Having a meal at the best restaurants and cafés of a city, and getting acquainted with the destination’s food culture while meeting locals is a fun part of traveling to a new place. Known as one of the most touristic cities of Iran because of its historical attractions and friendly atmosphere, Shiraz is a great place for gastronomy and tasting delicious foods like Kalam Polo, Do Piazeh, Ghambar Polo, herbal beverages, etc. You might ask what are the top restaurants in Shiraz. Read below to find out:
With its lovely atmosphere, the Shapouri Mansion Restaurant offers an unforgettable memory of having a meal in a fancy historical building. Shapouri mansion is a two-story 840-meter-square area in a 4500-meter garden and was built during the Pahlavi dynasty by the order of Mr. Abdul Saheb Shapouri. The mansion is registered as a national heritage and it got renovated a few years ago. Apart from its complete menu including international and Iranian cuisines, the Shapouri Mansion is known for the wonderful atmosphere of its courtyard and balcony.
Shapuri Mansion Restaurant - Shiraz, Iran
Haft Khan is known as the most famous restaurant in Shiraz. This restaurant is a complete and unique food complex in an attractive building that is famous for its amazing architectural design. The name Haft Khan is got from Shahnameh, the epic poem book of Iranians. In this food complex, you can choose between seven different restaurants from international fast food, to traditional Iranian restaurant which is the most popular one, to a barbeque restaurant and coffee shops. Each restaurant has a different decoration and atmosphere based on the food they serve. Haft Khan food complex also has salons and halls for holding ceremonies, seminars, etc. The Haft Khan Restaurant is close to the Quran Gate and the 5-star Shiraz Hotel.
Haft Khan Restaurant - Shiraz, Iran
The Baagh-e Raaz Restaurant (Secret Garden) is located in Shahed Street, located in a less touristic area of Shiraz, which is full of gardens with amazing fresh weather that you might miss while you are in this city. Baagh-e Raaz is a vast lush garden with elegant modern buildings, where you can have fast food, traditional Iranian food, and also coffee and beverages. Baagh-e Raaz has both inside and outdoor tables in the beautiful and atmospheric garden, so this place is a good choice for dining out during the pandemic.
Baghe Raz Restaurant - Shiraz, Iran
Parhami Traditional House
The Parhami Traditional House is one of the top restaurants in Shiraz, which has become popular among travelers and locals in recent years. Located in the heart of the old city district close to Naranjestan Ghavam and Nasir al Molk Mosque, Parhami House is a 200-year-old mansion, which was renovated by a local family a few years ago, and now it is used as a hostel and restaurant where amazing events like international cuisine festivals are also held. If you want to try traditional cuisines of Shiraz like Kalam Polo and Do Piaze Aloo, then Parhami Traditional House is a great choice.
Parhami Restaurant - Shiraz, Iran
The Sharzeh Restaurant can be introduced as the most traditional and oldest restaurant of Shiraz, with a friendly and lovely interior design, amazing live music, and high-quality and fresh Iranian foods. Sharzeh Restaurant is located at the heart of Shiraz's touristic area right beside the Vakil Bazaar and other Zand complex buildings, which is one of the main attractions of Shiraz. So, this restaurant is one of the best places to eat after a day of enjoying Shiraz city tour.
Sharzeh Restaurant - Shiraz, Iran
Emarat-Fil (Elephant Mansion)
The Emarat-e Fil (Elephant Mansion) is located in the heart of the old city district of Shiraz and dates back to the Zand Dynasty (19th century) when Shiraz was the capital of Iran. This historical house is beautifully renovated and is known as a very good boutique hotel in Shiraz because of its eye-catching historical architecture and professional staff and service. This hotel also has a great restaurant with a traditional cozy atmosphere, diverse menu, and fresh and tasty Iranian foods. In Emarat-e Fil Restaurant food is served on the rooftop of the mansion, where you can enjoy the view of Shiraz's old city district.
Emarat Fil Restaurant - Shiraz, Iran
Top Cafés in Shiraz
The Zarnegar café is one of the most beautiful cafes in Shiraz with a unique decoration. This café is a historical house with an atmospheric courtyard. The interior of the Zarnegar café is decorated with fancy antiques and traditional objects which makes this place even more lovely and unique.
Ferdowsi café is one of the most popular ones among the young generations of Shiraz, where you can have a very professional coffee in a very lovely atmosphere. This café is also known for its tasty cakes and sweets which are freshly made in the private bakery of the café and also its tasty and diverse snacks including soups, salads, pasta.
Located right by the Vakil Bazaar, the Julep café-bakery of Shiraz is one of the best cafes of Shiraz with very good service and coffee. The word Joulep is derived from the word Jollab, which is the name of a traditional beverage of Shiraz, made with saffron and rosewater. The great lactation of the café and its vibrant atmosphere has caused the Joulep café to always be packed with travelers who are taking a rest after visiting the Vakil complex.