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1496 Hollis St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Z1, Canada
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:00
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Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Very small spot, only 4 tables. The food is very good and on par with some of the Persian Restaurants elsewhere, the owners were very nice and friendly, highly recommended.

Thank OVyyz
Lakehurst, Canada
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Pleasant home oriental atmosphere. . If you like homemade food. Then this is the place for you. Good. Good . Good.

Thank Dimitri P
New Brunswick, Canada
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139 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

If you're looking for a deal, big portions or good eats, this is not it! With next to no overhead, operating out of a shed, they charge the same rate as any restaurant in the high-end downtown district. NOT RECOMENDED!!!

1 Thank Darius S
2 reviews
Reviewed 2 April 2016

Absolutely fantastic restaurant. We used to crave for their food at least once a week. Now that we moved, when we went back for our vacation, first restaurant we visited is Shiraj. Still the little place, amazing hospitality and yummmyyyy food.

Thank Mahjabeen M
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2015 via mobile

Me and my friend were looking for a Persian Restaurant and we chose this one because the other one(Pars Restaurant) had closed down. But we found this even a better choice. Such a small place to eat in but it's just lovely to see an old Iranian couple to run a restaurant on their own. Quality was really good and... More 

Thank Yasan P
Monton NB
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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 November 2014

This is a hidden gem! This tiny little restaurant on Hollis with only 4 tables may not seem like much at first glance but the warm welcome and amazing food are well worth the visit. The Fesenjoon was the most wonderful mix of pomegranate and a walnut flavours and the chicken curry was very tasty and had nice little kick... More 

Thank Grisoune
Albany, New York
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299 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2014

I stopped in here on my way to the Farmers Market at the seaport to see what it was like as a potential for someplace to eat lunch. There is a relatively small dining area, but the woman was so welcoming I decided to stay. I had the chicken with rice and charboiled tomato with a dish of hot sauce... More 

1 Thank Howard S
New York City, New York
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2014

The restaurant is small - it is located in a former taxi dispatcher hut. The owners, an older couple from Iran, have tried to make it cheerful and welcome. The feeling is very homey, it feels nice to be take care of by those lovely people who put their hearts into the place. The food is good, prepared as if... More 

Thank sbmvr
Fredericton, Canada
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487 reviews
284 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2014

This place looks like a dump as you drive or walk by - a little better inside and the food was very delicious and very interesting. There are three or four tables and it is as it looks from the outside; very small. It felt like I walked into a place in Cairo. It tasted like great street food would... More 

Thank Rik T
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 28 December 2013 via mobile

Great food full of flavours... When you see this little place on Hollis st you wouldn't believe how good the food could be! They have pretty much all famous Persian dishes and all the ingredients are fresh. This is my favourite mom & pops restaurant and I'd definitely back.

Thank Reza K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Persian, Middle Eastern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1496 Hollis St, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3J 3Z1, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Nova Scotia  >  Halifax Region  >  Halifax>  > South End
  • Neighbourhood: South End
  • Phone Number: 9024043300

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