Heidar Baba Grill

★★★★★
  • 1511 E Colorado Blvd

    Pasadena, CA 91106

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  • 626-844-7970

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M-Sa 11am-9:30pm, Su Closed

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My friends and I always go to heidar baba for dinner or on weekends, but we recently went there for lunch on the weekday and they have a new lunch menu that goes from 11-4. They have all of their delicios plates for only 6.95!!! My friends and I were so impressed; the quality of the food was the same, just smaller portions for such a great price. They do take out for lunch menu as well. Definately must try it! Also, they have chicken nuggest now which taste great!

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★★★★★

My friends and I always go to heidar baba for dinner or on weekends, but we recently went there for lunch on the weekday and they have a new lunch menu that goes from 11-4. They have all of their delicios plates for only 6.95!!! My friends and I were so impressed; the quality of the food was the same, just smaller portions for such a great price. They do take out for lunch menu as well. Definately must try it! Also, they have chicken nuggest now which taste great!

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My friends and I always go to heidar baba for dinner or on weekends, but we recently went there for lunch on the weekday and they have a new lunch menu that goes from 11-4. They have all of their delicios plates for only 6.95!!! My friends

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My friends and I always go to heidar baba for dinner or on weekends, but we recently went there for lunch on the weekday and they have a new lunch menu that goes from 11-4. They have all of their delicios plates for only 6.95!!! My friends

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I went to Heidar Baba last week with my husband and family to celebrate my birthday. We ordered the chicken plate, barg, and dill rice with lamb shank (baghali polo). The rice was the highlight of our pleasant trip to Heidar Baba. It was so fluffly and tasty that it just melts in your mouth. My familt and I have been to different persian restaurants, and this is the first place that I have found that make their rice so AMAZING.

The service was great too as the girls serving our table were kind and friendly. They gave us a free gelato (good ice cream) because it was my birthday. All in all we had a great time and we will definately go back. We felt valued their at Heidar Baba and we enjoyed the food.

5
★★★★★

I went to Heidar Baba last week with my husband and family to celebrate my birthday. We ordered the chicken plate, barg, and dill rice with lamb shank (baghali polo). The rice was the highlight of our pleasant trip to Heidar Baba. It was so fluffly and tasty that it just melts in your mouth. My familt and I have been to different persian restaurants, and this is the first place that I have found that make their rice so AMAZING.

The service was great too as the girls serving our table were kind and friendly. They gave us a free gelato (good ice cream) because it was my birthday. All in all we had a great time and we will definately go back. We felt valued their at Heidar Baba and we enjoyed the food.

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I went to Heidar Baba last week with my husband and family to celebrate my birthday. We ordered the chicken plate, barg, and dill rice with lamb shank (baghali polo). The rice was the highlight of our pleasant trip to Heidar Baba. It was

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★★★★★

I went to Heidar Baba last week with my husband and family to celebrate my birthday. We ordered the chicken plate, barg, and dill rice with lamb shank (baghali polo). The rice was the highlight of our pleasant trip to Heidar Baba. It was

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This restaurant is the best place to eat. I have been to some middle eastern restaurants, but heidar baba is by far the best one. Their food is seasoned well and the portions are perfect. Their rice just melts in your mouth. The barg and chicken plate is what I reccommend!

5
★★★★★

This restaurant is the best place to eat. I have been to some middle eastern restaurants, but heidar baba is by far the best one. Their food is seasoned well and the portions are perfect. Their rice just melts in your mouth. The barg and chicken plate is what I reccommend!

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This restaurant is the best place to eat. I have been to some middle eastern restaurants, but heidar baba is by far the best one. Their food is seasoned well and the portions are perfect. Their rice just melts in your mouth. The barg and

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★★★★★

This restaurant is the best place to eat. I have been to some middle eastern restaurants, but heidar baba is by far the best one. Their food is seasoned well and the portions are perfect. Their rice just melts in your mouth. The barg and

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I have been to many persian restaurants, and Heidar baba is by far has the most tastiest and freshest kabobs out there! The portions for the food are very big and the rice just melts in your mouth. The kabobs are marinated to perfection and seasoned well. Along side the perfected food is the very house-like ambiance and friendly staff and management. I definately recommend this place above all other persian restaurants!

5
★★★★★

I have been to many persian restaurants, and Heidar baba is by far has the most tastiest and freshest kabobs out there! The portions for the food are very big and the rice just melts in your mouth. The kabobs are marinated to perfection and seasoned well. Along side the perfected food is the very house-like ambiance and friendly staff and management. I definately recommend this place above all other persian restaurants!

