Hakhamanesh Restaurant (was Kashcool), Vancouver

Address 222 Pemberton Ave, North Vancouver, BC V7P 2R5 Map, Tel (604) 904-3904 Call,

This sit down Persian restaraunt in a light industrial area is decorated to look like you've entered ancient Persia. For kids, the cavernous interior is offset by the indoor fountain complete with goldfish. There's also a narrow covered patio where you can sit and enjoy the weather on a warm day. The kabobs here are excellent. Jujeh Kabob (Chicken on Skewers) was juicy and buttery. Koobideh (ground beef kabob) was flavorful and tender. Stews were also good, though unexceptional. We like to order "tadig" (crispy rice) with ghimeh and gourmeh sabzi. That gives you a chance to taste two stews without committing to a whole dish. Homemade "Dough" (a yogurt drink) was not quite tart enough for my taste, and I would recommend ordering bottled instead.