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Raffi's Place Restaurant

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Middle Eastern, Persian, Armenian
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211 East Broadway, Glendale, CA 91205-1008
(818) 240-7411
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 83
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Absolutely the BEST Persian Kabob

Simply stated- absolutely the #1 Persian restaurant in all of California. I have no idea why anyone would ever rate it less than 5 stars...a definite must try Soltani kabob combo.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 28, 2015
Pablo E
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

Simply stated- absolutely the #1 Persian restaurant in all of California. I have no idea why anyone would ever rate it less than 5 stars...a definite must try Soltani kabob combo.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

You can't eat better Armenian food anywhere. Fantastic food, great staff, awesome service. You will not be disappointed.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Raffi used to have an excellent meal, but recently when I went there with some friends, we were all deeply disappointed. First of all, not only there was no smell of barbecue around the building (which before we could smell a block away) there was no smell in the restaurant!!!! Then the Kabab itself neither tasted nor smelled like barbecue.... More 

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Camarillo, California
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Had lunch with one of my foodie girlfriends today. She loved Raffi's! I had the lamb shank with barberry rice (strange together, but I like it :-) and she had the beef koubedieh with basmati rice & saffron. Both were wonderful. The portions were large and we both took over half of our meals home. We finished the meal by... More 

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Bellevue, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We heard about this so-called Raffi's Place in Glendale but never been, so we decided to hop, skip and jump on over. When we arrived there was a line. A long line. Great sign! People like it! The wait wasn't more than 15 minutes and yes we were starving - to the point where we would have eaten the table... More 

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Collegeville, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Knowing that Glendale is the Armenian Diaspora capitol of the world, I asked an Armenian co-worker what his favourite restaurant was in Glendale – hand’s down, Raffi’s Place. I hadn’t had a nice plate of lavash and greens since I was last in Yerevan and Raffi’s didn’t disappoint. It was a busy Thursday night and I was seated at a... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Just had lunch with friends yesterday based on Yelp recommendation. It is a $$ spot with a concise menu - not the full blown middle eastern mezzehs - but cannot complain!

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Aliso Viejo, California, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This restaurant has amazing kabab with delicious barbecued peppers. One of the best ground beef kabab I have ever had. Nice clean place with valet parking. Service is pretty good & reasonable prices. We were there on Saturday Night & it was very busy, so make reservation in advance.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The most outstanding feature of this place is the sheer size, they must have have around 400 covers. However the service for the most part still managed to stay afloat with the occasional snag here or there, but that can happen at the cutest of places too. They have the option of outdoor and indoor seating. The menu covers all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Have their Tadik. It's perfect. I love their Filet Minion and their Shirazi salad. The service is perfection. It is always busy and their is usually quite a wait for seating but that's because it is so absolutely delish!!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 211 East Broadway, Glendale, CA 91205-1008
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Glendale
  • Phone Number: (818) 240-7411

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Persian, Armenian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?