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828 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6108
+1 619-338-0008
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good23%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“kabobs” (7 reviews)
“stew” (6 reviews)
“kebab” (9 reviews)
Closes in 5 min
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM Hours
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Persian, Vegetarian Friendly, Halal, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
828 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101-6108
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Reviewed 23 February 2018

Very good restaurant with excellent service. Nice menu with varied choices. Lunch entrée came with excellent lentil soup and large order of flat bread. Great meal.

Thank patraveller2007
Reviewed 21 February 2018

Spent a week in the Gaslamp district....and sampled high rated restaurants each night. Had some good meals but Sadaf was the best by a substantial margin. So good that if I had found it earlier I likely would have returned 2-3 X during the week...More

Thank George C
Reviewed 20 February 2018

If you like meat Sadaf is the best place! Good location, excellent service and very tasty food! come back there 3 times when was in San Diego!

Thank lenka106
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

It’s a very good restaurant and with very good services, delicious food, I advice all Muslims travelers to visit Sadaf restaurant

Thank Haider A
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Excellent . Hospitality . Delicious. Can not forget it . Thanks Zahra . Thanks all the staff . All my main meals in San Diego will be in your restaurant next time .

Thank Drahmed A
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Very nice restaurant with kind staff . Delicious food freshly prepared . Good prices in comparison to all nearby restaurants . I love it and I will visit them in each time I travel to San Diego .

Thank zaid f
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

First time eating Persian food!! Chicken kaboob was amazingly delicious!! Waitress/owner Zari is very hospitable!!

Thank Cathy R
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Very good tasty iranian halal food in the heart of downtown Gaslamp area in the center of San Diego. The Staff are very friendly with many complimentary services and food

Thank Mohsin Abdulhus... .
Reviewed 10 February 2018 via mobile

Quality of food is first rate. I had the chicken kabob and the fesenjoon (chicken in a walnut / pomegranate molasses stew). Delicious. And the zereshk polo (barberry / saffron rice) was really tasty. Very good balance to the sweet fesenjoon. Staff were very friendly...More

Thank Hugh A
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

All the negative reviews are old. Our experience was almost perfect. They have the best bread and hummus in southern CA. Also the best rice. Chicken Barg was amazing...melt in your mouth. Very friendly and attentive service.

Thank Kauai-Biz-Traveler
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Questions & Answers
2 January 2017|
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.
Vera H
28 June 2016|
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
  • Value
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
12:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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
Offering the finest Royal Persian cuisine.
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