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I have been to many persian restaurants, and Heidar baba is by far has the most tastiest and freshest kabobs out there! The portions for the food are very big and the rice just melts in your mouth. The kabobs are marinated to perfection

3
★★★★★

I have been to many persian restaurants, and Heidar baba is by far has the most tastiest and freshest kabobs out there! The portions for the food are very big and the rice just melts in your mouth. The kabobs are marinated to perfection

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I was here a couple of weeks ago with my boyfriend and we loved the place! The food is so fresh and the staff is friendly and helpful. Their food portions are so huge that you get exactly what you pay for and a whole more! I have been to other persian restaurants and they are quite stingy with the rice and meat portions, but not Heidar Baba. Ask and you shall recieve! This is our new favorite spot...great for date night on weekends!

5
★★★★★

I was here a couple of weeks ago with my boyfriend and we loved the place! The food is so fresh and the staff is friendly and helpful. Their food portions are so huge that you get exactly what you pay for and a whole more! I have been to other persian restaurants and they are quite stingy with the rice and meat portions, but not Heidar Baba. Ask and you shall recieve! This is our new favorite spot...great for date night on weekends!

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I was here a couple of weeks ago with my boyfriend and we loved the place! The food is so fresh and the staff is friendly and helpful. Their food portions are so huge that you get exactly what you pay for and a whole more! I have been to

3
★★★★★

I was here a couple of weeks ago with my boyfriend and we loved the place! The food is so fresh and the staff is friendly and helpful. Their food portions are so huge that you get exactly what you pay for and a whole more! I have been to

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I must say they have the most superb food I have ever had! All the kabobs are very tender and juicy, and the rice is nice and fluffy. The plates come with large portions of rice and a choice of soup or salad. Each plate feeds about 2 people.
The servers are very friendly and helpful. Everytime I am in pasadena, I definately have to come stop by here!

5
★★★★★

I must say they have the most superb food I have ever had! All the kabobs are very tender and juicy, and the rice is nice and fluffy. The plates come with large portions of rice and a choice of soup or salad. Each plate feeds about 2 people.
The servers are very friendly and helpful. Everytime I am in pasadena, I definately have to come stop by here!

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I must say they have the most superb food I have ever had! All the kabobs are very tender and juicy, and the rice is nice and fluffy. The plates come with large portions of rice and a choice of soup or salad. Each plate feeds about 2

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I must say they have the most superb food I have ever had! All the kabobs are very tender and juicy, and the rice is nice and fluffy. The plates come with large portions of rice and a choice of soup or salad. Each plate feeds about 2

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I always do take out from this place but tonight I decided to dine in with my wife. The food was good like always, but the service was even better. The servers were very friendly and the manager on the floor was very efficient and quick. Great place for carry out and dine in!

5
★★★★★

I always do take out from this place but tonight I decided to dine in with my wife. The food was good like always, but the service was even better. The servers were very friendly and the manager on the floor was very efficient and quick. Great place for carry out and dine in!

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I always do take out from this place but tonight I decided to dine in with my wife. The food was good like always, but the service was even better. The servers were very friendly and the manager on the floor was very efficient and quick.

3
★★★★★

I always do take out from this place but tonight I decided to dine in with my wife. The food was good like always, but the service was even better. The servers were very friendly and the manager on the floor was very efficient and quick.

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Went here with my girlfriend today and everything was REALLY good. Good place to bring a date or come with family. We had the barg-which was filet minon and it was really tender and juicy. The rice was soft and fluffy. Definately recommend this restaurant!

5
★★★★★

Went here with my girlfriend today and everything was REALLY good. Good place to bring a date or come with family. We had the barg-which was filet minon and it was really tender and juicy. The rice was soft and fluffy. Definately recommend this restaurant!

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Great food, great service, great ambiance! The hamburgers are a MUST-TRY! I definately recommend trying this restaurant if you already havnt!

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★★★★★

Great food, great service, great ambiance! The hamburgers are a MUST-TRY! I definately recommend trying this restaurant if you already havnt!

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All of the plates here are very delicious-the one I reccommend the most are the burgers! The meat is so tender and the veggies on it are fresh. I take my family here at least once a week and they look forward to it everytime!

5
★★★★★

All of the plates here are very delicious-the one I reccommend the most are the burgers! The meat is so tender and the veggies on it are fresh. I take my family here at least once a week and they look forward to it everytime!

