Friday, July 15, 2011

Parsian International Market and Grill - CLOSED

It's also a grocery store, with lots of really interesting produce.

Sour grapes!  I asked a guy what you do with them, and he said
he adds a few to stews for a sour taste.  He said they're only in season right now, so he buys a lot and freezes them.

Quinces!  I don't know what you use them for.
They make this bread right here.
Pleasant seating area with lots of natural light.  There's also an outside patio but it was too hot today.
Walnut stew (fesenjoon).  Note the RICE CRUST!

Saffron pistachio ice cream sandwich.  I want another one right now.
You can also get the ice cream in pints.
Rating: Two thumbs up!
Date: 7/8/11
Time in: 11:50 AM
Time out: 12:39 AM
Servers' recommendations: Gheimeh stew, walnut stew, mini grilled chicken and beef, mini beef, gyros platter, chicken kobide 
What we ordered: Mini grilled chicken and beef, ice cream sandwich, and water (Miko); walnut stew and water (Jenne)
Number in our party: 2 
Final check amount: $13.88 for Miko, $9.87 for Jenne
  • The atmosphere is very pleasant, friendly, and comfortable.
  • Well-aerated and bright, with lots of natural light.
  • Lunchtime is busy here, but not crazy.
  • The portions are huge!  Our dishes could be shared between 2 or maybe even 3 people.
  • Everything is perfectly seasoned -- I (Miko) wouldn't have added salt or pepper to anything.  The meat is tender and juicy.  The beef reminds me a little of breakfast sausage in texture.  It's all delicious!
Address: 4020 Convoy St 
Phone number: 858.277.7277
Accepts credit cards?
Private lot
Ideal group size:
Available vegetarian options:
Vegetarian quiche, appetizers, soup, desserts
Noise level: 2


  1. Hi Jenne, Miko! Really dig this place.
    The tadig at Balboa Int'l might be better (more buttery) but crispy burnt rice is always good! :)

  2. Ooh, I'll have to try theirs! Tahdig is one of my favorite things in life.

  3. Unfortunately, this place went out of business however, a couple of the cooks opened up a new Iranian place in the Black Mountain Indian/Hindu district.