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Posted by anoymous on 11/17/2011
I was in the mood for good middle eastern food. I was very glad to find one nearby my hotel so i took a walk and found this place. i ordered a lunch special lamb kebab with salad. Little that I knew it was a huge place of lettuce and tomatoes with tiny few piece of lamb. the meat was under seasoned, touch, dry, pretty much your lamb nightmare. over dressed salad is nothing authentic. i asked for a hot sauce and they gave me one american and one mexican hot sauce... REALLY? This place is far from authentic, or even decent. I had to ask for pita bread even and for that they took over 20 min to prepare my food. Persian food restaurant with subpar lamb... oh and they should rename this pathetic dish to salad with over cooked meat not a kebab platter with side of salad. For that, it cost me about $13 with tax.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/31/2010
Fun place, great salad and great hookah!
Posted by Anonymous on 01/11/2009
This place has the most amazing food, for the best price in old city! I've definately had a lot of experience with kabobs, and this place has the best, they use a special sauce, and it tastes amazing! The restaurant tries to fit in with the loud, energetic atmosphere of the surrounding area, which makes it unique from the other more quiet and dim hookah lounges in philly. It's not really a family restaurant, I think the atmosphere is better for students, though I have never been there for lunch, so I have no idea what it is like during the day. The service can be slow, only when it is busy after 8 on weekends, which is understandable. I've never had a problem with the service, and I've been there too many times to count. As far as the hookah goes, they have a large selection of flavors... but really try the food, like I said, it is my favorite in all of philly. Most hookah places will try to rip you off by giving you less tobacco, or light the charcoal while you're eating, here you can have it before or after the meal, or have the charcoal taken off and replaced without charge. The atmosphere is relaxing, but also vibrant and energetic, go here if you want great food, great atmosphere, great service, and great hookah. And, please try their kabob platters if you're going for a meal!
Posted by OldCity Foodies on 11/18/2007
We were in the mood for something different and came across this understated place in the center of one of old city's busiest streets. Upon entering, we were greeted and sat immediately in one of the restaurant's comfortable and cozy corners. We asked for recommendations and our server claimed that they had the best hummus in town. Having tried many versions of hummus around the city, we decided to put that claim to the test. It was no joke -- the hummus was smooth and flavorful. Definitely recommend. Their lunch specials were also worth noting. Try the lamb souvlaki with salad -- the dressing is light, flavorful and authentic. My friend ordered the souvlaki with sirloin cubes over basmati rice - amazing! Also try the hot tea, it's the perfect compliment to the meal, especially on a chilly day. We can't wait to go back and try the other dishes on the menu - would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a fantastic meal at a great value!
Posted by gmk on 06/09/2007
A group of 7, including an Irani friend, visited the Persian House of Kabob. We were very disappointed in all aspects of the restaurant. The place has no personality, the service is disjointed. The hostess was more interested in smoking the hookah and gabbing on the phone. The food was okay to good and the prices were more than reasonable. We chose the family dinner, sharing apps and a large meat dish. Some of the meat was overcooked and dry. Bahklava, the only dessert, was dry and stale. Someone bent a fork trying to cut the dessert. The Turkish coffee arrived too sweet for most. For the 25 dollars a person, we over tipped because we didn't want to wait for the change, we have had better meals at other byobs. I think this is the kind of byob restaurant that gives other byob places a bad name. No charm, no focus, no personality. It seems that it could be a place for the younger crowd to bring beer and smoke hookahs. It is not a serious restaurant.
Posted by Fishtown Regular on 03/16/2007
Not much from the outside but one of the best deals in old city. Service is relaxed at times but the value and quality will bring you back. The super persian is my favorite.