Gilan Kitchen @ Kookoo

Opening Times
Tuesday – Wednesday6pm– 10:30pm
Thursday– Saturday6pm– 10pm
Sunday1pm– 6pm

0117 969 2528
518 Filton Avenue Bristol BS7 0QE
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Why we love it

There’s no place like Gilan Kitchen to feast your eyes upon mouth-watering presentations of delicious Persian dishes. Enjoy these heavenly Persian dishes while being surrounded by authentic Middle Eastern ambience, all while sampling many tasty dishes from North of Iran, which are rarely found on Persian menus in the UK. Meet the friendly staff at Gilan Kitchen, who are always open to giving you advice on what to choose – these guys really know their stuff, and are delighted to suggest dishes to suit your tastes. The people of Gilan have a reputation for being “shikamoo” which translates loosely as 'gluttonous', so you know the restaurant is in good hands!


We are absolutely obsessed with Fesen Jan Bademjan – juicy aubergine pieces in a rich sauce of walnuts and pomegranate molasses (v)
Or if you’re into something meatier try the Kebab Torsh e Gilan – Lamb: grilled pieces of lamb marinated in a sour pomegranate, walnut and garlic sauce.

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Unfortunately no lamb when we went but the starter and mains were great. Quick food service and relaxed atmosphere. Little chilly in winter months so take some layers.


The staff were very friendly but several waitresses didn't know anything about the menu (first day, so fair enough!) There are veggie options if you don't like the idea of Halal although unfortunately they had run out of the dish I wanted on the night. Food was very tasty, although the special lamb stew I had was immensely rich. Great flavours, particularly for the starters we had. Nice to have a different cuisine to the normal offerings - I'd love to see these guys expand.


Pretty sure this is the best Persian restaurant in the city. I've tried them all.


Wonderful place to visit for a special meal that doesn't cost too much. Food is delicious and comes in generous portions, with great decorations and atmosphere.


Delitious food, would visit again.


Delicious and welcoming