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Very considerate staff and servers. We went there after closing time and they let us dine in still and the staff waited patiently till we finished. The food is always so good and fresh. My girlfriend and I are going to make this our frequent place to eat the nights we go out on date night.

5
★★★★★

Very considerate staff and servers. We went there after closing time and they let us dine in still and the staff waited patiently till we finished. The food is always so good and fresh. My girlfriend and I are going to make this our frequent place to eat the nights we go out on date night.

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Heidar Baba Restaurant is a very classy yet modern restaurant with a unique ambiance. The food is very tasty, especially the dark chicken and shish kabob plate. I recommend eating the chicken or shish kabob plate. The soup is sooo good and healthy. Don't even get me started on their rice. How they manage to cook such good food is beyond me. They are busy on the weekends so call in advance and they do catering! Definately recommend going to this place if you have not gone!

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Heidar Baba Restaurant is a very classy yet modern restaurant with a unique ambiance. The food is very tasty, especially the dark chicken and shish kabob plate. I recommend eating the chicken or shish kabob plate. The soup is sooo good and healthy. Don't even get me started on their rice. How they manage to cook such good food is beyond me. They are busy on the weekends so call in advance and they do catering! Definately recommend going to this place if you have not gone!

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Great place to eat-good food-good service....reasonable prices! Sometimes on busy days service gets kind of slow, but all in all a great place to eat!

5
★★★★★

Great place to eat-good food-good service....reasonable prices! Sometimes on busy days service gets kind of slow, but all in all a great place to eat!

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When I first came I became curious to try their hamburgers because it is a first time I see persian restaurants serve burgers. And I have to say it was realllllyyyyy good! It was a lot better than fast food joints and the price was pretty good considering it was a restaurant burger. Can't wait to try other items on the menu.

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★★★★★

When I first came I became curious to try their hamburgers because it is a first time I see persian restaurants serve burgers. And I have to say it was realllllyyyyy good! It was a lot better than fast food joints and the price was pretty good considering it was a restaurant burger. Can't wait to try other items on the menu.

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First time I came to Heidar Baba about a week ago and this is what I thought:
good food
good prices
great service
great ambiance
what more can I say?

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First time I came to Heidar Baba about a week ago and this is what I thought:
good food
good prices
great service
great ambiance
what more can I say?

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I go to pcc and I eat here 2 a week. The food is always good and so is the service. Some items on the menu are expensive, but it is reasonable because the portions are big! There are kabobs al cart on the menu that is enough for 2 people but half the price because it doesnt come with rice. Accomodates everyone!

5
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I go to pcc and I eat here 2 a week. The food is always good and so is the service. Some items on the menu are expensive, but it is reasonable because the portions are big! There are kabobs al cart on the menu that is enough for 2 people but half the price because it doesnt come with rice. Accomodates everyone!

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My wife and I always come to this place and we love it. Our kids love it too. They do a lot of things that other persian restaurants don't: like they genuinely care for the customers that walk in through the door everyday. The food is always fresh and the service is friendly. The owners are real nice people who always give regular customers like myself free tea and desserts every now and then! Thank you Heidar Baba!!

5
★★★★★

My wife and I always come to this place and we love it. Our kids love it too. They do a lot of things that other persian restaurants don't: like they genuinely care for the customers that walk in through the door everyday. The food is always fresh and the service is friendly. The owners are real nice people who always give regular customers like myself free tea and desserts every now and then! Thank you Heidar Baba!!

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This is a very good restaurant with REALLY good food. The environment is very friendly and the service is homey and welcoming. Their prices are really good not like other persian restaurants where they try to rip you off. I recommend this restaurant to everyone! Great to eating in with friends, dates, and family!!! Thank you Heidar Baba!!

5
★★★★★

This is a very good restaurant with REALLY good food. The environment is very friendly and the service is homey and welcoming. Their prices are really good not like other persian restaurants where they try to rip you off. I recommend this restaurant to everyone! Great to eating in with friends, dates, and family!!! Thank you Heidar Baba!!

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Heidar Baba Restaurant is truly a phenomenal restaurant. The owners are hard working and sacrifice a lot. The management is incredible with raw talent and great skill for such a young age. Me and my husband dine a lot at different places eating different foods from other cultures and this reastuarant is by far the best. We feel like we are going to a friend's house where we are greeted with friendly faces and great service. For those who complain about the price one suggestion: get a job and stop being so cheap! These people complain because they want a free ride. Heidar Baba is hands down a very unique restaurant with a unique ambiance. We go atleast a few days a week and we will continue to go and support them. God bless them for being able to establish a great business and attracting so many people.

