Genie's Persian Palace

★★★★★

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Imagine you're grandmother was from Iran and served all her best family recipies. That's Genie's. Great entrees, homemade hummus, feta cheese and butter. Excellent desserts.

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★★★★★

Imagine you're grandmother was from Iran and served all her best family recipies. That's Genie's. Great entrees, homemade hummus, feta cheese and butter. Excellent desserts.

Pros: Food

Cons: Room temp.

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Where do I start. As stated in other reviews as soon as we walked in the door we were asked if it was our first time and given a tour of everything. They have made a few changes for the better in some of the things. They now make their own feta, yogurt, hummus and churn their own butter. I'm southern and well butter is something I grew up with so I know my butter. They have some of the best butter I've ever eaten. The feta is the best I've ever had. I have to agree with everyone else in saying you have to try the fesenjan, a fantastic dish of ground chicken, ground walnuts and pomegranate. We went for the dinner buffet and the value is unbelievable. Where else can you get all you can eat braised lamb shanks. There wasn't a dish I didn't like that I tried. I did skip the salmon dish because I don't like salmon but my wife said it was great. All three of the desserts were fantastic. Genies is definitely going to be one of our regular stops when we to to Nashville. We live about three hours away and I'd seriously consider making that drive just to go to Genies it's so good.

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★★★★★

Where do I start. As stated in other reviews as soon as we walked in the door we were asked if it was our first time and given a tour of everything. They have made a few changes for the better in some of the things. They now make their own feta, yogurt, hummus and churn their own butter. I'm southern and well butter is something I grew up with so I know my butter. They have some of the best butter I've ever eaten. The feta is the best I've ever had. I have to agree with everyone else in saying you have to try the fesenjan, a fantastic dish of ground chicken, ground walnuts and pomegranate. We went for the dinner buffet and the value is unbelievable. Where else can you get all you can eat braised lamb shanks. There wasn't a dish I didn't like that I tried. I did skip the salmon dish because I don't like salmon but my wife said it was great. All three of the desserts were fantastic. Genies is definitely going to be one of our regular stops when we to to Nashville. We live about three hours away and I'd seriously consider making that drive just to go to Genies it's so good.

Pros: Great service and outstanding food

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I love this place. But the editorial review is hilarious. "arabian music" lol. Its a persian restaurant and they had persian music. thats like going to pizza hut and hearing mexican music or going to eat chinese food and being told you're going to hear indian music. haha.

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★★★★☆

I love this place. But the editorial review is hilarious. "arabian music" lol. Its a persian restaurant and they had persian music. thats like going to pizza hut and hearing mexican music or going to eat chinese food and being told you're going to hear indian music. haha.

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Coming from the west coast with tasty ethnic restaurants on about every corner....my mind and tastebuds were missing the good ole day's in California....UNTIL TODAY!!! My husband and I found our new favorite spot, Genie's Persian Palace! It is so good that I had to take sometime to write a review on city search.

The food here is a true labor of love. Talk about fresh, full of flavor, and variety....and best of all the buffet is all day long and into the night! No need to feel you have to beat the lunch rush. Fresh food is always being served up on the buffet. The family takes great pride in their food and you will see. If you've never had Persian food, no problem, the family will take you on a tour of the buffet so you see all of the mouth-watering choices. The service is outstanding and you really feel the love at Genie's! And I learned..it's BYOB..with no corkage fee!!

I tried dishes today that I've never even have had at the Persian eateries in CA! Talk about a treat!! Oh,and save room for dessert, that's included as part of the buffet as well! All this for under $11 per person! WOW...I'll be going back real soon :)

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★★★★★

Coming from the west coast with tasty ethnic restaurants on about every corner....my mind and tastebuds were missing the good ole day's in California....UNTIL TODAY!!! My husband and I found our new favorite spot, Genie's Persian Palace! It is so good that I had to take sometime to write a review on city search.

The food here is a true labor of love. Talk about fresh, full of flavor, and variety....and best of all the buffet is all day long and into the night! No need to feel you have to beat the lunch rush. Fresh food is always being served up on the buffet. The family takes great pride in their food and you will see. If you've never had Persian food, no problem, the family will take you on a tour of the buffet so you see all of the mouth-watering choices. The service is outstanding and you really feel the love at Genie's! And I learned..it's BYOB..with no corkage fee!!

I tried dishes today that I've never even have had at the Persian eateries in CA! Talk about a treat!! Oh,and save room for dessert, that's included as part of the buffet as well! All this for under $11 per person! WOW...I'll be going back real soon :)

Pros: Food, service, your $ goes a long way!

