Even if you’re not a foodie, you’ll need a nice place to eat! Most people like to try traditional food while they are is a vacation; so if you are in this group of people, you know that finding a beautiful restaurant that serves you high quality food is a little tricky! Isfahan is one of the most popular tourism attractions of Iran; and it might be one of your first destinations in Iran too! So in this article we used the comments on the most famous and beautiful restaurants of Isfahan and tried to introduce the best ones to you. So, keep reading!
Although cafés are very popular places to hang out and there are lots of cafés in Isfahan, you might like a more classy place to eat or face a menu with more variety of foods and drinks than cafés. So be with us and get to know top 5 restaurants of Isfahan, “THE HALF OF THE WORLD!” And if you like to find out about Isfahan cafés, don’t forget that we have an article on this topic on our website!
If you went sightseeing in Naghsh-e Jahan Square of Isfahan; never miss the opportunity to taste delicious food in Naghsh-e Jahan restaurant in Isfahan! The stunning restaurant has a combination of tradition and modernity at it’s heart. Undoubtedly, the beautiful appearance of the environment doubles your appetite! And you will not forget the experience of tasting a variety of traditional Iranian dishes in the attractive atmosphere of Naghsh-e Jahan restaurant in Isfahan!
The layout and interior decoration of the restaurant is so beautiful and attractive that amazes every viewer! Managers of this restaurant tried their best to design the interior in a traditional way; and have scattered boards in different sizes and with extraordinary designs throughout the restaurant. The boards are placed in two indoor and terrace spaces according to the customers’ interests and tastes. The interior of the restaurant is very cozy and ideal for both family gatherings and friendly gatherings!
The boards on the terrace are arranged in such a way that you imagine that you are sitting on the roof of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque and eating! They’ve decorated most parts of the restaurant, including the walls and ceiling, in a traditional way; and this added to the beauty of the environment more than before. Naghsh-e Jahan restaurant in Isfahan with 70 seats and beds is one of the largest reception halls in Naghsh-e Jahan Square. However, the quality and popularity of the restaurant is such that you may have to wait in line for lunch while waiting for the seats to empty! Some of the chairs and boards, in addition to the interior space and the terrace, are arranged in a very beautiful yard. The yard with the pond in the middle is very green and fresh. Many customers tend to experience food tasting in this environment.
Google Map users rank Naghsh-e Jahan restaurant in Isfahan is 3.9; and they serve a variety of Iranian, traditional and local dishes in the collection. Usually all types of restaurant food are of acceptable quality; but some foods are more popular. In Naghsh-e Jahan restaurant of Isfahan, they serve a very tasty Yogurt stew and Beryan, which are local Isfahani dishes! In addition to local food, kebabs and dizi are usually other famous and popular dishes of this restaurant. If this is your first time visiting Naghsh-e Jahan square, be sure to have a meal in this restaurant and we recommend you to have Shishlik or the Jooje Kebab!
The restaurant also serves a variety of popular, special and local drinks, which are preferred by many customers. The local doughs of the restaurant are usually very tasty and lovely. In the following, we present the menu of Naghsh Jahan restaurant in Isfahan, which includes main dishes, special dishes and side dishes.
Main dishes of the collection:
Special day dishes:
If you are a fan of rich history, magnificent architecture and of course delicious food, Isfahan will be your best choice! Now, if you want to experience all the features that make Isfahan a special city in one place, then you should go to the Qasr-e Monshi restaurant in Isfahan. Unique architecture with large and colorful windows with a complete menu of local and traditional food is what you expect from an authentic Isfahani restaurant.
Most people consider Qasr-e Monshi Restaurant as one of the best restaurants of Isfahan; and this restaurant has many fans among Iranian and foreign tourists due to it’s special features. Qasr-e Monshi, is a historical house with unique architecture left from the Qajar period. For several years, this historic house has been turned into a very beautiful hotel after renovation; which Qasr is very popular among domestic and foreign travelers due to it’s beautiful architecture and suitable facilities. So if you’re not traveling on a low budget and want to stay at a nice hotel, this place can be a good option.
