Shiraz Authentic Persian Restaurant

4.7
135 reviews
$40 and under
Persian
Recently awarded by tripadvisor as “The Best of The Best” in 2020.
"Iran is a country with a diverse geography and ethnic population. It sits at the centre of the former Kingdom of Persia, one of the world’s oldest continuous major civilisations. Iran forms a bridge between the Middle East and the Far East in the centre of the ancient Silk Road, a major trading route which goes back tens of thousands of years.

Persian cuisine has influenced many world cuisines, and has absorbed elements from other cuisines as well. It's no surprise that Persian ingredients such as saffron, pomegranate and spinach have made their way into other cuisines! As ancient traders took their wares to the corners of the world, they traded goods, bringing back the eating habits and ingredients from Greece, Rome, Turkey, Russia and India. Today's Persian cuisine traces its roots to ancient Persian ingredients and recipes, and is enriched by the great tastes imported from the rest of the world!"

Support Shiraz Authentic Persian Restaurant during COVID-19

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 135 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.7
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.6
Value
Noise · Moderate
94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MARKC
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was fantastic.
The service was great.
The evening was great value.
We will certainly be returning and would recommend  Shiraz Authentic Persian Restaurant to anyone.

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ShaneT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Meals were delicious. Service was very good. A great night. Highly recommend

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Gavin
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing!!! Lovely flavours, massive meals, great value! Will definitely be back ASAP.

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Kadri
1 review
Dined on 29 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was Fabulous !! The food, service, environment etc

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AnilG
1 review
Dined on 23 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service . Will recommend this to any visitor that love Persian food

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FionaL
1 review
Dined on 15 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience3

Amazing food and great hospitality, fantastic value for money. We most certainly will eat here again when in the area.

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EugenioC
1 review
Dined on 14 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The best tender juicy meat I had in my entire life, wife isn’t a big meat eater but this time she had 3 skewers of different meat without issues, rice, hummus and all the others entree where fabulous and freshly prepared
Definitely when I’ll be back in surfers paradise this is my place to have a nice and clean dinner!
Eugenio

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TerriF
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous food, full of so much flavour. The staff were all attentive & helped with our food selections

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CarrieG
1 review
Dined on 7 May 2021
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience2

Definitely NOT the #1 restaurant in Surfers Paradise as stated by Trip Advisor! We chose this place for our anniversary dinner because of this #1 rating and were sorely disappointed. It’s a glorified kebab shop. Overpriced fairly mundane meat platters with rice and a salad that was overdressed with a sickly sweet mayonnaise. The lamb cutlets were delicious, the lamb skewer meat was reasonable but the chicken skewer meat was so dry I had difficulty actually chewing and swallowing it. Their salti lassi was the worst I’ve tasted. How do they think that’s even worth serving to people??

I think their rating has been hyper inflated by getting friends and family to flood with false reviews.

The selection of food was not much better than a takeaway kebab shop, only 3 times the price!

And then to top it all off, this OpenTable app send us a no-show enquiry, saying the restaurant marked us as not showing up!

Shiraz Authentic Persian Restaurant
Responded on 15 May 2021

Hi Carrie, We’d like to apologise for our mistake marking your booking as no show. This was unintentional and we’ve asked OT to fix this. We understand some points like the dressing or the chicken skewer, however we ALWAYS check upon our tables at least 2-times after the food’s been served. Did you mention anything to any of our staff? I won’t comment about your comparison with a kebab shop as one look at the menu , would be self explanatory. Overall, we’re sorry you couldn’t enjoy your night.

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DavidA
1 review
Dined on 2 May 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Delicious food. Menu needed to be explained to us. We would have preferred courses to have been spaced out a bit more although we were late for the 11.30 start

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TeiganM
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was absolutely incredible. We couldn’t finish everything, we left so full and satisfied.

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KrystalB
1 review
Dined on 29 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was absolutely amazing! The food, the staff, the value for your money. Everything was perfect! Definitely recommend

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SamR
1 review
Dined on 23 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, attentive and friendly staff. Food came out very quickly and tasted very authentic. Each dish tasted distinct and defined in its flavour. Definitely worth a visit.

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JodieK
1 review
Dined on 18 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious, well cooked food. Table service was perfect.

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PersianFoodie
1 review
Dined on 11 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Most delicious Persian food restaurant on the Gold Coast

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SohamJ
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Amazing food, table arrangements can be bit better.

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Jono
1 review
Dined on 7 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Vegan options - fantastic staff - flexible with changes to the items ordered - food came fast - it was an amazing experience - loved it - totally recommend it

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Minr
1 review
Dined on 5 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing.The staff were really friendly and my food came quick.Thanks for introducing the real taste of Persian food to other cultures.

