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“A Beautiful Experience”
Review of Lavash

Lavash
Ranked #747 of 5,693 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Persian
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: San Francisco's Persian cuisine.
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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“A Beautiful Experience”
Reviewed July 4, 2013

Clean, tasteful, beautiful, cozy and welcoming. Great dishes with real Persian taste, served by serviceminded elegant people.
We, from 4 different countries, were all happy after our visit and not in doubt that it was one of our very best experiences in San Francisco, new York and Washington.

  • Visited July 2013
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Tabernash, Colorado
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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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“yummy food and nice atmosphere”
Reviewed May 10, 2013

We did not get as far a s desert, but the apps and dinner were yummy. Persian cuisine with wonderful flavors. 4 of us for dinner and I will not be able to tell you about the price as my friends would not share the bill, got like friends like that.......anyway, a mid week night it was still busy, so you may consider making a reservation if you really want to try it as the place is cosy with a limited space. But it is well worth it.

  • Visited May 2013
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Mountain View, California
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“The food is fine, but not necessarily rave-worthy.”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

Came here with some out-of-town guests, and I'm not sure I would recommend Lavash for that kind of get-together, for a number of reasons:

It's very small, and crowded, and it gets really loud. Also, the small number of tables means you don't feel terribly comfortable sitting and relaxing and catching up. As soon as you finish eating, it does seem like you're expected to jet.

The food is fine, but not necessarily rave-worthy. As vegetarians, there were several things we could order. We got the bademjan vegetarian style and the adas polo with the skewer of vegetables. The adas polo was fine, but really quite dry and not very flavorful. The bademjan was much better; it had much more flavor and complexity-- and the eggplant in it was truly fantastic, melt-in-your-mouth-- but overall, it just wasn't the kind of place I'd seek out and actively try to return to. Which just isn't what you're looking for when you have guests from out of town coming in!

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank ajhorse21
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Syracuse, New York
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Delicious Persian Food”
Reviewed April 8, 2013

I had lunch at this place with my cousin and my wife. If you are craving for some Persian food, this is the place to go.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Amir T
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San Francisco
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47 reviews
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“Great flavors”
Reviewed April 1, 2013

This weekend was our 4th trip to Lavash, and we continue to enjoy the delicious flavors and choices at this fine Persian restaurant. The Fesenjan (stew in pomegranate sauce) was superb, and the kababs joojeh and koobideh were tender, moist and great. The faloodeh for dessert (frozen noodles with rose water and lime) is absolutely unique to Persian fare, and shouldn't be missed. The restaurant is quite small, so reservations are highly recommended on weekends or holidays.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank PeterBSanFrancisco
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