Shabestan, an award-winning middle eastern restaurant in Singapore's Robertson Quay, presents the true taste of Persia. Ever since its inception in 2013, Shabestan has strived to bring the best of Persian cuisine to the people of Singapore while providing warm hospitality, culture and food at a modern exquisite dining ambience. Curating refined Persian dishes in modern ways to make it more accessible to people to explore new cultures and cuisines.


This place completes the wholesome Persian dining experience having an Arabian night ambience. The beauty is not just in the place but also in the hand-crafted Persian food combining the finest of premium halal lamb, beef, chicken, fish with ingredients like saffron, olive oil, pomegranates, prunes, raisins, and nuts. With each of the dish elements prepared with utmost love, care, and passion.



Entering the luxurious dining hall of the Arabian night's king is precisely what the ambience of this hall has to offer. Every piece of its raw and rustic Persian decor showing off its elegance is a delight to the admirer's eyes. Replicating a royal date is the intimacy of these Persian dishes in a romantic affair. Shabestan lays in front of you the assortment of delicacies that combines the lavish decor and the cultured food effortlessly.


There are several dining options; this Persian restaurant has to offer. A romantic date where one wants a quiet, calm and romantic ambience can opt for the semi-alfresco area by the riverside to please your lover. A large, lively group of eight can choose the large rustic dining table by the river too. The bar lovers can sit by the bar with its eight-bar seating and enjoy the customizable cocktails and mocktails. It doesn't end here; this Royal beauty has a 'Royal-fell', the private dining area with its long table and warm lighting that fits twenty-six guests with its grand dining set up. Shabestan screams nothing but the elegance of Persia through its ambience and food. 


This Persian restaurant spread across 3200 square feet, has the media and customers sending jaw-dropping comments. While some write about its alfresco dining option by the riverside, many love it for its authenticity and call it the best Middle-Eastern restaurant Singapore. The media writes about how rare it is to find the best middle eastern restaurant Singapore and gives it an extra star for its modernization. The customer favourites are the succulent grilled kebabs and authentic desserts. The cool river breeze hitting ones face as the royal lamps lighten up the table, while savouring on delectable food is precisely what an evening here would look like.


"Speaking of under-rated restaurants, I wonder why more people are not beating down the doors of Shabestan, a Persian restaurant in Robertson Quay. The two times I was there, once at lunch and another at dinner, the restaurant had tables to spare.

It did not inspire confidence, but I had excellent meals both times.

A good way to start is with the Appetiser Platter ($35), a selection of five dips served with Iranian flatbread. All of them are delicious, but two stand out: Muhamara ($14 on its own), made with ground-up walnuts, pomegranate molasses, breadcrumbs, roasted bell peppers and spices; and Homemade Cheese ($14 on its own), a tangy, creamy concoction that I keep going back to with pieces of warm flatbread."

The Pier @ Robertson
80 Mohamed Sultan Road
#01-13, Singapore 239013