On September 12th, 1996, we became a part of the Gaslamp Quarter. That may not seem big, but it means the world to us. We have grown in many ways together, and you all have supported Bandar, allowing us to enjoy 20 amazing and successful years of doing what we love to do – serving and working with all of you.
Over the last two decades, we are proud to have won over 125 awards – from our very first award in 1996 from the Gaslamp Quarter Association, to our most recent – the Silver Plate award from the California Restaurant Association as the Best International Restaurant. Since our first Critics Review in 1996, by Eleanor Widmer, Bandar is also proud to have received hundreds of reviews from various food critics and organizations.
The Bandar Family would like to say “THANK YOU” to all of our loyal dining guests, neighbors, fellow Downtown Businesses, Gara Group, the Persian Community, the City of San Diego, Congressman Brian P. Bilbray, Downtown San Diego Partnership, All of our Hotel Concierges, the San Diego Convention Center, San Diego Tourism Authority, Gaslamp Quarter Association, California Restaurant Association, McFarlane Promotions, EnniBi Comnunications, All the Media, San Diego Magazine, San Diego Home and Garden, San Diego Union-Tribune, San Diego Business Journal, San Diego Daily Transcript, San Diego Downtown News, San Diego Reader, San Diego Metropolitan, Zagat, employees, and friends.
Your Friends at Bandar
“As always, it is a unique and delightful pleasure to enjoy the consistently delicious cuisine you serve at Bandar. For more than 15+ years I have been enjoying Bandar’s lunches and dinners for business and family events. Every time I have relatives and friends visiting from other countries/cities, I try to fit a Bandar meal in our itinerary. I like to also congratulate you and your husband for your great, courteous and prompt servers; they really pamper the guests. We always feel welcomed and privileged to be pampered by the entire staff. Big kudos to you, your husband and daughters for running a successful business in a very competitive restaurant industry in San Diego.”
Bandar Restaurant will be participating in the California Restaurant Association’s San Diego Restaurant Week!
Restaurant Week will be from September 25th to October 2nd.
10Opening in September 1996, Bandar Restaurant has since remained a staple in the Gaslamp Quarter’s dining scene. It has been 20 years of fine dining, Persian cuisine, and good times for Restaurant Owners and Executive Chef’s Behrooz and Shokooh, and they don’t plan on slowing down. Join us next month for our 20th Anniversary Celebration, as we commemorate the many years of memories and award-winning!