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Javan Restaurant

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11500 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025-3008 (Butler)
+1 310-207-5555
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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58 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Living in Europe, we organised a luncheon for out LA relatives at Javan (on the recommendation of a cousin). Though a fairly simple restaurant, it has valet parking in a garage under the building. The decor is a bit seedy 1950's, but the reception couldn't be friendlier. The patience of the maitre'd for the group to make its decisions was... More 

Thank J D
Washington DC
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

Great ambiance. It has a bar, a nice one too. Food is great and service is great and very friendly. Their Kash Bademjan is very delicious (one of the best I've ever had!). Kabobs are very good. I really liked the Barg, the chicken kabob was good. The Koubideh is also very good with the standards of Persian cooking but... More 

Thank Sepantha
Oxnard, California
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147 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Elegant atmosphere to enjoy authentic (so I am told) Persian food. Friendly attentive staff and generous portions.

Thank Dan R
Los Angeles, California
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123 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I raved about Javan on TripAdvisor back in early 2014, but as we’d not been there again for quite a while, it seemed a good idea to check back in after a visit with friends to a recent Santa Monica Symphony concert. Prices have gone up a bit, but otherwise everything was reassuringly up to one’s memories, particularly the (for... More 

Thank davidjbrown10
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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102 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

In Spite of the fact the food looks and taste somehow Iranian, I had feeling that its not real. Maybe because they had no grounded meat kabab and they sold Alcohol? The service was fast and polite but not native English actually they had difficulties.

Thank Falconi66
Malibu, California
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1,057 reviews
551 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 432 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

It's a large space that was near empty early 6 on a Saturday night. I understand it does fill up so use reservations. Piano player was quietly doing his thing later incur meal. I want more taste experience with those Persian flavors. Thanks to Javan for really turning us onto to some of them Our waiter was way knowledgable and... More 

Thank SanMo
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

Wow! Went on a Saturday night - very festive atmosphere, great food, excellent service! Had my favorite beef koobideh- juicy and tender. The gomah sabzi was the best I've ever had- delicate and tasty! My water glass was never empty and the server was well versed in all things Persian. We even got tips on markets and a bakery! If... More 

Thank nu2tech
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

Service wasn't great, they mixed up with out drinks... And didn't check up on us after getting our meals. Meals came before drinks. Complementary bread came without cheese which is unusual for a persian cuisine. But the meal compensated for their service! Fasinjan (walnut stew) was yum! Javan kebab was delicious.

Thank Foz B
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Delicious food, excellent service and a great atmosphere. Good for any type of visit, whether family, friends or a couple. I will definitely come back!

Thank KayWAmsterdam
Yeovil, United Kingdom
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Good kebabs, fresh salad and light rice, good fruit juice and a nice glass of chai - good for business!

Thank yusuf69

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Middle Eastern, Persian, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11500 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025-3008
  • Public Transportation: Location of Javan is just half a block away from the Public transit stop.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Westside
  • Neighbourhood: Westside
  • Phone Number: +1 310-207-5555
The Javan Restaurant was established in 1986 on the Westside of Los Angeles, California. The Persian Cuisine it offers is an authentic and delicate blend of featured dishes that represent the diversity of the provinces of Iran, each with their distinct and unique culinary traditions, flavors and food styles. It includes a wide variety of food and a diverse variety of salads, pastries, and drinks specific to different parts of Iran. Each recipe and the preparation of every dish in the kitchens of Javan is the result of first quality Meats, Fish and Foul delicately balanced and mixed with herbs, spices, nuts and Persian flavorings such as saffron, dried limes, cinnamon and parsley to make each mouth watering dish a unique addition to a royal banquet. Our chefs prepare each item on our extensive menu to promote healthy and nutritional eating without sacrificing flavor and taste.

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