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westsidegal Mar 18, 2006 09:14 PM

had a GREAT kuku sandwich for lunch today at the attari sandwich shop

Link: http://www.laweekly.com/dining/658/ku...

  1. Baron Apr 18, 2008 05:06 PM

    I’m embarrassed to ask. but where is Attari and what is a kuku sandwich? The link didn't help. I love a good sandwich.

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    1. re: Baron
      Servorg Apr 18, 2008 05:30 PM

      That link didn't help because that write up was from 2006 and the link took you to the latest edition of the LA Weekly 2 years later. Take a look at this even older thread which gives address and kuku sandwich description:


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      bolonpinpon Apr 18, 2008 04:48 PM

      Yes, I read the La Weekly review about this place and decided to check it out.
      Today was my first time at Attari, and I was less than impressed. I ordered three sandwiches: the greens and potato kuku , and the beef kotlet.

      All three sandwiches were lacking in flavor-- not horrible, but just whatever. The bread
      wasn't great, either. If I ever go there again, I'll definitely stay away from the sandwiches (even though the kuku sandwich was recommended in the LA Weekly review).

      Maybe the quality of the food has changed since the last posts?

      I came to Attari with great expectations, but was sadly disappointed.

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      1. re: bolonpinpon
        westsidegal Apr 18, 2008 05:26 PM

        fwiw, the last time i was there i had their soup (fantastic) and their shirazi salad (which, as much as i like the shirazi salad at shamshiri grill, this was better).

        it should be noted, though, that the prices here are higher than those at shamshiri.

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        AppleSpam Dec 12, 2006 10:11 PM

        The ash (sp?) is probably the most life-giving, complex, and satisfying thing that can be put in a bowl. I'm there weekly-- as a westwood office worker-- to eat the soup in the patio. The older woman at the counter thinks its funny when you try to pronounce the soup's name.

        As for the sandwiches, I've tried the different varieties and I can't seem to get into the flavor. But then again, maybe you have to be raised on kuku.

        Also try the dolmas in the glass deli case.

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          modernist Mar 21, 2006 04:27 PM

          whats that paste called. its a daily special. its served with mints and looks kind of like a glop of refried beans...

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          1. re: modernist
            kevin Mar 21, 2006 09:56 PM

            that's the lamb, i think called ab goosht.

            just on fridays, though, if im'm correct.

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            coco puff Mar 20, 2006 07:55 PM

            try the "awsh" next time...its a wonderful soup...practically a meal in itself w/beans, greens and some noodles...I can't even describe it..its wonderful!

            try the kotlet sandwich too next time.

            1. k
              kevin Mar 18, 2006 10:52 PM

              this place is a nice little gem, next time try the chicken cutlet great and if you need some extra spicey-ness doctor it with some sirarchica gladly placed on most of the tables.

              the persian version of bay cities if you will or rinaldi's. and lon fridays they got a special lamb stew, haven't tried it yet, but heard it's quite good.

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