Whenever we go to visit my in-laws, or they came to visit us, one of the evenings – preferably the first, is always reserved for a Persian Restaurant. In DC, it’s Yekta, (with a stop to their shop to stock up on pistachios and almonds, the best I’ve pretty much ever had), or Moby Dick’s, House of Kabob (which I love saying, if that’s any sign of our lack of maturity) and in New York, it’s Persepolis.
In Vienna, we have a proud competitor in Pars. Vienna has a pretty substantial Persian community, but ask anyone where to find the best Persian kitchen and they’ll all point you to Pars. Doesn’t matter if they are a monarchist or reformist, if they came to Vienna 30 years ago, or are just passing through, everyone ends up at Pars, and for good reason. The kubideh is some of the best we’ve had, and as it’s the favorite of everyone at our table, we didn’t expand much beyond that for mains, though we had an assortment of starters, and all up to snuff. It won the in-law seal of approval.
Prices are extremely reasonnable (11-15 euros for most mains), but call ahead for a table as it’s very popular for groups and celebrations and it’s not uncommon to be totally booked.
Restaurant Pars, Sasani & Mohsenzadeh GesmbH
Tel. 01/405 82 45