1000 E. 41st St., Suite 200, 512/236-1811
After decades of keeping UT students well-fed with lamb gyro, Philly wraps, and falafel, this family-owned restaurant now serves its Mediterranean-American cuisine in a strip mall at Hancock Center.
Comfortable and unpretentious, Alborz captures the essentials of Persia's rich and astoundingly varied culinary heritage. The daily lunch buffet is highly recommended.
3300 W. Anderson #300, 512/420-2222
The menu is solidly Persian, with an assortment of Mediterranean standards thrown in for the less adventurous. Don't miss the lamb shanks.
8820 Burnet Rd. #502, 512/452-4888