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Special Ostadi Restaurant (SOR)

16 4b Street

Special Ostadi Restaurant

The Iranian influence in Dubai is evident everywhere, and will be especially noticeable if Special Ostadi Restaurant (SOR) is on your culinary itinerary. The photos of Iranian faces lining the walls—celebrities, singers, and pretty girls—have borne witness to the fact that since 1978, the SOR has been cranking out the best kebabs this side of Tehran. The family-run restaurant is also known for its lamb curry, roti, Sulaimani chai tea, and rice. (The saffron rice is worth ordering all by itself.) This is the perfect place to grab more food than you can eat for the price of a few diram.