By Iman Sadri
February 28, 2022
Maydoon is by far the best Persian restaurant in Sacramento. Located in the heart of Midtown Sacramento, Maydoon is the brainchild of Idean Farid, scion of Mohammad Farid, of famed Shahrzad Restaurant. The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree as the 2nd generation Farid has created a culinary Persian gem in my hometown.
Growing up in Sacramento the traditional Persian restaurant usually had a host with a mustache, a short sleeved shirt and skinny tie. Just pick any soccer player from the Iran Team Melli 1998 World Cup team. That was the first image greeting you at those Persian restaurants. Not at Maydoon – Midtown. The hip, sleek and urban restaurant gives off a Millennial vibe – because it’s run by a Millennial.
Maydoon features some of the best Persian cuisine I have ever indulged in. It has the best homemade doogh in America, bar none. The staff prepares wonderful koobideh kabob and chicken kabob. We also ordered the Chenjeh which was first class. All of the items in the menu seem to enhance one’s tastebuds. The Mast-o-Musir (Yogurt + Shallots) is freshly made daily. – as are all dishes. Prepared fresh daily with unsurpassed quality.
The house salad is another culinary gem at Maydoon, made with the patron Farid’s special sauce. Idean Farid is not only the owner of Maydoon he also has incorporated a bar, with a fusion of the best cocktails I’ve ever had. He is a mixologist and chef. A rare combination that doesn’t exist in modern cuisine. Idean’s restaurant draws patrons of all cultures and creeds.
What’s refreshing is seeing the diversity of customers in the waiting room. The array of cultural diversity present among clientele demonstrates an absolute testament to quality and taste. Maydoon also boasts impeccable service and an eclectic vibe and hip locale.
Maydoon is delivered with passion, experience and pride. The influx of youthful exuberance has made the Sacramento restaurant scene one of the best in the U.S. A pioneer is none other that Idean Farid, who has made something masterful in Sacramento.
Be sure to visit Maydoon Restaurant in Sacramento.
1501 16th St Suite #111 Sacramento, CA 95814