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511 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122-2513
+1 415-664-5555
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“sabzi” (9 reviews)
“kabob” (8 reviews)
“koobideh” (6 reviews)
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Persian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
511 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122-2513
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Reviewed January 22, 2018

I am from Southern Cal where we have superior quality Persian restaurants. Lavash restaurant's food quality and service is mediocre at best.

Thank Nick N
Reviewed November 6, 2017 via mobile

Delightful persion food, but very crowded and noisy. Table was quite small and difficult to balance serving plates with dinner plates. It would have been better with a smaller crowd.

Thank Christina H
Reviewed September 11, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant is a true gem for delicious food and friendly service in the heart of the city. My son loves the koobideh here and chooses Lavash for every special occasion. The place is small and you may end up waiting for tables even with...More

Thank Ana1122
Reviewed September 10, 2017

Hidden gem, great food, great customer service, a bit pricey but well worth the money. If you are not willing to wait for a table, you better make reservations.

Thank anchorage2010
Reviewed August 11, 2017 via mobile

My husband got one of the soups and I got one of the jeweled rice dishes. We both were very impressed. I loved the mint tea, also, and the rock candy it came with. The waiter was friendly and attentive.

Thank emily0116
Reviewed August 6, 2017 via mobile

Had a reservation at 7 pm for 8...showed up and were rudely told the table wouldn't be ready for 10 minutes. 40 minutes later, after watching multiple parties leave and seeing a few tables were free, we went back in to check and were told...More

Thank MarySue B
Reviewed August 4, 2017 via mobile

Our family visited Lavash for dinner. We didn't have reservations but they were able to accommodate us in the small but lovely dining room. We enjoyed a complimentary starter of bread, cheese and herbs. We shared several kabobs: beef, chicken and vegetable. The meat was...More

Thank MominMaryland08
Reviewed June 7, 2017

I have tried all the persian restaurants on the east coast. I am originally from Maryland. I have never tasted iranian kabob like this! It was as if I ordered a dish from Iran. I have been to Iran and sat down on their carpet...More

Thank docsizar
Reviewed May 31, 2017 via mobile

The food was great. Had chicken in a sweet and sour pomegranate sauce. Eggplant appetizer. Rosewater gellato. Just outstanding. We didn't have a reservation, but they do recommend. Enjoy.

Thank Daniel R
Reviewed March 13, 2017 via mobile

Food is mediocre. Chicken kabob is the only item that is good enough on that menu. The rest isn't even close to Persian food. We went back just to give it another shot and we had the worst unwelcoming experience as we had kids with...More

Thank Hedy F
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Delivery, Takeout, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 511 Irving St, San Francisco, CA 94122-2513
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-664-5555
San Francisco's Persian cuisine.
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