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We are so glad we found Genie's. When you go, go hungry. It has a large selection on the food bar so take just a little of each food so you can try everything. We love the lamb shanks. They can make eggplant taste wonderful. If you're going on a Saturday night, go early, because it fills up quickly.

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★★★★★

We are so glad we found Genie's. When you go, go hungry. It has a large selection on the food bar so take just a little of each food so you can try everything. We love the lamb shanks. They can make eggplant taste wonderful. If you're going on a Saturday night, go early, because it fills up quickly.

Pros: Food and service.

Cons: Small restaurant can get crowded.

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My Wife and friends visited Genie's and were thrilled to have dined their. The food is EXCELLENT. The owners are truly wonderful who welcome their guest with a warm Asian hospitality. Service is great. They have some of the best lamp shanks, meats, tabouli and humus to offer. Everything is made fresh and home made including fresh bread and butter. There's not a better place we know of in town that serves mouth watering Mid Eastern dishes than Genie's. I highly recommend to dine there. Keep it up Genie's.

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★★★★★

My Wife and friends visited Genie's and were thrilled to have dined their. The food is EXCELLENT. The owners are truly wonderful who welcome their guest with a warm Asian hospitality. Service is great. They have some of the best lamp shanks, meats, tabouli and humus to offer. Everything is made fresh and home made including fresh bread and butter. There's not a better place we know of in town that serves mouth watering Mid Eastern dishes than Genie's. I highly recommend to dine there. Keep it up Genie's.

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We moved to Tennessee a year ago, moving from Southern California where we had access to some really great Persian food ... when we moved there wasn't anything close to our new home that was remotely as good as what we had back in California ... until Genie's opened their doors in November 2006!!

The food is GREAT and the prices are reasonable. And the owners are a true delight!!! My daughter and I go there as often as we can for lunch, and we try to get there as a family for dinner whenever possible.

Genies is a hidden gem in the Brentwood/Franklin area ... so I'm conflicted in advertising their existence. ;-) I want to keep them to myself.

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★★★★★

We moved to Tennessee a year ago, moving from Southern California where we had access to some really great Persian food ... when we moved there wasn't anything close to our new home that was remotely as good as what we had back in California ... until Genie's opened their doors in November 2006!!

The food is GREAT and the prices are reasonable. And the owners are a true delight!!! My daughter and I go there as often as we can for lunch, and we try to get there as a family for dinner whenever possible.

Genies is a hidden gem in the Brentwood/Franklin area ... so I'm conflicted in advertising their existence. ;-) I want to keep them to myself.

Pros: EXCELLENT food, great atmosphere, WONDERFUL service

Cons: Small dining area, minimal parking -- simple solution: arrive during less busy times of the day.

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I am very hard to please when it comes for choosing a restaurant for my family. I do not want to be embarassed when I take my friends to a restaurant . Everything should be perfect. The only place that I am sure the owner of the restaurant will take good care of me is Genie's. This place is the american idle of restaurants in Nashville. Everything in their buffet is fresh and homemade. They are not cheap in amount of meat that they use for their stews. Their lambshank and grilled kebobs are wonderful. Their yogurt and butter, tabouli, hummus, and everything else is homemade. Who can find homemade butter in a restaurant? In Genie's persian palace you can. You should try this place.

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★★★★★

I am very hard to please when it comes for choosing a restaurant for my family. I do not want to be embarassed when I take my friends to a restaurant . Everything should be perfect. The only place that I am sure the owner of the restaurant will take good care of me is Genie's. This place is the american idle of restaurants in Nashville. Everything in their buffet is fresh and homemade. They are not cheap in amount of meat that they use for their stews. Their lambshank and grilled kebobs are wonderful. Their yogurt and butter, tabouli, hummus, and everything else is homemade. Who can find homemade butter in a restaurant? In Genie's persian palace you can. You should try this place.

Pros: Thums up? Go Genie

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The moment you walk in you feel like you're in a Persian's family kitchen. I grew up having Persian food and I have never had anything more authntic to true home cooking like this. The staff is incredibly friendly and will guide you through their dishes. Their lunch buffet is well worth the $11 and it is a great way to try a little of everything. I can't wait to go back! Tell them Mr. Esel sent you!!!

2
★★★★★

The moment you walk in you feel like you're in a Persian's family kitchen. I grew up having Persian food and I have never had anything more authntic to true home cooking like this. The staff is incredibly friendly and will guide you through their dishes. Their lunch buffet is well worth the $11 and it is a great way to try a little of everything. I can't wait to go back! Tell them Mr. Esel sent you!!!

