Best Persian Food Places near Lions Gate

Persian Gulf Restaurant

Persian Gulf Restaurant

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Located on West 15th Street and near Lions Gate, Persian Gulf Restaurant is one of the most famous Persian restaurants among Iranians and Persian food lovers in Vancouver. This place has a calm and pleasant environment evoking Persian food’s unique taste for compatriots far from home. The staff is friendly and polite, and the restaurant’s fast and regular service has made it noteworthy for everyone attracting many customers to this place. The prices are on point, and most dishes are served in generous portions.
Ghormeh Sabzi stew, Gheyme stew, Baghali polo ba Mahiche (rice with broad beans and lamb shank), Zereshk polo ba Morgh (Persian barberry rice with chicken), Soprano Kebab, chicken Kebab and so on, are among favourite dishes. Aside from Persian dishes, the restaurant also serves Italian, French and Middle Eastern dishes. Their special dish, named the Persian Gulf, is the most popular and consists of three different kebab skewers served with rice and cooked tomatoes. You’ll be amazed not only by the taste and the quality but also by the reasonable prices.

Haida Sandwich (offering delivery service near Lions Gate)

Haida Sandwich (offering delivery service near Lions Gate)
  • Phone Number: (604) 971-6021
  • Website: https://haidasandwich.ca/
  • Address: 121 15th St E, North Vancouver, BC V7L 2P7, Canada
  • Opening Hours: 11am–11pm
  • Dish Type: Pizza, Fast Food, Asian, Middle Eastern, Persian
  • Special Diet: Halal, Vegetarian Friendly
  • Price: CA$30 for two people (approx.)
  • Delivery: Yes
  • Yelp Rating: 3.5
  • Google Rating: 4.1
  • zomato-logo Zomato Rating: 3.5
  • Foursquare Rating: 7.4

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Haida Sandwich is one of the best places to eat Persian fast food, and it’s by far the best Persian restaurant in North Vancouver and even Canada. They have been serving Iranians and Canadians since 2010 and have been able to achieve the highest customer satisfaction. Haida is quite well-known for its Persian-style sandwiches and pizzas, unique sauce, and subs’ extraordinary size. They are also known for their excellent customer service, catering, fast delivery service, and high-quality food. This restaurant is also perfect for late-night cravings as it is open late at night.
They offer delivery service to Lions Gate, so you can place an online order in the comfort of your own home or workplace in the area and try the best fast food you’ve ever had. The menu of this marvellous place is so varied that you can choose from vegetable pizza to Haida special beef pizza and chicken with a special sauce of Haida. Roast beef and mushroom pizza, grilled chicken, and monstrous size subs are highly recommended foods you can try here. All the food they serve contains fresh, healthy ingredients, and there are lots of bonuses offered on their website.

Grab and Go

Grab and Go

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Located on Lonsdale Ave and near Lions Gate, Grab and Go is a brand new eatery that serves awesome Persian food and is Halal focused. The interesting thing about Grab & Go Persian Food is that they have a limited menu making it very easy to decide what to order, and all of the main items are $10. They provide appetizers and side dishes ranging from $2 and up. And on top of this, they even offer unique Persian drinks such as dough. The staff members are very polite and helpful. The service is also fast and won’t disappoint you.
If you want to remember Rey Sargent Park, come to this restaurant first. Grab & Go Persian Restaurant is better known for its perfectly cooked chicken, fish and lamb, and many come here to have these delicious dishes. As its name suggests, it’s an ideal place to get a quick bite on your way home or a meeting. The restaurant is set up to make ordering the food so fast and efficient that you can get in and out smoothly. You can order the Kubideh Kebab (2 pcs), a double skewered ground beef kebob served with saffron rice and grilled tomatoes.

Mehman Restaurant

Mehman Restaurant
  • Phone Number: +17783400200
  • Website: http://www.mehmanrestaurant.ca/
  • Address: 1451 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7M 2H9, Canada
  • Opening Hours: 11:30am–9:30pm
  • Dish Type: Middle Eastern, Persian
  • Special Diet: Halal
  • Price: CA$35 for two people (approx.)
  • Delivery: No
  • Yelp Rating: 4
  • Google Rating: 3.9
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Lonsdale Ave is the hub of Persian restaurants, and Mehman Restaurant is a remarkable one near Lions Gate, offering authentic Persian & Afghan dishes in a spacious and welcoming environment. They provide a tasty and healthy meal for any taste preference, from the heartiest appetite to the lightest diet. They use only fresh and high-quality ingredients in a way that the appetizing aroma of spices and condiments will enchant you! The restaurant’s menu is divided into Persian and Afghan foods, and the usage of different flavours will suit every customer’s taste.
Mehman offers a small selection of Afghan dishes, and Qaboli Plolow (Kaboli Polow) is a must-try dish that you can’t miss. It consists of various fresh herbs and delicate aromatic spices such as Saffron, nuts, and vegetables to make the right combination with meat, vegetables, and fluffy rice. Their Persian menu includes various types of delicious kebabs and stews, such as Ghormeh Sabzi and Gheimeh. Mehman Restaurant is also available for large-scale events, including Weddings, Holiday Parties, Anniversaries and much more.