But if you’re not even staying at this place, you can visit and enjoy it’s exquisite food and gorgeous architecture. The managers of this restaurant have tried to acquaint the travelers of this city with the culture and tradition of Isfahan as much as possible. And this is why the menu of this restaurant is full of local and traditional foods of Isfahan, which you can find in few places with this quality.
When you enter Qasr-e Monshi restaurant, it will definitely amaze you at first sight with it’s historical glory and unique architecture. This historical monument is definitely one of the most spectacular monuments left from the Qajar period. Qasr-e Monshi hotel restaurant, which dates back to more than 2 centuries ago, shows signs of the art of the people of this land in every corner. The restaurant is located in the most spectacular part of this house and on the top floor. Upon entering the restaurant, large windows with stained glass will catch your eye. Beautiful stuccos with eye-catching patterns and motifs in combination with colored lights have also an amazing view. Wooden tables and chairs fit well with this space and complement the beauty of the restaurant. And if we want to rate it’s architecture and decoration it will be surely 10/10!
Nowruz holidays and summer vacation is a busy time of Qasr-e Monshi Hotel and it’s restaurant. At this time, with the bustle of Isfahan and the reputation of Qasr-e Monshi restaurant among travelers, almost all restaurant tables are filled. At other times, the hotel and it’s restaurant usually have a lot of travelers, but the crowded restaurant won’t annoy you and you can enjoy the unique architecture and delicious food of the restaurant with more peace of mind.
In winter, Isfahan is almost empty of travelers and the number of guests in the hotel greatly reduces. However, I personally prefer the spring weather with the sun shining through the colored windows of the restaurant, which creates a heavenly atmosphere, even if the restaurant is a bit crowded. So, to sum up our best recommendation to you is to visit this place and at least try having one of your meals here while you’re visiting Isfahan. Just keep in mind to reserve a table if you’re traveling during the crowded time of Isfahan. This restaurant is open every day, form 11:30 am – 11:30 pm; and until the hotel is open, the restaurant is open too.
The managers of this Hotel and Restaurant in Isfahan dedicate a large part of their menu to local and authentic Isfahani food in order to make travelers more familiar with the original Isfahani culture. So don’t expect the wide variety of food that includes all the popular and famous Iranian dishes. Instead, in this restaurant you can have a special and different experience of lesser known dishes. Let’s take a closer look at the menu of Qasr-e Monshi Restaurant:
In addition to local Isfahani food, you can see a variety of traditional Iranian food on the menu too; these foods are the following:
syrups are another part of the menu that we suggest you try them:
In addition, there are several types of traditional salads on the menu that can be good options to complete your order. The quality of food is relatively high. All cooked using natural and first-class ingredients. Considering the high quality of food along with the special and unique architecture of this restaurant, it’s not strange if the price of food is a little higher than usual and we should generally categorize this restaurant as one of the most expensive restaurants in Isfahan. Of course, given the wonderful experience you will have of tasting food in this restaurant, you will definitely be satisfied with the cost.
If you are in to experiencing pure moments, then you will definitely enjoy trying new and varied dishes in Isfahan. Experiencing the taste of new and delicious foods and going to beautiful restaurants is surely one of the most pleasant moments of travel; and you’ll definitely find it it Shahrzad restaurant of Isfahan!
If you are looking for a luxury restaurant with traditional decorations in Isfahan, do not miss Shahrzad Restaurant. We can consider Shahrzad restaurant as one of the best restaurants of Isfahan. This restaurant is one of those places that they used traditional Iranian architecture and attractive mirrors perfectly in it’s design; and we can say that due to this use Shahrzad restaurant has one of the most pleasant and beautiful atmospheres in Isfahan. The decoration of Shahrzad restaurant with it’s paintings and stained glass shows a beautiful reflection of the tradition and originality of the city of Isfahan; and when you visit it, it conveys the sense of calm of Iranian architecture to you.
