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Javan Restaurant

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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: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, Families with children
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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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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  • 0
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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
First time for Persian

Driving for my tour group from Turkey, I was invited in and enjoyed the food and service. Great atmosphere/vibe as everyone there seem to be enjoying themselves. A one man show provided dinner music! Other than the kabobs it was a first! I'm venturing out!! :-)

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2015
Stantrav
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San Diego, California
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Beirut, Lebanon
Level Contributor
31 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

My husband and I have been looking for good Iranian food ever since we left the East coast and we finally found it. The food was so good, portions are large enough to share. We had the Kubideh and Chicken Soltani kabobs, Olivieh salad, Hummous, Sabzi, and cucumber yogurt. Everything was delicious!

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Thank Amber R
Newport Beach
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108 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

I am a fan of Persian food - always been. I have eaten at many Persian restaurants all over the world. Javan was exceptional by way of food and service. It is not a super fancy place. It offers paper napkins and an unassuming atmosphere that borders on nice casual. It was the food that was amazing. I will definitely... More 

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Thank YuriVanetik
San Diego, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015 via mobile

Driving for my tour group from Turkey, I was invited in and enjoyed the food and service. Great atmosphere/vibe as everyone there seem to be enjoying themselves. A one man show provided dinner music! Other than the kabobs it was a first! I'm venturing out!! :-)

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Thank Stantrav
Maryland, USA
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76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015 via mobile

I was unprepared for such a splendid meal with my family. Javan is an attractive restaurant complete with a Persian croner singing in Farsi. He set the stage for a host of onion and lemony treats. A slab of onion and basil leaves were followed by a succulent lemony beef and spinach stew. There was no room for dessert. Even... More 

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Thank NobleDoc
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

As I explained I rate Restaurants...no kitchen served take out orders by cell phone delivered no waitress only waiter and another motley faced waiter middle aged possiblly dirty cops one was handsome robbed me of everything in my wallet for my 2 days or more in the hotel Royal.

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Thank Karen H
Los Angeles, CA
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82 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 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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Thank tmbrod
Sydney
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147 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 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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Thank fishinwater
Montevideo Department, Uruguay
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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72 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

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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Thank larryschwartz2012
LosAngeles
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22 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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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: Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Bar scene, Business meetings, 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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