Are you a Persian food enthusiast? Or, perhaps you’re looking for a new delicious cuisine to add to your repertoire? Your search ends here. This family-run Burnaby restaurant is the perfect place to indulge in delectable homestyle Persian cuisine. And it’s just a stone’s throw from Vancouver.

Nestled in Burnaby Heights, Suren Cafe & Restaurant is both a dining destination and a lively event space. Here, you can savour everything from homestyle Persian dishes to mouthwatering cocktails and authentic desserts.

The best part? It’s open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, so no need to wait for a special occasion to try this local gem. 

Homestyle Persian Cuisine

Suren is a family-run restaurant, and it shows – both in their food and in their service. Known for their 15-minute max wait time, the staff go above and beyond to curate a 5-star experience for every table. Suren values familial and social bonding through quality food, and that’s just what you’ll experience when you walk through the doors.

The Food

With generous portions and perfectly balanced flavours, the menu has a strong focus on traditional Persian dishes. Made from ingredients sourced by top-notch suppliers, the aromas, mixed with the restaurant’s atmosphere, will leave you feeling right at home.

A well-known Persian dish, Kabab Koobideh (a ground beef kabob with rice), sits at the top of their Kebab menu. Trust us, it’s a must-try! Other classic dishes include Eggplant Dip, Lentil Rice, Shirazi Salad and Torsh Kabab (marinated lamb loin with pomegranate paste, walnuts and rice).

And for the veggie-eaters, the menu offers both vegan and vegetarian options, allowing those who want to indulge in the flavours of Persian cuisine without meat to do so!

Oh, and did we mention they offer catering services as well?

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The Dessert

Don’t forget to leave room for dessert, because what they have on offer is simply divine! With tasty options from their popular baklava, to cream puffs, to persian rice pudding & more, it’s the sweetest way to finish off your authentic Persian dining experience.

The Drinks

The drink menu offers a wide variety of beer and wine local to the Lower Mainland. Or, if you prefer spirits, the cocktail menu is also bursting with delicious Persian flavours, including a drink called “The Dough” — a Persian yogurt cocktail that makes for a refreshing palate cleanser.

The Space

Finally, let’s get to the atmosphere. Suren’s spacious Burnaby restaurant can host up to 80 guests for private events. Guests can choose between an indoor and outdoor seating area, both decorated with warm wood tones and beautiful modern decor.

The restaurant also comes equipped with a stage and dance floor, which hosts live music on Fridays and weekend evenings.

Plan Your Visit

If you’re like us and love to peruse the menu before setting foot in a restaurant (no shame in that), head over to Suren’s website. There, you can explore their full menu and book a reservation for your next visit to Burnaby’s hidden culinary gem.


Where: 624 Hastings St, Burnaby