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Shamshiri Grill

1712 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024-5608
+1 310-474-1410
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  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“kabobs” (15 reviews)
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“kebab” (17 reviews)
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12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
Middle Eastern, Persian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1712 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024-5608
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good food. Busy place for lunch. Few waiters: poor service. Too crowded. Too noisy. Tables too close to each other.More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank santamonican
HamidM639, Owner at Shamshiri Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

While it's nice to know you enjoyed the food, we're disappointed you felt the service wasn't up to our usual standards. It's unfortunate you felt your experience missed the mark this time around, and we hope you'll give us another chance to impress you with...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I meet a friend here for lunch once a month. The food is always good and a true bargain. This is a Persian (Iranian) restaurant and most of the patrons appear to be Iranian. Lunch has a choice of about 12 dishes and none are...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank morrisk446
HamidM639, Owner at Shamshiri Grill, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

It's always a pleasure seeing you and your friend stop in for lunch, and all of us here at Shamshiri are so thankful for all of your support. We're happy to see you enjoy all of the dishes we offer on our lunch menu, and...More

Reviewed October 24, 2018 via mobile

Amazing middle eastern food! the baba ganoush was fabulous! The Persian rice and lamb dishes authentic. I thought I had to go to the Middle East for this food! Will go backMore

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank R G
HamidM639, Owner at Shamshiri Grill, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2018

We're so happy we could save you the long trip and deliver an authentic experience so close to home! It's wonderful to see the baba ganoush hit the spot for you and was the perfect dish to pair with the Persian rice and lamb you...More

Reviewed October 21, 2018

The food is good, the service varies. A/C could be an issue - tends to be a bit too hot and crammed. Contrary to the experts belief, I tend to pick this Persian restaurant over others (disclosure, I live in the neighborhood but am not...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Lana_Calif
HamidM639, Owner at Shamshiri Grill, responded to this reviewResponded October 26, 2018

Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. It's nice to see you always enjoy your meal with us and like the inviting, laid-back atmosphere we have. We hope that our service will impress you just as much as our food the next time...More

Reviewed October 3, 2018

I absolutely love love Shamshiri Grill, from the outside little garden to the beautiful amazing antique looking and feel of the entrance door to the gorgeous decoration, atmosphere, pleasant staff and delicious big portion assorted platters. Every dish id delicious. They have the most variety...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Gratefullady77
HamidM639, Owner at Shamshiri Grill, responded to this reviewResponded October 11, 2018

It's amazing to see you love how everything is laid out and all the details we have that make up our atmosphere. We're so happy you enjoy all the vegetarian options we have to choose from and the fact that you can see your food...More

Reviewed August 22, 2018 via mobile

I love going to Shamshiri Grill when I'm hungry for protein. The meat is always tender and tasty. Their rice is delicious, but since I'm not eating many carbs these days, I've recently requested extra salad or grilled veggies. Good-sized portions ~ always love taking...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank PacPalKaren
Hamid M, Owner at Shamshiri Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 30, 2018

We're glad to hear the meat is always prepared just the way you like it. It's wonderful the generous portions are perfect for you, and we truly appreciate all the support. We can't wait to see you visit again soon. Warm wishes, Hamid, Chef/Owner

Reviewed August 11, 2018

I've frequented many Persian restaurants, and I am very familiar with the cuisine. This restaurant was recommended by a friend, in an area where there are many other Persian restaurants too. The prices were a little high, and I thought the food was okay. The...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank susanakhoondan
Hamid M, Owner at Shamshiri Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2018

We're glad you decided to stop in and give our restaurant a try. It's nice to know that you enjoyed your visit overall, but we're disappointed your experience didn't wow you. We appreciate the feedback as we're always looking for ways to improve, and we...More

Reviewed August 6, 2018

I have tons of Persian friends, some of whom were raised in Iran, and this is ALWAYS the place they recommend. What more endorsement could there be?

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank Wendy K
Hamid M, Owner at Shamshiri Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2018

We're honored we're the first restaurant that comes to mind when you and your friends have a craving for Persian cuisine, Wendy. Thank you for the kind words. We can't wait to see you visit again soon. Till next time, Hamid, Chef/Owner

Reviewed August 4, 2018

I was here for a group dinner, served family style - so, perhaps a different experience than most. The food was terrific! The sour cherry rice was so unusual and a great contrast with the dill/cucumber rice. The dips were fresh and full of flavor....More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank giorgitd
Hamid M, Owner at Shamshiri Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2018

It's wonderful to hear you loved the variety of unique rice and dips we have to sample, and we're glad you enjoyed the vegetarian dishes we have to choose from as well. We appreciate your feedback, and we'll continue to work hard to deliver great...More

Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

Very nice plate with very welcoming service.the grilled meats and shrimp were very good. I particularly enjoyed the special rice with saffron and dried cherries. Good sized potions as well. Prices were quite reasonable.More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Don T
Hamid M, Owner at Shamshiri Grill, responded to this reviewResponded August 2, 2018

We're glad to hear you love the variety of grilled meats we have available, Don, and it's excellent to know the portions were perfect for you. We're happy you had a great visit and hope you'll come back to see us again soon. Till then,...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
12:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1712 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90024-5608
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > Westside
  • Neighbourhood: Westside
  • Phone Number: +1 310-474-1410
  • E-mail
Shamshiri Grill has been offering high-quality Mediterranean comfort cuisine and catering to Los Angeles since 1981. Every day, you can find us in our open-grill kitchen using fresh ingredients for both traditional and creative Persian dishes. Think freshly baked bread, kebabs, lamb curry, tahchin with chicken, and a variety of vegan dishes. Every meal is served in an environment that is easygoing by day, romantic by night, and ideal for every occasion.
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