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Apr 12, 2007 08:28 PM

Armenian restaurant in SF

My sister is moving to Armenia for the Peace Corps. We would like to sample some Armenian food in SF. Any suggestions?

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  1. I'm not sure there is any except at the occasional church fair.

    Some old reports suggest that Krivaar Café and Leila are Armenian, but I'm not sure that's true.

    There are a bunch of Turkish places.

    1. Paul K and La Mediteranee are Armenian owned, I believe, but don't offer strictly "Armenian" food. There may be a few Armenian dishes, but I think they are more well known for offering pan-Mediterranean dishes. If there is time, your best bet may be to visit the Los Angeles area as there are TONS down there. Especially Glendale. Kudos to your sister!

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      1. re: gaianeh

        Paul K's Cal-Med, no distinct Armenian focus though they do have kofte and lamb with pomegranate.

        The La Mediterranee mini-chain makes some of the worst Middle Eastern food I've had. No discernable Armenian influence.

        I think Yaya's Iraqi cuisine comes closest in flavor to the food I've had at Armenian church festivals.