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★★★★★

Heidar Baba Restaurant is truly a phenomenal restaurant. The owners are hard working and sacrifice a lot. The management is incredible with raw talent and great skill for such a young age. Me and my husband dine a lot at different places eating different foods from other cultures and this reastuarant is by far the best. We feel like we are going to a friend's house where we are greeted with friendly faces and great service. For those who complain about the price one suggestion: get a job and stop being so cheap! These people complain because they want a free ride. Heidar Baba is hands down a very unique restaurant with a unique ambiance. We go atleast a few days a week and we will continue to go and support them. God bless them for being able to establish a great business and attracting so many people.

Pros: too many to list

Cons: only one of its kind

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Too many stars for a horrible place to eat. I've been going to this place since 2002! Over the years, the service and quality declined and the food prices has risen. For a place right across a community college, it is extremely over priced and horribly managed.
Drive a bit and go to Glendale. You can find many places better than Heidar Baba.
Believe me it is very hard for me to write these words, but I've had it with this place. I live in Pasadena, and it hurts me to see one of my favorite places is going down.
It is very very sad....

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★☆☆☆☆

Too many stars for a horrible place to eat. I've been going to this place since 2002! Over the years, the service and quality declined and the food prices has risen. For a place right across a community college, it is extremely over priced and horribly managed.
Drive a bit and go to Glendale. You can find many places better than Heidar Baba.
Believe me it is very hard for me to write these words, but I've had it with this place. I live in Pasadena, and it hurts me to see one of my favorite places is going down.
It is very very sad....

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Avoid this place if you want to save money and convenience. I've been going to this place since 2002. I am very sad and disappointed to see this place going down year after year. The prices are higher than ever, this is one reason they don't have the to go menu on the counter any more.
Service is horrible and they dare to tell you lies about what is available and what is out.... That is the very reason I call this place "house of haram" because they are not honest anymore.
I know this place very well. Since the younger "brother" took over the business, everything has gone down except their profits. And by profit I mean money not the religious profit :0)
Joking aside, you should drive a bit to Glendale and eat your food at many Iranian/Armenian places over there. If you have to HAVE HALAL MEAT with good service and reasonable prices, then say home and cook and grill on your own.
Please take my advise and save yourself some time, money and good times.

You don't have to eat your "halal food" at this place for sure.

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★☆☆☆☆

Avoid this place if you want to save money and convenience. I've been going to this place since 2002. I am very sad and disappointed to see this place going down year after year. The prices are higher than ever, this is one reason they don't have the to go menu on the counter any more.
Service is horrible and they dare to tell you lies about what is available and what is out.... That is the very reason I call this place "house of haram" because they are not honest anymore.
I know this place very well. Since the younger "brother" took over the business, everything has gone down except their profits. And by profit I mean money not the religious profit :0)
Joking aside, you should drive a bit to Glendale and eat your food at many Iranian/Armenian places over there. If you have to HAVE HALAL MEAT with good service and reasonable prices, then say home and cook and grill on your own.
Please take my advise and save yourself some time, money and good times.

You don't have to eat your "halal food" at this place for sure.

Pros: taste

Cons: too many to list

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Don't waste your time stopping into this dump!
Arrived at lunch time and there was only two employees serving the customers.
Ordered the Soltani Kabob (approx 20.00). Came with a salad, but I updgraded to a Greek salad for addl 2.00.
Food arrived.
I got two skewers of meat, and what appeared to look like 2lbs of rice. The salad was not Greek. They add what's called 'feta', but it's not Greek Feta; the olives were soggy (not Kalamta). Don't eat the cheese in the salad. It will cause. Also, can you believe they added broccoli to Greek Salad? Oh yeah, and there is no dressing for the Greek Salad. Our drinks sat empty until we had to flag down to waitress for a refill, but by that time we were already set to go. When the issue of the cheese was brought up to our waitress she replied "Oh, Sorry." When brought the issue was brought up to who appeared to be the manager on duty, she said, "Oh Sorry you no like".
Oh yeah Soda's are 2.50 a cup.

Total bill 27.00.

Thumbs definitely down !

TIP : Drive 7 1/2 miles eat to "Shamshiri" in Glendale.

They have great lunch specials compared to spending almost 30.00 Soltani plate and soda.

