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Raffi's Place Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Middle Eastern, Persian, Armenian
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211 East Broadway, Glendale, CA 91205-1008
(818) 240-7411
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 86
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    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
Persian /Amenian eatery that doesn't mess around fresh food with excellent service.

Have eaten here several times over many many years and this eatery never disappoints us. Building improvements have never interfered with the preparations of middle eastern cuisine. Always order family style portions are extremely generous ei. ..kebabs, fish, poultry or grilled vegetables. A... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
henry and yolan... C
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Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Have eaten here several times over many many years and this eatery never disappoints us. Building improvements have never interfered with the preparations of middle eastern cuisine. Always order family style portions are extremely generous ei. ..kebabs, fish, poultry or grilled vegetables. A variety of rices, salads and side dishes to numerous to list. Adult beverages served too.

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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

A bery good classy place, generally good armenian and persian food, i would recommend to try it, the area is nice and the food is good, kebab and rice is a good dish that I once had. i was told by thhe owners it is halal so I took their word for it -if it matters to you-.

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Burbank, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Ok, so as you know I have a soft spot for Persian cousine and so far this restaurant has it when I am in the mood for good Koobideh with Tadig. I can't judge other good Persian restaurant becomes frankly who's to judge and give bad reviews on someone's business based on personal taste? For me, I love the food... More 

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Fresno, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015 via mobile

a very nice and clean place. We spend a late lunch with cousins traveling to US from Australia and Canada. Great service and very nice staff. Eleven of us food was served in a very timely manner and it was delicious. I wish I could recommend only one favorite dish item, but can't. Take my word for it, when at... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

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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Camarillo, California
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37 helpful votes 37 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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26 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
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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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 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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