Persian Cuisine | San Diego, CA

Bandar is located in the heart of the Gaslamp Quarter in Downtown San Diego and within walking distance of the Convention Center, Visitor Bureau, and Petco Park. Look for us across the street from Balboa Theater and most downtown hotels.


7 days a week (Holidays Included): 12:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Dinner Hours

Monday – Thursday: 4:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Friday: 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Saturday: 1:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Sunday: 1:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

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About Persian Cuisine

Bandar offers a truly diverse dining experience. Persian food is unique in that it has taken cues from many of Iran’s neighboring regions, including Turkey, Greece, and Russia. In turn, many countries also borrowed from Iran—India and Pakistan, to name a few. Many people are surprised and delighted to see ingredients and preparation methods similar to their home countries’ when they dine with us.

Rice, bread, and fresh fruits and vegetables are Persian cuisine essentials. There are hundreds of ways to prepare these staples, especially given the broad variety of flavorful spices our chefs use in the Bandar kitchen.

Additionally, because Persian food varies by region, many dishes feature signature combinations of meat and seafood. Not to worry, though—there are plenty of options for vegetarians, as well as those who do not eat gluten or prefer Halal ingredients. Learn more about our approach to fresh Iranian food here.

Bring Bandar Home

Enjoy delicious Persian cuisine from the comfort of your home—it’s easy when you place a take-out order with Bandar. Whether you’re serving yourself or planning a business dinner, our chefs are more than happy to prepare delicious carry-out meals. Call ahead to place your order after you’re done browsing our lunch and dinner menus.

Contact us for more information about our Persian cuisine, our restaurant, or reservations. Visit us in San Diego, California.