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5.0 /6 Excellent 74 Reviews


Robertson Quay Arabic $$$ +100
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About Shabestan

Just a short walk from Singapore River, Shabestan offer a great array of Persian dishes. The restaurant on Robertson Walk is helmed by acclaimed Iranian chef Mohammad Hosseini. The restaurant offers two private rooms for parties of 10 each, but you can also dine indoors or al fresco, which is a wonderful option, given that you can oversee the Singapore River. Try a glass of Armenian wine or Persian tea – simply delicious!

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 00:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 00:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 00:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 00:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 01:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 01:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 00:00
Shabestan, Mohamed Sultan Road, The Pier @ Robertson #01-13 80, 239013 Singapore

Further Information

Dear Diners, the private dining room will require a minimum spending of SGD1000 and can seat a maximum of 26 people. Please contact the restaurant if you have further questions.

Persian cuisine is one of the world's most ancient and developed styles of cooking. Have Shabestan on Robertson Quay introduce you to this very special kind of dining. Bring your significant other and be prepared to have an unforgettable night out. Because at Shabestan, you’ll not only be spoiled by the wonderful cuisine of star head chef Mohammad Hosseini, you’ll also take part in various events, chief among them belly dancing shows that highlight the art like no other event.

Situated at the heart of Singapore's lively Robertson Quay waterfront district, Shabestan boasting authentic, high quality Persian cuisine offers a unique culinary experience that is colorful, healthy and delicious. Dine indoors or al fresco with a stunning view of Singapore River, have the friendly staff recommend you an authentic Persian dish. And do make sure to try the Armenian wine. Alternatively, Shabestan have a resident barkeeper who knows how to make a great cocktail. Even in a place as culinarily spoiled as Singapore, there’s no place quite like Shabestan.

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74 Reviews

5.0 /6 Excellent 74 Reviews
Service: friendly
Quality/Price: reasonable
Waiting Time: short
Atmosphere: entertaining
Food: heavenly
Noise: quiet
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1 review so far 6
23.06.2017 12:31

The Persian food was very authentic, and everything was delicious. There is both indoor and outdoor seating. I enjoyed the belly dancer, it was unexpected.

1 review so far 6
01.06.2017 10:03

Fantastic food and impeccable service! I highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who is looking for good Persian or Iranian food. One of the best in Singapore!

1 review so far 6
05.05.2017 08:36

Great restaurant! It's our second time visiting the restaurant. We always go there when we visit Singapore. We had the best food and service!! Highly recommend it!

1 review so far 6
04.05.2017 08:50

Authentic persian cuisine prepared at a mid-top tier class. Prices can be at the high-end, however quality is not compromised. Time will tell, but hopefully the restaurant will maintain that its value

3 reviews so far 5
24.06.2016 09:04

Food is awesome, we had a platter of everything and i must say they are perfect (not too dry). the highlight was the starter, soup and OMG the lamb chop is amazing. Perhaps if we decide not to dine indoor - it will be rated 6 (as there was a event on the same evening - abit loud). Service team was prompt and Chef Ying took care of us thru out the evening. She explained the food to us as it was served - nicely done and timed. Wont hesitate to dine there again - for sure !! Thanks Shabestan!!

1 review so far 6
21.10.2016 09:07

The dinner with the family was to celebrate my Wife's birthday. Overall the location and ambiance were great. The food was outstanding. I am a vegetarian and found that they had enough choice for me :-) The staff were very attentive and even brought out a cake for my wife at the end of the meal. This cake was not the normal simple one like at other restaurants. The cake was small but actually very very good and was one of the highlights of the dinner. The only negative was the loud music during the belly dancing. The staff did apologise for the noise though. Overall a fantastic experience

2 reviews so far 6
19.11.2016 22:39

Tonight was our 4th time at Shabestan. Each time we have experienced very nice and friendly staff as well as excellent food. Our friend we had invited this evening said - this is the best food I have had in Singapore.

4 reviews so far 4
30.12.2015 08:00

This is my second time at this restaurant. I loved the food, close to the real thing I must say. The hummus and ee-jow soup are my fav. So was the dough. It didn't get the 6 that I would've given is because of the service. Not that it was severely lacking but I would've expected them to be more attentive to the diners since there weren't many of us. It took a while to get their attention. We had lunch past 1.45pm on a Sunday, not exactly rush hour.

