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Posted by SAZH on 04/07/2009
Had ordered takeout from this restaurant and it was not good! The rice was hard and the chicken was juice-less.. there are many other restaurants that are better in nyc
Posted by Fatima on 03/15/2009
My friend and I were looking for good Persian food, and we were very pleased with Colbeh. Not only was the food very delicious and hearty, but the service made us feel so special. We enjoyed the meal and the atmosphere so much. We ordered the platter for two, and the quality of the meat and rice was excellent. We will be coming back again and again :)
Posted by Anonymous on 12/29/2008
This is probably one of the best Persian restaurants in town. The food was very good (tried salmon with green rice, and white fish with orange rice). The menu is on the pricey side, but the portions are very large. The food is kosher, so you won't be able to have yogurt or doogh with your kabob. Somebody has said earlier that this makes the food unauthentic. I don't know exactly what that means, other than that the person was ignorant about the great cultural and food diversity of Iran.
Posted by JGP on 12/24/2008
I was shopping for a kosher restaurant in the City for my mom’s big birthday. To make a long story short: Service & décor – BEYOND A+++++ Appetizers – cold were great, hot were so-so Main course – save room in your stomach – sizable portions and everything was exceptionally tasty!!! Desert and coffee/tea - if you are making a reservation in advance, ask the manager to save some tiramisu for you. Otherwise, just enjoy flavorful tea and very good cappuccino. Colbeh was a great experience but remember that this Middle Easter/Mediterranean cuisine is not for everyone, so if you have never eaten anything like this, don’t complain that it is not your cup of tea – just be open minded and enjoy!
Posted by Persian Man on 06/14/2008
All the coments that talk about the food not being "authentic" Persian because it is Kosher are way off base. Jews lived in Persia for more than 2,500 years (that's on the order of 1,000 years before Islam even existed), and were part of the cultural landscape there. Their food is every bit as Persian as foods more typical of Persian Moslems or other Persian groups. The food at Colbeh is Persian Jewish food. If you're looking for yogurt with meat, you won't find it here, becasue Persian Jews wouldn't eat that. That being said, I do wish that Colbeh would vary the menu a bit. They should have some daily specials. There are many more Kosher Persian dishes that are not on their menu.
Posted by N/A on 04/11/2008
I've eaten at Colbeh a few times in the past month and I think some of these complaints about authentic persian food are unwarranted. You can NOT have all the traditional properly prepared Persian dishes in a kosher all-meat restaurant. The food is tasty, reasonably priced, portions good, and I found the service to be vastly superior to most other kosher restaurants. I am a repeat customer. For kosher dining, Colbeh is relatively very good
Posted by atahini on 03/17/2008
I am Persian. I eat and cook traditional Persian food and was excited and happy to spend (what little) money I had that week on a dinner at Colbeh. I was pretty disappointed, mostly because I found the traditional tastes of what makes Persian food glorious to be lacking. Lamb, yogurt, rice to name a few ingredients are indelibly entwined in traditional Persian food. So, go if you're kosher and want an example of what Persian food can be - but skip the trip and $ if you're looking for REAL Persian cooking and tastes.