About Kasra

Chef and owner Morty Parsa first opened the doors to Kasra in 1999 at its original location in Westchase.  Since the beginning, he has upheld an important standard to, "serve the most authentic Persian food with the best quality ingredients."

Chef Morty follows in the footsteps of three generations of restauranteurs.  A source of pride, his family 's acclaimed restaurant still stands today in one of the oldest and most historical parts of Tehran.  Being immersed in the restaurant business from such a young age, Morty learned the quintessential care it takes to operate a restaurant.

Today, Morty is beyond grateful for the confidence and education his father bestowed upon him.  Those same values Morty gained from his father are now carried forward with his son Adam.  Continuing the family tradition and bringing the pride of Persian food to Houston is an honor the Parsa family cherishes.  It is with dignity and grace to serve our amazing customers that have supported us from the beginning and the new customers that continue to inspire us.

The Afshar-Parsa family welcomes you to Kasra.

Mr. Parsa (Morty's father)
Morty & son Adam Parsa

From the Press




"Fourth-generation restaurateur Morteza “Morty” Parsa has run the city’s most popular Persian restaurant since 1999. Together with son Adam, Parsa serves massive platters... Not only is the food fit for a shah, but the Parsas will treat you like family, too."

"The lively room, multinational crowd, wide-ranging menu and reliable cooking combine to make this Westheimer classic the city's premier choice for Persian food."

"Kasra Persian Grill on Westheimer serves the best Persian food in town. The hummus is insanely garlicky, and the taftoon bread is always hot out of the oven."