Are you hunting for a Persian restaurant? Middle Eastern restaurants may have become ubiquitous in New York, but one specific cuisine is still sorely underrepresented: yep, Persian food. The marinated meats and soups of the Iranian people (and its diaspora), cannot be found on every corner, but the restaurants that specialize in it have grown cult followings for good reason. From a tiny one-man shop located inside a New York pizza place to homey neighborhood spots on the Upper East Side, these are New York’s best Persian restaurants.
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