Bandar Restaurant

★★★★★
  • 845 Fourth Ave

    San Diego, CA 92101

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  • 619-238-0101

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Bandar has the wonderful ability to make everyone feel welcomed and comfortable and fill you with delicious Persian cuisine at a very reasonable price. Each dish is enough to share, but order one for everyone and sample each other's. Our

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Bandar has the wonderful ability to make everyone feel welcomed and comfortable and fill you with delicious Persian cuisine at a very reasonable price. Each dish is enough to share, but order one for everyone and sample each other's. Our

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I've been here on dates, with my family, and with large groups several times, and they never disappoint. The service is always nice but not intrusive, the atmosphere is nice, a pleasant downtown blend of classy and casual, and it's right

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I've been here on dates, with my family, and with large groups several times, and they never disappoint. The service is always nice but not intrusive, the atmosphere is nice, a pleasant downtown blend of classy and casual, and it's right

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I and my wife went to Bandar restaurant to celebrate our first anniversary day. It was a fabulous night with delicious food we had there. The place is mind blowing and dishy foods makes our anniversary a special day. This restaurant is

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I and my wife went to Bandar restaurant to celebrate our first anniversary day. It was a fabulous night with delicious food we had there. The place is mind blowing and dishy foods makes our anniversary a special day. This restaurant is

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What a fabulous find! The appetizers were so delicious. They have a combo plate where you can try 4 of the appetizers. A unique twist to the standard hummus (which they also have on the menu) is the hummus guacomole. What a wonderful

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What a fabulous find! The appetizers were so delicious. They have a combo plate where you can try 4 of the appetizers. A unique twist to the standard hummus (which they also have on the menu) is the hummus guacomole. What a wonderful

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My wife and I had been to Bandar on many occasions when we lived downtown a couple of years ago. The food was always fantastic and the surroundings pleasant. It was our go-to place to take visitors when they came to town; it never failed

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My wife and I had been to Bandar on many occasions when we lived downtown a couple of years ago. The food was always fantastic and the surroundings pleasant. It was our go-to place to take visitors when they came to town; it never failed

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"my wife and i went to bandar for our wedding anniversary and had a fabulous night. the service was incredible, the food outstanding (we had the eggplant appetizer, bandar salad and adas polo - sumptuous)."

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"my wife and i went to bandar for our wedding anniversary and had a fabulous night. the service was incredible, the food outstanding (we had the eggplant appetizer, bandar salad and adas polo - sumptuous)."

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Great Food, Great Place, and Great People. What else can you ask for. Bandar By far is the BEST Persian Restaurant in San Diego.

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Great Food, Great Place, and Great People. What else can you ask for. Bandar By far is the BEST Persian Restaurant in San Diego.

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love the food here. Weve been coming for about 8 years now & the food never goes out of style! We always look forward to our favoritesBandar Salad, Soup, & Chicken Soltani!

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love the food here. Weve been coming for about 8 years now & the food never goes out of style! We always look forward to our favoritesBandar Salad, Soup, & Chicken Soltani!

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Great atmosphere elegant and modern. Loved the avocado Hummus and chicken dish with black cherries. In town from Sacramento and made a special visit to see your restaurant.

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Great atmosphere elegant and modern. Loved the avocado Hummus and chicken dish with black cherries. In town from Sacramento and made a special visit to see your restaurant.

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Ive been coming to Bandar since 2000 (ten years) My Girlfriend and I are truly greatful for the food. We Love it! And the personell at Bandar. We always recommend this Restaurant to family and friends, and now theyre loving it as well.

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Ive been coming to Bandar since 2000 (ten years) My Girlfriend and I are truly greatful for the food. We Love it! And the personell at Bandar. We always recommend this Restaurant to family and friends, and now theyre loving it as well.

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Excellent and delicious meal served in a nice relaxing fancy place. With professional servers who are nice friendly, quick, efficient and they are respectful and gracious!! Keep up the good work!!

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Excellent and delicious meal served in a nice relaxing fancy place. With professional servers who are nice friendly, quick, efficient and they are respectful and gracious!! Keep up the good work!!

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Awesome Persian food. We had lunch at Bandar the other day and were sooo happy with everything! Great food, service, ambiance. We'll be back.

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Awesome Persian food. We had lunch at Bandar the other day and were sooo happy with everything! Great food, service, ambiance. We'll be back.

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Lets get real here. It is no secret that 99% of these negative comments are posted by jealous competitors. Bandar restaurant is truly famous in San Diego for their chicken shish kabobs (and other items). They have literally won hundreds of

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Lets get real here. It is no secret that 99% of these negative comments are posted by jealous competitors. Bandar restaurant is truly famous in San Diego for their chicken shish kabobs (and other items). They have literally won hundreds of

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"What a great restaurant! The service, ambiance and food was excellent. Just a head's up they give you HUGE portions, so hope you have a big appetite or it would be great to share an entree. I had the famous chicken kabob and it was the

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"What a great restaurant! The service, ambiance and food was excellent. Just a head's up they give you HUGE portions, so hope you have a big appetite or it would be great to share an entree. I had the famous chicken kabob and it was the

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"We had a resservation for 4, called 5 more friends and all 9 of us sat outside at Bandar!\r
It was awesome! 3 of our friends were just visiting San Diego. Everyone had a wonderful meal. The portions were huge. The service was fabulous.

