A homage to 1970s Iranian nightlife, the "’kebab and vodka bar" is owned and operated by the affable Mohyeddin siblings, who decorated with white banquettes and turquoise-tiled tables. Peckish diners can stave off hunger with complimentary bowls of pistachios while they wait for such eyebrow-raising Persian fare as braised cow tongue and lamb testicles. Less adventurous options include eggplant-and-yogurt dips; everything goes well with the 17 different vodkas on offer. Served with a side of fresh juice—pomegranate and sour cherry are favourites—the Safka, made with saffron-infused vodka ($13), can also be consumed on the second-floor mezzanine or the popular front patio, where patrons take advantage of the bar’s shisha pipes and backgammon boards.
Neighbourhood: Trinity Bellwoods
Kind of Place: Cocktail lounge
Kitchen open late: Yes
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