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Dec 20, 2010 12:00 AM

Rice with barberries, spinach borani, and other similar Persian dishes

Going to LA next week and would like recs for Persian restaurants. Dishes we love best are the kashke e bademjan, spinach borani, and zereshk polow. Definitely would like a place that makes their own bread. We'll be staying in the Pasadena area but are willing to drive for good food. Thanks!

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  1. Excellent Persian food is to be had in Westwood (30 minute-45 minute drive without traffic from Pasadena).

    Shaherzad's bread is especially good. Try their estamboli polo also!

    1422 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024

    1. Shaherzad and Shamshiri Grill in Westwood are excellent choices, but if I were were in Pasadena I would prefer to take the shorter drive to the equally delicious Raffi's Place in Glendale. Their Zereshk Polo is a winner, though they may not have as wide a menu as some other places.

      Raffi's Place Restaurant
      211 E Broadway, Glendale, CA 91205

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      1. re: losangelicioustimes

        Raffi's has the definite edge when it comes to meat/soltani/kebabs... And it's closer to Pasadena.

        BUT the bread is still better at Shaherzad. I also like Shaherzad's ghaimeh bademjan better.

        1422 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024