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"We had a resservation for 4, called 5 more friends and all 9 of us sat outside at Bandar!\r
It was awesome! 3 of our friends were just visiting San Diego. Everyone had a wonderful meal. The portions were huge. The service was fabulous.

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Best shiskababs in town! I meet my friends here for lunch often. For around $12 I get enough food for 2 + days. My favorite are the chicken kababs. If you eat in you get also delicious greek salad to start the meal. Located across the street from Horton Plaza so parking is not an issue.

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Best shiskababs in town! I meet my friends here for lunch often. For around $12 I get enough food for 2 + days. My favorite are the chicken kababs. If you eat in you get also delicious greek salad to start the meal. Located across the street from Horton Plaza so parking is not an issue.

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I will surely never eat here again, nor do I recommend it to anyone else. I went because of good reviews from a magazine in my hotel room. If you've seen this magazine, do not believe it. Believe most of the ratings you see here on this

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I will surely never eat here again, nor do I recommend it to anyone else. I went because of good reviews from a magazine in my hotel room. If you've seen this magazine, do not believe it. Believe most of the ratings you see here on this

Pros: absolutely nothing

Cons: Poor food quality; tasteless; poor service

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The Adas Polo is to die for. The mixture of flavors are a perfect combination.

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The Adas Polo is to die for. The mixture of flavors are a perfect combination.

Pros: the food

Cons: parking

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Go here during lunch. Their portions are huge. The Filet Mignon kabob with the saffron rice is heaven. The service is great and they are quick. Definitely try to eat here if you can.

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Go here during lunch. Their portions are huge. The Filet Mignon kabob with the saffron rice is heaven. The service is great and they are quick. Definitely try to eat here if you can.

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I looooove Bandar's chicken kabab and green salad. My husband can't get enough of the lamb shank mixed with the hummus avocado...we could eat it everyday!\r
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The staff service is also always very friendly and dressed nicely.

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I looooove Bandar's chicken kabab and green salad. My husband can't get enough of the lamb shank mixed with the hummus avocado...we could eat it everyday!\r
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The staff service is also always very friendly and dressed nicely.

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This is a great place to eat great food. My dad showed me this place I love going. I took my husband and he loved it. The chicken melts in your mouth. It is in a great location downtown and is really romantic.

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This is a great place to eat great food. My dad showed me this place I love going. I took my husband and he loved it. The chicken melts in your mouth. It is in a great location downtown and is really romantic.

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Thank you for your review, but we do not believe your judgement is fair. Bandar has been awarded Best Ethnic & Persian Cuisine 1996-2008. We have a classic historical design & in regards to the article in the back of our menu, for us it

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Thank you for your review, but we do not believe your judgement is fair. Bandar has been awarded Best Ethnic & Persian Cuisine 1996-2008. We have a classic historical design & in regards to the article in the back of our menu, for us it

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Extremely disappointing experience dining at Bandar. The service staff have ghost like attitude and never write anything down adding insult to injury. The food lacks care and has steam table qualities shouting from it. \r
It is apparent

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Extremely disappointing experience dining at Bandar. The service staff have ghost like attitude and never write anything down adding insult to injury. The food lacks care and has steam table qualities shouting from it. \r
It is apparent

Pros: Location. In the GasLamp Quarters

Cons: Sub Standard Food and Service, Pooe attitude

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The waiters, hostess and busboys are all very rude. There are no apologies for poor service, long waits for food. For example, drink refills are allowed but higly frowned upon and take about 45 minutes to arrive to your table after you

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The waiters, hostess and busboys are all very rude. There are no apologies for poor service, long waits for food. For example, drink refills are allowed but higly frowned upon and take about 45 minutes to arrive to your table after you

Pros: easy to walk in and get a table

Cons: service, service, service

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I went to Bandar for the first time on my birthday. It was a horrible experience and I would never recommend it to anyone. The food was dry and tasteless. And the service was the worst I have ever seen. And it is extremely overpriced for

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I went to Bandar for the first time on my birthday. It was a horrible experience and I would never recommend it to anyone. The food was dry and tasteless. And the service was the worst I have ever seen. And it is extremely overpriced for

Pros: nothing

Cons: tasteless food, horrible service

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The people that have rated this restaurant 5 stars must either be friends of the owner or just plain crazy. The food was okay but not worth what they charge for. I've been to lower quality persian restaurants and I have to say that they

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The people that have rated this restaurant 5 stars must either be friends of the owner or just plain crazy. The food was okay but not worth what they charge for. I've been to lower quality persian restaurants and I have to say that they

Pros: ambience

Cons: service, prices

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I would like to regale you with the tale of our own BANDAR experience. It was absolutely horrible. The food was alright, it was really expensive and the service was nothing to write home about. What we are here to report is the water

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I would like to regale you with the tale of our own BANDAR experience. It was absolutely horrible. The food was alright, it was really expensive and the service was nothing to write home about. What we are here to report is the water

Pros: They didnt scorn me for sneaking in booze

Cons: everything else

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This establishment, if you can call it that, was not by any means the best cheloh kaboby (persian restaurant) I've been to. The service was almost not present. The food, well lets just say that the service was so bad that we couldn't

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This establishment, if you can call it that, was not by any means the best cheloh kaboby (persian restaurant) I've been to. The service was almost not present. The food, well lets just say that the service was so bad that we couldn't

Pros: good location

Cons: poor service!

