Payab Restaurant

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The musicians playing Parsi music

About 30 mintes from the town, towards the Arab area  is the Payab Restaurant, recomended to me by friends... a restaurant worth visiting to soak in some Parsi (Iranian) culture.

There is an indoor and outdoor eating area - thanks to the great weather we chose to sit outside and listen to the live band - playing the Iranian flute and drums...amazing music - but coming from a person who doesn't really know Parsi music it doesn't say much!

We chose to sit on chairs as opposed to sitting on the carpeted platforms - the ambience wold have been better on the platforms but I don't think we could have taken sitting cross legged for too long!

Payab serves authentic kebabs with rice,  a variety of salads and other Iranian dishes ..the lamb kebab was to die for! There are different types of lamb kebabs too - one just chunks of lamb and the other is like lamb patties.

The beautiful Payab Restaurant
 The long grained Basmati (?) rice was infused with butter for added taste! For tea we had Parsi style tea - black tea, with a stick of crystallised sugar on a piece of what looks like drinking straw ..at least thats what I think the sugar was stuck on. The tea was served in tiny tea cups as the norm in Arab countires- the unusual bit was the picture of a former king on the chinaware....he must have been Darius or some other famous person because his face appeared everywhere!

We wanted to just stay there forever - it was so relaxing! For visitors to Kish Island I absolutely reccomend The Payab restaurant.. its more expensive than other restaurants, about USD 40 for the 3 of us..but worth the money!

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The musicians playing Parsi music
The musicians playing Parsi music
The beautiful Payab Restaurant
The beautiful Payab Restaurant
Sitting on carpeted platforms
Sitting on carpeted platforms
The lamb kebabs served with rice a…
The lamb kebabs served with rice …
Black tea - the kings face on the…
Black tea - the king's face on th…
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