Great food and the owner was so sweet! Short drive from UNC’s campus and nice outdoor seating. Highly recommend
Jul 4, 2017
A friend and I ate here on a whim, and I'm glad we did. When you arrive you might be a little nervous, as it is difficult to get to the restaurant, and the restaurant has no inside seating. However, I don't know that I've ever had a more charming dining experience.
The kitchen area essentially looks like someone just transplanted a classic grandmother kitchen into a restaurant and the air is fragrant. The ladies working on that day were grandmotherly and kind. The owner talked us through the menu very patiently and they do have quite a bit of outdoor seating that looks over a little garden or a large amount of bamboo.
When the food arrived it was beautiful, we both ordered jewel rice and fesenjan. I wasn't sure what to expect, but the meal was heart and flavorful. The owner even asked us where we were from and gushed about our city. I felt like i had experienced grandmother cooking from someone else's grandma. The whole experience was just insanely pleasant and I would definitely go back if I'm ever in the area.
Dec 28, 2018
Food was very good
Jan 6, 2018
This place is a real gem. I love it. The food is fantastic and the owner is delightful. A little hard to get to, but worth the effort! If you're thinking about going, GO!! (and if you're not thinking about going, GO anyway!)
Jan 3, 2021
The savory pastries have become a staple for my family. Every week at the Farmer’s market we look forward to finding a healthy, delicious, beautiful meal made by a true expert.
Mar 27, 2022
Genius and delicious food! You can smell the awesomeness from outside of this kitchen. Definitely will drive back and buy this food again
Jan 26, 2021
An absolute gem in every sense of the word! One of my new favorite restaurant in the triangle area. Authentic, delicious and unique food made with fresh quality local ingredients— and most importantly, lots of LOVE. The Chef/Owner, Mally, is an angel with a clear passion for sharing her native cuisine and culture with her customers and a true talent for cooking! I HIGLY recommend you pay her a visit when you get the chance! I have no doubt you will fall in love like I did.
Mar 3, 2022
Food is wonderful and owner is so friendly and hospitable. Pomegranate Kitchen is a Durham gem. Great gluten free, omnivore and vegan choices.
Oct 1, 2021
I went here for the first time today and the owner/chef, Mally, was so friendly, welcoming and helpful. She cooks authentic Persian food and everything I had was absolutely delicious- I highly recommend the pomegranate stew! The flavors of everything I had were exquisite. I can't wait to go back and try new items; she has something for everyone here (vegans, vegetarians, and meat-eaters alike)
Sep 23, 2021
Wow. I like small kitchens but this place is amazing. I am not a vegan but the food here is some of the best around. My meal was cooked to perfection and its that kind of food that just makes you feel good and full of flavor also.
Jun 6, 2021
Persian food at its finest. Home made and delicious. You can taste the love and passion in each bite.
Apr 3, 2022
I remember the first time I looked at this restaurant on Google, and I was so confused. How can they only be open three days a week for three hours at a time? Are they really this good? The answer is YES.
If you’re looking for food with a ton of flavor, vegetarian/vegan options, and the sweetest owner to chat with while you’re in there, you came to the right place.
They have a few tables outside for outdoor seating, and as stated above, they are only open from 11-2 (as of 4/2022). It is the perfect spot for lunch if you’re looking for something healthy and extremely flavorful.
A wouldn’t miss in my opinion!
Apr 12, 2022
Absolutely lovely. You'll be wowed by all of the beautiful pastries, but do try the pomegranate stew (fesenjoon) if it's being served.
May 14, 2019
Like eating a grandma's house. Old world cooking. A little pricey though
May 14, 2019
Hole-in-the-wall goodness from a skilled but opnionated cook
Sep 21, 2018
Haven't had this delicious rice and stew in a while! Awesome hidden place that one must try, especially vegan/vegetarian. Carry cash/check with you! The owner is a very sweet lady, makes you feel at home.
Jun 21, 2018
Fantastic food and a wonderful chef/owner. All previous good reviews are absolutely right, this place is definitely worth a try! Just make sure you bring cash with you.
May 9, 2018
My experience here completely changed my day. Such personp service and incredibly thoughtful food! My needs for vegan options were met with enthusiasm and more suggestions. You can tell she really cares about the food she is putting out. Amazing find. Diamond in the rough ♥️
Aug 2, 2019
Try it, different than the norm. They were very helpful in what to order.
Nov 10, 2019
interesting recipe..really fresh and great tasting eggplant patties. I got some bread she baked too from the Chapel Hill Farmer's Market.