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Kasra Persian Grill

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Middle Eastern Restaurants, Caterers, Mediterranean Restaurants

9741 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77042


Today: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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The food and the service is excellent. Not to mention the atmosphere. You definitely have to try it.

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A scientific survey was conducted among

A scientific survey was conducted among those who whined incessantly about the service at this restaurant, Among other things, it was determined that all of them were still breast feeding even though their average age was 34.
They apparently took it to heart when their mommies told them they were ""special"" and it was just fine to p_ss and moan about everything and anything in public and that they were cute when they slung snot all over a public forum.

This restaurant is good, prices fair and is a treat for those familiar with Iranian cuisine. Not so, apparently, for those who haven't the first clue about what they are talking about.

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Not to great

The food was just as the title says it, not to great. I won't be going back.

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Best Persian Food in Houston

Kasra is a great place to go with the family to enjoy Persian food. The owner is always there making sure the food is right and that the customers are happy.

My favorite? Koobideh combo

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Family Place

The hummus is really good. I do not like the blandness, i do not like their service, i do not know these waiters and waitress that all of you have talked about here, exist in the restaurant. My husband love the food so v go there some times.
The only thing is the good quantity for the price, the food is alot....

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Absolutely Wonderful!!

My boyfriend and I read all of the reviews and decided to try this place anyway. We went in with the expectation that the service would be horrible and the food possibly bland. This could not have been farther from the truth! Our server, Max, was exceptional! Polite and attentive, our glasses were never empty and there was fresh, hot naan on the table before we even needed it!

The food was also a pleasant surprise. The hummus is full of garlic and absolutely wonderful. The naan comes steaming hot, straight from the oven and the complimentart herbs and cheese are delicious. I had the sirloin beef kabob and he had the filet beef kabob. I personally thought mine was better than his, but both were better than other Persian restaurants we've tried. The basmati rice is good, but I liked his sour cherry rice a little better.

All in all a wonderful dining experience, and also very reasonably priced. (Only $45 for 2 appetizers and two entrees, includes all the bread and herbs and cheese you can eat!) Don't be dissuaded by some of these negative reviews! We will be back very soon!

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Very mild, no flavoring in the chicken and beef skewers. THe rice was very dry. No kind of sauce was offerered. In other restaurants they have white (tahini?) sauce and hot sauce. They finally brought hot sauce, which turned out to be....Tabasco sauce! Did not go with the meal at all.

Not going back ever. The food is terrible, except for the hummus.

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Best Hummus & Persian food in Texas

This is the Best Hummus & Persian food in Texas. Everything we have had there has been excellent. it's great for dates, families, or meals with lots of friends & extended family. Call ahead if you have a big group. It's great for take-out as well...call ahead and it's ready when you arrive. The hummus, chicken barg, beef kubideh, and rice with berries are excellent. Also great is the yougurt with cucumbers or shallots. It's hard to stop eating the fresh bread served, herbs & feta cheese served before the meal.

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Great food, service, and atmosphere at a reasonable price

My husband, two growing boys (13 & 10), and I went to Kasra this evening. We got there about 5:45 and went prepared for good food with lousy service in a sparse restaurant. My love for hummus overran my fears.

Not one of the bad reviews I read was true. The restaurant was nicely decorated and our server, Farzad, was attentive and prompt. The food was outstanding and reasonably priced. The hummus was better than imagined. I took some home for later. We live in the NASA area, but will be back soon

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Great Food, ok service

Great food. The service is sometimes great and sometimes very poor, but usually somewhere in the middle. Still the food makes up for any service issues and the stuff in always nice, just not always attentive.

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Outstanding food, unpredictable service.

I absolutely love the food here! The hummus is to die for, and the taftoon bread refreshed every blink of an eye is fluffy, also served with feta. This visit I decided to opt for the saltani dish instead of the usually delicious kubideh and I was very pleased. There is a delightful dish called fesenjan which is flavored with pomegranate and walnuts, it is outstanding. I order this as a small side to pour over my basmati or dill rice. I have to say however that I usually dine along with my persian friend but went with my husband this time and the service was completely different. I was pampered beyond belief while my husband was blatantly ignored. It was so over the top it was funny instead of insulting like it should have been. The waiter acted as though I was the only one at the table, starting out with bringing only one water out when we sat and put it in front of me. He only spoke to me and I never had to ask for a refill. My husband however almost dehydrated into ashes and when he asked for the check the waiter gave it to me. I promptlly handed it over to my husband. Then after taking the credit card from my husband he brought it back to me. It was so over the top it way amusing instead of insulting like it should have been. Bottom line one of my fav restaurants in Houston but my husband won't be returning.

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Good Persian food

Service was excellent, waitress from Morraco was very friendly and quick and outstanding. Food is good...but it is not even close to Shamshiri in D.C. or Shahrzad in Atlanta. However food was much better than any of the Persian resturant in Miami area.
I am from Miami and visiting Houston, I will try other persian resturant in Houston and will write a review about them as well.

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Great dining experience, but only if you dine with Persians!!

