Heidar Baba

1511 E. Colorado Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91106


  • Mon-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm
  • $
  • Catering, Delivery, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • No Alcohol
  • Parking Lot Available, Street Parking
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
Heidar Baba may be the first halal Iranian restaurant in the Los Angeles area, a redoubt of extreme cleanliness, meat slaughtered according to Islamic law, and cooks who wear the hijab even in the heat of lunch rush; of strong tea served in glasses; of direct flavors and unmodulated herbal tartness. One end of the restaurant is taken up by a kind of cafe selling espresso, boba tea and exotic, rosewater-intensive house-made ice cream. The menu is pretty basic - kebabs mostly, various combination plates of grilled beef and grilled lamb, grilled chicken and grilled lengths of koobideh, lightly seasoned ground beef or chicken, all flanked with charred tomatoes and grilled hot peppers, lined up like soldiers around lofty drifts of saffron-gilded rice that go on forever.

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