Middle Eastern

Serves meat, vegan options available. Indian and Persian restaurant offering a selection of labeled vegan options including curries, biryani and more. Staff is knowledgeable about veganism and will prepare vegan naan on request. Also sells a range of spices. Open Mon-Sat 11:00am-9:30pm. Closed Sun. Last order 8.30pm.

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14 Reviews

First Review by veganfroggie


Points +16

19 Sep 2023

One of my vegan curry restaurants

I’m always satisfied with the service, taste!

Updated from previous review on 2023-09-19



Points +18

06 Sep 2022

Great taste, tons of vegan options

I decided to come here because I was really craving hummus and bread, so my order was pretty basic. Still, this place has a wide variety of vegan options (2 menu pages), so it’s a great place to come back to.
The atmosphere of the restaurant is really nice, and the staff is friendly. My french fries came with curries in 2 gravy boats, which was a nice little surprise.
Overall, I’m satisfied with the service, taste, and overall experience.


Points +13

06 Sep 2022


There are only few restaurants in Hyehwa and this is a great place to visit

Pros: Delicious food, Kind service, Good vegan katsu


Points +16

06 Sep 2022

Good! Light and salt of Hyehwa

They serve tasty vegan options

Pros: Lots of vegan options, Kind owner, Large space


Points +756

03 Aug 2022

Nice atmosphere but wouldn't go back

I was very excited to try this restaurant, with it being the only Persian place I managed to find in Seoul. I came with my friend who is not Persian, but has tried plenty of Persian food in the past and was excited to try some more.

When we walked in, straight away, I could sense the Persian atmosphere with the music, the smell of buttery Persian rice and traditional decor. The waitress and owner greeted us and seated us.

We came at around 8.38 and was told to order before 8.40 as the kitchen closing at 9. This was difficult because it meant we had to rush our orders. We ended up ordering Indian mains as my friend (who's not vegan) felt rushed and me, being a vegan, struggled to find vegan Persian food in the menu.

I ordered daal and my friend ordered a chicken dish, we also got a side of Salad Shirazi. I still had the hope of getting Persian rice with the meal, but they only had Korean rice (which is very different and nowhere near as tasty!)

At around 8.42, I decided I wanted tahdig after being told the rice will be Korean (if you've tried tahdig, you'll know how incredible it is...) and the host told us it was too late to order...bearing in mind we were the last people at the restaurant and it closes at 10pm.

I ordered mild curry and it was nice but was actually spicy and I needed to mix it with the rice to give the rice flavour. The taste was still good though. My friend liked her dish, but again, it was Indian food.

Salad Shirazi is typically made from cucumber, red onion and tomato but here, it was made with lettuce, white onion and tomatoes. I guess it was the end of the day, so ingredients would've ran out, so I won't blame them for it. (and it still tasted the same!)

The atmosphere continued to be very nice and Persian, with familiar songs being played throughout, which was great.

When we finished, the owner asked us to pay as they were closing the system down (this was approx at 9pm although the restaurant closes at 10). We were allowed to stay around and chat, but being the only guests in the restaurant, we decided to leave.

Overall, I would recommend going earlier in the day, and being aware that the majority of the vegan options are Indian and not Persian cuisine.

Updated from previous review on 2022-08-03


05 Sep 2022

At the first time thank you so much for coming I think there is some misunderstanding our last order is around 8:30 normally we don’t get customer after that but I saw you are foreigners I try to be helpful. but I think you felt inconvenience I’m very sorry about that. Also except Kebab all dishes come with Korean rice but if you add 2000 more you can change it to Persian Rice if you want. also all of our customers they paid around 840 and we turn off our computer around 9 o’clock and we close shop at 9:30 that is why no custmer in shop after 9:15. I hope next time if you come around one hour earlier we do our best for you happy and satisfy. thanks again for your coming .
Your complaint make us perfect.Thank you
From owner.


Points +361

06 Jun 2022

Good vegan curry

They have many vegan options. I tried one of their curries and it was delicious, a little bit spicy though. The restaurant had a Persian vibe that I really liked. It was a little bit expensive compared to the amount of food but it was good!

Pros: Many vegan options, Cool vibes

Cons: A little bit expensive


Points +4832

05 Jun 2022

amazing hummus

the hummus here is soooo good. i wish it weren’t so expensive cause i want to get two or three of them.. the curry is just alright but i’m glad they have a lot of vegan options

Updated from previous review on 2022-06-05


Points +202

27 Nov 2021

Nice meal!

Food tasted good and they have a decent amount of vegan options!
When we were there, the kitchen closed at 9 PM already. Prices are okay.


Points +112

31 Mar 2021

nice restaurant

the food was good- the naan was good:) nothing exceptional. the restaurant is calm and the atmosphere is cold. they are a lot of vegan options but they’re almost all curries. go there if you want to try a variety of curries. i wish they’d be other options

Pros: large vegan curry choices

Cons: cold atmosphere , not a large variety of vegan dish


Points +13

Mostly Veg
09 Jul 2020

Tastes good. Kind owner.

음식 맛있고 사장님 친절해요. 레스토랑에서 비건 비율이 늘어나는 얘기 해주신 것 재밌었어요 : )

Pros: Tastes omg so nice. , Super kind owner. , Vegan chefs.


Points +72

15 Jun 2020

Persian Palace

Spoke with the owner and he told us they have a separate kitchen for vegan orders! Beer on tap was so cold and refreshing. Food was spicy which we loved.

Pros: Separate vegan menu, Separate vegan kitchen, Staff & owner vegan knowledgeable, welcoming

Cons: None


Points +72

16 Aug 2019

Very good lentils and rice

Little spicey (even if ordered mild) meal with lentils and rice, so it is very healthy. Also it serves well sized portions.


Points +13

15 Aug 2019

Many Vegan options

Teasty and reasonable price.Many vegan options.


Points +54

02 Jul 2019

Delicious and reliable

The chef is knowledgeable of vegan food. Many labelled vegan options on the menu. Food is delicious and the chef is apparently famous on korean tv😄naan is vegan! The food is relatively cheap for Indian cuisine in Seoul.

Pros: Many vegan options , Cheap

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