Back in North Van means checking out another Persian restaurant. Cazba is well known and has a second location downtown (on Davie’s Street).
It’s located off the main strip but ridiculously close to Zeitoon Restaurant and Yaas Grill House. All the Persian places in one spot.
I dropped in on a Saturday afternoon (around 3:45pm). The place was half full; pretty good given the odd off hour timing. The inside is spacious with several tables and a few TV’s playing old NBA playoffs (random) and the Food Network.
Service is lacking even though there seem to be and endless body count of waitresses and busboys mulling about. I had to request water multiple times.
The menu is a small one pager split into appetizers, salads/soups, main courses and desserts.
Lamb shank (baghali polo) ($11.99)
Dill rice with broad beans served with a whole lamb shank. The amount of dill rice that you get is massive but somehow I ate it all.
It also came with a piece of bread (and randomly has a raw onion underneath it).
The lamb shank itself was tender, fall off the bone.
Good but some vegetables with this dish would be nice.
132 W 16th Street
North Vancouver, BC