Soltan Banoo
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Iranian food in San Diego
Soltan Banoo is located on the funky little busy strip on Park Blvd in University Heights. It's located in a former house and has a warm feel. The Persian style decor and artwork add a unique and eclectic vibe. They also sell Persian style jewelry in the main portion of the restaurant. You have to try the pomegranate soup, which is absolutely delicious and has a unique flavor using ground walnuts, pomegranate and spices. My favorite dish so far is the one pictured above, Ghalieh Mahi -only available on the weekends - a wild salmon fillet, cooked in parsley, cilantro, tamarind sauce, curry and garlic, served with dilled basmati rice, carrots and peas. Served with basmati rice. The menu is extensive, so it's easy for me to try new things each time I eat here. My husband, the meat eater, usually gets one of the lamb dishes, which he says are cooked tender. You get a large plate of food, so it's a good deal for the price. When you go, you should try sprinkling some of the powdered sumac on your rice or other dish ordered. Each table has a big shaker holding this powdered berry that has a tangy taste- http://www.blackbookcooking.com/sumac
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