As you may or may not know, the Lonsdale Avenue corridor of North Vancouver and along Marine Drive has some of the best rated Persian Restaurants anywhere in the Lower Mainland. You can choose form a variety of different options and price points, and as the community is multicultural and has quite a number of wonderful Iranian families, you know the food culture is sincere and delicious. In this magazine feature we are going to look at the best reviewed spots for you to enjoy here locally, using rankings from Google Reviews. That way you know this article is accurate and not based on our opinion. The majority of the places to eat at are located in Central Lonsdale.
For those of you who may not know what Persian food items are they consist of dishes like Fesenjan (Pomegranate Walnut Stew), Bademjan (Eggplant And Tomato Stew), Baghali Polo (Rice With Dill And Fava Beans), Zereshk Polo (Barberry Rice), Gormeh Sabzi (Green Herb Stew), Ash e Reshteh (Noodle and Bean Soup), Tahdig (Crunchy Fried Rice), Jeweled Rice (Rice with Nuts and Dried Fruit), Kebab (Lamb, Chicken, Lamb Liver, Ground Meat), Sabzi Khordan (Herb and Cheese Plate) and many other delicious options to choose from. Each restaurant will have their own unique spin on traditional dishes. When you visit one of these places try to eat slowly and enjoy the cultural depth to the experience.
We suggest calling ahead to get some takeout or delivery, and if you want you can also dine in at many of the eateries below by making a reservation. The list contains the name and address and a link to their website if they have one as well as their Google Map location. If you are reading this on your smartphone just click the word ‘map’ below to put the location into your navigation to find your way to the eatery and also to access their phone number.
Best Rated Persian Restaurants in North Vancouver
Persian Gulf Restaurant – 114 15th Street West – map
Shandiz Restaurant – 879 Marine Drive – map
Ali Baba Capilano Cafe – 1825 Capilano Road – map