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Affy
1 review
Dined on 4 April 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food. Great service. Highly recommended if you are down the coast.

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PhilS
1 review
Dined on 30 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Food was great. Service was good. Dined outside and was quiet amd nice.

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ReneeT
1 review
Dined on 29 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful food and the service was extremely friendly.

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mary
1 review
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food. Friendly staff
I love kebab torsh.

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CharalamposP
2 reviews
Dined on 28 March 2021
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

Disappointing to disgusting. Very poor service - assigned despite booking the worse possible table. Table was oily and the floor slippery. The served meat was not freshly grilled - temperature well below grilling levels. Entree tasted only after garlic and nothing else. Bread was way too soft - chewing gum style.

Poor hygiene, besides floor and table one of the male waiter (owner - manager?) moved my drinking glass while all his 5 fingers were touching the glass lip.

I have doubts that the restaurant is run by Iranians - but not up to me to judge it.

Only positive the younger female waitress - south Indian subcontinent? - polite, friendly and trying hard to compensate the rest of the disaster.

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PennyH
1 review
Dined on 19 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The food was delicious, and extremely generous servings (we took some leftovers with us). The staff were very friendly and efficient, and always checking to make sure everything was to your satisfaction. I would highly recommend Shiraz as somewhere different to dine, a good taste of another culture.

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EllenU
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Beautiful meal, very large portion sizes. We had dips and olives for starters and then could only have a few mouthfuls of the main course. Got a doggy bag for leftovers. Very enjoyable experience howbeit we were on the footpath and the weather was a bit drizzly. Toilets are a long away away in car park behind and you have to remember a five digit numeric and alphabetic code. Almost forgot the code and that would have been very embarrassing. Recommend they have a written code for the toilets.
Overall loved the food, restaurant very busy and a bit crowded.

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GalinaK
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner very much. The food was outstanding . Definitely we will come again

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RussellR
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good was pretty tasty. Be hungry, that's my advice, the portions are almost too much. Both my wife and I left food, not because of taste, because of size. Different food. So it's good to go and try for sure.

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Vanessa
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Only1 word: Amazing!!!
Food was really good, service quickly and friendly.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Staff very friendly and service was excellent. Food was superb!! Baklava was the best I have ever eaten. Loved the decor. Restaurant was full of happy diners thoroughly enjoying themselves which added to the whole experience.

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MichelleM
2 reviews
Dined on 27 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Booked for 8pm, we were taken to our table promptly, Water was placed on the table menus given. Service is so good and prompt we were happy with the service and the waitress.
Food was Delicious we will be returning.

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TerryM
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic every time we go to the coast that is our first go to dining choice. Food is fantastic value for money and the service is great

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TiffineyL
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Was unable to use a voucher but the manager was amazing with it.

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Natasha
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very very good food!! The staff were very friendly too!!

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JoanS
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Good service and friendly, food is awesome definitely going back again for sure,

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Resat
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food, reasonably priced, friendly service, definitely will come back.

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Charlie
1 review
Dined on 3 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the best food we have had in a very long time as we eat out a lot to find such quality is very rear and the quantity to match the quality a big 10/10 from us we went from oh wow to oh yum to oh amazing to oh incredible we found the pricing very good and have decided to make Shiraz our go to Restaurant how could we not after sampling their amazing food. We found the Restaurant very clean the service excellent if there was any little ? It would be the restroom it was around the back of the restaurant but I found it clean so that was good the parking was just a short walk from the restaurant so a big thumbs up there all in all the BEST 👍👌👍

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GeorgieL
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So happy that my husband and I stumbled across this gem on our honeymoon! The service was quick, attentive, and knowledgeable. The staff were able to easily accommodate for my allergy, and the food was so incredibly delicious! The serving size was also huge so we had lots of yummy left overs to take away! We will definitely be coming back!

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AAMM
1 review
Dined on 31 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Food is amazing! Waiting time to get your order is very short which is amazing

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MonT
1 review
Dined on 25 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely loved the food here, staff were friendly and service great. Food 10/10 and price very good too.

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HSHS
1 review
Dined on 23 January 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

excellent food and service. Will go back again.

FAQs

Shiraz Authentic Persian Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Shiraz Authentic Persian Restaurant also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (07) 5679 3941.

Shiraz Authentic Persian Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 135 OpenTable diners.

Shiraz Authentic Persian Restaurant does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://tickets.myguestlist.com/v256c6ab61b22b8/shiraz-authentic-persian-gift-voucher/evs56c6ab61b3b79/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.