3200 S Grand Blvd, St Louis, MO | Directions 6311838.598962 -90.242672
Neighborhoods: Tower Grove East, Saint Louis
Worst Persian Restaurant I've Ever Been To – I've been to quite a few Persian restaurants and this has got to be by far the worst. A few friends and I wanted Kabobs so we THOUGHT this would be the place to go. The locale is nice and so are the staff but the food is just horrible. We ordered the appetizer Baba Ganoosh and the waiter claimed it was fresh. In actuality it was just a paste that I could have sworn came out of a can. Well I was able to forgive that if the main dish was great, which was the Sultane Kabob (at $17). I ordered it well done and I got medium rare (with the outside burned) with white rice (average quality).
The waiter came by and asked how it was and I told him they ordered it wrong, and he said he could make another one but it would take 30 minutes. At this time I told him it was okay, and just ate it. It was not spiced at all, it was raw in the inside and burned on the outside. I wish I had ordered what my friend ordered, the chicken instead. It tasted better, but it also was bland and uninspired.
That was the first and last time I'll ever eat there. If you like Persian/Middle Eastern food this place is not recommended. If you have never had Persian food, you might want to try this place just for the experience. They do offer a variety of dishes and the service was not bad.
There are better Persian/Middle Eastern Food out there (for a better price) and I'd recommend Sameems Afghan Restaurant across the street or Salims Restaurant off of Delmar Avenue.
Pros: Nice Interior, Variety of Dishes to Choose From.
Cons: Low quality, bland, almost tasteless Persian/Middle Eastern food. Street Parking.
A welcome addition to South Grand – A great place for lunch or dinner, from the owners of the Persian restaurant Café Natasha. Very fresh ingredients and healthy middle-Eastern cuisine: Persian Koubideh (ground lamb beef kabob), both beef and chicken kabob, lentil soup (osh), and Lebanese falafil are some of the offerings. Dishes can be ordered as either a platter or a sandwich; when ordering a platter be sure to try the raisin and lentil rice pilaf (adaspolo), a wonderful piece of Persian cuisine. Patio seating is coming soon. Excellent food and service without pretension. I highly recommend Kabob International for its fresh, high-quality food at very reasonable prices.
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