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S$10 - S$14
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Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Persian, Arabic
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We went for Sunday lunch Food was good, service was excellent By Arun who was very accommodating, and also solicited feedback during our dining experience. We learned that the chef was from Egypt!!

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very knowledgeable staff. Helped us through the menu. We started with the appetiser starter. Bit expensive but worth it. Delicious. Our waiter Abishor (hope I spelt it right) was so helpful and kind. We had two main courses. The lamb chops, totally recommend and the...Javaher chicken. Again yummy. The only thing I would say is the portions are huge. So maybe share a main course. The young waiter who brought our food has to have a mention, Zubin, he was just lovely. Smiled and helped with our choices. Have never eaten Muhammara, it was one of the blends on the platter. One of the best things I have ever eaten. Will go back next time we are passing through.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 21 January 2024 via mobile

First visit here. Found the bench seat rather uncomfortable as the cushioning has worn out and I could feel the wooden partitions. Service was friendly and quick. Food was very good. Started off with four dips which went well with their bread. The rice was...well flavoured and fluffy. The kebabs of chicken breast and chicken leg and lamb skewers were delicious. Cooking chicken breast requires skill and experience and this was on display that day.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 12 December 2023 via mobile

This is an Indian owned restaurant with an Egyptian Chef. Nothing to do with Iran and Persia! Food is too spicy and had hints of Indian/Arabian in everything. The Ashe Reshteh is horrible missing all the main Persian Spices. It tastes anything but Persian. I...came here about 4 years ago when it was Owned by an Iranian family and had real Iranian chefs! A Big disappointment, will not come here again..More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 8 December 2023

Want to thank Yin for her marvelous recommendations. Food was excellent! The service team made me feel so much at home. Throughout the evening, I was well taken care by them. This is service! Definitely returning.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 29 November 2023

This restaurant is really excellent. The middle eastern flavours that are presented in Shabestan's vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes is to die for. I really loved this restaurant and plan go back regularly.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 26 November 2023 via mobile

Wonderful evening; very friendly attentive staff, especially Arun! We ordered two different chicken dishes and a beef dish, plus Tahdig rice. All delicious with great wine suggestion. Highly recommend. Beautiful location along the Singapore River in Robertson Quay.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 2 October 2023 via mobile

Roaming at Robertson quay it was late for coffee and early for dinner. Had Ash Reshteh soup . Amazing taste, healthy and enough for that time. Should have added a soup stick or bread with it .

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 16 September 2023 via mobile

Persian Middle East. Eggplant Mezze wow spicy & delicious lip smacking. Kebab again delicious Ismail was a wonderful cheerful host. Great dinner. Authentic middle eastern.

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 12 September 2023 via mobile

Really great experience and truly nice food. We did share platters with friends and all enjoyed. Situated next to river so nice view too

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 25 August 2023

Shabestan is a popular Iranian restaurant in Singapore, rated 4.3 stars by 1,113 visitors, so I had to try it myself. The restaurant is a 15-20 minute walk from the city center. It isn’t very convenient to get to, but the view of the Singapore...River makes the journey pleasant. When it comes to service, I felt like it was a bit lacking. The waiters weren’t attentive to guests waiting to be seated or those raising their hands for the bill. The only times I got to speak to the waiters, they aggressively tried to upsell and get me to order more, which ruined the experience. I ordered a dish of koobideh and 2 glasses of Doogh, to which my bill amounted 70.62 SGD (30-40 GBP). This was one of the most expensive meals I’ve ever had. Looking at the price with the location and service, I think it’s excessive. Quality is one area where Shabestan did quite well. The koobideh was oily, juicy, and nicely cooked, and the rice was just as soft and tasty. The salad was fresh and went well with the sauce. The portion size, on the other hand, wasn’t balanced. The plate had very little rice, 2 skinny pieces of koobiodeh, and a lot of salad. I paid a premium for the dish only to be served salad in the majority, which isn’t that expensive, to begin with. For what you’re paying for, the portion size is really disappointing. Shabestan is really popular among Iranians in Asia. But I was very disappointed as it fell short in a lot of areas. You can watch my full review on my youtube channel at Love Kabab Koobideh youtu. be/ IAQ1rMY4GQIMore

Date of visit: November 2022
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Eclectique Concepts Team, Marketing at Shabestan Finest Persian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2023

Dear LoveKababKoobideh, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a detailed review. We have gone through the video and noticed that you visited us in 2022. We are sorry that your last visit was unpleasant. We have been working on our staffing to...More

Reviewed 26 July 2023

It is an excellent location. If you manage to get an outside table, you will be looking at Singapore river. There is a few car parks around. We didn't experience service staff making friendly talk, using a welcoming tone or even smiling - which I...expected from a restaurant of this class - but they knew what they were doing. No complains about the service. Extensive menu, especially if you are familiar with Persian food (I am not - didn't even know what each item meant). Food is excellent, and portions are larger than I expected. We will be visiting there again, especially to try some other items in the big menu.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Eclectique Concepts Team, Marketing at Shabestan Finest Persian Cuisine, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2023

Hi Bandu, thank you for taking the time and write us your review. We are glad that you enjoyed our food on your last visit. We are sorry that the service did not meet your expectations. We will send your valuable feedback to the operations...More

Reviewed 24 July 2023 via mobile

Various friends had recommended this restaurant and they were right to. Delicious food - fresh , light and tasty. Great service- the waiter advised on ordering quantity , dishes - was friendly and prompt. Best place we’ve eaten at in Singapore for a long time....More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 22 July 2023

Great tasting halal food and yet serves alcohol. Service was also good. We sat outdoor unfortunately it rained, so our seats were in the corridor. Still it was enjoyable and comfortable.

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Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 2 July 2023 via mobile

Excellent food and service - the best restaurant I've found in Singapore to date. ................................

Date of visit: July 2023
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They have rice which is gluten free.
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  • Food: 4.5
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