Additional Info


Sunday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Monday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Tuesday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Wednesday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Thursday 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Friday 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Saturday 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.

Restaurant details

Cuisine Persian
Price range of entrées $12 - $39
Delivery No
Outdoor seating Yes
Party room Yes
Reservations accepted Yes
Kids menu No
Occasional live music Yes
Vegetarian friendly Yes
Payment options Accepts credit cards

Restaurant Menu


sandiegosun June 22, 2008 @ 6:34 p.m.

Times Have Changed But Not At Bandar.

Extremely disappointing experience dining at Bandar. The service staff have ghost like attitude and never write anything down adding insult to injury. The food lacks care and has steam table qualities shouting from it. It is apparent from the pricing of both dinner and wine list menus that rent is very high at their location. Some how the restaurant feels its customers have to pay its high rent and get none in return. The place looks tired and on its last limb. An old article in the menu is a perfect example that Bandar remains in the past. This was restaurant week in San Diego. When are you going to step it up?


bandar Aug. 6, 2010 @ 1:43 p.m.

This is The “Reader‘s Review” for YOU

  • It’s unfortunate you feel this way. We opened in 1996 and until this day we are continually receiving 140 awards and reviews as the Best Persian, Ethnic, Middle Eastern, Service and Lunch by Zagat, Reader, San Diego Home Garden, San Diego Magazine, Gaslamp Quarter, Union Tribune, Business Journal (just to name a few) for our food and service.

You mentioned “the place looks tired and is on it’s last limb” that is absolutely not correct, Bandar is very modern, chic, and classy. Visit our website to see for yourself…

Iran in American Time

“Bandar prepares the finest Persian Food in the City” -Eleanor Widmer

…Bandar is personally designed by restaurant owner the atmosphere is truly chic and unique offers an a classic scene with a distinguished ambiance featuring polished wood ceilings that travel in dramatic waves from wall to wall, brilliant streaming flowing alongside and a warm tangerine glow that washes over write

Behrooz Farahani has raised Persian dinning to new high Authentic marinating on all his signature beef, lamb, chicken and fish entries

Bandar is best known for its us of fresh healthy ingredients and bold complex flavors from the classic to contemporary architecture and elegant ambiance has helped to make Bandar staple in San Diego fine dinning more than an decade.

Bandar restaurant in Gaslamp is no surprise, Bandar, now in its tenth year has garnered hundred reviews and awards.

Bandar ;is the proud recipient of the best Persian an Ethnic awards from 1996-2007. In addition surveyor voted “Bandar” the area top restaurant in San Diego and recipients best service award.

Here’s What the critics have to say about BANDAR:

“If I had to choose only one restaurant in town in which to eat at every night this might be the one.”
-Eleanor Widmer

“The best chicken I have had all year long was at Bandar.” -Stephen Silverman-KPBS Radio

“Paradise found! Bandar offers Persian cuisine in historic downtown site.” -Jack White-SD Business Journal

“Bandar a taste of Persian Perfection.” -Robin Kleven-Union Tribune

“Like any good Persian restaurant. Bandar has it all.” -Stephen Silverman

“Bandar is a tasty adventure in the Gaslamp.” -Andy and Tina Rathbone-SD Daily Transcript

“Dining in elegance, indoctrinate yourselves to the culinary joy of Persian cuisine.” -Sue Garson-La Jolla Light

A “Wonderful addition to the Gaslamp.” -Zagat Survey

“Recognized as one of the area’s Top Restaurants rated excellent.” -Zagat Survey

“Bandar is a winner no doubt about it.” -W. Douglas Verkaaik-SD Union Tribune

“Bandar has been voted a favorite restaurant by readers of San Diego Home and Garden.” -Wayne Carlson

“Bandar voted as the best ethnic and Persian restaurant in San Diego.” -San Diego Magazine


lanemegan78 Aug. 24, 2010 @ 12:09 p.m.

Great atmosphere – elegant and modern. Loved the avocado Hummus and chicken dish with black cherries. In town from Sacramento and made a special visit to see your restaurant.


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