Caspian Restaurant

Written by on June 8, 2013 in I Eat America, I Eat...Out with 2 Comments

( – Irvine, California

Caspian Sign

How I heard of this place: My sisters friends were all curious as to where we would go for dinner after her graduation ceremony – with her long-awaited and well-deserved PhD! One recommendation, made by everyone was Caspian in Irvine. The cousins immediately made their way over after the ceremony, where we laughed and dined, dined and celebrated!

Type of cuisine: Caspian Restaurant was established in 1982 in the city of Irvine, California. From the beginning we have specialized in serving up a fare of Persian food, which has become popular to the lunch and dinner crowd. A Promise of Quality” is the foundation of Caspian Restaurant and we pride ourselves to have kept this promise since the beginning and will continue to do so.

Caspian Outside

Ambiance: Caspian Restaurant is a rare gem in Orange county, where quality, service and family is what we live by, with unique décor, beautiful paintings and subtle lighting, our dining space exudes elegance with a warm comfort feeling.

From the moment we entered, we knew we were in for a glamourous, red carpet treat!

Caspian Red Carpet

From the David-esque sculptures in the tiled, dim-lit foyer,

Caspian Sculptures

to the exquisite tablescape just outside the disco room,

Caspian Table

from the Roman columns in the dining hall,

Caspian Dining Columns

to the extensive seating in the dining room,

Caspian Dining Room

and into the bar,

Caspian Bar

we knew we were in for a satiating evening.

What I ordered: With a round of doogh and tea for most of our party, we immediately dug in to the freshly made house-baked bread and butter. Everyone enjoyed kabob in one form or another: jujeh, koobideh (beef and/or chicken), as well as barg, with a generous mountain of steamed Basmati rice,

Caspian Kabob

or a Garden Salad and one grilled tomato.

Caspian Jujeh with Salad

What I loved: The barg. I had only one bite and knew, at once, that I should have ordered it…Aw. Well.

Why I loved it: A great space for accommodating large parties, a dance floor and musical entertainment for weekend evenings, and the staffing to allow for it all.

Cost: We were generously treated by our eldest cousin in honor of my sister, the PhD! Thanks, Soheil!

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  1. Leila Sanii says:

    Yum!! I will have to go there next time i’m in Tehran-geles!

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