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Shabestan, an award-winning middle eastern restaurant in Singapore's Robertson Quay, presents the true taste of Persia. Ever since its inception in 2013, Shabestan has strived to bring the best of Persian cuisine to the people of Singapore while providing warm hospitality, culture and food at a modern exquisite dining ambience. Curating refined Persian dishes in modern ways to make it more accessible to people to explore new cultures and cuisines. This place completes the wholesome Persian dining experience having an Arabian night ambience. The beauty is not just in the place but also in the hand-crafted Persian food combining the finest of premium halal lamb, beef, chicken, fish with ingredients
PRICE RANGE
US$7 - US$11
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks, After-hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Persian, Arabic
FEATURES
Takeout, Private Dining, Parking Available, Free Wifi, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 31 October 2022

An excellent place. i can't say enough good about this place. Now, food was excellent. Of course you can have the kebabs which are excellent but many places serve these. go for some other items which you do not see often. I especially enjoyed the...Persian stews. The first course plates looked excellent. I suggest you try something different. You have both indoor and outdoor dining and a nice Alcohol Selection. Service was excellent and friendlyMore

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed 6 October 2022 via mobile

Restaurant in great location on the river Food was lovely had hummus and bread Prawns and taboulli yummy. Could not however say the same for the wine limited choice for white wine by the glass

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 25 August 2022

Service is as good as before, salad n appetiser too. As for the main, the meat was too well done. I didn’t want to inform the staff as I didn’t want to make a scene with my guest. That was kinda disappointing

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Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 4 August 2022

Food was definitely the best, really amazing Persian food like the ones you get in Beverly Hills. Great job chef :)

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Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 16 May 2022

Celebrated my husbands birthday with great food, excellent servos and cozy atmosphere. Must try it out. Thanks

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Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 3 May 2022 via mobile

We visited this restaurant few times. Food is good and I like the presentation of the dishes. Nice location in front the river with indoor and outdoor table. Price in the average of the restaurants in the area. Wine list a little bit expensive.

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 19 April 2022 via mobile

Best Fine Iran Cuisine in Singapore and the staff are friendly, welcoming and helpful! Our favorite dishes were the kebabs and eggplant stew. Very grateful and thankful to Ajay and Rahul for taking good care of us during our visit.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 21 March 2022

I’m new to Singapore and since my husband and I arrived we been trying few restaurants and new cuisine. So far this is my favourite middle eastern food. It’s just amazing

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 4 March 2022 via mobile

We decided to celebrate my sister’s birthday at this restaurant upon stumbling upon it on a trip to Robertson quay. The date was set for 03/03 dinner. We decided we should start the dinner with some shared mezze. We ordered 3 to be shared between...4 of us. No problem, the staff serving us were polite and friendly. When it was time to order our mains, we asked for the menu again. This time, disaster stuck. The waiter( Ronnie ) came and asked if we wanted 4 menus, there’s 4 of us. Needless to say, if this claim to be a finest Persian’ restaurant. This question would not be raised. I replied, unless you want us to share reading the menu. Judging from us sitting on a square table, it would be rather challenging to crank our necks, let alone raking more time to take turns to have a look at the menu. He made a snide remark that still resonate in my head this morning. He said’ well, you shared your food so why not the menu’ Thus was the worse kind of service a restaurant can have. We have also noticed he was especially friendly to other tables of ‘western guest’ but pretty hostile and if I should say, frown upon us. I arrived into Singapore as a tourist but my family is from Singapore. I am starting to think, this restaurant had hired a very bad customer facing staff. This is exceptionally detrimental for a restaurants business. Either he should be sacked, moved to back kitchen or undergo extensive training. I raised that with another staff, his name is Sabin. This young gentleman was nothing like the other. He made us feel welcome. I told him that I would not like to see Ronnie serving us again and praise the lord, he did not. We enjoyed ourselves the rest of the evening. There is another staff that served us, it’s a shame I did not get his name but I could see he is of ‘Malay origins’ he is just as friendly as Sabin. There was another older gentleman in a white shirt, he was also friendly. So, all in all, it was good except for this Ronnie. I made it a point to get his name. When the meal was over, I had a chat with JoJo about the whole thing. She mentioned that Ronnie had a cold sense of humour. It was definitely cold, humour I don’t think so. There was nothing humorous about that snide comment. We definitely were not laughing. I would have given the restaurant a 5* had it not been for that incident. The meal was good. My sister was even presented with a birthday slice of cake. That is good customer service. Would I visit it again? This would be if the restaurant acknowledges this review and the reply it post back.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 31 January 2022

