Best Ethnic Food in The Nashville Area. Period.. Imagine you're grandmother was from Iran and served all her best family recipies. That's Genie's. Great entrees, homemade hummus, feta cheese and butter. Excellent desserts.
A Nashville must. Where do I start. As stated in other reviews as soon as we walked in the door we were asked if it was our first time and given a tour of everything. They have made a few changes for the better in some of the things. They now make their own feta, yogurt, hummus and churn their own butter. I'm southern and well butter is something I grew up with so I know my butter. They have some of the best butter I've ever eaten. The feta is the best I've ever had. I have to agree with everyone else in saying you have to try the fesenjan, a fantastic dish of ground chicken, ground walnuts and pomegranate. We went for the dinner buffet and the value is unbelievable. Where else can you get all you can eat braised lamb shanks. There wasn't a dish I didn't like that I tried. I did skip the salmon dish because I don't like salmon but my wife said it was great. All three of the desserts were fantastic. Genies is definitely going to be one of our regular stops when we to to Nashville. We live about three hours away and I'd seriously consider making that drive just to go to Genies it's so good.
Persian food is heaven!. I love this place. But the editorial review is hilarious. "arabian music" lol. Its a persian restaurant and they had persian music. thats like going to pizza hut and hearing mexican music or going to eat chinese food and being told you're going to hear indian music. haha.
Food, Family, Love! The GEM of Brentwood!!.
Coming from the west coast with tasty ethnic restaurants on about every corner....my mind and tastebuds were missing the good ole day's in California....UNTIL TODAY!!! My husband and I found our new favorite spot, Genie's Persian Palace! It is so good that I had to take sometime to write a review on city search.
The food here is a true labor of love. Talk about fresh, full of flavor, and variety....and best of all the buffet is all day long and into the night! No need to feel you have to beat the lunch rush. Fresh food is always being served up on the buffet. The family takes great pride in their food and you will see. If you've never had Persian food, no problem, the family will take you on a tour of the buffet so you see all of the mouth-watering choices. The service is outstanding and you really feel the love at Genie's! And I learned..it's BYOB..with no corkage fee!!
I tried dishes today that I've never even have had at the Persian eateries in CA! Talk about a treat!! Oh,and save room for dessert, that's included as part of the buffet as well! All this for under $11 per person! WOW...I'll be going back real soon :)
Genie's has become our favorite restaurant in the Nashville-Franklin area.. We are so glad we found Genie's. When you go, go hungry. It has a large selection on the food bar so take just a little of each food so you can try everything. We love the lamb shanks. They can make eggplant taste wonderful. If you're going on a Saturday night, go early, because it fills up quickly.
Best Mid Eastern food in Nashville. My Wife and friends visited Genie's and were thrilled to have dined their. The food is EXCELLENT. The owners are truly wonderful who welcome their guest with a warm Asian hospitality. Service is great. They have some of the best lamp shanks, meats, tabouli and humus to offer. Everything is made fresh and home made including fresh bread and butter. There's not a better place we know of in town that serves mouth watering Mid Eastern dishes than Genie's. I highly recommend to dine there. Keep it up Genie's.
The best Persian food in the middle Tennessee!!.
We moved to Tennessee a year ago, moving from Southern California where we had access to some really great Persian food ... when we moved there wasn't anything close to our new home that was remotely as good as what we had back in California ... until Genie's opened their doors in November 2006!!
The food is GREAT and the prices are reasonable. And the owners are a true delight!!! My daughter and I go there as often as we can for lunch, and we try to get there as a family for dinner whenever possible.
Genies is a hidden gem in the Brentwood/Franklin area ... so I'm conflicted in advertising their existence. ;-) I want to keep them to myself.
Best Meditranian and persian food in the U.S.A. I am very hard to please when it comes for choosing a restaurant for my family. I do not want to be embarassed when I take my friends to a restaurant . Everything should be perfect. The only place that I am sure the owner of the restaurant will take good care of me is Genie's. This place is the american idle of restaurants in Nashville. Everything in their buffet is fresh and homemade. They are not cheap in amount of meat that they use for their stews. Their lambshank and grilled kebobs are wonderful. Their yogurt and butter, tabouli, hummus, and everything else is homemade. Who can find homemade butter in a restaurant? In Genie's persian palace you can. You should try this place.
Greatest authentic Persian food I have ever had. The moment you walk in you feel like you're in a Persian's family kitchen. I grew up having Persian food and I have never had anything more authntic to true home cooking like this. The staff is incredibly friendly and will guide you through their dishes. Their lunch buffet is well worth the $11 and it is a great way to try a little of everything. I can't wait to go back! Tell them Mr. Esel sent you!!!
Great little place.
My wife and I have been to Genie's twice now in the past few weeks. I can't say enough good things about this restaurant. If you are looking for something completely new and delicious, then this is the place to go. I have always been a fan of indian food and went expecting persian to be very similar. I was completely wrong.
Persian food is a lot different in that it does not use as much curry. What is really great about this place is that Genie herself will walk you through and explain the entire buffet so you have a full understanding of the selections. The whole family really makes you feel welcome and at home.
I highly recommend this restaurant.
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