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1407 Second Ave., New York, NY 10021 40.76967 -73.957747
nr. 73rd St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-535-1100 Send to Phone

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  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern
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Daily, noon-11pm

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 77th St.



Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Take-Out
  • Catering
  • Online Reservation


  • Full Bar



Delivery Area

67th St. to 87th St., First Ave. to Fifth Ave.


This Upper East Side eatery named after Persia's ancient capital may be humble by New York standards—there is nary a Persia-tini or leather swathed banquette in sight—but it gets the important things right. Gratifying foods include homemade yogurt with diced cucumbers, smoky lamb kebab on a bed of cherry-dotted Persian rice, and baba, a rough potage of eggplant and garlic, all of which taste great on their own but even better slapped onto a pita. Fine hospitality sweetens the deal—waiters are gracious, and the owner can be found cracking jokes with customers or pulling out a chair for a lady (an appreciated gesture that nowadays takes place only in high-end restaurants or nursing homes). End your meal with Persian tea, deliciously scented with cardamom, a homemade dessert of fresh baklava or saffron ice cream, and contemplate the restaurant’s greatest design element—an oversized painting of the 1973 Persepolis soccer team.

Prix-Fixe Menu

Daily, noon—6 p.m.; two courses, $27