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Bandar Grille - 38 Reviews - 837 4TH Ave, San Diego, CA - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (619) 238-0101

Bandar Grille

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837 4TH Ave
San Diego, CA 92101
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(619) 238-0101
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Bandar Grille - San Diego, CA
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Bandar Grille - San Diego, CA
Bandar Grille - San Diego, CA
Bandar Grille - San Diego, CA
Bandar Grille - San Diego, CA
Bandar Grille - San Diego, CA
Bandar Grille - San Diego, CA
Bandar Grille - San Diego, CA
Bandar Grille - San Diego, CA
Bandar Grille - San Diego, CA
Bandar Grille - San Diego, CA

Reviews

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Best

Bandar has the wonderful ability to make everyone feel welcomed and comfortable and fill you with delicious Persian cuisine at a very reasonable price. Each dish is enough to shar...

Worst

I really like Persian and Middle Eastern cuisine, and have been looking for places in San Diego to replace what I recently left in L.A. Seldom do I feel ripped off exploring new ...

Adas Polo is amazing... tried it for the first time 4/2/2012

Bandar has the wonderful ability to make everyone feel welcomed and comfortable and fill you with delicious Persian cuisine at a very reasonable price. Each dish is enough to share, but order one for everyone and sample each other's. Our favorite is Adas Polo, preceded by the wonderful Bandar salad (the dressing is terrific) and the egg plant appetizer which is to die for. more

If you like meat and great value for your money, you love it 8/2/2011

I've been here on dates, with my family, and with large groups several times, and they never disappoint. The service is always nice but not intrusive, the atmosphere is nice, a pleasant downtown blend of classy and casual, and it's right across from the Horton parking lot so parking is a breeze. Considering the portion size and consistently excellent quality of the food, I would rate this place one of the better deals for food downtown more

Great time in Bandar 2/2/2011

I and my wife went to Bandar restaurant to celebrate our first anniversary day. It was a fabulous night with delicious food we had there. The place is mind blowing and dishy foods makes our anniversary a special day. This restaurant is recommended by myBantu my iphone application with good ratings. So we prefer and we had good time there. The service is so good. Planning to celebrate our next anniversary there. more

The most delicious Kabob EVER! 10/8/2010

. What a fabulous find! The appetizers were so delicious. They have a combo plate where you can try 4 of... more

The Most Delicious Kabobs EVER!! 10/8/2010

What a fabulous find! The appetizers were so delicious. They have a combo plate where you can try 4 of the appetizers. A unique twist to the standard hummus (which they also have on the menu) is the hummus guacomole. What a wonderful combination! I also enjoyed the shallot yogurt dip, and the best was their eggplant dip drizzled in yogurt. We ordered 2 more servings of the eggplant appetizer because it was so good! It had lots of garlic, a touch of olive oil, and it tasted almost meaty. By the time the main meal of kabobs arrived, we were all stuffed from the divine dips. We were shocked at the size of the kabobs. They were HUGE! Each piece of meat was atleast 2 oz. As you know most kabobs have bite size pieces, but this was no usual kabob. The chicken was infused with saffron and spices that make my mouth water now just remembering it. The filet mignon kabob was the BEST filet mignon I have ever had and I've eaten a lot of filet mignon at some of the best restaurants in LA. This surpasses them all hands down. I don't know what they marinated the meat in but it tasted so amazing and the beef was so tender, it melted in my mouth. The only thing I wish was that Bandar was in Los Angeles because I was only visiting San Diego and I really want to go back to this restaurant on a regular basis. This place was just excellent. The service and atmosphere were great too. There is a parking garage across the street too for convienant parking in the gaslamp district. \r \r more

The most delicious Kabob EVER! 10/8/2010

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. What a fabulous find! The appetizers were so delicious. They have a combo plate where you can try 4 of the appetizers. A unique twist to the stan... more

The Food Is Always Fantastic! 10/1/2010

My wife and I had been to Bandar on many occasions when we lived downtown a couple of years ago. The food was always fantastic and the surroundings pleasant. It was our go-to place to take visitors when they came to town; it never failed to impress. We just recently returned to San Diego after a year away and we made sure to make Bandar one of our first stops for dinner. Initially we made the mistake of going into the wrong Bandar and when we saw the Meditteranean menu we knew something had changed. The nice hostess cleared things up for us and we moved two doors north to the ""real"" Bandar. We usually order the Koobideh Kabab, my favorite, and the Adas Polo, my wife's. The portions are huge though, and we'd already eaten well at lunch, so this time we just ordered the Adas Polo and shared. The chicken was as deliciously flavored, succulent and tender as we remembered. It came with some equally tasty saffron flavored rice full of raisins and dates. We topped it off with a side of their yogurt cucumber dip, which my wife loves. I'm not a big cucumber fan, but I have to admit that it does go well with the Adas Polo. We've never had any problems getting a seat, even on busy nights without a reservation. The service has always been courteous and professional. With all the restaurants to choose from in the downtown area, the fact that I am looking forward to my next meal at Bandar should be recommendation enough. Next time though, I'll definitely be ordering the Koobideh. Mmmm... Koobideh more