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★☆☆☆☆

Don't waste your time stopping into this dump!
Arrived at lunch time and there was only two employees serving the customers.
Ordered the Soltani Kabob (approx 20.00). Came with a salad, but I updgraded to a Greek salad for addl 2.00.
Food arrived.
I got two skewers of meat, and what appeared to look like 2lbs of rice. The salad was not Greek. They add what's called 'feta', but it's not Greek Feta; the olives were soggy (not Kalamta). Don't eat the cheese in the salad. It will cause. Also, can you believe they added broccoli to Greek Salad? Oh yeah, and there is no dressing for the Greek Salad. Our drinks sat empty until we had to flag down to waitress for a refill, but by that time we were already set to go. When the issue of the cheese was brought up to our waitress she replied "Oh, Sorry." When brought the issue was brought up to who appeared to be the manager on duty, she said, "Oh Sorry you no like".
Oh yeah Soda's are 2.50 a cup.

Total bill 27.00.

Thumbs definitely down !

TIP : Drive 7 1/2 miles eat to "Shamshiri" in Glendale.

They have great lunch specials compared to spending almost 30.00 Soltani plate and soda.

Pros: Music

Cons: Service, Greek Salad

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This is a rare find, especially in this area where Persian food don't even exist and unless you head out to the westside. This is not a formal type restaurant like most others, as a matter of fact it is very basic. You first order your food and they'll bring it to your table when it's ready, this is also good if you're in a hurry. They also have a comfortable and adequate dining area. The kebabs are phenomenal as always, it is nicely seasoned along with the many charred tomatoes, onions and bell peppers. My favorite is the rice, with the aroma of the saffron drizzled all over it which makes it that much better, it's so good I can just eat it alone without the meat! This is a perfect spot if you're a student from Pasadena City College (PCC) as they are located right across the street on Colorado Blvd. This is also a great place to eat with your family since they open 7 days a week.

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★★★★☆

This is a rare find, especially in this area where Persian food don't even exist and unless you head out to the westside. This is not a formal type restaurant like most others, as a matter of fact it is very basic. You first order your food and they'll bring it to your table when it's ready, this is also good if you're in a hurry. They also have a comfortable and adequate dining area. The kebabs are phenomenal as always, it is nicely seasoned along with the many charred tomatoes, onions and bell peppers. My favorite is the rice, with the aroma of the saffron drizzled all over it which makes it that much better, it's so good I can just eat it alone without the meat! This is a perfect spot if you're a student from Pasadena City College (PCC) as they are located right across the street on Colorado Blvd. This is also a great place to eat with your family since they open 7 days a week.

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My husband and I love this place. They really care about the quality of their food, and it is well priced as well.

The Chicken is perfectly grilled (the person manning the grill even clips off charred bits before serving it to you), the salad is always crisp and flavorful, and the rice is some of the best I have ever had. It is like a cloud, and even better with the good quality butter provided.

My husband eats there about once a week, and we have never been disappointed by the quality of the food.

If there is no parking up front, there is a lot in back

PROS: The Rice!!
CONS: Closed on Tuesdays

5
★★★★★

My husband and I love this place. They really care about the quality of their food, and it is well priced as well.

The Chicken is perfectly grilled (the person manning the grill even clips off charred bits before serving it to you), the salad is always crisp and flavorful, and the rice is some of the best I have ever had. It is like a cloud, and even better with the good quality butter provided.

My husband eats there about once a week, and we have never been disappointed by the quality of the food.

If there is no parking up front, there is a lot in back

PROS: The Rice!!
CONS: Closed on Tuesdays

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Quality food family restaurant for an afordable price. Wise choice for casual dinning, students and informal gatherings. Very friendly staff and quite delicious middle eastern and persian food.

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★★★★☆

Quality food family restaurant for an afordable price. Wise choice for casual dinning, students and informal gatherings. Very friendly staff and quite delicious middle eastern and persian food.

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Great middle eastern grill near Pasadena City College. We love the hummus. It's an informal restaurant - you order at the counter.

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Great middle eastern grill near Pasadena City College. We love the hummus. It's an informal restaurant - you order at the counter.

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A great lunch spot for Middle Eastern food. Go for the chicken combo plate. Huge portions. The food is made to order so it takes a while, but it's fresh and tasty.

4
★★★★☆

A great lunch spot for Middle Eastern food. Go for the chicken combo plate. Huge portions. The food is made to order so it takes a while, but it's fresh and tasty.

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Although Glendale and Pasadena have an abundance of Armenian and Lebanese eateries, most authentic Persian restaurants are located on the Westside. But Heidar Baba is a delightful exception. This halal restaurant employs strict dietary…

 

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