Shabestan, located at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Deira, offers a menu packed with the exotic flavors of Persian cuisine accompanied by live classical-style Iranian music in the form of a tabla player and violinist. With a great view of the Deira Creek and traditional Persian melodies creating an authentic atmosphere, this place is relaxed and sophisticated at the same time.
The food offering is a real reflection of Persian cuisine, with dishes featuring the rich marinades and bold flavors that is distinctive of Iran. Many of the options incorporate fruits, nuts, fresh yoghurt and aromatic rice, while the spices and seasoning are perfectly balanced. The staff know the menu inside out, so take advantage of their knowledge if you’re not too sure what to order. If you enjoy your seafood then try the khorak e mahi, a grilled shaari fish served with sautéed spinach and potato. Other favorites include the meygu polo; shrimp rice, and joojeh ostkhoun; marinated flame-grilled baby chicken.