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Elena Greek Armenian Cuisine

1000 S Glendale Ave, Glendale, CA 91205-2806
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Ranked #74 of 388 restaurants in Glendale
Cuisines: Armenian, Greek
Most recent review
- Apr 13, 2014
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81% Recommend
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Manila, Philippines
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73 reviews 73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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
12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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141 reviews 141 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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151 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 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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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
6 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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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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Lubbock, Texas
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57 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

This is a very small family restaurant ,but have the best rack of lamp ever ,no joke I don't lamp ,but never fails my wife starts with one and always orders the 2nd .My dish is kabob with double tomatoes and fries .Never miss it when we are in Burbank.We love it and very cheap .

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