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Elena Greek Armenian Cuisine

Greek, Eastern European, Armenian
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1000 S Glendale Ave, Glendale, CA 91205-2806
818-241-5730
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Excellent value for the quality and taste. Don't expect a five star service for these prices.

This is a small "Hole in the wall" place that you would never expect to visit by its location and its atmosphere. However, if you want to eat home cooked Armenian, Greek, and Arabic food at a price of less than 15 dollars per person (for a large portion), then this is your place. The restaurant has... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Imad H
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Los Angeles, California
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Watertown, Massachusetts
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

Our meal was fresh and authentic. The grape leaves were split to 5 vegetarian and 5 with meat. Hummus was delicious. For our dinners the combo plate with steak kabob and lulu (Hamburg)kebab was seasoned just right. The rice was also delicious. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone that enjoys Mediterranean or middle eastern food. Well played.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Greek Armenian food is great and affordable that's the best thing about Elena.. The cheapest with best quality and taste .. Would definitely recommend .. No enough space for big groups .. Not surprised to find it crowded all the time

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is a small "Hole in the wall" place that you would never expect to visit by its location and its atmosphere. However, if you want to eat home cooked Armenian, Greek, and Arabic food at a price of less than 15 dollars per person (for a large portion), then this is your place. The restaurant has been family owned... More 

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Thousand Oaks, California
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37 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We've been going to Elena's for many years..driving from the Valley & Thousand Oaks. The food has not changed much over the years. This is what appears to have been an outdoor stand at one time... at first they covered the patio and then enclosed it. The grilling is still all done up front in the original stand. The menu... More 

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Olathe
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

After finding out that Glendale, CA has one of the largest Armenia populations outside of Armenia, I was interested in having some authentic food. I found this restaurant by virtue of the Internet and because it was close to where I was working. The place is tiny, but clean. I liked the small, homey feel and the waitstaff greeted me... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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20 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

I wanted to review this restaurant, since it had been a few years since I had been back. Now keep in mind, I used to go here in the early 80's, so my reference points, are decades old. I must admit, the food here keeps getting BETTER! Ignore the statements that are full of negativity, they are probably just jealous... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I have been going to Elena's off and on for over 20 years. I had been out of the country for the past 3 years and upon returning to Glendale I invited an old friend to have lunch here. The food is still as excellent as it always was. The portions are large enough, the food is tasty and fresh,... More 

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Palm Desert, California
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79 restaurant reviews
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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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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
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1000 S Glendale Ave, Glendale, CA 91205-2806
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Glendale
  • Phone Number: 818-241-5730

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Greek, Eastern European, Armenian
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?