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Iran’s bustling capital city of Tehran is an intriguing mix of ancient and modern culture, with a dining scene to match. From traditional Persian fare or the Iranian national dish chelo kabab, to globally inspired food, this city has a restaurant to cater for all tastes. Here are 10 of the best restaurants in Tehran.
Café Shemroon is a quiet little eatery set in tranquil and charming surroundings that is known in Tehran for its fantastic breakfasts; some visitors even say it has the best cakes in the capital city. The café serves a breakfast buffet daily, but guests can also enjoy a coffee or tea with a slice of carrot cake, a refreshing ginger lemonade or iced tea and a filling burger or lasagne in its picturesque gardens. Shemroon is located within the grounds of the Iranian Art Garden Museum, a lovely space of approximately one hectare featuring beautiful old trees, fountains and waterways and examples of ancient Iranian architecture. In fact, the café itself often exhibits works by local artists.
Fereshteh Street, Tehran, Iran, +98 21 2239 4001
Founded in 1998, Monsoon has been a staple of the capital city’s dining scene for over 15 years, and in its long operation has become popular with Tehrani diners looking for fresh and contemporary Asian cuisine of a consistently high quality. Boasting impeccable service and a menu encompassing all Pacific Rim cuisines, Monsoon’s ability to provide an exceptional dining experience ensures that guests come back time and time again. As an appetizer, why not try the baby shrimp and avocado salad with mixed greens and a miso vinaigrette, followed by the cashew chicken with red chili, garlic and pineapple. Alternatively, try a lighter bite of nigiri sushi available with salmon, prawn or crab, followed by an interesting dessert of mango spring rolls with coconut ice cream.
No. 8, Gandhi Shopping Centre, Gandhi Street, Tehran, Iran, +98 21 8879 1982