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828 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6108
+1 619-338-0008
12:00 - 20:00
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Algonac, Michigan
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340 reviews
266 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went for dinner, ate outside, and people watched in the gas lamp district of San Diego. Ordered the vegetable soup, spinach borani, Persian garlic flat bread, spinach chicken stew, and mango lassy. The food tastes were awesome and the staff were friendly and attentive. There are a number of other great menu options like appetizers, soups, salads, entrees with choices... More 

Thank BigDMI
Granger, Indiana
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff and good food. This to me was a standard mediterranean restaurant. Service was at a slow but consistent pace.

Thank bill767
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150 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2017 via mobile

This was our first time here. We went early and place was not crowded. Service was good and our server was friendly. Sadaf salad was fresh and tasty. My girlfriend had kabob barg. She said it was good and up to par with Westwood restaurants in LA. I am vegetarian and had geimeh bademjan. It was good but I would... More 

Thank Joethecritique
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

The place doesn't look like much and sure not like the image shown but the food was home cooked great. We were on business and two of us ate there. Price was great, family like fee and service. You can't go wrong. Looks a little hole in the wall but the basmatti rice will convert you. Go!

Thank Stuckshutter
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Very much enjoyed the eggplant stew and rice. The owner/server was knowledgeable about gluten-free diet requirements and able to accommodate them.

Thank DCmomics
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Went to this restaurant with my Hubbie, really disappointed, not worth the money, food very basic. Go else where!

Thank sabrina r
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Wonderful dinner with family. Very tasty and great service. Visited 10 years ago and today was better than I remember. So full but couldn't resist ordering tiramisu:)

Thank Tatiana B
Ventura County, CA
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81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I had not been to the Gaslamp District in over 5 years, but I always go to Sadaf when I am in town so I had to make sure I took the family there. Things have changed a bit over the past 5-7 years, but the staple meals (rice and kabob) are still as good as ever. It was a... More 

Thank VCAngels
Suffolk, Virginia
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45 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

I've been to Sadaf many times when I previously was stationed in San Diego. This was my first taste of Persian food way back in 2001 and although now love it, I haven't found one as good as Sadaf. I went with a group of friends who had never had Persian food. I ordered baba ganoush for everyone which comes... More 

Thank Samuel E
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

I am Persian-American and loved this restaurant. Wonderful, authentic cuisine. Very Friendly Service. Excellent location in Gas lantern District. Outdoor seating and wonderful indoor decor. Good Prices.

Thank Jason A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Persian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 828 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6108
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-338-0008
Offering the finest Royal Persian cuisine.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?