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Apr 11, 2007 11:35 PM


Just had Sarkis, will not go anywhere else. This was great! Check it out!


My second choices are:

Baklava Factory

Aras Pastry
4945 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA
(323) 661-1116

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  1. I love Baklava factory. The do a lot of pastries without nuts that I can eat (nut allergy) and my husband adores the full nut baklava!

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    1. re: Diana

      what do you suggest to get at the baklava factory -- I have passed it often and wondered about it!

        1. re: BearCity

          Yesh, those are loverly. the do good things with pine nuts. I like the nut-free baklava. I reccomend getting a variety and going a block or two to the haru tea house to enjoy baklava with great japanese tea!

    2. Thanks for the suggestion. I love baklava, and it's hard to find the good stuff. I will check it out.

      1. Maybe one of you experts can enlighten me. I was down in San Diego at a club listening to music and as I headed back towards my car a small Lebanese place was open selling baklava and the like. The guy in front of me ordered something else and I asked him what it was. He might have told me the name, but I forgot or I missed the opportunity. It was similar to baklava, but it had pistachios instead of walnuts and it seemed to have a bit more lemony flavor. Anybody know what it's called? It was very good.

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        1. re: Feed_me

          Those are very popular -- I've always called them "baklava fingers" since they're usually rolled.

          To research the subject further, start here:

          And here is Sarkis's current website (also linked below):

          Panos Pastry Bakery
          5150 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

          Baklava Factory
          1415 E Colorado St, Glendale, CA 91205

          Baklava Factory
          12909 Sherman Way, Los Angeles, CA 91605

          Sarkis Pastry
          1111 S Glendale Ave, Glendale, CA 91205

          1. re: maxzook

            Adding Aras ...

            Ara's Pastry
            4945 Hollywood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90027

        2. Sarkis, Need address, web page is gone.

          I need a platter of Baklava with lots of walnuts and honey for a gift. Hope Sarkis does it.

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          1. re: JeetJet

            Have any of the reviewers every had Baklava from Panos Pastry on Hollywood Blvd, and, I believe, in Glendale? If so how does it compare.

            I have always enjoyed their pastries.

            1. re: JeetJet

              There's a Sarki's in Pasadena/Altadena on Washington, just west of Allen, I believe, on the south side of the street. I really like their baklava in all the different versions (I can't eat walnuts anymore and so am thrilled that there's a variety in the nut options). Their baklava isn't drowning in the honey syrup like many other versions, but nor is it dry. Pretty close to perfect to my preferences.

              The new website (also added to the Places link) is: (lots of delectable photos to drool over!).

              Sarkis Pastry
              1776 E Washington Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91104

              1. re: ElsieDee

                Thanks for reporting on the consistency of the baklava at Sarkis. Do you know if the baklava at the other places mentioned are the wet or dry variety?

            2. Your brief Sarkis review has helped me decide which movie theater we'll be seeing Hairspray in today! Instead of Century City, we'll go to Burbank---and then after the movie, we're heading over to Sarkis to stock up for tomorrow's breakfast.
              Thanks muchly for sharing,