Before I could finish my food, the waiters tried to take my plate away.. not once, twice but three time. I was so annoyed the third time that I gave it away… with a bit of an complaint that I wanted to finish the yogurt...if they allowed me too. Unhappy with the approach. The manager try to calm me down with a set of free yogurt… that pissed me off even more.More

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Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 17 January 2022 via mobile

The best of Middle-Eastern cuisines in our opinion- Persian cuisines! The way the dishes are prepared - with exotic ingredients and marinated for many hours; and the way they are cooked and presented! And the exotic decor and the outdoor sitting to complement the dining...experience. Too bad we miss the belly dancing performances. For a party of 4, we started with the Appetizer Platter (5 types including hummus, etc) with bread. And the mains of kebabs (chicken masti and pasand beef kebab). And for the Persian dishes mains, we had the Bahala Polo Mahicheh (lamb) and the Khoreh-E-Ghureh-O-Bademjan (Eggplants in tomato saffron sauce). Finished with desserts baklava and kunafe. Total cost plus a bottle of wine is S$388More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 8 January 2022 via mobile

Chanced upon this restaurant when staying at the Warehouse hotel not too far away. Despite not having a reservation for a Friday evening, we were promptly seated at a table outside the restaurant - we preferred that anyway to bring in an air-con place -...under cover with cool evening breeze but away from the tropical rain. The service staff were friendly and more importantly, knowledgeable of the menu. We received the house flatbreads which came warm and were delicious especially when eaten with the dips we ordered. These came as a set of about 5 and the pomegranate with walnuts was delicious, as was the hummus and cheese and yoghurt dip. It was more than enough for two. We also ordered a chicken (instead of duck) with walnut sauce which turned out to be a variation of the walnut-pomegranate dip we had. Oh well. But it was treated differently so the sauce was delicious, the chicken though, was a little dry. It came with Persian style rice which was long-grain and saffron dressed. Very nice. Presentation was lovely and the rice came in two separate servings to allow us to share. We were saving our tiny tummies that were filling up fast for dessert. Sadly those were a disappointment. The ice-cream with vermicelli was overpowered by saffron which left a not to pleasant note on the palate. the baklava wasn’t too sweet but it wasn’t as nutty as Turkish or Greek baklava (everyone has their own variations we were told). The baklava was again, a little dry. The bill wasn’t horrendous and the staff were good company, even sharing tips and a contact for a trip to the Maldives if we ever wanted to visit! And as it was raining when we left, they fretted over possible slippery walkways and our lack of an umbrella. But we managed not to melt!More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 28 December 2021 via mobile

Came with my family to celebrate Christmas and was amaze by their great service. GM Madan and Ismail are very friendly and approachable which makes the dining experience amazing. The food taste fantastic, we ordered shandiz, tekeh masti and bakhtiari beef and my kids loved...it.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 3 December 2021

Ordered a number of the lamb dishes which were great. The kebab platter was also good with the different dips. Wine selection is ok but overall good variety for drinks. Well worth a visit.

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Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 29 November 2021

Good service, amicable staff and nice ambience. The food was aptly priced. Additionally, the staff were quite accommodating.

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Date of visit: November 2021
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Shabestan Finest Persian Cuisine is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5