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Javan Restaurant

11500 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025-3008
+1 310-207-5555
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good47%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“kabobs” (6 reviews)
“stew” (5 reviews)
“barg” (4 reviews)
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Middle Eastern, Persian, Halal
$$ - $$$
11500 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025-3008
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I had dinner in this restaurant. Although staff were friendly. Restaurant seemed clean. However food quality was extremely bad and not tasty at all. We tried the chicken as well the meat and all didn't taste good and we couldn't complete it. Starters also below...More

Thank M J
Reviewed 3 August 2017 via mobile

We ordered the chicken barg and beef soltani. Both were excellent and highly recommended. The service was prompt and professional. Great overall experience!

Thank Irv6182
Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

I tried this place few days ago, I had the food to go and honestly the guys there were very nice. The food was good, I had the chicken boneless and a mast moseer. The later was not that good but their chicken was fresh...More

Thank Ahmed J
Reviewed 29 April 2017

I used to eat at this restaurant regularly while I lived in Los Angeles. On a recent return trip, I put it high on the must do list. It's that good. Particularly recommend the appetizer with herbs, onion, radish, feta, walnuts, and lavash. It's flavorful,...More

Thank Jjjjjjjjjj1
Reviewed 1 April 2017

We had a big family birthday gathering celebrating my uncle's 80th and my cousin's 30th. My wife and I are from Miami and the main focus of middle eastern food is more Lebanese and Syrian so we were excited for something different. And given the...More

Thank GreyTravelor
Reviewed 21 February 2017 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...More

Thank J D
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...More

Thank Sepantha
Reviewed 1 February 2017

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

Thank Dan R
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...More

Thank davidjbrown10
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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m.
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
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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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