I have dined at Kasra many times and ALWAYS enjoy the food. There is no question that this is the best Persian food in town (besides home-cooked Persian of course!) . Everything I have ever ordered has been excellent.
The lamb shank is to die for, especially if you are a fan of lamb. The juices from the lamb also flavor the rice very well. If you like a tart taste to go with the savory flavor of the meats, yogurt is recommended, especially for the rice and bread.
I personally prefer the Mast Museer for the yogurt. For an even more refreshing taste, the Mast Kiar with cucumber is almost as good as the Museer. If you're on a date and don't want dill in your teeth, the Basmati white rice with butter on top is just as good as the dill and bean rice. I like the Basmati rice because it comes with the delicious grilled tomato that is also great mixed with the rice and meat. The Barg dish is awesome if you like steak or a nice tender beef.
I would highly recommend going on their website to look at their menu if it is your first time going there so you have an idea of what you'd like to order. The reason being is the Persian waiters are VERY unfriendly, but only to non-Persians. If you dine with Persians who can speak the language, you will be pampered beyond belief. I have experienced both the cold-shoulder dining experience and the pampering dining experience and it is a WORLD of difference.
The last time I went, my husband and I dined without his family. We got an icy cold service, but were too busy enjoying the food to have it effect our dining experience too much. At the end of the meal, my husband paid with his credit card and the waiter saw his Persian last name on his credit card and pulled a major personality change. He became talkative and friendly, asking whether my husband was from Iran when he returned the card and bill to him, all the while still ignoring me, of course! I found it quite amusing! The food is great though, try it!!!

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Good foot but....

I have been to kasra many many times. yes, their food is good, especially the humus! unfortunately, service is usually downright poor. slow service, order mistakes, slow ordering/checkout, etc... every time i crave some good persian food, i try my very best to avoid kasra if i want to have a pleasant and well serviced meal.

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Very nice surprise, indeed

While walking into Tuesday Morning early this afternoon, I noticed this little place next door. So when I finished my shopping I stopped in for lunch. It's a lovely, tastefully decorated spot. The service was almost too prompt, but I can live with that. Today's Special was 4 kabob size chucks of beef tenderloin, cooked to order, I must emphasize, with grilled tomatoes and delicious rice. I don't recall eating better rice anywhere. You had a choice of a house salad or the hummus, I had both and took about a cup of hummus home with me. The bread is the size of a dinner plate and very tasty. The medium rare steak was excellent , as well. I don't think I have ever had red meat in any Mediterrean or Middle Eastern restaurant that wasn't too overcooked for my taste. So it was a delightful surprise! Will definitely return with more people, so we can share a variety of the tempting offerings.

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Best Hummus Ever

I was truly impressed when a friend took me here 2 years ago. Their plates are big enough to share.I normally am not a fan of hummus but, theirs is the best I have ever had! Try the chicken sultani and the hot tea. The complamentery cheese and herb plate along with their fresh hot off the grill bread will most certainly keep you coming back for more. On the downside the waitstaff can be a bit impatient if you are in-decisive and don't know about the cuisine. I would suggest studying the menu before hand if you are being adventurous. Everything is always fresh, tasty and well priced.

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Best Persian Cuisine in Houston for sure

Best one in Houston, I have been here for 3 or 4 times never got disappointed not a fancy restaurant that you can expect like a extraordinary service from the staff but food is very good. Keep in mind if you wanna eat good at least you need to consider 15$ here.

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Food strictly ok, service bad

Pretty much summed up in 5 words, food is just ok but service was very bad. do not waste your time here.

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wonderful lamb shank

great food . I like the lamb shank. It is the best I have ever had and they have it all the time. The bread and the persian tea are especially good. I have been back 4 times since being introduced to the place by a persian friend and business associate. I have always gone for lunch and have gotten fast friendly service at reasonable prices. The owner came around to chat which I appreciated because it made me feel he cared about his customers. I plan to go back.

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No flavor food

This was my 1st time at this place. I really didn't know what to expect. I went with a big group of friends. To be honest none of us ever ate persian food. We told our waiter that but he never recommend anything untl after our order was taken and placed. He came by and said next time you come you can order a group meal where you can sample meats off different plates. This was not on the Menu. Cause if it was we would have done that. So that sucked. The food was just so bland. No taste at all. I felt i could have cooked it at home and it would have turned out better. The plates came with rice which i think was overcooked. I love rice. I'm a peruvian american and we eat rice about every day. And to be served bad rice is awful. Overall this is just a place that I'll avoid.

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Phone: 713-975-1801

Primary Phone: 713-975-1801

Fax: 713-975-1801

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Fri - Sat:
Middle Eastern Restaurants, Caterers, Mediterranean Restaurants, Restaurants
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Westchase Shopping Ctr
Westchase, Rivercrest, Westside, Briarforest
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Parking: Lot, Private

Wi-Fi: No

Bike Parking: Yes

Attire: Casual

Good For Groups: Yes

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Mediterranean, Caterers, Middle Eastern

Alcohol: Beer, Wine

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: No

Price Range : Average

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