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828 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
+1 619-338-0008
12:00 - 20:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Very much enjoyed the eggplant stew and rice. The owner/server was knowledgeable about gluten-free diet requirements and able to accommodate them.

Thank DCmomics
London, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Went to this restaurant with my Hubbie, really disappointed, not worth the money, food very basic. Go else where!

Thank sabrina r
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

Wonderful dinner with family. Very tasty and great service. Visited 10 years ago and today was better than I remember. So full but couldn't resist ordering tiramisu:)

Thank Tatiana B
Ventura County, CA
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81 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

I had not been to the Gaslamp District in over 5 years, but I always go to Sadaf when I am in town so I had to make sure I took the family there. Things have changed a bit over the past 5-7 years, but the staple meals (rice and kabob) are still as good as ever. It was a... More 

Thank VCAngels
Suffolk, Virginia
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38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

I've been to Sadaf many times when I previously was stationed in San Diego. This was my first taste of Persian food way back in 2001 and although now love it, I haven't found one as good as Sadaf. I went with a group of friends who had never had Persian food. I ordered baba ganoush for everyone which comes... More 

Thank Samuel E
Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

I am Persian-American and loved this restaurant. Wonderful, authentic cuisine. Very Friendly Service. Excellent location in Gas lantern District. Outdoor seating and wonderful indoor decor. Good Prices.

Thank Jason A
Bayahibe, Dominican Republic
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128 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Walking about the Gas Lamp district looking for something that was not a bar..found this little place. The food is fresh, authentic and amazing. After a week of hotel food, Sadaf was a breath of fresh air! The owner served us; a lovely, gracious women. It was like being in Europe...a patio, fresh hummus, perfectly dressed fatoush salad and a... More 

Thank NeophyteHiker
New York City, New York
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68 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

I was searching for something a little different in the gaslamp district and decided to give this restaurant a try. It's located on a block with several restaurants in a row, many (including this one) with sidewalk seating. I started with the Mediterranean salad, which was very ample and flavorful. The ingredients were fresh, and even though it comes with... More 

Thank maisany
Burlingame, California
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82 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

The place is nice but the food is just average. I expected better Persian food. The food need much improvements to be realy Persian food.

Thank siroos h
Decatur, Alabama
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2016 via mobile

Excellent steak kabobs, hummus and grilled mushrooms. Excellent service. Very enjoyable experience. Recommend for anyone looking for a different dining experience.

Thank leasterwoo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$30
Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Persian
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 828 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92101
  • 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?