Soltani Restaurant is a Persian eatery in Santa Ana. One must admire the courage of the owners for opening Soltani here and not watering down the cuisine at all. Appetizers include bowls of torshi and tahdig so crunchy it makes brittle seem as hard as cardboard. The ghormeh sabzi is puckering thanks to the use of dried limes; the zereshk polo comes with a chicken leg and thigh, its broth presented on the side so you can baptize the rice with it. It doesn’t matter if you’re Persian or a paisa: The owners will explain all the dishes and guide you to the best choices.
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It's all sorts of awesome that Soltani Restaurant just opened in SanTana, and not just for the novelty of a Persian eatery in the middle of a barrio. Or, rather, that's part of it. I've already seen Mexican customers speak in Spanis...