1 review so far 6
09.08.2016 13:17

Excellent choice. You can taste real Persian food in Shabestan restaurant. We were enjoy to spend our time there. Perfect service with tasty Persian food and sides. Yummy...

2 reviews so far 5
03.05.2016 16:01

The food is great , if you like Middle Eastern food - that is! Ambience is great too. We are a family of 5 and all of us enjoyed our dinner @ Shabestan

1 review so far 6
23.10.2015 23:35

Best Persoan food, best hospitality, and sexiest belly dancer! I love Shabestan! I will definitely repeat. Good for business dinners. Good for birthday party. Good for dating!

2 reviews so far 5
30.06.2015 09:07

Overall, the meal was delicious. The meat dishes are a tad expensive but servings are fairly generous so we ended up taking the leftovers home.. My vote goes to the lamb kebabs (the ones made with minced lamb) - very well marinated and tasty! The only downside was the sudden interruption of the meal with the too-loud music that accompanied the belly-dancing performance.

2 reviews so far 6
15.05.2016 14:47

Shabestan deserves many ******. A Delicious taste of Persian food, great atmosphere, and excellent wine are the winning points. Affordable price and perfect location. Warmly recommending.

1 review so far 6
21.02.2015 17:42

Got my table without a problem. Food came fast. They've redone the menu recently, and the pictures are gorgeous. The food was fantastic, the minced lamb kebabs especially. Nice riverside view and breeze. Price is a little steep.

3 reviews so far 6
14.01.2017 23:07

The food was great and we enjoyed all that we ordered. They even obliged with a brownie for a birthday treat. The service can be improved though. Cashier took a long time with the payment.

1 review so far 6
12.02.2017 13:30

The food was great as was the service! We will definitely return and recommend this restaurant. The waiters were attentive and very helpful and it was great value for money.

1 review so far 5
11.04.2016 12:13

Great food and ambience. The pot bellied belly dancer who could barely dance seemed to be making a mockery of the dance. That was the only let down.. but we came for food and cant complain.

1 review so far 6
11.11.2016 15:08

Excellent customer service by the team. Very attentive and good food. Waiting time can be improved given that there were not a lot of people present but overall good experience.

1 review so far 5
04.02.2016 10:51

Just the Prices were too high. food was delicious. place was beautiful. Just the Prices were too high. food was delicious. place was beautiful. Just the Prices were too high. food was delicious. place was beautiful.

2 reviews so far 5
13.03.2016 13:13

Excellent food, services and ambience. Expect to pay about $80 per person. The meats were grilled to perfection and the desserts are heavenly. Must try at least once to experience the richness of Persian cuisines.

1 review so far 6
01.08.2016 09:33

The food was excellent and the ambience was great. There was entertainment in the form of a belly dancer. IT was easy to make a booking at the restaurant.

1 review so far 5
18.06.2017 20:43

The restaurant was in a good location, and had great service in the riverside ambience and good range on the menu. We especially liked the lamb kebab, hummus, okra curry and pistachio ice cream.

2 reviews so far 6
30.09.2015 10:06

Excellent food. Must have platter it contain all kind kf meats. Starters are really good as well. Very good ambiance friendly and cooperative staffs. Really enjoyed our dinner.

2 reviews so far 6
28.04.2017 09:07

our favorite place to go to! Good food, ambiance and the service is fantastic! The entertainment provided by the restaurant is also good. It makes dining more lively!

1 review so far 6
14.10.2016 10:22

Excellent food and service. Desserts are a must try. Also can host large parties which can be very good. Slightly expensive but the food is totally worth it.

11 reviews so far 6
29.06.2016 10:30

Food is excellent. we chose the mixed appetizers platter and a mix of different kind of meat... They were delicious and perfectly marinated. We will surely be back

1 review so far 6
17.03.2017 09:29

Loved the location, the atmosphere, the service, and the food, especially the chicken with bones dish. As tender as it gets. Also ask for tahdig (crispy rice).

