845 4th Ave, San Diego, CA | Directions 9210132.71409198641777 -117.16101072728634
Neighborhoods: Horton Plaza, Central San Diego, Central
Adas Polo is amazing... tried it for the first time – Bandar has the wonderful ability to make everyone feel welcomed and comfortable and fill you with delicious Persian cuisine at a very reasonable price. Each dish is enough to share, but order one for everyone and sample each other's. Our favorite is Adas Polo, preceded by the wonderful Bandar salad (the dressing is terrific) and the egg plant appetizer which is to die for.
If you like meat and great value for your money, you love it – I've been here on dates, with my family, and with large groups several times, and they never disappoint. The service is always nice but not intrusive, the atmosphere is nice, a pleasant downtown blend of classy and casual, and it's right across from the Horton parking lot so parking is a breeze. Considering the portion size and consistently excellent quality of the food, I would rate this place one of the better deals for food downtown
Great time in Bandar – I and my wife went to Bandar restaurant to celebrate our first anniversary day. It was a fabulous night with delicious food we had there. The place is mind blowing and dishy foods makes our anniversary a special day. This restaurant is recommended by myBantu my iphone application with good ratings. So we prefer and we had good time there. The service is so good. Planning to celebrate our next anniversary there.
The Most Delicious Kabobs EVER!! – What a fabulous find! The appetizers were so delicious. They have a combo plate where you can try 4 of the appetizers. A unique twist to the standard hummus (which they also have on the menu) is the hummus guacomole. What a wonderful combination! I also enjoyed the shallot yogurt dip, and the best was their eggplant dip drizzled in yogurt. We ordered 2 more servings of the eggplant appetizer because it was so good! It had lots of garlic, a touch of olive oil, and it tasted almost meaty. By the time the main meal of kabobs arrived, we were all stuffed from the divine dips. We were shocked at the size of the kabobs. They were HUGE! Each piece of meat was atleast 2 oz. As you know most kabobs have bite size pieces, but this was no usual kabob. The chicken was infused with saffron and spices that make my mouth water now just remembering it. The filet mignon kabob was the BEST filet mignon I have ever had and I've eaten a lot of filet mignon at some of the best restaurants in LA. This surpasses them all hands down. I don't know what they marinated the meat in but it tasted so amazing and the beef was so tender, it melted in my mouth. The only thing I wish was that Bandar was in Los Angeles because I was only visiting San Diego and I really want to go back to this restaurant on a regular basis. This place was just excellent. The service and atmosphere were great too. There is a parking garage across the street too for convienant parking in the gaslamp district.
The Food Is Always Fantastic! – My wife and I had been to Bandar on many occasions when we lived downtown a couple of years ago. The food was always fantastic and the surroundings pleasant. It was our go-to place to take visitors when they came to town; it never failed to impress. We just recently returned to San Diego after a year away and we made sure to make Bandar one of our first stops for dinner. Initially we made the mistake of going into the wrong Bandar and when we saw the Meditteranean menu we knew something had changed. The nice hostess cleared things up for us and we moved two doors north to the "real" Bandar. We usually order the Koobideh Kabab, my favorite, and the Adas Polo, my wife's. The portions are huge though, and we'd already eaten well at lunch, so this time we just ordered the Adas Polo and shared. The chicken was as deliciously flavored, succulent and tender as we remembered. It came with some equally tasty saffron flavored rice full of raisins and dates. We topped it off with a side of their yogurt cucumber dip, which my wife loves. I'm not a big cucumber fan, but I have to admit that it does go well with the Adas Polo. We've never had any problems getting a seat, even on busy nights without a reservation. The service has always been courteous and professional. With all the restaurants to choose from in the downtown area, the fact that I am looking forward to my next meal at Bandar should be recommendation enough. Next time though, I'll definitely be ordering the Koobideh. Mmmm... Koobideh
We came here for our Wedding Anniversary – "my wife and i went to bandar for our wedding anniversary and had a fabulous night. the service was incredible, the food outstanding (we had the eggplant appetizer, bandar salad and adas polo - sumptuous)."
The Best Persian Food In Town ... – Great Food, Great Place, and Great People. What else can you ask for. Bandar By far is the BEST Persian Restaurant in San Diego.
We’ve been coming for about 8 years! – love the food here. We’ve been coming for about 8 years now & the food never goes out of style! We always look forward to our favorites—Bandar Salad, Soup, & Chicken Soltani!
Came all the way from Sacramento – Great atmosphere – elegant and modern. Loved the avocado Hummus and chicken dish with black cherries. In town from Sacramento and made a special visit to see your restaurant.
I've been comming to Bandar since 2000 and still loving it! – I’ve been coming to Bandar since 2000 (ten years) My Girlfriend and I are truly greatful for the food. We Love it! And the personell at Bandar. We always recommend this Restaurant to family and friends, and now they’re loving it as well.
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