Best restaurants in Glendale?
Looking for moderately priced restaurants with good food in Glendale. I'd love to try Bashan but it's too pricey for what I'm looking for.
Shamshiri in Glendale is great for Persian, and I find the kabobs and rice dishes executed here better than the Westwood location (except for the freshly baked in-house bread in Westwood)
Haven't been in a whle, but Carousel on the busy area of Brand Blvd is decent for Middle Eastern/Lebanese.
Would second the Shamshiri rec. Don't remember it as having the greatest location/decor, but the food was always good.
Went to Damon's steakhouse once. Corny Hawaiianish decor. IIRC, 1/2 of my large group was OK w/ the place, the others weren't impressed. I thought my steak was decently done.
I really like Eleana's for chicken & lamb kabobs and lentil soup, very reasonable price but not fancy. La Cabanita for Mexican in La Crescenta. I hear Damon's has really gone downhill.
3447 N Verdugo Rd, Glendale, CA 91208
Elena Greek Armenian Cuisine
1000 S Glendale Ave, Glendale, CA 91205
our current office 'lunch possibles' list, mostly $5-$8:
Thai in LA [Thai]
303 1/2 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale, 818-548-3539
all good; split a large hot pot
1100 S Central Ave Glendale, CA 91204 (818) 240-1556
Corner of strip mall; but all good. hope they last. Great service.
Ichiban [Japanese & sushi]
120 S Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91204 (818) 242-9966
Lunch 2- or 3-item combo
Octopus [Japanese & sushi]
112 N Maryland Ave, Glendale, CA 91206 (818) 500-8788
Kozy Korner [Thai]
213 W Wilson Ave, Glendale, CA 91203 (818) 242-6608
ok but very small
207 W Wilson Ave, Glendale, CA 91209 (818) 507-0812
Glendale Grill [Kabobs]
all good; across street from Elena's, by co-founder of Cafe Bravo. Great service.
206 W Colorado St, Glendale, CA 91204 (818) 246-0244
all good; Carne Asada breakfast. Tell the waiter it's your birthday; beware.
126 North Brand Blvd., Glendale, CA 91203 (818) 242-0505
slow; just ok
El Morfi [Argentine]
241 North Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203 (818) 547-4420
315 North Brand Blvd. Glendale, CA 91203 (818) 956-5996
all good. you must go
230 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203 (818) 956-5888
ok chicken. and a waiter who wants to entertain
216 N Orange St, Glendale, CA 91203 (818) 500-9550
and be very nice to the waitresses
Thai Food [Thai/Viet]
1361 E Colorado, Glendale 91205
all good; very small
here's a previous discussion link:
Not me. Once I went in there years ago, ate in-house with a co-worker and paid at the counter. As I was looking at the items they sell around the register and selecting some items to purchse, the person told me I had not paid for my meal (this is the same person I had paid 5 minutes earlier). I knew what I had in my purse and knew I had paid. Stood there for 5+ minutes while I made the person count the money in the register. In the end, it proved that I had. However, I got no apology for them calling me a liar or the fact that I had to stand there looking like an idiot. Food is not that great, either. Go to Thai in LA for much better.
Also, I love Mamita Peruvian on Brand. Very good Peruvian food.
A FANTASTIC indian place near bashan is indias flavor in montrose it is my favorite indian place and i reccomend everyone close by to try it
You have good timing - google offers just posted a Bashan discount!
For breakfast (not lunch or dinner) Dish.
Also love Masa of Echo Park for breakfast.
For dinner - Sedthee Thai on brand. Really sophisticated, fresh thai food, not dirt cheap but not too pricey either. Great happy hour.
You can't be in Glendale and not hit Portos, it's too much fun to miss. Greta sandwiches and pastries and the line moves way faster than you think it will.