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Pomegranate Kitchen

4.7

5504 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 886-0356
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Photo of Brett Brenton Brett Brenton
Nov 1, 2019 5

So good...

Photo of Aimee Aimee Aimee Aimee
Nov 10, 2019 3

interesting recipe..really fresh and great tasting eggplant patties. I got some bread she baked too from the Chapel Hill Farmer's Market.

Photo of Karen Varda-Smith Karen Varda-Smith
Aug 2, 2019 5

Try it, different than the norm. They were very helpful in what to order.

Photo of liz chambers liz chambers
May 9, 2018 5

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 ♥️

Photo of Katie Iyengar Katie Iyengar
Jun 21, 2018 5

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.

Photo of Sangi Sangi
Sep 21, 2018 5

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.

Photo of Jan Hertsens Jan Hertsens
May 14, 2019 5

Hole-in-the-wall goodness from a skilled but opnionated cook

Photo of Mike B Mike B
May 14, 2019 4

Like eating a grandma's house. Old world cooking. A little pricey though

Photo of Matthew Willis Matthew Willis
Apr 12, 2022 5

Absolutely lovely. You'll be wowed by all of the beautiful pastries, but do try the pomegranate stew (fesenjoon) if it's being served.

Photo of Megan Yabani Megan Yabani
Apr 3, 2022 5

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!

Photo of Zach Goldstein Zach Goldstein
Jun 6, 2021 5

Persian food at its finest. Home made and delicious. You can taste the love and passion in each bite.

Photo of zack702 zack702
Sep 23, 2021 5

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.

Photo of Denise Williams Denise Williams
Oct 1, 2021 5

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)

Photo of B G B G
Mar 3, 2022 5

Food is wonderful and owner is so friendly and hospitable. Pomegranate Kitchen is a Durham gem. Great gluten free, omnivore and vegan choices.

Photo of Christian Rodriguez Christian Rodriguez
Jan 26, 2021 5

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.

Photo of Fatemeh Khastkhoda Fatemeh Khastkhoda
Mar 27, 2022 5

Genius and delicious food! You can smell the awesomeness from outside of this kitchen. Definitely will drive back and buy this food again

Photo of Kim Stahl Kim Stahl
Jan 3, 2021 5

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.

Photo of Chris Nelson Chris Nelson
Jan 6, 2018 5

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!)

Photo of Tamila Neal Tamila Neal
Dec 28, 2018 5

Food was very good

Photo of Kassandra K Kassandra K
Jul 4, 2017 5

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.

Photo of Rachel Kleiman Rachel Kleiman
Apr 10, 2018 5

Great food and the owner was so sweet! Short drive from UNC’s campus and nice outdoor seating. Highly recommend

Photo of Dillon Sandhu Dillon Sandhu
Jun 10, 2022 5

Amazing food, the pomegranate stew was my favorite & my girlfriend loved the smoked eggplant. Both come with spiced rices, with the tadig crust. Delicious!

Photo of Sam Kim Sam Kim
Jul 5, 2021 5

My girlfriend and I were visiting from philadelphia and happened to find this gem of a place. Their food is some of the best I've ever had in recent memory. Their flavors are so vibrant with really unique flavors. The owner makes all of her food with her own recipes and fresh ingredients. She's extremely passionate about her food and it shows. We were only in town for 3 days but it was so good that we wanted to return before we left. The pomegranate stew was a highlight - we couldn't believe it was just walnuts, pomegranate, and beans. The chef must be doing something magical in that kitchen. The meatball piroshki was sweet, savory, and so flaky. The hibiscus mojito was tart and refreshing. Sadly, they're only open 3 days a week and dont have a location in Philly - otherwise we would come every day. We will definitely try to visit Durham again just to come here. It was that good!