This raucous little slice of Persia is tucked away in a quiet, leafy part of Nishi-Nippori. Beneath myriad mosaic lamps and billowing sheets suspended from the ceiling, you’ll find a mix of Iranian, Turkish and Uzbek cuisines served on wooden boards placed on the floor.
Zakuro is not the place for a quiet meal, especially during the nightly belly dancing show. While the restaurant has a menu, the big draw here is the set course customised on-the-fly by the owner Ali to suit each table’s tastes.
The ¥1,000 ‘super hungry’ lunch course comes with soup, stew (choose from chicken, lamb, beans or vegetable), curries, chai tea and dessert. Or try the ¥2,000 dinner course cheekily named ‘you-can’t-finish-it-all’; an advance booking for three or more people includes a complimentary shisha session.