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Javan Restaurant

Westside
Middle Eastern, Persian
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11500 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025-3008 (Butler)
Location of Javan is just half a block away from the Public transit stop.
(310) 207-5555
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: The Javan Restaurant was established in 1986 on the Westside of Los...
The Javan Restaurant was established in 1986 on the Westside of Los Angeles, California. The Persian Cuisine it offers is an authentic and delicate blend of featured dishes that represent the diversity of the provinces of Iran, each with their distinct and unique culinary traditions, flavors and food styles. It includes a wide variety of food and a diverse variety of salads, pastries, and drinks specific to different parts of Iran. Each recipe and the preparation of every dish in the kitchens of Javan is the result of first quality Meats, Fish and Foul delicately balanced and mixed with herbs, spices, nuts and Persian flavorings such as saffron, dried limes, cinnamon and parsley to make each mouth watering dish a unique addition to a royal banquet. Our chefs prepare each item on our extensive menu to promote healthy and nutritional eating without sacrificing flavor and taste.
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Visitor rating
  • 16
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A New Favorite in the Neighborhood

Persian food is a favorite, and now that I have tried Javan, I certainly will be returning. We were here early on a Sunday evening and the place had only begun to fill up. That may have helped keep the noise level comfortable and the service attentive. Food was very good quality. A thoroughly... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
tmbrod
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Los Angeles, CA
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Bar scene
  • Local cuisine
  • Families with children
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39 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Los Angeles, CA
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Persian food is a favorite, and now that I have tried Javan, I certainly will be returning. We were here early on a Sunday evening and the place had only begun to fill up. That may have helped keep the noise level comfortable and the service attentive. Food was very good quality. A thoroughly pleasant experience.

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Sydney
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136 reviews 136 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
189 helpful votes 189 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

this was a great experience for the 7 of us who were very hungry and looking for a nice quality meal. Style of food was very nice and the quality of the food preparation was excellent Win was a nice selection and although the meals were not huge in size, were very tasty and delicious. I'd go back and that... More 

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Montevideo Department, Uruguay
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We literally walked in off the street because we were curious. Picked up the menus, and while it could have been Indian cuisine, none of the code words were there. I asked the rather distinguished gentleman who stopped at our table, "what cuisine is this/" His reply: Persian". We put ourselves in his hands, and he served the two of... More 

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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65 reviews 65 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Javan has an excellent Chicken Barg, not too cheap, but what do you expect in West LA. I really use to love this place until I found another cheaper place with better food.

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LosAngeles
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

The rack or lamb and cornish game hen are delicious. The food is fresh and clean. Javan substitutes their delicious rice choices with any salad on the menu which makes eating here a healthful option. Service is fast and friendly.

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Boston, MA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I had Chelo-Kabob and it was wonderful. Took my mom in a wheel chair and it was easily accessible. Service was fast and accommodating. A little loud in the restaurant.

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Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

I love middle eastern food but the food here is just o.k., not amazing. But the portions are outrageous, the service is fast and they are extremely child friendly. Make sure to get the cherry rise, that was my personal favorite. But everything tested o.k. Think of it as the Iranian version of home cooking.

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Agawam, Massachusetts
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27 reviews 27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

A really different type of cuisine (ie Persian)? Copious and delicious? Healthy eating? Value for money? Yes, yes, yes, and yes. OK, well, maybe the Bademjan (sauteed and cooked eggplant with lamb shank served in tomato sauce and side of Basmati rice) isn't the healthiest option in the world, but it is one of the most delicious things I had... More 

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NYC
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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

In Los Angeles, most restaurants are closed for Christmas Eve and Christmas. Javan is a great, reasonably priced choice. The stuffed grape leaves were homemade and delicate, unlike most restaurant offerings. The specialty rices -- we tried cherry and dill/fava -- are flavorful. Of the vegetarian options, the kebab is boring.

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Javan serves up authentic persian food in a family style restaurant. I recommend the chicken kabob, the koobideh, and any of the side dishes.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11500 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025-3008
    (Butler)
  • Public Transportation: Location of Javan is just half a block away from the Public transit stop.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Westside
  • Neighborhood: Westside
  • Phone Number: (310) 207-5555

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Persian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children

Description

The Javan Restaurant was established in 1986 on the Westside of Los Angeles, California. The Persian Cuisine it offers is an authentic and delicate blend of featured dishes that represent the diversity of the provinces of Iran, each with their distinct and unique culinary traditions, flavors and food styles. It includes a wide variety of food and a diverse variety of salads, pastries, and drinks specific to different parts of Iran. Each recipe and the preparation of every dish in the kitchens of Javan is the result of first quality Meats, Fish and Foul delicately balanced and mixed with herbs, spices, nuts and Persian flavorings such as saffron, dried limes, cinnamon and parsley to make each mouth watering dish a unique addition to a royal banquet. Our chefs prepare each item on our extensive menu to promote healthy and nutritional eating without sacrificing flavor and taste.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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