Yaas Grill Restaurant

Yaas Grill Restaurant
  • Phone Number: +16049900020
  • Website: https://www.yaas.ca/
  • Address: 1629 Lonsdale Avenue North Vancouver, BC V7M 2J5
  • Opening Hours: 11:30am–10pm
  • Dish Type: Middle Eastern, Persian
  • Special Diet: Halal, Many Vegetarian Options
  • Price: CA$25 for two people (approx.)
  • Delivery: No
  • Yelp Rating: 4.5
  • Google Rating: 4
  • zomato-logo Zomato Rating: 3.9
  • Foursquare Rating: 7.7

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Yaas Grill Restaurant is another hidden gem near Lions Gate specializing in all kinds of halal kebabs, stews, and an enormous selection of vegan options. All foods are available for eating in, taking out, delivering, and catering. This restaurant provides Persian food with excellent quality to dear compatriots, and its high turnover ensures that your meal is always tasty and fresh. Try their delicious Abgoosht (lamb chickpea soup) as the latest tasty food edition to their menu served at both locations of Yaas Grill House restaurants.
Proficient Iranian chefs prepare a great assortment of vegetarian dishes available every day. This restaurant is a go-to place for people eating a halal diet. One of the most-ordered dishes is the Salmon kebab, which is marinated in an enjoyable sauce made with genuine Saffron and comes with either plain white Basmati rice or fava bean and dill rice grilled tomatoes and vegetables. The perfumed aroma of Iranian rice in Yaas Grill restaurant will blow you away! Drop-in Yaas Grill Restaurant for a nice meal, and you’ll become a regular customer

Cazba

Cazba
  • Phone Number: (604) 980-7373
  • Website: http://cazbarestaurant.com/
  • Address: 132 W 16th Street North Vancouver, BC V7M 1T4
  • Opening Hours: 11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
  • Dish Type: Middle Eastern, Persian/Iranian
  • Special Diet: Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
  • Price: CA$35 for two people (approx.)
  • Delivery: No
  • Yelp Rating: 3.5
  • Google Rating: 3.9
  • zomato-logo Zomato Rating: 4.24.2
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Cazba is one of the best places to eat Persian food near Lions Gate. The restaurant is enormous with a light brown theme decoration, and there’s patio seating too. They have daily specials such as Baghali polo- dill rice with broad beans served with a whole lamb shank. The lamb is a great portion, moist, and fall-of-the-bone tender. The dill rice has a sweet-smelling aroma, and the broad beans are cooked to perfection. You can also go for the Vaziri, coming with a skewer of ground beef and a skewer of chicken. The chicken is very nice and juicy. There is also a grilled tomato half and a serving of rice.
Order Kookoo Sabzi for the appetizer. It is made up of vegetable patties and chopped vegetables, mixed with walnuts, egg, and barberry, served with pita and plain yogurt. Most of the Persian foods served with rice feature Tahdig, which is a crispy layer of rice that forms at the bottom of the pan, and it is delicious, with very crispy potatoes. They specialize in making healthy food using natural, organic & local ingredients. They also have the great privilege to grill a good kabab, and they do it with excellent proficiency as meats are juicy and tender.

Kolbeh Restaurant

Kolbeh Restaurant
  • Phone Number: +16049900062
  • Website: https://kolbeh-restaurant.business.site/
  • Address: 731 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7M 2G9, Canada
  • Opening Hours: 10AM–6PM
  • Dish Type: Middle Eastern, Persian
  • Special Diet: Halal
  • Price: CA$20 for two people (approx.)
  • Delivery: No
  • Yelp Rating: 3.5
  • Google Rating: 4.3
  • zomato-logo Zomato Rating: 3.6
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Located on Lonsdale Ave and near Lions Gate, Kolbeh Restaurant is one of the oldest Persian restaurants in North Vancouver. It is well known for its excellent tea, service and friendly staff that is always ready to help you. This Restaurant is one of the few places offering Kale Pache (a dish of boiled cow or sheep parts, which might include the head, feet, and stomach. So if you order Kale Pache you should know what to expect as it can be a little unusual. Persian Ash like Sholeghalamkar (a mix of beans, herbs, and beaten meat) and Ash Reshteh (Persian beans and noodle soup), are served.
Kolbeh Restaurant is also a nice place for those looking for the best falafel in Vancouver. You should notice that sometimes the food takes a little while to get ready, but it is 100% worth the wait for the falafel. The sitting area is limited, but they always try to make up for it by providing the best possible service and the food is always prepared with fresh and super tasty ingredients. Kolbeh is also one of the very few places in Vancouver offering a Persian-style breakfast. Homestyle cooking and friendly vibes make it the best place to dine out whenever you crave Persian food.