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We were in town for labor day weekend and tried to have all of our friends at a late night dinner at the gas lamp district. we reserved this resturant at 9:00 AM in the morning and called them multiple times to confirm. We had 15 families

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We were in town for labor day weekend and tried to have all of our friends at a late night dinner at the gas lamp district. we reserved this resturant at 9:00 AM in the morning and called them multiple times to confirm. We had 15 families

Pros: great location in Downtown San Diego

Cons: badly managed by family members who scream at customers

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A group of about 45 people and I decided to eat at Bandar's, and what we experienced almost soured our entire vacation. We had reservations for 8:00 pm. We waited for an hour after 8:00 to be seated. We were also greeted with the

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A group of about 45 people and I decided to eat at Bandar's, and what we experienced almost soured our entire vacation. We had reservations for 8:00 pm. We waited for an hour after 8:00 to be seated. We were also greeted with the

Pros: zero

Cons: They were out of meat, they failed to tell our party of 45, we were made to wait to be seated until 9:00 after making reservations for 8:00, read the review for the owners debacle...

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I eat here regularly because it is the best Persian food in SD. The service can be spotty, but the food is excellent. Certainly not as good as some of the Persian food available in LA or OC, but the meat is almost never overcooked and

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I eat here regularly because it is the best Persian food in SD. The service can be spotty, but the food is excellent. Certainly not as good as some of the Persian food available in LA or OC, but the meat is almost never overcooked and

Pros: Best Persian food in SD

Cons: Service is just so-so

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I do have to say that from the first time I ate at this restaurant Ive returned numerous times. The food is excellent as well as the service. Its a great place to eat with your loved ones, especially if you're trying to look good for

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I do have to say that from the first time I ate at this restaurant Ive returned numerous times. The food is excellent as well as the service. Its a great place to eat with your loved ones, especially if you're trying to look good for

Pros: the food and service is divine

Cons: its a little high in price.

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When I read the reviews saying this is a top Persian restaurant I wonder how much they must have paid to have good reviews in several magazines.\r
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Generally speaking the food is just plain, tasteless and like the other posts the wine

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When I read the reviews saying this is a top Persian restaurant I wonder how much they must have paid to have good reviews in several magazines.\r
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Generally speaking the food is just plain, tasteless and like the other posts the wine

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I was incredibly disappointed with this restaurant. I went here on a Saturday night, and it wasn't packed - should have been my first clue. I've been looking for good Persian food, and this is not it. The mast o moosier was watery, the

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I was incredibly disappointed with this restaurant. I went here on a Saturday night, and it wasn't packed - should have been my first clue. I've been looking for good Persian food, and this is not it. The mast o moosier was watery, the

Pros: It's in the Gaslamp

Cons: Food is bad, poor value, stingy with drinks, over priced, got over charged

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I really like Persian and Middle Eastern cuisine, and have been looking for places in San Diego to replace what I recently left in L.A. Seldom do I feel ripped off exploring new restaurants. Unfortunately, Bandar is my rip-off

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I really like Persian and Middle Eastern cuisine, and have been looking for places in San Diego to replace what I recently left in L.A. Seldom do I feel ripped off exploring new restaurants. Unfortunately, Bandar is my rip-off

Pros: Location in Gaslamp Quarter - Fun area, But LOTS of other restaurants

Cons: Price, food quality

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If you want the best tasting persian food then come here to Bandar. Try their Khoresht Ghaimeh for an appetizer and then their chicken Kabob. Great food, sometimes there is a wait to get it. Recommend sitting outside.

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If you want the best tasting persian food then come here to Bandar. Try their Khoresht Ghaimeh for an appetizer and then their chicken Kabob. Great food, sometimes there is a wait to get it. Recommend sitting outside.

Cons: Plates are large

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What a fabulous find! The appetizers were so delicious. They have a combo plate where you can try 4 of the appetizers. A unique twist to the standard hummus (which they also have on the menu) is the hummus guacomole. What a wonderful

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What a fabulous find! The appetizers were so delicious. They have a combo plate where you can try 4 of the appetizers. A unique twist to the standard hummus (which they also have on the menu) is the hummus guacomole. What a wonderful

Pros: The most delicious food ever and the prices are very affordable for the amount of meat you recieve.

Cons: You will leave stuffed! You may have to roll out of the place.

 

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