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Best Persian Food in San Fernando Valley

mmk Feb 26, 2007 09:12 AM

Connected to my other post looking for a nice Indian/Pakistani restaurant...

I'm looking for a nice, more upscale Persian restaurant in the San Fernando Valley (I'll be driving from Simi Valley to give people an idea). Good food is a must, but ambience is important too as is this is a special occasion. Thanks for any recs anyone can provide!

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  1. Kitchen Queen RE: mmk Feb 26, 2007 10:11 AM

    Not upscale but, great food: Shamshiri Roscoe and Tampa

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      SauceSupreme RE: Kitchen Queen Feb 26, 2007 10:18 AM

      Unfortunately, I also don't know any upscale places. I've always liked Shirin in Woodland Hills off of Ventura.

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        Kitchen Queen RE: SauceSupreme Feb 26, 2007 10:25 AM

        Yes, also very good but, I never get to that end of the valley. There's also Green Cottage at Ventura and Winnetka. Good but, I love Shamshiri!

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          mechugena RE: Kitchen Queen Feb 26, 2007 01:22 PM

          I second Green Cottage. The food is MUCH better than Darband. I felt the latter's was served too quickly, almost as though it was pre-prepared and then reheated. GC took its time, plus we got great entertainment (including the patrons participating) on a Saturday evening.

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      coco puff RE: mmk Feb 26, 2007 12:37 PM

      Darband on Ventura blvd in Tarzana is really good. Nice upscale atmosphere.

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        anthead RE: coco puff Feb 26, 2007 05:04 PM

        Darband is the one I've heard praised by friends, though I've never been there myself. If driving wasn't a problem then Raffi in Glendale, or Shehrzad or Sholeh in Westwood would be very good choices. Personally I love the ambience and decor in Baran on Westwood, but the food's so-so.

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        WestsideLisa RE: mmk Feb 26, 2007 01:37 PM

        Char Fasl in Agoura Hills. I think they have live music on certain nights, and since they remodeled, it looks pretty nice inside. The only thing is that the service can sometimes be "iffy".

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          nottooshabby RE: mmk Feb 26, 2007 03:11 PM

          If you're willing to make the drive out of the Valley, go to Raffi's in Glendale. Beautiful outdoor patio seating area and fantastic food.

          1. katkoupai RE: mmk Feb 27, 2007 05:48 PM

            Maykadeh on Ventura Blvd., if it's still there.

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              lkalo RE: mmk Jan 6, 2009 06:04 PM

              Sheherzad in Sherman Oaks and Green Cottage in Woodland Hills is very good. I have to say I wouldn't touch Darband and have had terrible experiences there regarding the cleanliness of their facilities.

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