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Sadaf

828 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6108
+1 619-338-0008
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Overview
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good27%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“kabobs” (6 reviews)
“stew” (5 reviews)
“rice” (14 reviews)
Open Now
12:00 PM - 8:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Persian, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
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LOCATION
828 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6108
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1 - 10 of 81 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a hidden gem, the food is cooked and has delicious flavor in each bite. I ordered the "Beef Soltani" and my date ordered the "Salmon Kabob" and the portions are massive that left us both full with leftovers to take home. I am...More

Thank Preston D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The fillet and lamb kabobs were literally melt in your mouth delicious. The Dolmeh was very yummy also. Preston was an amazing host and had great conversation about San Diego. And life. LOVED my experience here and highly recommend this delightful place. I was very...More

Thank Jeanne D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My wife and I enjoy sampling International cuisine. So last night we decided (for the first time) to try some Persian food from Sadaf in Downtown San Diego... It is simply amazing! The variety and quality of food were superb. We had Dolmeh, lamb and...More

Thank James B
Reviewed 15 August 2017

We went there to celebrate a birthday before an evening show at the San Diego Rep. Having been in the GasLamp later on a summer evening when it is crowded, noisy and hard to find a seat, coming early for dinner was a real pleasure....More

Thank Lyn K
Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

Hummus: very good, not too oily, nice texture. I had lamb and grilled vegetables, it was good and very reasonable for the price. I couldn't even finish and trust me, I have tried. Very nice place, in the end of the touristic area, it was...More

Thank Dom_Bourgeon
Reviewed 2 August 2017

I keep returning to this restaurant every time I visit San Diego. It is on a fun street in Gas Lamp District in a central location. Very diverse and large selection of authentic dishes on the menu. Extremely friendly staff and owners. Outdoor seating is...More

Thank Jason A
Reviewed 21 June 2017

no manner, rude ,bad service,all the bad things you can think of, so go there and have a bad exp.by the way watch your bill really good because there is no refund after you pay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thank mk051963
Reviewed 20 June 2017

I had the beef kabobs and I do not believe I have ever had better beef than was on the kabobs I had there. It was extremely tender and flavorful and the grilled vegetables were perfect. These were served on saffron rice that was perfectly...More

Thank rbrianh
Reviewed 19 June 2017

Amazing restaurant. As a Persian-American I can safely say that the food here is authentic. Such a diverse, large selection of menu options. Very friendly staff. Beautiful central location in San Diego's Gaslamp Quarter. There is both outside and inside seating. Whenever I am in...More

Thank Jason A
Reviewed 3 June 2017

We walked in while walking around downtown San Diego. The service was excellent. Food was well prepared and well presented. Good exposure to the persian food although some items are very similar to the north indian food.

Thank IndianAmericanFamily
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carla2017
2 January 2017|
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Response from Jason A | Reviewed this property |
I believe there is a lunch menu. I usually ate lunch there and it was a very lengthy menu with lots of delicious items to choose from.
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Vera H
28 June 2016|
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Response from Vera H |
My clients are looking for a middle eastern restaurant with halal meat, preferably downtown area. What is the address of the Sadaf restaurant, please.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 828 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6108
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 619-338-0008
Description
Offering the finest Royal Persian cuisine.
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