Yaas Grill Restaurant

Yaas Grill Restaurant
  • Phone Number: +16049900020
  • Website: https://www.yaas.ca/
  • Address: 2077 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7M 2K6, Canada
  • Opening Hours: 11:30am–10pm
  • Dish Type: Middle Eastern, Persian
  • Special Diet: Halal, Many Vegetarian Options
  • Price: CA$25 for two people (approx.)
  • Delivery: No
  • Yelp Rating: 4.5
  • Google Rating: 4
  • zomato-logo Zomato Rating: 3.9
  • Foursquare Rating: 7.7

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Located on Central Lonsdale and near Lions Gate, Yaas Grill Restaurant has been serving authentic Persian food for more than three decades. This is a place where you can grab a bite and get over your hunger with some fresh Persian food. Stews and kababs are among the most popular dishes they serve in a regular manner. But there is a tip for you, and it is Tahdig; it’s completely free, and you can eat it with your stew or even kebab. It’s the crispy part of the rice that they might through away if you don’t ask for it.
One great thing about this place is that they offer a wide range of Persian foods which many other Iranian don’t. Their menu contains lots of options to choose from, with every single item value for money. The food’s quality has always been consistent as they are served using fresh and original ingredients. You can go for their grilled liver kebab (Jigar) or delicious Abgoosht dish as the latest delectable food editions to their menu served at both locations of Yaas Grill House restaurants.

Rumi House Restaurant

Rumi House Restaurant
  • Phone Number: +16049909986
  • Website: https://rumihouse.ca/
  • Address: 1352 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7M 2H8, Canada
  • Opening Hours: 11am–10pm
  • Dish Type: Middle Eastern, Persian
  • Special Diet: Halal
  • Price:
  • Delivery: No
  • Yelp Rating: 3.5
  • Google Rating: 4
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Located on Lonsdale Ave and near Lions Gate, Rumi House Restaurant is a modern, casually elegant, fine dining restaurant offering authentic Persian dishes prepared only with the finest quality ingredients. The restaurant is beautifully designed and very clean, making it one of the best places to sit in and try the Mediterranean and Persian food in North Vancouver. Rumi House also offers quick takeout with an easy-to-use online ordering system, and the takeout approach doesn’t affect the food quality.
This is the best restaurant to indulge in, especially with a slowly prepared Ghormeh sabzi containing lamb cubes and served with rice and crispy Tahdig. Rumi House is also credited with its impeccable Kashke Bademjan on the North Shore. You can try the Rumi Torsh Kebab, one skewer of lamb tenderloin flavoured in pomegranate, walnuts, and herbs served with rice. The service is excellent, and the staff are fantastic; give it a shot, and you won’t be disappointed.

Nayeb Restaurant

Nayeb Restaurant
  • Phone Number: (604) 971-2246
  • Website: https://www.yelp.ca/biz/nayeb-restaurant-north-vancouver
  • Address: 1805 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7M 2J8, Canada
  • Opening Hours: 9:00am-5:30pm
  • Dish Type: Persian/Iranian
  • Special Diet: Halal
  • Price:
  • Delivery: No
  • Yelp Rating: 2.5
  • Google Rating: 4
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This little place is very convenient if you live on Central Lonsdale or near Lions Gate and more organized and less hectic than the other Persian restaurants on Lonsdale. Nayeb restaurant is undoubtedly the best Persian Kebab place in Vancouver. The kebabs, lamb shank, basmati rice with broad beans are exquisite; well, it is a hole in the wall and nothing fancy but clean and friendly and super quick service. Not to mention the prices are a lot lower than the high-quality food they serve.
All delicious foods served here are prepared from fresh ingredients and are credited by many customers. Their Kubideh Kebab is very tasty, and the portion is significant. The meat is seasoned and cooked to perfection. Nayeb Restaurant’s signature dish is the Kashke Bademjan (a simple Persian eggplant dip that is made with a handful of ingredients), so you shouldn’t leave here without giving it a try. This restaurant also provides takeout food for its customers to grab their food as fast as possible.

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Last updated: November 1, 2020

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