The Persian Room in Phoenix, Az

 The Persian Room in Phoenix, Az

The Persian Room in Phoenix, Az

I was recently in Phoenix for a conference and, as my uber arrived at the hotel, I noticed a Persian restaurant called the Persian Room. I admit that I could not resist going there for lunch, as I love Persian cuisine, New York City having quite few good choices, such as Persepolis or Pars Grill House and Bar. But definitely, The Persian Room has a more elegant decor and I could not believe how big this place was. The service there was on the spot and the food sublime. Here is what I had:

They started off by bringing some bread with butter, herbs and an onion. The bread on its own was very good: it was a homemade pita that was nicely charred and crisp.

 Pita at The Persian Room in Phoenix, Az

Pita at The Persian Room in Phoenix, Az

With my meal, I decided to try their homemade yogurt drink (Yogurt, soda water, salt and mint) that I really liked.

 Homemade yogurt drink at The Persian Room in Phoenix, Az

Homemade yogurt drink at The Persian Room in Phoenix, Az

Considering the size of the dishes (and the amount of pita I managed to eat), I skipped the appetizer and went straight to the main course that was the kubideh, this Iranian kebab made with ground meat. As I could not decide between beef or lamb, the waiter proposed to have both.  I loved it! Both kinds of meat were superb, juicy and tasty, my preference going to the lamb (the kebab with a stick) because of the stronger flavor. The plate was huge, with lots of basmati rice and a grilled tomato.

 Kubideh at The Persian Room in Phoenix, Az

Kubideh at The Persian Room in Phoenix, Az

 Kubideh at The Persian Room in Phoenix, Az

Kubideh at The Persian Room in Phoenix, Az

I managed to get dessert though...And it was the zulbia aka jalebi that is made by deep-frying maida flour batter in pretzel or circular shapes, and then soaked in sugar syrup, as well as Bamieh, that is a starch-based dough, which is fried before being dipped in syrup. They were just ok and I have had better.

 Zulbia and bamieh at The Persian Room in Phoenix, Az

Zulbia and bamieh at The Persian Room in Phoenix, Az

Overall the meal was very good and I am glad I spotted Persian Room. If you are in North Scottsdale, this is for sure a place to know.

Enjoy (I did)!

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Persian Room - 17040 North Scottsdale Road, North Scottsdale, Phoenix, AZ 85255

 
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