Shiraz is one of the most beautiful and attractive tourist cities in Iran. So, one of the most popular destinations for domestic and foreign tourists is this beautiful city with numerous historical and ancient monuments. There are many restaurants in Shiraz where travellers and tourists can dine and see the old and scenic places of Shiraz. Shiraz restaurants serve authentic Iranian and Shirazi cuisine.

Continue reading this article from the Iran Travel Guide Centre to learn more about Shiraz best restaurants.

Famous Restaurants in Shiraz

Shiraz Haft Khan Restaurant

Haft Khan is a luxury restaurant and one of Shiraz best restaurants, near the Quran gate, Shiraz Grand Hotel, and Royal Hotel. The restaurant’s name is derived from Haft Khan Rostam in Shahnameh (The Epic of the Persian Kings book). Of course, the word “Khan” in Persian literature also means eating table and plate.

Shiraz Haft khan restaurant
Shiraz Haft khan restaurant

The khans (parts) of this restaurant are as below:

Khan I:  Froud (فرود) means below, down, exception and a term in music (floor below the ground floor).

Khan II: Sindokht (سیندخت) means daughter of Sin (Simorgh) (ground floor, buffet)

Khan III: Belyan (بلیان) the name of Khidr the Prophet, whose nephew is Elias the Prophet (first floor of fast food)

Khan IV: Zareer (زریر) means golden Chain mail, son of Sohrab, brother of Ghstasab, father of Bastor (first-floor coffee shop)

Khan V: Noufel (نوفل) means Jameel, Kareem (2nd floor -the Nations Restaurant)

Khan VI: Gisia (گیسیا) from the selected names (2nd floor-the coffee shop of Nations)

Khan VII: Garsivaz (گرسیوز) , the owner of endurance and stability, brother of Afrasiab (roof).

This restaurant is a complete set with all kinds of Iranian and foreign dishes, fast food, and a coffee shop for every type of taste. Live music is a regular part of the restaurant, and Tahchin (ته چین), Ghalieh Mahi (قلیه ماهی), and Shirazi dempakht (دمپختک شیرازی) are some of Haftkhan’s signature dishes. Considering the quality of the food and the type of service, the restaurants in Shiraz prices are more expensive than other restaurants.

Address: New Quran Boulevard, corner of 17th Street

Shiraz Sufi Restaurant

The Sufi restaurant (رستوران صوفی) is one of the oldest and Shiraz best restaurants. This restaurant was established in 1361 with a capacity of 150 people and the architectural style of the Qajar era. It was a great success with excellent food and very good service. The Sufi restaurant changed its decor in 2003 and became taller in the style of Zandiyeh. Sash windows, brick facades, and traditional furniture show the special architecture of this restaurant.

Shiraz Sufi Restaurant
Shiraz Sufi Restaurant

The menu of the Sufi restaurant is very diverse; all kinds of Iranian, Middle Eastern, and even Italian dishes are available in this restaurant. Hot bread and grilled chicken, lamb, fish, cabbage pilaf, sugar pilaf, and vegetable soup are some dishes served in this restaurant.

Address: Afif Abad St, next to Bank Mellat

Shiraz Sharzeh Restaurant

Shiraz Sharzeh Restaurant
Shiraz Sharzeh Restaurant

Sharzeh restaurant is an old restaurant in Shiraz with a traditional texture and has maintained its quality from the past to the present. Live traditional music, attractive atmosphere, hot and fresh bread, lari kebab, kubideh kebab, fish kebab, and bean pilaf with muscle are among the best foods in this restaurant.

This restaurant is near Vakil Bazaar and Zandiyeh Hotel; this two-story restaurant has the name of the best kebab restaurant in Shiraz due to the quality of the food.

Address: Taleghani Street, Vakil Mosque Street

Shater Abbas restaurants in Shiraz

Shater Abbas is one of Shiraz best restaurants and is so popular among the people of Shiraz. This restaurant in Shiraz serves a variety of Iranian dishes. The restaurant’s interior design is in Iranian style, and the chef next to the main dish also serves Halim bademjan and hot tafton bread.

Shater Abbas restaurants in Shiraz
Shater Abbas restaurants in Shiraz

Shater Abbas has branches in different cities, two of which are in Shiraz.

Address of branch 1: Shiraz, Azadi Blvd.

Address of branch 2: Chamran St

Traditional Parhami House in Shiraz

Traditional Parhami House in Shiraz
Traditional Parhami House in Shiraz

Parhami traditional house is a small old mansion located in the heart of one of the old neighbourhoods of Shiraz, and today, it has been turned into a traditional restaurant. The pond and fountain, traditional music, old glasses, and old appliances tell a beautiful story of nostalgia for customers. Every day, four types of traditional food will serve in these lovely restaurants in Shiraz. Kalam Polow is very famous in the conventional Parhami house.

Address: Lotfoali Khan Zand St. opposite side of “Nasir al Molk mosque

Tradesman’s Cultural House (Vakil Cultural House) in Shiraz

Tradesman's Cultural House (Vakil Cultural House) in Shiraz
Tradesman’s Cultural House (Vakil Cultural House) in Shiraz

This very modern, beautiful, and cosy restaurant is on the first floor of a building facing the Vakil Mosque. These restaurants in Shiraz serve a variety of local and foreign dishes. However, the mushroom soup of this restaurant is one of its most popular dishes.

Vakil Cultural House (خانه فرهنگی وکیل) is one of Shiraz best restaurants, and its walls are full of paintings, creating a very relaxing and pleasant atmosphere.

Sarayeh Mehr Traditional Restaurant of Shiraz

This traditional restaurant is one of Shiraz’s best restaurants among the traditional Vakil market corridors. This Shiraz restaurant includes a tea house and a traditional restaurant.

Sarayeh Mehr Traditional Restaurant of Shiraz
Sarayeh Mehr Traditional Restaurant of Shiraz

Sarai Mehr restaurant’s calm and cosy interior is decorated with wooden beds, old paintings, carpets, and rugs. Restaurant guests can enjoy delicious and authentic Iranian dishes such as grilled chicken, special jujeh kebab, and dizi.

Address: Bazar Vakil

final word

The number of good restaurants in Shiraz is so large that they may not fit in one article. The list we presented in this article in Iran tourism Magazine is some of Shiraz best restaurants from the point of view of tourists and customers, which we hope will be a good guide for your next trip to Shiraz.

Common question

What is the famous food of Shiraz?

Kalam Polo and Ashe Sabzi Shirazi are the most famous dishes in Shiraz.

What is the most famous Shiraz dessert?

Faloodeh and Masghati ( kind of Persian Saffron Sweet)

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