Afghani and Persian cuisine
Looking for a recommendation for outstanding Afghani and Persian cuisine in the LA area. Thanks!
Since this is your first post, welcome to Chowhound!
It would be Very helpful if we knew what area of town that you are interested in - this board covers a huge territory.
Westwood is the epicenter of Persian restaurants but you can find something in most neighborhoods. Using Search on title:persian came up with a few of my favorite recent topics:
http://www.chow.com/topics/400287 - westside
http://www.chow.com/topics/431026 - downtown
http://www.chow.com/topics/420327 - south bay
Afghani restaurants are pretty scarce, hopefully a good reco will pop up.
Now, it's katkoupai's turn.......:-)
There's a place called Azeen's in Old Pas that has Afghani food. I have never been there, but I've heard that it's good.
My favorite Persian restaurant on the Westside is Shamshiri Grill. I also recently tried Shahrzade. They make fresh bread, and it's very good.
My family's favorite in Glendale is Raffi's Place.
For good take-out in the San Fernando Valley, check out It's All Good House of Kabob.
1712 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024
Raffi's Place Restaurant
211 E Broadway, Glendale, CA 91205
It's All Good House of Kabob - duplicate
Reseda Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 91356
It's All Good is a small hole-in-the-wall in Reseda (in the San Fernando Valley). I recommend the chief kabob plate. It comes with three or four kinds of kabob and a choice of rice or bread, I believe. If you live in the Valley, it's worth checking out, but if you live closer to West LA, stick with the restaurants on Westwood Blvd. The space inside of It's All Good is quite small, and parking is very tight due to the location. You can dine in or take out.
No. Having eaten at both I would say Darya South Coast Plaza is in Javan's league, which is saying a lot, and it has the fanciest interior of **any** Persian place I have encountered. We were only at Darya Westside once, not long after it opened, and the only thing memorable was that they charged my credit card twice. In fairness, marlane is not the only poster to say nice things about their food, so they may be better now.