam Mosque, this teashop is a little different than the other low-profile teahouses around Isfahan. Whereas other places offer you a look deep into local life and customs, this expensive café gives you a traditional ambience without the general everyday crowds, and an open air setting with impressive views over the whole square rather than a cramped archway or niche under a bridge.
The perfect time to visit is the late afternoons – watch the sun set and the activity of city life cease.
A small eatery tucked away in a sprawling bazaar, Kalleh Pache will give you a true taste of tradition. Not for the weak-of-taste buds, this place is a delight for those who have made themselves accustomed to the slightly awkward but otherwise scrumptious taste of sheep livers, lamb brains, Iranian hamburgers, and spicy chulu kebabs.
For those who are still experimenting with local taste, order a little something from a few dishes on the menu, or ask the waiters what tourists usually prefer.
This restaurant is located inside the Julfa Hotel. You will find a kind of erratic, bustling environment inside rather than a composed, laidback one. This means that people come and leave very quickly, and there is generally a lot of commotion – but this automatically also means that the service is extremely efficient.
The menu contains many dishes from Iranian cities and the suburbs, in addition to freshly prepared colorful salads and sweet dishes from the Middle East.
An eatery that is always buzzing with dynamic young businessmen, students, and white collar workers from around the neighborhood. Casual, friendly ambience, impressive modern elements of interior décor, polite service, and excellent kebabs!
The place is open only for breakfast and lunch, catering to its specific customer group.
This resturant is the most beautiful resturant in Esfahan. It is a nicely renovated old hamam which gives you an unforgatable time with just being there. However, if you go to a resturant your primary goal is probably an unforgetable food experience which this resturant can not offer it I am affraid. Food options are very few with totaly average quality and sky high prices.
A favorite midday and evening retreat for the commoners working around in local bazaars, Mikhak serves a delightful kebab and lamb menu all day. This makes it especially popular with the largely carnivorous local population. The downside is, there are no vegetarian dishes, so come here only if you have become accustomed to the unique taste of Iranian meat.
An ideal location, with a bunch of neat little tables sprawled out in front of the colossal whitewashed arcade lining the Sheikh Lotfullah Mosque, this open-air diner gives amazing panoramic views over the whole square, as well as an up-close and personal look at the intricate detailing on the walls of the pavilion.
The restaurant contains a pleasantly decorated interior dining hall – the outdoor space is reserved for families and larger groups.
The interior isn’t a real treat, considering some of the other restaurants around Isfahan, but the food is some of the tastiest at such a price. That alone should suffice for your visit to this place. Mutton and beef kebabs, murgh (chicken) dishes, and a variety of rice, all prepared using authentic spices and flavors, should give you a very interesting insight into Iranian gastronomy.
Service can be a bit slow as the restaurant fills up, so arrive early.
Try some delicious and authentic pizza at much less than a typical Iranian meal! The place is very crowded in the afternoons, and you will be lucky if you find an empty table. Service however is quick, and the staff is very polite.
The teahouse that exists here is rumored to have been in function since the bridge was constructed in the 17th century. Enter and you will see checkered floor mats, handcrafted rugs, and carpets depicting opulent Safavid symbolism. Men and young teens flock around water pipes (galyoun or nargile). Often, you can hear light beats of traditional Iranian music, though this is mostly drowned by the enthusiastic babbling of bubble blowers on the shisha.
This is a small roadside diner. Low-profile, nothing too flashy, the place offers a limited menu, out of which only 3 or 4 dishes are actually present any day that you visit. Come here if you have a really low budget – the food is not that bad. The diner is frequented by middle and low-income office men and laborers. Service is unusually fast.
One of the best and most pleasant coffee shops in Isfahan.it is located in naghshe jahan square and has freindly staffs you can taste iranaian teraditional drinking in roozegar , it has lot of books , you can read poems during drinking coffee or tea , you can hear lighte iranian music in that cofeeshop.
This excellent hotel diner provides panoramic views over the old city of Isfahan.
Their open-air rooftop terrace is open for dining all through the summer months, from June to October. During the rest of the year the eating activities shift to the elegantly ornamented inner dining hall. You can still usually go out on the terrace for a stroll or a cup of tea.
Especially recommended is the steak with mushroom dish, apart from the delightful variety of kebabs and salads.
Delicately carved antique wooden furniture, rich paintings adorning the interior walls, colorful stained glass work on grand windows, life-size mirrors lining the hall, and dim incandescent flares creating a romantic, laidback ambience – dine like a Safavid royal at a very modest price!
An all-vegetarian menu is also available if you have not quite grown to like the taste of Iranian meat. A small but tasty variety of seafood is also served.
The place is very popular with tourists, as it is not as expensive as the interior suggests. You have to arrive early for a meal to get quality service.
Take a leisurely stroll along the main pavilion of the Si-o-Seh Bridge (Allahwardi Khan Bridge) facing the water, and then descend into the multiple arcaded tea and shisha space at the lower, pedestrian levels of the bridge.
An excellent teahouse is located at the north end, right as you enter from the Islami Square. Apart from serving steaming tea, the place also caters to a favorite Iranian hobby – the galyoun, a smoky waterpipe like a shisha.
A very vernacular interior, complete with flat wooden day beds (takhats/masehris) laid out for the diners to recline on as they eat. High windows with painted glass figures, and blue, white, and golden tile work complete the perfect Isfahani setting for a meal fit for a Persian king.
And the food? Very authentic, very delicious. Try the biryani and the eggplant stew.
This restaurant definitely bags the best location prize for its stupendous views of Esfahan, other than that a terrible choice to eat out.They provide cramped minivans from the base to the restaurant uphill and the interiors are pretty cool with wood paneled ceilings and bay windows. The staff speak passable English and are terrible at best