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Nara Mediterranean Bistro & Lounge

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17970 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91316-3632 (Formerly Banu)
+1 818-774-9621
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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San Carlos, CA
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place has excellent Lebanese food. Authentic "mezza" (appetizers). We were there with a large group and the service was excellent as well. Don't skip the kibbeh Neyyeh (Raw meat).

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Burbank, California, Usa
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed October 30, 2013

We joined another couple who praised this small restaurant off of Ventura Blvd. I must say that we also enjoyed our experience there. The service was outstanding and the food was good. We sat outdoors and enjoyed the hookah and the atmosphere. They have a DJ playing music which was also nice.

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Toledo, OH
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 7, 2011

Banu is less than 5 months old, but it is THE Persian restaurant for people who want to experience traditional cuisine in a modern Persian atmosphere. Get a reservation on the patio and share one of the elegant leather booths fitted with a Persian rug and lots of pillows. Remember to take off your shoes when you enter the booth.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Mediterranean, Greek, Middle Eastern
Restaurant features
Open Hours
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17970 Ventura Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91316-3632 (Formerly Banu)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles
  • Phone Number: +1 818-774-9621
Modern style Mediterranean restaurant, pleasant atmosphere, music and belly dancing in weekends, hookah lounge that opens late. Lebanese chef that is well known for food display and great taste

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?