Playing traditional Iranian music in the restaurant makes an original and attractive atmosphere that makes you wanting to come back here more and more! Shahrzad Restaurant of Isfahan is a completely family friendly restaurant; and if you like to taste your food in a completely traditional environment, this place will be a good choice. We can say that among the good restaurants of Isfahan, Shahrzad restaurant can be more attractive for you, if you are a tasteful person.
The menu, like other traditional restaurants of Isfahan id full of traditional and local Isfahani food. The foods include:
Tanje Mediterranean café – restaurant is one of the most popular restaurants among people and travelers in Isfahan. If you like to try new foods and you are tired of eating Iranian kebabs and local food in Iran, we suggest you to visit this restaurant; because here you can enjoy the new taste of Mediterranean food!
Tanje restaurant has a calm and cozy atmosphere that is perfect for a unique dinner. Here you can order flavored cheese, Homos, falafel with pita bread (Lebanese food), Lebanese mohamura sauce and Zaat bread (Lebanese bread) as appetizers. And after a pleasant starter, it is time to choose the main course!
In the menu of this restaurant in Isfahan, you can see a variety of Mediterranean dishes that include kebabs and food. If you are going to this restaurant for the first time, we suggest you try Kadish Kebab. Samkeh Al-Mashwi is another famous dish of this restaurant, which is grilled tandoori fish, cooked with special sauces. When they bring you custom dishes, salads, tanga dishes and court thighs are also served outside of your order, which always surprises the customers. If you like to sit in the café after dinner and have a drink, Tanje café- restaurant has this possibility. In addition, there are good cafes around this restaurant such as Café Vulcano and Nimkat Café.
One of the best restaurants of Isfahan is Toranj café – restaurant, which attracts many tourists and citizens to it. They opened Toranj café – restaurant in 2015; and it is one of the restaurants located inside the old houses of Jolfa neighborhood. The neighborhood has hosted Armenians for centuries; and you can see various historical monuments, spectacular neighborhoods, aristocratic houses and beautiful churches such as Vank and Bethlehem up close.
Hovhannes House is one of the houses in this neighborhood, which an Armenian named Mardiros Davidian, owned it. This house dates back to the Qajar period; and after being left alone it was renovated and turned to Toranj café – restaurant. Visiting this place is like hitting two birds with a rock! Because by entering this place, you can both enjoy the attractive architecture of the building and treat yourself to a hearty meal! From the old wooden door of the mansion, you enter a narrow corridor, then you will see the small courtyard of the house and then the magnificent mansion.
If you go to Toranj restaurant in Isfahan in spring or summer, you can sit in its clean courtyard. Everywhere you look today, the tide of protectionist sentiment is flowing. It’s earthenware jars and fountain ponds will be a reminder to the previous generation of grandmothers’ homes and the sweet days of their childhood!
When you look at the house from the yard, you will see four brick columns with wooden doors and windows at first glance. This house has two parts: East and west. And the eastern parts are older than the western part and include rooms, kitchen and porch. In the eastern part, there is a crypt and a safe. There are two rooms for the restaurant on both sides of the courtyard, which you can find a suitable table for sitting with the guidance of the restaurant management.
If you come to this place around noon, you may be able to see the play of light and colors at the right time, with the reflection of sunlight through the colored sash glass on the Polish table and chairs. Upstairs you can sit in the Toranj Coffee Shop and spend a memorable evening with a variety of hot and cold drinks and delicious chic.
Toranj restaurant is very popular among the people of Isfahan because not only is it located in a very beautiful and scenic environment; but this place also includes other spaces such as coffee shop, wine cellar and photography studio. Today, the basement of this house is used as a pantry.
Here you can enjoy a variety of syrups, teas and coffees. Qajari coffee (special coffee that was popular in Qajar dynasty) is one of the most attractive names on the menu of this place, which is served with baklava cake and reminds us of the famous Qajari coffee! This item in the menu of Toranj Restaurant Cafe attracts the attention of guests and has many fans.
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