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Elena Greek Armenian Cuisine

1000 S Glendale Ave, Glendale, CA 91205-2806
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Ranked #53 of 391 Restaurants in Glendale
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: Armenian, Greek
Most recent review
- Aug 25, 2014
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
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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118 reviews 118 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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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63 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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82 reviews 82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 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
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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217 reviews 217 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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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179 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 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
41 reviews 41 reviews
12 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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