Went for b-day, after arriving put coupon on table for waiter to see and take. (simplified version of what happened next) Bill arrived, coupon was taken. Then told they do not accept, but no signs stating such. Called to verify coupon was good. Was then yelled at and disrespected by a Persian male manager. Then a Persian female manager came over and stated no manager at this restaurant can help a customer or discount a bill without it coming directly out of a person's pay. I told her of the food issues and she said there is nothing they can do. She continued to say several disrespectful things to me. I was made to feel that this was not the type of restaurant I should be eating in. I finally paid my bill and left the restaurant visibly distraught and upset. After posting my experience on facebook, the owner called me a liar and would not acknowledge staff bad behavior. Regarding the food, only half of appetizer sampler was good (hummus was very grainy and soupy); bread overbaked; entrée meat and vegetables were partially burnt but the rice was good; missing several desserts and of those left, the flavors were not mixed together well. Food and staff behavior need improved.
Posted: 5/07/2012 • Link to this review
The food here is good, though in my opinion overpriced. The real issue was the service. Our waitress was not great. She didn't refill drinks and was generally awkward, but I waited tables in college and am pretty forgiving of servers. However, she left! We sat there for an hour, with nobody checking on us. Finally we flagged someone down and our check was hopelessly screwed up. Because there were 7 of us we were forced to pay an 18% tip for some of the worst service I've ever had. I won't go back.
Posted: 7/13/2011 • Link to this review
I took my sister for dinner, we had never been there before. So delicious & really a lot of food. We had a $7 gift certificate & they were so nice & even made us feel more special. But mostly the kabobs were so tender & seasoned just right!
Posted: 8/29/2010 • Link to this review
I've been going to Mirage for years. Their food is consistently good (well, except for the ground chicken kabob...yuck) and of superior quality. I love the chicken kabobs and the pomegranate koresht is very unique and delicious. The wife loves the lamb kabobs. Be sure to try the appetizer sampler!
Posted: 2/17/2010 • Link to this review
I had never tried Persian food before, so I didn't have any expectations. I was pleasantly surprised. The food was delicious. It took a bit of explaining about my being a vegan and asking if they had any dishes with no dairy or meat, but I had no problems getting them to fix me a dish once they understood what I was asking. The servers and everyone there at Persepolis was quite friendly. I enjoyed the atmosphere in the place. Like I said, I would definitely go back there to eat again.
Posted: 7/25/2009 • Link to this review
I think they call themselves Persian, but the Iranian food here is pretty good. Sort of like lebanese food, but with more spices. The prices are good. The atmosphere is OK.
Posted: 7/25/2008 • Last edited: 5/01/2009 • Link to this review
Good Persian food; even if yiou are not a vegetarian, or if you are, there is smoething fore everyone on the very different menu. Nice calm, quiet atmosphere. I would not reccomend bringing children or large parties that get loud here.
Posted: 6/08/2008 • Last edited: 5/01/2009 • Link to this review
I eat at Mirage at least twice a month. When ever I'm in the neighborhood.Always a pleasent atmosphere with clean surroundings.The Saltani or just the regular Chicken Kabob is always excelent.
Posted: 6/07/2008 • Last edited: 5/01/2009 • Link to this review
Very good Persian food, caters to vegetarians like me as well as having a variety of meats on the menu. Excellent service and generally quiet atmosphere.
Posted: 7/28/2007 • Last edited: 5/01/2009 • Link to this review
Can't beat the meal at the price for lunch. They have a wonderuflly tasty wrap and kebobs. Do not pass up on the vegetable soup and try a little of their dried cherry sprinkled on top.
Posted: 6/30/2006 • Last edited: 5/01/2009 • Link to this review
For Persian food, this place ain't bad. I have eaten in the best Persian restaurants in LA, and although this place isn't as good as the LA Persian restaurants where there are a lot, it's pretty decent. I wish they would make fresh bread in a clay oven.
Posted: 12/12/2005 • Last edited: 5/01/2009 • Link to this review