The Best Persian Restaurants in New York City

New York City, the home of the Statue of Liberty and the home of the New York Yankees. New York City is also the home of many things, including some of the best restaurants on the planet, as well as Persian restaurants. As someone who is Persian, I must say there are plenty of good restaurants in Manhattan, however; there are only a first-class few that are the unsurpassed. I have decided to narrow down the numerous Persian restaurants to only the best Persian restaurants in NYC. Ghazaye Irani shegeft angiz ast!

"Once you go Persian, there is no other Version" Although the quote can apply to many things "Persian" it definitely applies to Persian food, including this fine restaurant. If you haven't dined at Ravagh you are truly missing out on experiencing Persian food at it's finest. Located in the heart of Manhattan on 11 E. 30th St. which is located in between 5th and Madison Ave., this fluently decadent Persian eatery proves why it is not only one of the best Persian restaurants in NYC, but ultimately worth frequenting. Ravagh has everything from appetizers to soups to salads to sandwiches to kebabs to stews to entrees, and much more. Ravagh also has several specialties and both the lunch and dinner menu are different. The atmosphere is nice and provides you with an ambience that is exotic and filled with discernment. The service is rather dutiful and quick, making Ravagh a restaurant worth dining at. If you are a vegetarian, you will have no trouble finding anything at Ravagh. In fact, I recommend trying the "Vegetable Kabob" (which includes grilled eggplant, zucchini, and mushrooms served with hummus) for only $10. Delivery is also available. Prices start at $3 and go up to $38. Ravagh is open daily from 11:30 am until 10:00 pm. For more information, simply call: (212) 696-0300 today.

Searching for good, quality, and most importantly, authentic Persian food is like searching for a rare antique in a pawn shop. Although it is rare, it does exist. The good news is, you don't have to search further for good Persian food, as you have found it. If you haven't had the opportunity to eat at Colbeh, you really need to take time out of your schedule to do so. Located in beautiful NYC on 43 W. 39th St. which is located between 5th and 6th Ave. lies a Persian eatery that is not only worth your inquiry, but worth eating at much more so. Colbeh has everything from entrees to appetizers to soups to salads to sides to stews, and much more. Every time I eat here, I always order "Burekas" (which is grounded potato stuffed in a phylo dough pastry) for only $6.50. Colbeh is also home of some of the best desserts and to be honest, possesses a rather longer list than most restaurants. The environment is simple, yet traditional and provides you with a great experience. The service at Colbeh is also rather prompt. If you are a vegetarian, more than likely, you are going to love it here, as the selection is rather extensive and major. Delivery is available. Prices start at $4 and go up to $55. Colbeh is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 am until 11 pm and then Friday from 11 am until 1 before sundown. For more information, simply call: (212) 354-8182 right now.

I don't know about you, but I love Persian food. Everything from the acquired taste to the use of ingredients to the actual flavor and smell. If you haven't tried good Persian food, you really do need to experience it, which is why I truly recommend that you visit Mamani. Located in the heart of the big apple, on 151 Ave. A in between 9th and 10th St., Mamani is a Persian establishment that possesses a solid balance of American and Persian food. Mamani has everything from pizza to kabobs to wraps to sides to appetizers to burgers to hot wings to chicken nuggets, and much more. If you decide you don't care for kabobs or hummus, you can order a pizza or a burger. The prices are incredible and if you aren't looking to spend a lot, you will more than likely love it here. The environment is casual, so it isn't really immaculate, but not a dump either. The service is really good here and definitely makes this place have an upped stance. If you are vegetarian, you'll find something here for sure. In fact, for only $4.25, you can get the "California Veggie Burger" which includes your choice of vegetables, condiments, and cheeses. You can even make it a double burger for only $1.50 extra. Delivery is also available. Prices start at $1 and go up to $20. Mamani is not only an amazing Persian eatery, but it is open the most often out of every other Persian restaurant. Mamani is open Sunday through Wednesday from 11:30 am until 12:00 am and Friday through Saturday from 11:30 am until 5:00 am. For more information, simply call: (212) 420-8574 today.

Finding good Persian food in NYC should never be rocket science, however; after having mixed experiences you tend to question if you will ever find a good, solid Persian eatery. Well, the good news is, look no further as here is a great Persian restaurant. If you haven't had the chance to eat at the Shalizar you truly are missing out on good, authentic Persian food. Located in Manhattan on 1420 3rd Ave. which is in between 80th and 81st St. Shalizar proves why it is one of the best Persian restaurants in NYC and truly worth your inquiry. Shalizar includes everything from entrees and appetizers to soups and salads and stews to a variety of specials and sides. I absolutely love the "Kaskh-E-Badamjan" (which is baked eggplant puree, Kaskh, fried onion, and walnut) for only $8. The environment is rather clean, yet polished. The service is rather social, yet conscientious and efficient. If you are a vegetarian, you will definitely find food at Shalizar, as there is a vegetarian entrée menu, along with numerous side dishes and appetizers that are vegetarian friendly, which makes it an adaptable place to enjoy. Delivery is also available. Prices start at $4 and go up to $28. Shalizar is open daily from 5:30 pm until 10:00 pm. For more information, simply call: (212) 288-0012 right now.