You’ll spot Moslem on the fringes of the Grand Bazaar simply by searching for a queue that snakes down a set of stairs to the street below. Situated just off Panzdah-e-Khordad, the queue continues outside for a further 50 metres or so, such is the popularly of its tah-chin. Hardly anyone speaks English, but that doesn’t matter – it’s some of the best food you’ll ever eat.
Situated on Jordan Street, if you’re not hungry then don’t even attempt to visit Shandiz. This is a mammoth affair, with kebabs, lamb cutlets and various other cuts of meat served on giant sword-like skewers. The restaurant itself is a large open space with a far more formal air than Moslem, but the shashlik and the service are top notch.
The name of one of Iran’s most popular dishes, Dizi is an elaborately decorated restaurant with a redbrick façade and enough character to charm the socks off you. Located on Azar Shahr Street, its speciality is the aforementioned dizi, a lamb, potato and chickpea stew that you’ll warmly welcome in the colder months. Like Moslem, it’s hugely popular, so be prepared to wait.