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Shabestan

#210 of 8,720 Restaurants in Dubai
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Baniyas Rd | Baniyas Road, Deira, Dubai 476, United Arab Emirates
+971 4 222 7171
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12:30 - 15:15
19:30 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 12:30 - 15:15
Wed - Thu 19:30 - 23:30
Fri - Tue 19:30 - 23:15
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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52 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Ambuance and music are really nice, the service is great specially Najlaa. food is what you expect from a five star hotel resturant with a strong flavor. almost every thing was very delecisous. The music is sometimes a bit loud but its fund and enjoyable. Do not miss the rice and the Kobaidah.

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Kilchberg, Switzerland
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Go to lunch here, give yourself plenty of time because you'll want to savor the moment and the food. Authentic Persian food served by an absolutely charming staff. The restaurant is popular for the locals and families so make sure you call to reserve because mostly it's fully booked ... Great alternative to the DIFC restaurant choices

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Maria T, Manager at Shabestan, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review on our historical Shabestan restaurant. I am glad that you enjoyed the meal at our restaurant. Your kind words about food and service will be passed on to the team. Please do visit us again. Best regards, Sayed Mohamed Restaurant Manager More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Today i had very delicious food in shabestan ,It was very delicious ,very friendly employees , i was very glad from the greeting and smiling ,one of the best peopel ,was very welcoming and smiling Nagla and anis , sure i am very satisfying from this service ,and really i will come back again with all my family .

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Maria T, Manager at Shabestan, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review on our historical Shabestan restaurant. I am glad that you enjoyed the meal at our restaurant. Your kind words about food and service will be passed on to the team. Anis and Nagla will be happy to see your kind comments. Please do visit us again. Best regards, Sayed Mohamed Restaurant Manager More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent service and excellent staff especially Sahar and Najla. Very tasty food and wide variety of dishes

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Maria T, Manager at Shabestan, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review on our historical Shabestan restaurant. I am glad that you enjoyed the meal at our restaurant. Your kind words about food and service will be passed on to the team. Sahar and Nagla will be happy to see your kind comments. Please do visit us again. Best regards, Sayed Mohamed Restaurant Manager More 

Canberra
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107 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

This was one restaurant we planned to eat at during our visit to Dubai. The means were delicious, large, and I mean really large with a complimentary salad with cheese and bread, the mean was just too big for us to finish. But we really enjoyed the food. They also have live entertainment, but we were early eaters and only... More 

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Maria T, Manager at Shabestan, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review on our historical Shabestan restaurant. I am glad that you enjoyed the meal at our restaurant. Your kind words about food and entertainment will be passed on to the team. Please do visit us again. Best regards, Sayed Mohamed Restaurant Manager More 

Doha, Qatar
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

Atmosphere was comfortable but the star of the night was definitely the food. Wonderful bursts of flavor in every bite. Beautifully presented with attentive but discreet service.

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Maria T, Manager at Shabestan, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review on our historical Shabestan restaurant. I am glad that you enjoyed the meal at our restaurant. Your kind words about food and service will be passed on to them. Please do visit us again. Best regards, Sayed Mohamed Restaurant Manager More 

Cairo, Egypt
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163 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Wow! Everything was perfect. Each dish more delicious than the next. Come hungry! You'll want to try everything!!

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Maria T, Manager at Shabestan, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review on our historical Shabestan restaurant. I am glad that you enjoyed the meal at our restaurant. Your kind comments will be passed on to the team. Please do visit us again. Best regards, Vassil Lazarov Manager on Duty More 

Tehran, Iran
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61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

It's one of my favourite restaurants in Dubai. I always request the tables by the window for the Dubai Creek view. My favourite dishes are 'Koko Sabzi', 'Kashk Bademjan', Chelo Kabab Barg and Fesenjan stew with chicken and off course their complimentary crispy fresh bread (they have a in-house Persian Baker and Tanoor). I enjoy their black tea in small... More 

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Maria T, Manager at Shabestan, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review on our historical Shabestan restaurant. I am glad that you enjoyed the meal at our restaurant. Your kind words about food, service and the ambience will be passed on to them. Comments on choice of pickles and other additional dishes will be shared with Chef. Please do visit us again. Best regards, Sreejith... More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Salam Every year when we come to Dubai it's must to visit Shabestan, purely Iranian food, like for some restaurants we went in dubai, they aren't really Persian food they recipes mixed with other countries. But this restaurant is simply authentic and great food.

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Maria T, Manager at Shabestan, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review on our historical Shabestan restaurant. I am glad that you enjoyed the meal at our restaurant. Your kind words about food and service will be passed on to them. Please do visit us again. Best regards, Sreejith Purushan Asst. Food & Drinks Manager More 

Athens, GA
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016 via mobile

Our experience here was superb. It was my friends birthday and she wanted Persian food. The service was fantastic. They had live music, and they surprised my friend with happy birthday and a nice cake. The food was fresh and delicious. Ambiance great. Anis was especially helpful. Thanks so much- we will be back!

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Maria T, Manager at Shabestan, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review on our historical Shabestan restaurant. I am glad that you enjoyed the meal at our restaurant. Your kind words about food, service and the ambience will be passed on to them. Special mention of Anis will be passed on to him. Happy Birthday to your friend. Please do visit us again. Best regards,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$100
Cuisine
Middle Eastern, Persian, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Validated Parking, Valet Parking
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, View
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 15:15
19:30 - 23:15
Monday
12:30 - 15:15
19:30 - 23:15
Tuesday
12:30 - 15:15
19:30 - 23:15
Wednesday
12:30 - 15:15
19:30 - 23:30
Thursday
12:30 - 15:15
19:30 - 23:30
Friday
12:30 - 15:15
19:30 - 23:15
Saturday
12:30 - 15:15
19:30 - 23:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Baniyas Rd | Baniyas Road, Deira, Dubai 476, United Arab Emirates
  • Location: Middle East  >  United Arab Emirates  >  Emirate of Dubai  >  Dubai
  • Phone Number: +971 4 222 7171
Description
An award-winning Iranian restaurant in Dubai, Shabestanremarkably highlights the best of Persian cuisine. You can savor fine Iranian hospitality as you relish refreshing appetizers, flavor-filled rice, substantial platters of delectable meats, and freshly baked bread.

In inviting and plush settings, feast upon skewers of lamb and beef, and tasty main courses studded with medley of spices and herbs as you gaze upon gorgeous vistas of Dubai and listen to the pleasing sounds of live Iranian music. Finally, indulge in mouthwatering Persian sweets served alongside traditional tea impressively served inornamental tea glasses.

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