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Elena Greek Armenian Cuisine

1000 S Glendale Ave, Glendale, CA 91205-2806
818-241-5730
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Ranked #82 of 390 restaurants in Glendale
Cuisines: Armenian, Greek
Most recent review
- May 23, 2014
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English first
Palm Desert, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We were directed to this restaurant by some local friends who joined us. I guess I am not a Kabob enthusiast. Although the portions were more than adequate, the food was OK but nothing special. The service was good and the restaurant was clean. The pricing was reasonable. That's about all I can say about this experience.

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Manila, Philippines
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78 reviews 78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Our friends invited us for lunch at Elena's on Glendale Avenue. I ordered shish kebab and lulu which had a salad on the side. Very generous portions and nice flavor. However, there was audible fighting among the servers at the back. Too bad because the place was nice, the food was delicious and the prices were reasonable.

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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

We were going here for several years to eat, and were about to be physically attacked by owner and other stuff there for getting upset to the waitress who came and yelled on us. If you want to taste this food then make sure to take your gun with you, because you may get attacked physically. I have a witness... More

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Los Angeles, California
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12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

As I mentioned in another review, good kabob places are a dime a dozen in Glendale. In fact, there is a pretty good one right across the street from Elena's. So when I come here, I don't usually come for the kabobs. I come for the one entree on the menu that I can't get anywhere else: the grape leaves... More

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Los Angeles, California
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181 reviews 181 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
114 helpful votes 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

Glendale has no shortage of Armenian restaurants, but it is interesting to try the variations (Lebanese/Armenian, Greek/Armenian, etc.). What I like about this restaurant is that it is completely unpretentious and the focus is on serving good homemade food. I particularly like the lentil soup. This time both my husband and I ordered item #10 (1/2 shish kebab / 1/2... More

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Glendale, California
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277 reviews 277 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

I've lived a five minute walk from Elena's my entire life (35 years) and until this month had only visited it once. My boyfriend wanted to try it and we have been twice in two weeks. I can't believe that I have lived on Acacia all of these years and I have not become a regular. The food is wonderful.... More

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Tarzana
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11 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

I finally tried this restaurant and can’t wait to return. The menu offerings are many, including salads, soups, meat, poultry & seafood kebabs, gyros, rice, stuffed grape leaves and more. I am happy to report that the shish kebab, lentil soup and falafel are superb, delicious and perfectly cooked, and the service done with a smile. The portions are generous... More

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San Francisco
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

I grew up eating Armenian food and I have to say that this restaurant cooked up the best I've ever had. The flavors and seasoning were subtle and nuanced. Best of all the lamb was not overcooked and the rolled grape leaves were tender -- no need to chew 100 times to get them down. On Yelp this restaurant gets... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

Yes they really, completely forgot my order! I went in the restaurant around 7 pm. I ordered No.8 Salmon Plate. They took my order so I waited.After 25 minutes, a couple came in and ordered. I started to wonder what happened to my order when they brought out the order of the couple that came in after me. So I... More

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Crescent City, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012

Elena's is a little hole in the wall that you would miss if you didn't know where to look for it. The restaurant is buried in an Armenian neighborhood in Glendale and is really an enclosed patio with heaters. It has a neighborly charm and killer kabobs! The food is fresh, hot from the grill and very healthy. The price... More

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