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Shah Abbas on San Vicente-review

jkate | Jan 18, 200602:19 PM

Hubby and I have been twice now to this place. I have only been to three other Persian restaurants so I'm no expert but I thought it was very good. Both times we arrived early (6-6:45) and there was only one other party seated. The hostess mentioned that they have entertainment at night so most people arrive much later. Both times we were given a basket of flatbread with some butter or oil and seaseme seeds on top. The bread was much softer and fresher the second time. We ordered a yogurt appetizer with currants and chopped pistacios which was very tasty. I had the Barg (filet mignon kebab) both times because it was so good (very tender) and not too pricey at $15. Hubby had a chicken kebab and then lamb koobideh (sp?) which were both good. Both entrees came with two grilled tomatoes and a large mound of fluffy white and saffron rice that was surprisingly flavorful. Perhaps the best part though was that they not only welcomed our new baby in the restaurant but the hostess, waitress and manager? eagerly asked if they could hold the baby the moment she began to fuss and then proceeded to walk and gently rock her (remaining in our view) so we had a peaceful meal and were delivered a sleeping baby when we finished. Then they packed up our left overs and threw in some extra bread and encouraged us to return with the baby.

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