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Raffi's Place Restaurant

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Middle Eastern, Eastern European, 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
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 117
    Excellent
  • 57
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Upscale Mediterranean Food

I went here with a group. I would not normally choose a Mediterranean restaurant for myself, but I was pleasantly surprised. The food is a little expensive but is well worth it. I had a shish kabob made with beef filet. It was outstanding. I could have lived without the two pounds of rice that... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
elguapo2011
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Manor, Texas
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Manor, Texas
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I went here with a group. I would not normally choose a Mediterranean restaurant for myself, but I was pleasantly surprised. The food is a little expensive but is well worth it. I had a shish kabob made with beef filet. It was outstanding. I could have lived without the two pounds of rice that came with it. The hummus... More 

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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We met our cousins for an early dinner on Friday night. The restaurant is spacious and conducive to conversation, which is what we want when we go out for a meal. My husband ordered the beef stew and found it delicious. My lamb shank with rice was tasty but dry and the rice was excessive. My two cousins ordered two... More 

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Thank Jean P
La Crescenta, California
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have had lunches and dinners at this place for over 15 years. The food has been consistently great and high quality. There will be a wait on weakends. The service is friendly, cordial and fast. The prices are a bit higher than average but definitely worth it. Try thier Tah Dig with various stews on top, kabob Barg and... More 

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Thank armen120
California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food here is AVERAGE at best. Think about it, they serve kabobs to the masses, how good can the food be? I was incredible disappointed with both the quality and flavor of the food, everything was very bland. I would not recommend nor would I go back.

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Thank Travel1018
Jakarta, Indonesia
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90 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Visited for dinner on a crowded Saturday night. Very polite reception despite the numerous parties waiting to be seated. After 20 min we did manage to get a table, we were a party of 8. We had a few starters and only 4 main dishes, a bottle of red wine and the total bill was only 150 Usd. An excellent... More 

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Thank grbr07
Chardonne, Switzerland
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015 via mobile

Raffi's is a great place to eat!!! Most the meat uis grilled, and comes with great side dishes. I love the outside terrace... A super nice place to have lunch with colleagues or friends!!

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Thank Andre B
North Oaks, Minnesota
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68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015 via mobile

Recently ate here again and Raffis did not disappoint. Many positives: the prompt service, no waiting (on a week night in December), the California/Amenian/Persian ambiance including outdoor tables with heaters and trees overhead. ...you don't even realize that you're outside! , the staff is OTC (on the case), well trained and motivated. The food is wonderful, plentiful and I think... More 

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Thank turtleminn
Palm Desert, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015 via mobile

You will definitely not be disappointed with Raffi's restaurant. They have the most delicious middle eastern food and so much of it! If you are looking for authentic tasting middle eastern food this is the best place! The Soltani kabob is amazing and definitely try the shirazi salad as an appetizer! Enjoy!

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Thank skarletn2015
Los Angeles, California
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99 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2015 via mobile

This is the only place if you are looking for Persian food done right and authentic. I ordered the lamb and kabobs and both were the best I've had. The atmosphere is nice and the place has expanded to accommodate a lot more seating.

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Thank Donaldinc
Durban, South Africa
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279 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

I came here for dinner during my visit in Glendale. We were seated close to the heater which made it too warm for us and the staff willingly switched it off. The menu had lots of options to choose from. We had soltani kabob, barg kabob, koobideh, and rack of lamb. On the side we had hummus and yogurt with... More 

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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, Eastern European, Persian, Armenian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Large groups
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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