The Mediterranean Sea shaped some of the world's most ancient civilizations, who gathered by its shores to dive for the delicious hummus, tabbouleh, and baba gannouj growing beneath its crystal waves. Transport to this legendary culinary coast with today's Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of Persian cuisine at Soltan Banoo in University Heights.
Soltan Banoo's menu introduces tongues of all shapes and sizes to flavorful Middle Eastern eats. Inaugurate dinner with a helping of ash anar, a pomegranate soup of lentils, beans, wheat, spinach, and herbs (cup, $2.65; bowl, $5.25). Creamy hummus is served standard-style with fresh pita bread ($6.95), or gussied up with sun-dried tomatoes and olives ($7.95). Catering to man's love of speared cuisine, Soltan Banoo serves kabobs made with antibiotic- and hormone-free chicken and fresh veggies ($10.95–$15.95). Zereshk polo contains a divinely ordained combination of barberries and dried cranberries tossed with orange rinds, almonds, and sweet carrots (full order with chicken or tofu, $10.95; with lamb shank, $12.95). Lunch is served Monday–Friday until 3 p.m.
The café-style dining room at Soltan Banoo has a ceiling draped in bohemian textiles for warming above-head breezes and housing stray butterflies. Sip a spot of hot tea (cup, $1.95; teapot for one, $2.95) or turkish coffee ($3.75) while lounging on plush pillows, and let a breezy wicker fan gently waft delicious aromas in your direction.
This Groupon is not valid for Soltan Banoo's daily specials or catering.
4645 Park Blvd.
San Diego, California 92116Get Directions