Downtown – Gaslamp Quarter
845 4th Avenue, San Diego, California 92101

Monday – Thursday: 4:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Sunday: 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.



Persian cuisine is exotic, healthy , and combination of rice with filet mignon beef, lamb chicken, fish garlic, onion, vegetables, nuts, pomegranate and herbs.To achieve a delicious taste and a balanced diet unique Persian spices such as saffron, limes and different vegetables are mixed delicately, Persian food fits perfectly with today’s lighten eating style. From cultural point of view Persian food has always been considered to be an art providing enjoyment to both body and mind. The techniques have been passed down generation to generation, Bandar Restaurant is located in the downtown San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, it is a San Diego Persian Restaurant.

San Diego’s Preferred Persian Cuisine Restaurant

Looking for something different? Visit Bandar Persian Prime Restaurant, where you can sample the finest Persian cuisine in San Diego, CA. Since our inception in 1996, our restaurant has received countless awards, including Best Persian, Mediterranean, Ethnic, & International Restaurant, Best Fine Dining, Best Service, and an “Excellent” Zagat survey rating.

From world-famous steaks, chicken, and lamb to classic Persian specialties prepared by our executive Iranian chefs, there’s something for everyone at Bandar. Our menu includes options for vegetarians as well as gluten-free and Halal meals. All our meats are charbroiled to perfection, and we strive to use local and organic produce, making every dish as fresh and full-flavored as possible.

Make every meal memorable. Whether you’re planning a casual dinner, cocktail party, or business event, Bandar can accommodate you. Our unique and stylish private dining rooms and full bar feature video and audio presentation technology, making it easy to entertain guests. Be sure to take advantage of our professional catering services and event planners for special occasions. Join us for happy hour and sample our large array of signature cocktails, martinis, delectable wines, beer, and mouthwatering bar appetizers.

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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): 4:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Dinner Hours

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

Friday & Saturday: 4:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Sunday: 2:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Make sure to sign up for our email list—you’ll receive exclusive birthday specials, complimentary desserts, gift cards, and more from your friends at Bandar. Book your online reservation today and find out why we’re among San Diego’s top ten restaurants.

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.

Awarded best Persian Restaurant in San Diego since 1996

(619) 238-0101 845 4th Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

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Bandar Persian Prime Restaurant is the proud recipient of many awards since 1996. Rated excellent by Zagat Survey, Best Service Award Winner, Best Fine Dining Winner and voted as the Best Persian, Mediterranean, Ethnic, and International Restaurant. Our Executive Iranian Chef’s, celebrate the traditions of Persian cuisine with fresh Prime Steaks, World Famous Chicken, Lamb, Seafood, Vegetarian and Classic Persian Specialties.

All our meats are Charbroiled to perfection and ingredients used are natural, local and organic produce. Our menu is Gluten Free, and meats are Halal with no artificial Ingredients or Additives.

Make it a memorable occasion, whether you are celebrating with Friends and Family, or planning a sit down dinner cocktail party, Anniversary, Birthday Party, Baptismal Wedding Rehearsal, Holiday or Business Event.

Our unique and stylish private rooms, and full bar, equipped with video and audio presentation technology, provide the perfect ambiance – allowing you the luxury of concentrating on your guests while BANDAR’S professional team of caterers and event planners.

Parking Special Offer

Park at Horton Plaza for an $10 flat fee when you dine at Bandar.

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