Cyrus Persian Grill
32, ZhongCheng St, West Dist
Hours: 11 am-2 pm, 5-9 pm
English menu and Wi-Fi available.
No service charge.
Taichung's first-ever Persian restaurant, run by Iranian chefs, serves grilled dishes made with authentic seasonings from Iran. Grilled tomatoes with rice and soup are available to pair with the entrees, with prices ranging between NT$120 to NT$350. Adding NT$120 will make an entree a set meal that includes an appetizer, salad, rice, dessert and drink. --By Niang Chen, translated by S. Ying
A. Very traditional Iranian dish Koobideh (NT$200) combines ground beef and lamb, and is shown here with Jujeh Kabab (NT$120), the highly-recommended Shishlik (NT$350), which takes hours to marinate and has natural spices that accent the meat flavors, as well as Braised Lamb (NT$290).
B. Hummus (NT$70), Yogurt Dip (NT$50), Kuku Sabzi (NT$80), Season Salad (NT$80) and Sholezard (NT$50) are appetizers available with set meals. The saffron-infused Sholezard uses rose water to make and is a very popular rice pudding dessert in Iran, and can be ordered on its own or as part of a set meal.
C. Cyrus is the first Iranian-owned restaurant in Taichung.