We were looking to try a Persian place after a light hike and settled on Sadra Restaurant. This used to be Zeitoon Restaurant (no idea why they closed down).
We dropped in on a Sunday afternoon (around 2:00pm). Service was okay. They came by to refill our waters when we asked.
Menu mainly consists of kabobs (beef, chicken, lamb chops, seafood and vegetables), lamb shank and a couple stews. They have platters to share (for 2, 4 and 6 people) but they’re pricey.
3x Shirazi salad ($7.99)
Diced cucumber, tomato, red onion, parsley and lemon dressing. Good acidity but such a tiny portion. Not worth the price point.
Mashed chickpeas with garlic, tahini, olive oil and lemon juice. Decently sized portion but it could have used more bread.
Hommus was standard fare.
Mirza qassemi ($7.99)
Smoked eggplant. Our waitress suggested this dish and it was my favourite out of everything we ate.
Smooth, satisfying texture with a nice charred flavour. A must get!
Platter for 4 ($87.99)
3 koobieh skewers, 1 barg, 2 chicken skewers, 4 lamb chops and 4 servings of rice. The platter also came with charred tomatoes and a small side of onion parsley. This was the best way for our group of 6 to sample a variety of meats. The barg (top sirloin steak) and koobieh (ground beef) were excellent. The chicken was surprisingly moist but the lamb chops were slightly overdone.
The four servings of rice were too much but that’s the norm at most Persian spots. Wish they offered something else as an alternative.
Decent eats at Sadra but make sure to come with a group.
1615 Lonsdale Avenue
North Vancouver, BC