Amongst the oldest Persian restaurants in the Israeli food market is Salimi. It started out on Matalon Street and migrated to Nachalat Binyamin, with the goal of staying near the market, to ensure that only the freshest products would be used in their kitchen. With such tasty ingredients straight from the market, Salimi is successful in procuring colorful and flavorful Persian dishes. Salimi is a restaurant for the professionals, with no advertising to the public necessary- they simply make the best gondi in town (a chickpea and chicken dumpling dish, often considered the Iranian matzoh ball). The gourmet sabzi soup (an herb-based stew), and a myriad of grilled food is all it takes to lure in clientele. Other than the wonderful food, Salimi has a warm and cozy atmosphere.