Sahel Market & Restaurant

While deciding where to eat, I stumbled upon Sahel Market and Restaurant. They specialize in Persian food. They’re located in between Donair Dude and Olympia Pizza.

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Sign outside.

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We dropped in on a Saturday afternoon (around 12:15pm). The inside is spacious with the market, several tables and a small patio area out front.

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The market has a mix of goodies to peruse; tea, bread, dried fruit, spices, sauces, etc. Apparently, their shallot sauce ($2.99) is amazing (according to one regular).

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Closeup of a few of their desserts.

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Menu is small with appetizers, main dishes, salad and desserts.

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Actual menu if you wanted to take a closer peek.

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We wanted to try the fish with rice but it wasn’t available that day.

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One of the workers was seriously the sweetest person; she gave us samples before we ordered. So cute that she thought we’d never had Persian food before.

Lamb shank with rice ($9.99)
DSC04282Slow cooked and served with rice, a potato, dill weeds and lima beans. This was their special of the day (normally $11.99).

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Easily the best dish we ordered. Lamb was fall off the bone tender and juicy. Price can’t be beat.

Gheymeh ($8.99)
DSC04277Stew with split yellow peas, beef chunks and topped with thin fried potatoes (almost like hickory sticks).

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The yellow peas were tasty and held their shape.

Vaziri ($14.99)
DSC04279Chicken and ground beef skewers with a roasted tomato, rice and salad.

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Salad is of the iceberg variety (meh) and rice was mixed with barberry to add a touch of sweetness.

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Both meat skewers were well marinated and tender. Ground beef was the tastier option.

Beef skewer ($5.99)
DSC04289We wanted to try one of their steak skewers but we were unfortunately given another beef skewer.

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Pricey!

Cream puff ($1.99)
DSC04292We bought one to eat later. Fresh whipped cream and light, fluffy texture. Close to how my mom makes it!

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Awesome you can get Persian eats without having to trek all the way to North Van. Will be back to Sehal to try more things.

Sahel Market & Restaurant
https://sahelrestaurant.ca/
3207 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC
(604) 423-4117