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Armenian restaurant in SF

exboonie Apr 12, 2007 08:28 PM

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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    gaianeh Apr 12, 2007 10:19 PM

    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
      Robert Lauriston Apr 13, 2007 08:50 AM

      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.


    2. Robert Lauriston Apr 12, 2007 09:19 PM

      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.

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