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Hank's Bistro

12 reviews
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$30 and under
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Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Groups
  • Special Occasion

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For over 25 years, Hank’s Bistro has been serving Manhattan Beach and Los Angeles’s South Bay with a combination of traditional Persian and Italian dishes that will keep you coming back for more. With extensive lunch and dinner options, you can stop in for a quick bite on your lunch break, or head there with a group for dinner.

If you’re in the mood for Persian, try one of Hank’s Bistro’s filet mignon skewers or one of the many house stews such as gheymeh, which is yellow split peas cooked in saffron and onion sauce with beef and basmati rice. If it’s Italian you’re after, there are plenty of traditional options at Hank’s Bistro like calamari or fresh mussels, steamed clams and a host of pasta dishes like tomato pomadora or farfala topped with sautéed salmon.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Persian, Italian, American
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Daily: 11:00AM - 4:00PM
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00PM - 9:00PM
Friday & Saturday: 4:00PM - 10:00PM
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Phone number
(310) 679-2222
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Our friendly and courteous catering staff is always ready to make your dining experience positively memorable. Whether you are looking for Traditional Persian or Italian food, we have what you're looking for. We serve Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, El Segundo and ALL of our South bay customers with only the finest catering services.

Our restaurant prepares all it's catering entrees with only the freshest ingredients. Catering is available for all occasions .
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Cross street
Rosecrans Ave.
Banquet, Beer, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
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5.0Dined on July 3, 2014

First time to Hank's, great menu and selection, will go back again the next time I'm in the area.

4.0Dined on June 16, 2014

I love thier kubadah (not sure of spelling but thier ground beef skewers), rice, and grilled tomatoes. But they are now cutting thier tomatoes in half now. I am so disappointed. When I commented to the waiter I was told they do this when the tomatoes are big. I have been eating here for many years, they have never cut thier tomatoes before. Do not start now. Thier food was delicious though.

5.0Dined on October 2, 2013

I would not have found this Persian restaurant if it wasn't for Open Table. Not far from LAX in Lawndale, it was a surprise for great Afghanistan and other ethnic dishes; kabobs and various rice dishes were my favorite. They also have Italian dishes.
They do have a lunch menu. Located in a busy corner shopping center, there is plenty of free parking.
Service was very good and personal. Restaurant has been refurbished and looks welcoming. Will definitely bring business colleagues back for a good meal.

5.0Dined on July 20, 2013

This is a wonderful alternative to some of the other restaurants I've been to.....the chicken kubideh is to die for and their chicken parmaigiana was on point.....cooked to perfection....well definitely return and give other dishes a try :)'s halal as well :)

5.0Dined on February 21, 2013

The service was excellent and food delicious!

4.0Dined on January 18, 2013

The wait staff was extremely friendly and the portions were quite substantial. I made it through maybe a third of my (very delicious) pasta. This seemed like a very family-friendly restaurant.

5.0Dined on October 5, 2012

we never ate there; we were erroneosly givenpoints for a dinner there.

5.0Dined on July 24, 2012

Love their Persian food, the roasted tomatoes and saffron rice are awesome. Skewers are fantastic.

4.0Dined on May 3, 2012

good prices, great food, friendly staff - I'll be back.

1.0Dined on February 14, 2012

The service was poor, as they were trying to rush us through our dinner just so they could close sooner. The only time we would see the waiter was when he was checking if we wanted the bill.. What's the point of a reservation if we're just gonna be kicked out because the staff wanted to close shop. They even started vacuuming while we were eating. Overall poor service, I rather go Norms or Denny's

3.0Dined on February 11, 2012

Local neighborhood restaurant, good food in a pleasant environment - and very reasonable!

4.0Dined on November 26, 2011

The restaurant was very clean and the wait staff was very polite. The menu had many wonderful options both Italian and Persian. The wine list is limited, but good. The food was well prepared and the portions were huge, maybe too big, but worked well the next day at home too.... Nice for a dinner for two or a group for a casual dining experience. I recommend it to anyone for a nice change and to support a local business.