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Thousand Oaks, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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47 reviews 47 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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117 reviews 117 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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95 reviews 95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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84 reviews 84 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 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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242 reviews 242 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 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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337 reviews 337 reviews
211 restaurant reviews
188 helpful votes 188 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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Additional Information about Elena Greek Armenian Cuisine

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

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