1835 Monroe St, Madison
I didn't go to this place, but had persian pilaf from here served at a Bike the barns on 9/15/19 . It was not tasty. Hopefully restaurant is better.
Eat here! I was so impressed with the food, everything we ordered was delicious. The slow roasted chicken dish was yum-worthy and the yogurt sauce is not to be missed. Service was very friendly and with a warm smile. Prices are very affordable too. I am definitely coming back soon!
The joke of a hand scribbled 'joon' on the window exemplifies your experience inside this ridiculous place! The menu is NOT Persian ! It's a ridiculous, beyond short, list of mish-mosh! A single waiter running around clueless about drinks and food! Laila Borokhim A.k.a. 'Supposed Chef?!' yakking with others, sitting at a table! Taking a look at the strange menu of proclaimed Persian food, we ordered out of the FOUR OPTIONS that the menu had! We also ordered beer....was told we had to walk to the counter to pick and order! They gave ONE BEER and they said they had to CHILL the other two! We decided to leave this joint! The owner/chef : Laila Borokhim opened her filthy mouth to yell profanity as we left!---guess she decided to 'care' at that point! DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME AND MONEY HERE! THEY NEED TO BE PERMANENTLY CLOSED!
Horrible service, saw the chef talking to the customers instead of cooking my food. There was also one waiter that didn't know a thing about the Persian food after I asked and took 10 minutes to get my drinks. Ended up leaving after waiting too long for my order and the chef cussed at me as we were leaving. Don't support a business like this! This is a disgrace to the Persian culture.
Really good food! Stopped by for lunch to go, and although it was a bit of a wait, it was worth it! I ordered the PFC rice bowl. Really high quality ingredients and tasted great. Definitely can’t wait to try everything else on the menu.
I was so excited to see a Persian dining option here in town, but couldn’t find a website or menu to look at the offerings while my extended family was in town. So I called to ask if it was a traditional Persian menu. The woman who answered said it was “American” Persian, so I just asked if they had a couple standard dishes, because I would have been asked by my family. She rudely told me “I’m in the middle of dinner, I can’t read you the menu.” And hung up. Does this lady WANT to lose potential customers? You just lost out on a large group not only today but in the future. What a shame.
This place gets a nice, shiny five-star review for providing something different in Madison and making for an enjoyable dining experience. The food is very yummy, just a bit salty. It's very good, though. Don't get me wrong. I'll be back at this cool joint. The owner seems like a real riot. Probably a fun, chill place to work. The food's good, too though. You should go. C'mon, go.
Everything was amazing! Can't wait to try more dishes next time! Staff was very friendly and helpful with menu suggestions
10/10 would recommend!!!! chef yael is a G and needs a raise ASAP. employee lounge goes hard
'E' had been here before and felt jealous when her dinner partner got the PFC and she didn't. This time, all three of us got the Persian Fried Chicken, PFC. Basically, this is yogurt marinated chicken, coated w/rice & chickpea flours and deep fried. It's served on sumac seasoned basmati rice with yogurt dill sauce and a kale slaw. It was all delicious! If you are there for lunch, consider splitting one order and adding a side. The next time, I'm going to try the Khoresh Bademjan.
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I really wanted to like this place because they're just starting out, but they have some problems. I had the top item on their menu, the chicken kabob on saffron rice. The rice was pretty flavorless and white, and the chicken had beautiful appearance, but the flavor was mostly salt. I also had the turmeric latte which has a nice color, but once again, the flavor was pretty bland and milky. Just a hint of turmeric.
What a splendid experience.
The food was pretty good, but overpriced. For example, we got three fried chicken strips, rice, and kale slaw for $14. Also, for a Persian restaurant we all felt like there should be some sort of flat bread offered, but there was none on the menu.
Joon is a really lovely and unique addition to Monroe St. Most of the basics have been covered but here are a few more: --several large family style tables, largest seating about 8-9 people --several small 2-3 person tables too --they do take out --multiple vegetarian options --3 kids entrees (one vegetarian) - kids very welcome. They have high chairs. --Suuuuuper friendly staff. That alone will keep me coming back. --I loved the uproarious laughter coming from the kitchen :) --the turmeric latte was delicious and different (and non-caffeinated) --very flavorful food. Really different from other options in Madison.
Stopped in to Joon since we heard good things about it. Service was excellent and the waitress was personable explaining the menu. We had the PFC and the Persian vegetable rice. The Chicken was excellent, the slaw accompanying the dish and rice were excellent. The vegetables in the other dish prepared exceptional as well. Good food at a reasonable price, a nice addition to the neighborhood. We'll go back.
Came here for lunch for the first time. Excellent atmosphere and much more space than the original Layla's. I ordered the persona rice, which was TO DIE FOR! I could eat that every day for the rest of my life and not get bored: so much flavor and texture and heartiness. We also had an eggplant dish that was good but not memorable, but well worth it for the very affordable price. We finished off our lunch with two hamentashen (chocolate-hazelnut and cinammon date) both of which were Devine: not too sweet and just the right balance between crumbly and chewy. I'd recommend this place to anyone looking for a good meal at a very fair price.
Food was amazing. We ordered the joojeh kabob with the yogurt dill sauce. I got a PFC to go it was also amazing. The deserts were amazing. The owner served us. She was very friendly and seemed to know everyone that came in. Definetly going back.
We had a great meal here. The service was excellent and the food was fantastic. This is a new favorite for our family. Fresh ingredient. The atmosphere is very pleasant. We will be back!
def recommend. my mission is to try everything on the menu. very delicious food & desserts are amaaazing
Really glad we stopped by to try this new restaurant. We had the Persian Fried Chicken and the Lamb Platter, both were delicious. PFC was lightly fried but perfectly crispy and has a great flavor combo. Also tried the red velvet cake with cream cheese frosting for dessert, which might've been the best choice of all. Definitely coming back to try the rest of the menu soon!
The food was cooked wonderful and so rich in flavor. Highly recommend. Shop at Trader Joe's and grab a meal to go from Joon!
Our server was so incredibly nice and thankful that my group was there. However, I was disappointed in all the dishes I tried. I expected full bodied flavors and each of the 4 dishes i tried fell flat.
The PFC was fantastic
Food was good, but a bit expensive.
Excellent food. Good lamb dishes.
Amazing customer service delicious food great atmosphere something different in Madison
Great place and filling good comfort food with taste and great customer service from hash great guy very nice and helpful with explaining the menu
We came for a special event, brunch with guest chefs from the Congo. Food was delicious, service was friendly, and the space has a nice, casual atmosphere. We will definitely be back!
New Persian restaurant really delivered, excited to have one in Madison. Fun atmosphere with very nice staff. Try the lamb roast! I’ll definitely be coming back.
This quaint new Persian restaurant is definitely worth checking out. The menu is mostly traditional Iranian food with a couple of "fusion" choices for the less adventurous. We went with the ground beef kebabs and an order of the ghormeh sabzi. The food was great and we'll definitely have to come back to try the rest of the menu.
This is honestly one of the best restaurants I've eaten at. It's very similar to Layla's, the owners old restaurant on Butler St. but with a larger menu and larger space. The food was delicious and there was excellent service. There's a lot of anti-Iranian sentiment here in America, but I think even the most bigoted person on the planet could enjoy a delicious meal here. Unfortunately I cannot give excess stars here on Yelp...
1835 Monroe St, Madison, WI 53711