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Persian community in Warsaw? (i don't mean cats)


WarsawNoob 14 | 24  
24 Jun 2008 /  #1
Is there a Persian community in Warsaw? I have not been successful at finding any restaurants so I'm guessing there aren't many.
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
24 Jun 2008 /  #2
In £ódz I think. There's bound to be a small community there
OP WarsawNoob 14 | 24  
3 Jul 2008 /  #3
Do you know of any Iranian restaurants in £ódz?
Seanus 15 | 19,706  
3 Jul 2008 /  #4
U should PM Moonsa, I think she lives there and she is Iranian/Persian
Guest  
28 Oct 2008 /  #5
Don't worry guys I am moving soon to poland with my family and I am planning to open one persian resturant there.
OP WarsawNoob 14 | 24  
29 Oct 2008 /  #6
Great! When are you coming? What city are you moving to?
diana  
12 Nov 2008 /  #7
Hi, where and when do you plan to open that persian restaurant? My husband is iranian and live in Warsaw, maybe he can help you. He is a great cook - its his hobby!!!
asmaani - | 28  
12 Nov 2008 /  #8
God how I love Persian food :) good luck with your restaurant :)
Maziar  
19 Nov 2008 /  #9
sorry guys it took me a long time to answer... I will open it sometime in the next two years... I know it's long...

do you guys know if there are a lot of persians in poland?
Lodz_The_Boat 32 | 1,535  
19 Nov 2008 /  #10
contact the Baha'is in Warsaw....some persians are there: bahai.org.pl
diana  
19 Nov 2008 /  #11
and maybe some more persians people in warsaw, do anybody know where I can find some iranian shops in warsaw?
tkx
jonni 16 | 2,485  
19 Nov 2008 /  #12
I don't know of any Iranian shops, but the Samira Restaurant (hard to find, at the back of the National Library) has a small shop section with Middle Eastern items, and the shop on Nowogrodzka (or is it Zurawia), just west of the junction with Krucza has some Pakistani things. The Turkish restaurant on ul. Zgoda (opposite Grill Bar Zgoda) has a 'retail shelf' with some Turkish products(I know it isn't the same, but maybe worth having a look).

Some friends speak highly of a restaurant called Sheesha Lounge, which isn't Persian, but has some Persian dishes on the menu.
diana  
20 Nov 2008 /  #13
thanks very much I will see all of them....
diana
Foreigner4 12 | 1,769  
20 Nov 2008 /  #14
i don't understand why the term "persian" is used when speaking about iranians. Can someone shed some light on this?
Krzysztof 2 | 973  
20 Nov 2008 /  #15
Isn't Iranian restricted to people from Iran, while Persian to the ethnic group (much larger than the country of Iran, which by the way was called Persia for a long time)?
OP WarsawNoob 14 | 24  
20 Nov 2008 /  #16
Yes, that is true. Persian is an ethnic classification, and not all Iranians are Persians.
But in all honesty, I think people use the term Persian because it has a better
connotation at the moment.

This story might be of interest. The Polish Post Office recently issued a stamp acknowledging the role Iran played in saving and caring for Polish refugees during WW2.

iranian.com/main/2008/isfahan-city-polish-children
Maziar  
20 Nov 2008 /  #17
Thanks guys
z_darius 14 | 3,968  
20 Nov 2008 /  #18
Yes, that is true. Persian is an ethnic classification, and not all Iranians are Persians.
But in all honesty, I think people use the term Persian because it has a better
connotation at the moment.



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