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Darya Restaurant Santa Monica

12130 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025-2516 (Westside)
310-442-9000
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Ranked #1,251 of 8,581 Restaurants in Los Angeles
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Neighborhood: Westside
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I finally ate here after many Persian friends recommended Darya. And I found a parking spot right in front! The gormeh sabzi and boneless chicken kabob were perfect! Plus, their rice is spot on. Separate grains topped with a saffron yellow sheen. I went by myself and must come back with a group to try more dishes.

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San Antonio, Texas
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014 via mobile

Food was so bad I am Iranian and I be ashamed of this place the soup(asheh reshteh) tasted like dishwasher water, stuffed grape leafs were tough and smelled I ordered the white fish but it had the texture of a leather shoe they also add 18% tip for the service that deserves 0% I asked for manager and was told... More

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USA
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We had dinner here on a previous trip and decided to have lunch here during a trip to Southern California. The place was packed and service was very good. Both of our entrees were really good, we had Lubia Polo and Shish Kebab, plus tea and baklava for desert.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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79 reviews 79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

I was in LA for a conference and looking for great Persian Food. I got a recommendation from a friend who knows LA to go to Darya. I was a bit unsure when I saw the store front and the decor but I was WRONG! The food is amazing!!! Fresh, delicious and generous. I had the boneless chicken Kabbob and... More

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Santa Monica, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Nice open dining area, but it can get noisy at dinner. I usually get Persian food at Darya because it is the freshest and most authentic Persian food in West Los Angeles. Prices are slightly above the competing Iranian places, but Darya delivers a superb meal. To Order, My Favorites: Mahi Sefid Sabzi Polo: white fish with herbed rice. The... More

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Santa Monica, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

The food here is great. Very authentic Iranian food. The restaurant atmosphere is good and authentic. Their delivery service is a bit bad. The drivers are not friendly but the food is exactly the same as the restaurant, which is important.

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Los Angeles, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I usually order take outs from Darya as the food is really good and fresh however the decor leaves much to be desired.

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Vienna, Virginia
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70 reviews 70 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

Darya is a great persian restaurant. No Doubt it has the best filet kabob (Barg) I have ever had. The portions are generous and very tasty. I highly recommend it.

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Scranton, Pennsylvania
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91 reviews 91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

We were there with a group of 6 of us, but the service was great and the food was even better. We had the beef, ground chicken and white fish. We have eaten there 3 times now and have not been able to finish a dinner yet. The wait staff is good at selecting appetizers and meals to meet your... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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71 reviews 71 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

For me the Naderi kabab is the best "Bargh" you can find anywhere in the world. Love this restaurant.

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