We came here for our Wedding Anniversary 9/27/2010

""my wife and i went to bandar for our wedding anniversary and had a fabulous night. the service was incredible, the food outstanding (we had the eggplant appetizer, bandar salad and adas polo - sumptuous)."" more

The Best Persian Food In Town ... 8/25/2010

Great Food, Great Place, and Great People. What else can you ask for. Bandar By far is the BEST Persian Restaurant in San Diego. more

We’ve been coming for about 8 years! 8/25/2010

love the food here. We’ve been coming for about 8 years now & the food never goes out of style! We always look forward to our favorites—Bandar Salad, Soup, & Chicken Soltani! more

Came all the way from Sacramento 8/24/2010

Great atmosphere – elegant and modern. Loved the avocado Hummus and chicken dish with black cherries. In town from Sacramento and made a special visit to see your restaurant. more

I've been comming to Bandar since 2000 and still loving it! 8/20/2010

I’ve been coming to Bandar since 2000 (ten years) My Girlfriend and I are truly greatful for the food. We Love it! And the personell at Bandar. We always recommend this Restaurant to family and friends, and now they’re loving it as well. more

Excellent and Delicious! 8/18/2010

Excellent and delicious meal served in a nice relaxing fancy place. With professional servers who are nice friendly, quick, efficient and they are respectful and gracious!! Keep up the good work!! more

Excellent for Lunch!! 8/17/2010

Awesome Persian food. We had lunch at Bandar the other day and were sooo happy with everything! Great food, service, ambiance. We'll be back. more

A True Culinary Institution 8/13/2010

Lets get real here. It is no secret that 99% of these negative comments are posted by jealous competitors. Bandar restaurant is truly famous in San Diego for their chicken shish kabobs (and other items). They have literally won hundreds of awards from local magazines and restaurant critics for both their food and their service. Do yourself a favor and try this restaurant, the food and service are excellent, the prices are reasonable and the quantities are generous. What more could you want? As for the negative reviewers, why don't you spend your time improving your business and stop wasting time trying to damage a true culinary institution. more

They serve HUGE portions 8/5/2010

""What a great restaurant! The service, ambiance and food was excellent. Just a head's up they give you HUGE portions, so hope you have a big appetite or it would be great to share an entree. I had the famous chicken kabob and it was the most delicious, moist, flavorful chicken I ever had. How'd they do that? I will definitely return with family and friends. Thanks!"" more

The Best Place for Group Lunches!! 8/4/2010

""We had a resservation for 4, called 5 more friends and all 9 of us sat outside at Bandar!\r It was awesome! 3 of our friends were just visiting San Diego. Everyone had a wonderful meal. The portions were huge. The service was fabulous. All in all A++++"" more

They served us stale beef 9/8/2009

I will surely never eat here again, nor do I recommend it to anyone else. I went because of good reviews from a magazine in my hotel room. If you've seen this magazine, do not believe it. Believe most of the ratings you see here on this website. That article must have been written a while ago and maybe when this restaurant was under previous management. The food really was tasteless and my wife and I were sold filet mignon that tasted really old and overcooked; and it was supposed to be cooked medium. Our waiter barely spoke English and it took about 15 mins just to get our order correct. We felt really ripped off because the meal was pricey. I can't remember the last time I felt that way at a restaurant. Don't know about Persian food, but if you like Spanish food, I highly recommend Sevilla also located on fourth street. The ambiance there is outstanding as well. Pros: absolutely nothing Cons: Poor food quality; tasteless; poor service more

YUM! 7/6/2009

The Adas Polo is to die for. The mixture of flavors are a perfect combination. Pros: the food Cons: parking more

Best Persian Restaurant in San Diego 8/20/2008

I looooove Bandar's chicken kabab and green salad. My husband can't get enough of the lamb shank mixed with the hummus avocado...we could eat it everyday!\r \r The staff service is also always very friendly and dressed nicely. more
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Editorial

  • In Short
    A Middle-Eastern oasis in the heart of the Gaslamp, Bandar Restaurant serves traditional Persian fare in a sleek, simplistic setting. Modern décor and white washed brick...

  • 6/27/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Monday To Friday From 11:30 AM To 10:00 PM Saturday To Sunday From 11:30 AM To 11:30 PM
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Cash, Discover, Visa, American Express
  • Neighborhoods:

    Central San Diego, Horton Plaza, Central
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