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Javan Restaurant

11500 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025-3008 (Westside)
(310) 207-5555
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Ranked #1,217 of 8,691 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Middle Eastern, Persian
Neighborhood: Westside
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Butler
Transit: Location of Javan is just half a block away from the Public transit stop.
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.
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Montevideo Department, Uruguay
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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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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
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Santa Monica, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I ordered this for delivery on occasion. It's not the most authentic Iranian food but it's decent enough - especially for delivery service.

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l.a., ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

great food, great atmosphere, superfast delivery !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Additional Information about Javan Restaurant

Address: 11500 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025-3008
Phone Number: (310) 207-5555
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Westside
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
Cuisine: Middle Eastern, Persian

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