Pros: buffet, great flavors, authentic

Cons: space can be tight

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My wife and I have been to Genie's twice now in the past few weeks. I can't say enough good things about this restaurant. If you are looking for something completely new and delicious, then this is the place to go. I have always been a fan of indian food and went expecting persian to be very similar. I was completely wrong.

Persian food is a lot different in that it does not use as much curry. What is really great about this place is that Genie herself will walk you through and explain the entire buffet so you have a full understanding of the selections. The whole family really makes you feel welcome and at home.

I highly recommend this restaurant.

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★★★★★

My wife and I have been to Genie's twice now in the past few weeks. I can't say enough good things about this restaurant. If you are looking for something completely new and delicious, then this is the place to go. I have always been a fan of indian food and went expecting persian to be very similar. I was completely wrong.

Persian food is a lot different in that it does not use as much curry. What is really great about this place is that Genie herself will walk you through and explain the entire buffet so you have a full understanding of the selections. The whole family really makes you feel welcome and at home.

I highly recommend this restaurant.

Pros: Food, Service

Cons: None

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My husband and I have been to Genie's once a few weeks ago, and will be going back next week. This restaurant has what I consider a wonderful characteristic: It's like being invited into a friends's home to eat their mother's fabulous food. It is a treat, a treasure, and an honor.

Each and every dish was beyond description. Granted, Middle Eastern cuisine is my favorite so I am partial to it. However, having eaten in many such restaurants around the country, this is one of the best and nicest. Nashville/Cool Springs is lucky to have this place.

Genie, her husband, and their daughter are gracious, charming, and knowledgeable and take the time to explain dishes you may not know. It was our pleasure to be there and I'm looking forward to going back on my birthday next week. This is a must-try. You willl be ever so pleased.

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★★★★★

My husband and I have been to Genie's once a few weeks ago, and will be going back next week. This restaurant has what I consider a wonderful characteristic: It's like being invited into a friends's home to eat their mother's fabulous food. It is a treat, a treasure, and an honor.

Each and every dish was beyond description. Granted, Middle Eastern cuisine is my favorite so I am partial to it. However, having eaten in many such restaurants around the country, this is one of the best and nicest. Nashville/Cool Springs is lucky to have this place.

Genie, her husband, and their daughter are gracious, charming, and knowledgeable and take the time to explain dishes you may not know. It was our pleasure to be there and I'm looking forward to going back on my birthday next week. This is a must-try. You willl be ever so pleased.

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At last a place for auethentic Persian food near the Cool Springs area. The Fat Mo family ran restaurant serves up some traditional Persian dishes that do not disappoint. If you have never tried Persian food you're missing out, and if you want to then this is the place to go. Genie herself will help explain what is in each dish if you make it for the buffet between 11:00-3:00. The buffet has a large variety to chose from such as, lamb shanks, eggplant, chicken kebab(awesome), okra, gyro, safron rice, veggies, soups, stews and homemade yogurt sauces. One must try item is the sweet and sour pomegranate paste. Put it over some rice and you wont be able to stop eating it. The price is kinda up there at $9.00 a person but the variety makes it well worth it. The regular menu looks a little pricey but my guess is each entree could feed a family of four. For a lower fare you could get a wrap with either beef kabab, chicken, or persian style chicken salad for around $6.00. Awesome chi (persian tea). The only downfall may be the small seating capacity and the "gotta look for it" location. Other than that Genies is a great choice when looking for that new food experience. Can't wait to try everything else.

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★★★★★

At last a place for auethentic Persian food near the Cool Springs area. The Fat Mo family ran restaurant serves up some traditional Persian dishes that do not disappoint. If you have never tried Persian food you're missing out, and if you want to then this is the place to go. Genie herself will help explain what is in each dish if you make it for the buffet between 11:00-3:00. The buffet has a large variety to chose from such as, lamb shanks, eggplant, chicken kebab(awesome), okra, gyro, safron rice, veggies, soups, stews and homemade yogurt sauces. One must try item is the sweet and sour pomegranate paste. Put it over some rice and you wont be able to stop eating it. The price is kinda up there at $9.00 a person but the variety makes it well worth it. The regular menu looks a little pricey but my guess is each entree could feed a family of four. For a lower fare you could get a wrap with either beef kabab, chicken, or persian style chicken salad for around $6.00. Awesome chi (persian tea). The only downfall may be the small seating capacity and the "gotta look for it" location. Other than that Genies is a great choice when looking for that new food experience. Can't wait to try everything else.

Pros: selection, originality, authentic, the only persian restaraunt around, very friendly, Mom and Pop style charm, better than the greek "fast food" cafes

Cons: low seating capacity, gotta look for it location

 

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