If you're a Persian food aficionado like me, you will absolutely love this place! I can't get enough of those chicken shish kebabs and hummus/pita combinations. Located in downtown San Diego's Gaslamp District, you can expect a very diverse crowd, from young college kids to older, affluent business types. After having lived in San Diego for four years, if I were to assemble a list with all my favorite food finds, Bandar would undoubtedly rank in the top five. The meat is cooked to perfection and the freshness can be tasted in every bite. The tender meat, charbroiled tomatoes, and basmati rice are a match made in heaven and are sure to satisfy the palates of even the most seasoned foodies. I highly recommend making reservations or you could be setting yourself up for disappointment, especially on a Friday or Saturday night. As a fine dining establishment, it's also the perfect excuse to dress up a little and have a fun night on the town.