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Lavash

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511 Irving Street, San Francisco, CA 94122
(415) 664-5555
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 26
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Lovely Persian food in super atmosphere

We had been recommended Lavash by someone from Iran, so admittedly are expectations were high. We were not disappointed. There were four of us, we ordered 2 appetizers, 3 mains (one for 2), and 3 desserts. We did finish most of the food, it was a bit of a struggle, but the food was so good! My... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
Alida S
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Bozeman, Montana
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Bozeman, Montana
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69 reviews 69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We had been recommended Lavash by someone from Iran, so admittedly are expectations were high. We were not disappointed. There were four of us, we ordered 2 appetizers, 3 mains (one for 2), and 3 desserts. We did finish most of the food, it was a bit of a struggle, but the food was so good! My favorite was the... More 

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56 reviews 56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I found myself alone on the streets near Haight Ashbury looking for great food and I found it. It fairly early on a Friday night but the place was starting to pack in and there was a long list of reservations. They were cool and sat me at a deuce right by the door and I was fine with just... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I love Persian food and this restaurant really delivers. It is full of fragrant and delicious spices used in a subtle, not overwhelming way. The saffron rice and skewers are my favorite. Service is nice and gentle too, not pushy but really friendly. I think it is a family restaurant, it feels that way. The desserts are good too. The... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Imagine an atmosphere of simple hospitality - delicately painted walls, sunlight, wooden tables - as if you have just wandered into someone's Mediterranean home for a meal. Now add plates of rice topped with jewel-like saffron, berries, and nuts, perfectly spiced meats, small plates of feta and cucumber with flat bread. That is Lavash. We stopped in for lunch on... More 

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Lafayette, CA
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Excellent food, service, and music (which was at the right volume, not too loud). Fairly large portions. Persian food is exotic, very tasty, but not hot-spicy. Overall, a perfect lunch.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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563 helpful votes 563 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

After our first visit here last year, we just had to go back. We were shown to a nice table for three for dinner, and they served free lavash with cheese, cucumbers, and lettuce. The chicken fasenjan and pistachio baklava are delicious here. As usual, we had the baklava packaged to go because they provide a generous portion loaded with... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

Enjoyed the many favors of the food. Loved that a little Mezes plate was served at each table. Variety of menu choices were quite good also.

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DFW
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170 reviews 170 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

I enjoyed the middle eastern feel and the wonderful grilled meat and jeweled rice. Small place, but nice large windows make it feel big.

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12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

I had to return to this restaurant in the Sunset area of San Francisco which was introduced to me by a local and good friend who dines there often. Even her other house guests from overseas want to return to eat there as their first meal. Food is delicious and so genuine Persian it is scrumptious. Good sized servings, attentive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

There's the average restaurant that everyone goes too and then there's Lavash in the sunset. As simple as just great food, and they want you to be happy.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 511 Irving Street, San Francisco, CA 94122
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: (415) 664-5555

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Persian
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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