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Taste of Persia

12 W. 18th St., New York, NY 10011 40.738872 -73.992955
nr. Fifth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
917-592-3467 Send to Phone

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Mon.-Fri., noon-7:30 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., noon-7 p.m.

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6, L, N, Q, R at 14th St.-Union Sq.; F, M at 14th St.



Payment Methods

Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Lunch
  • Take-Out


  • No Alcohol


Calling it soup doesn’t do it. Ditto stew. The Persian dish known as ash-e reshteh lives somewhere indescribably in between, transcending both. Beans, spinach, herbs, a few broken strands of linguine all transformed into a super-vegetal mush and topped with crisp bits of onion, garlic, and dried mint, plus the cultured cream called kashk: It has the cooked-down comfort-food appeal of a bowl of Italian ribollita combined with the spice complexity of a well-calibrated Indian dal. Polar vortices have been known to cower in its presence.

Recommended Dishes

Ash-e reshteh, $6