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Shiraz Authentic Persian Restaurant

4.7
4.7
148 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!"

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Persian, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (07) 5679 3941

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    Surfers Paradise

  • Cross Street

    Tricket Street

  • Parking Details

    Recommended car park: Bruce Bishop car park located on Beach road

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access

What 148 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. S

    Savanna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, amazing staff and an overall wonderful night out. Will definitely return.
  2. J

    Jude

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly service! Delicious generous serves and great value
  3. KH

    KathrynH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very tasty food. Good service. Will come back.
  4. MG

    MeganG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was so amazing, was my first time having Persian food and would 100% have it again. Can see why it would be so busy
  5. G

    Glen

    Brisbane

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 July 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Loved the quality, quickness and presentation of the food.. Excellent and attentive service. Overall a very good place to eat Persian food.
  6. SW

    SharonW

    Gold Coast

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Beautiful food. Lovely waitress. Never disappointed dining here.
  7. S

    Sonia

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful authentic food experience. I'm a returning local who will keep bringing my visitors here.
  8. WK

    WesK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Delicious charcoal beef filet. Will be back again!
  9. AB

    AmandaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food. and wonderful staff. Great evening - thank you
  10. PJ

    PeitaJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious. We were seated quickly and food arrived within only 5 - 10 minutes of ordering.
  11. MA

    MARKC

    Exclusive

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2021

    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.
  12. ST

    ShaneT

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Meals were delicious. Service was very good. A great night. Highly recommend
  13. G

    Gavin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing!!! Lovely flavours, massive meals, great value! Will definitely be back ASAP.
  14. AF

    AmandaF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend! Food was absolutely delicious and the staff were so friendly, attentive and helpful. Wonderful experience!
  15. K

    Kadri

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was Fabulous !! The food, service, environment etc
  16. AG

    AnilG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service . Will recommend this to any visitor that love Persian food
  17. FL

    FionaL

    1 review

    5.0

    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.
  18. EC

    EugenioC

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    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
  19. TF

    TerriF

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous food, full of so much flavour. The staff were all attentive & helped with our food selections
  20. CG

    CarrieG

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 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 RestaurantResponded on 15 May 2021Hi 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.

  21. DA

    DavidA

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    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
  22. TM

    TeiganM

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely incredible. We couldn’t finish everything, we left so full and satisfied.
  23. KB

    KrystalB

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was absolutely amazing! The food, the staff, the value for your money. Everything was perfect! Definitely recommend
  24. SR

    SamR

    Melbourne

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 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.
  25. JK

    JodieK

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, well cooked food. Table service was perfect.
  26. PF

    PersianFoodie

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Most delicious Persian food restaurant on the Gold Coast
  27. SJ

    SohamJ

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 April 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Amazing food, table arrangements can be bit better.
  28. J

    Jono

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 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
  29. M

    Minr

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 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.
  30. A

    Affy

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food. Great service. Highly recommended if you are down the coast.
  31. PS

    PhilS

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food was great. Service was good. Dined outside and was quiet amd nice.
  32. RT

    ReneeT

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 March 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful food and the service was extremely friendly.
  33. m

    mary

    Brisbane

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 March 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food. Friendly staff I love kebab torsh.
  34. CP

    CharalamposP

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 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.
  35. PH

    PennyH

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 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.
  36. EU

    EllenU

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 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.
  37. GK

    GalinaK

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 March 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed our dinner very much. The food was outstanding . Definitely we will come again
  38. RR

    RussellR

    Gold Coast

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 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.
  39. V

    Vanessa

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 March 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Only1 word: Amazing!!! Food was really good, service quickly and friendly.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Gold Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 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.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • 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

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Shiraz Authentic Persian Restaurant using the Order Online button. Shiraz Authentic Persian Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (07) 5679 3941.

Shiraz Authentic Persian Restaurant is rated 4.7 stars by 148 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Tricket Street

  • Area

    Surfers Paradise

  • Hours of Operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 11:30 am–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 11:30 am–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Persian, Middle Eastern, Vegetarian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Recommended car park: Bruce Bishop car park located on Beach road

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access

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