Molana Restaurant

Downtown Watertown

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Chefs use fresh ingredients to craft authentic Persian & halal meals, including kabobs cooked over open flame & exotic desserts

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Promotional value expires Mar 12, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Dine-in only. Not valid for the purchase of alcohol. Must purchase 1 food item. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • For $20, you get $40 worth of Persian cuisine
  • For $35, you get $70 worth of Persian cuisine<p>

Named after influential Iranian poet Rumi, Molana Restaurant dishes out authentic Persian meals and a halal spread crafted from choice cuts of meat and fresh, handpicked vegetables. Appetizer kashk bademjan ($6.99) leads off a lengthy menu with a mélange of sautéed eggplant, onions, and mint flavor bathing in a secret sauce. To create the shirin polo ($17.99), chefs chaperone a sultry tango between chicken breast and an open flame, and boneless lamb kebabs ($17.99) align succulent hunks of marinated tenderloin on a skewer or seasoned javelin. A quartet of Persian desserts provides a sweet summation to exotic feasts, including zoulbia and bamieh ($4.99), a combination of flour, sugar, honey, and rosewater twisted into the shape of a pretzel or silhouette of the diner’s favorite president.

Molana Restaurant

The open flames beneath Molana Restaurant’s grills lend a distinctive smokiness to the restaurant’s signature kabobs, but the closely guarded combinations of imported spices is what gives each dish its true Persian essence. Beginning with halal cuts of chicken, lamb, and beef, the chefs carefully roast meat-laden skewers on the grill tops. Appetizers of housemade pickles and yogurt add a refreshing touch to the savory meals, and fruit-accented sides of basmati rice can feature raisins, sour cherries, or sweet orange peels.

The restaurant occupies two floors, securing ample space for tables and a separate bar area. Wall sconces gently illuminate the dining room’s brickwork to help set the mood and alert guests if their shadows are running away.

Customer Reviews

Good food, good service with reasonable price.
Vanik P. · October 8, 2016
The food is excellent along with the service
Elizabeth D. · September 5, 2016
Attentive service, good food, rather unattractive atmosphere
Peter L. · August 26, 2016
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    Downtown Watertown

    5 Spring St.

    Watertown, Massachusetts 02472

    617-923-2554

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