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Javan Restaurant

11500 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025-3008 (Westside)
(310) 207-5555
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Ranked #937 of 8,552 restaurants in Los Angeles
Cuisines: African, Middle Eastern, Persian
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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
Neighborhood: Westside
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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English first
Boston, MA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
57 reviews 57 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

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

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Los Angeles
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239 reviews 239 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

My wife and I enjoyed wonderful Persian food at Javan with a good friend who introduced us to this place. I ordered the Gheymeh Bademjan stew, actually a combination of two stews, one containing sauteed and cooked eggplant with lamb shank served in tomato sauce, the other sauteed beef and split peas cooked in tomato sauce topped with a few... More

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Just an overall terrific experience at this little gem on Santa Monica Blvd. Extensive menu at quite reasonable prices and some truly delicious lamb and rice dishes with succulent sauces. The wait staff are eager to please and flawlessly groomed.

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Los Angeles
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013 via mobile

Very disappointing, somewhat tasteless food & by no means inexpensive. Many other great Persian restaurants nearby offer a much better dining experience. But the service was lovely.

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