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Posted by Anonymous on 03/14/2008
Contrary to what a previous commentator wrote, the restaurant is in fact authentically Persian. That the food is kosher does not mean it cannot also be Persian. It does, however, entail that since meat dishes are served, yogurt and other dairy products cannot be served as well.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/03/2008
Since this resturant offers Kosher food, it does not have the beautiful taste of the real persian food. It is for sure not a authentic persian resturant. They dont even serve youghurt and cucumber that has to go with the persian food.
Posted by Mike on 02/20/2008
About a month ago I decided that I would go off on Siddartha-like journey, and eat at every kosher meat restaurant in NY City. I wouldn't be going alone, and I also wouldn't be fasting or having visions, but the Buddhist allusions are still quite accurate in my opinion - Anyway, this is a review, not a journal entry - So I will get on with it. Last night I went to Colbeh, and overall, the experience disappointingly mediocre. The biggest problem with the restaurant was that some aspects were great, and others were terrible. Having looked at other reviews before I went I was sure to order the Tahgdig as many people had recommended it. This was my first time in a Persian restaurant, and as a result was my first time having Tahgdig. It was was just okay, maybe even overcooked? Being that I went with friends I had the opportunity to try three main courses. But what I had ordered was by far the best. The grilled cubed prime beef was delicious - excellent even. The rice that came with it - not so great. I got this carrot rice that tasted like roses - it was weird. The chicken kabob was dry. Charboiled strips of groundbeef were also very good. If I ever go back again I would order the grilled cubed prime beef, and see if I could get it with french fries (which I saw someone else get) or the plain white rice. The portions were generous, and the service was quick. Our glasses were always filled with water the wait staff truly were on top of their game.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/23/2008
I strongly recommend Colbeh to anyone looking for an ethnic-yet-accessible dinner out. We ordered a variety of kebabs, stews, and appetizers and were universally thrilled with all plates. The flavors and presentation was superb, and portions were quite generous. The waitstaff managed to keep my water glass full at all times without seeming the least-bit lurking. Excellent experience and will certainly go again.
Posted by foodguy45 on 08/02/2007
The food wasn't excellent, wasn't bad...I agree with comment below, the kabob was dry! It seems like a simple solution. The tahdig was great, but the salad shirazi was subpar and also seemed dry. Good tea at least?
Posted by Noga Rosenthal on 05/21/2007
Great food- try the tahdig. It's excellent. If you want to try true Persian dishes, try the Ghormeh Sabzi. They also deliver- these delivery portions tend to be bigger than those served the restaurant. If you order kebab for delivery, expect big portions with a lot of rice.
Posted by ny's finests on 04/18/2007
hi, after eating in colbeh more then once i have run out of choices!! big problem! now its time 4 them 2 do something about it, i am waiting....