1 review so far 6
18.02.2017 20:40

Very helpful and attentive servers! Love the hummus! Easy reservation. We ordered platter for 2 and its definitely worth it! Will definitely come back to this resto!

1 review so far 4
15.04.2015 08:41

Food was very tasty and well presented - ideal for a group with the grilled meat selection - makes a change from the usual bland middle eastern fare served up in Arab Street - service a bit slow though.

25 reviews so far 6
14.06.2016 09:44

Awesome food Very nice grill the lamb shank was very well cooked The best hummus I have had in Singapore Most of the dishes were good

4 reviews so far 6
14.03.2015 17:23

It was my first time to eat such a delicious persian food, we enjoyed it alot. Perfect place, clean, excellent service. Definitely we'll visit it again👍👍👍

1 review so far 5
07.12.2014 18:27

Was very quiet when we went. Service is good, attentive and staff know the menu well. Food is decent to good (good for Singapore). Well presented and overall came away happy.

1 review so far 5
19.02.2017 12:24

Great food and service.Ambience is super.The Chilli paste given is out of this world. We started in ocetodeb and have introduced so many of our friends. Keep up the great job

1 review so far 5
01.05.2017 00:07

The AC in the indoor dining area is a bit warm. The waiter who was shouting out orders was too noisy but generally place is good and food is good too

1 review so far 5
13.02.2017 23:55

Thefood was Amazing. The service was really great as well! The manager himself ensured all our food was served properly and gave us different recommendations. We were also given complementary dessert.

1 review so far 4
09.01.2017 09:36

We had a good time having dinner with our staff. The restaurant served good food and the staff were all friendly. We will surely keep this restaurant in mind for our next company get-together and recommend to others.

4 reviews so far 6
20.11.2015 09:14

Excellent service! Ying and team were very accommodating. Food were excellent and great variety. Entertainment of belly dancer was wonderful. Wines were chilled and good.

4 reviews so far 6
14.11.2015 12:36

Food was fantastic! Authentic persian food with some belly dancing as entertainment. The barley soup was my absolute fav. We will definitely be returning soon.

1 review so far 6
16.10.2015 13:26

Excellent food. Everything was very authentic and service was attentive as well. The location is also great for various occasions, including date nights. Highly recommended.

1 review so far 6
14.01.2017 23:44

Excellent service... food really nice. Try to get a table as far as possible from the neighbouring restaurant Brusselssprout for a quiet dinner with friends

1 review so far 6
13.10.2016 07:57

Excellent service and amazing food. Has improved a lot from my first visit last year. What else can I say ? Just try it out.

2 reviews so far 3
06.06.2016 08:54

The food was nice but we got a shock when we received the bill ...the platter we asked for was only shown in the menu but no pricing against it....and we ended paying more than SGD 600 ...am sure can find better priced places elsewhere. I would not go again

1 review so far 6
16.01.2016 10:22

The environment is nice and the food is tasty. I Enjoy it. And there is this special performance of persian dancing which is quite entertaining.

1 review so far 6
11.05.2016 08:41

Really good food, also good service, and a beautiful place. All this at a reasonable price for Singaporean standards (about 60 S$ each). Highly recommended

1 review so far 5
10.01.2015 14:40

THE best in Singapore. No matter what you order, you will leave with smile on your face. Here are few suggestions though: Chicken Wings, Mezze platter & Jojeh mastee.

4 reviews so far 5
03.05.2017 14:55

Great Food, ambience and service. The food is not so rich or spicy. Well balanced flavors. The menu has a lot to choose from although a bit pricey ...

1 review so far 6
27.04.2015 07:04

Having lived and travelled to the Middle East for years, this is Perhaps the most authentic I have had in Singapore. Great food !

1 review so far 5
15.01.2015 09:22

Great Food, Great Ambience, Great Service. Price a little steep, but for such level of service, it's value for money. I'll definitely come back and recommend this restaurant!

1 review so far 5
19.04.2017 10:24

Food is nice and ambience is also good. Service from the staffs are good and welcoming. Can recommend friends to come over for a dinner and gathering.

20 reviews so far 5
02.02.2016 17:01

Great little place. Good location. Good food. Great service. It's expensive, but the food is very good. The ambiance is very good as well. Not too noisy.