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About Javan Restaurant

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.

11500 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Los Angeles, CA 90025
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Persian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Daily: 11:30am - 5:00pm
Dinner:
Daily: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Butler

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(310) 207-5555

Website:
http://javanrestaurant.com/

Catering:
Javan Restaurant offers undeniable style and unfailing quality in catering services.You can now enjoy Javan’s delicious Persian food from the comfort of your home or office.We offer delivery up to three miles from our location. We also offer special corporate and group pricing. Please visit our online menu or download a copy. We can also fax our menu to you. Please contact us and we will gladly set an appointment to plan your next social or corporate meeting.

Parking Details:
Javan has its own accessible parking areas in the building.

Public Transit:
Location of Javan is just half a block away from the Public transit stop.

Private Dining

Come to Javan Restaurant for all your fine Persian cuisine cravings. Javan Restaurant is a great place to entertain special guests and clients. We will make sure you have a great time!

Javan Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.2

service

4.4

ambience

4.0

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Healthy (4)
Good for a Date (3)
Authentic (3)
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Good for Anniversaries (2)
Casual (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Great for Lunch (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Consistently, a great meal with excellent service!

Tags: Healthy, Tasting Menu
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Parking is tough. You habe to find it on the street. Busy and loud on a Saturday. Server was pleasant. Food came out in a timely manner.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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·Dined on October 18, 2017

The staff was very polite and accommodating and the ambiance was quiet and relaxing. It was our first time trying Persian food at a restaurant and we really enjoyed it! The Ash Joe was very good, and also the Cornish hen chicken kebab. The somewhat exotic flavors were both delicious and refreshing. I will definitely eat there again, and highly recommend it to anyone looking to give Persian cuisine a try.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Healthy
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Good Persian food, very authentic in a casual and friendly setting.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Food was very good, service also very good. It was quiet when we arrived (early - 5:30PM for dinner), but noise level gradually increased until it became a problem. We were forced to leave earlier than we would have liked, because it became difficult to hear one another.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Healthy, Casual
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·Dined on August 10, 2017

Was great and good food , good sevice
Not exactly like your grand mum would cooked for you but still cheap and good

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Wonderful attentive, friendly and informative service. Top notch. Food portions sizes are large and food is wonderful. So flavorfull. Had the rack of lamb and it was tender and delish. House ice cream with subtle rose flavor is refreshing and wonderful.

LA experienced a power outage while we were there and they processed our payment via ipad and a clear handwritten check.

Great restaurant.

Tags: Vegan, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Healthy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Celebrating my husbands acceptance into American Film Institute. He is from Iran and we had the most amazing experience! I cook almost all of the Persian dishes for him and the food did not disappoint! Great service and value! We will be back!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 8, 2017

I have always liked Javan, and since we often eat the same kind of food in the Westwood area, we all decided that Javan is the best. The food was prepared and served well, and had a wonderful blend of flavors and ingredients, but was also filling. I loved the homemade lemonade, which was refreshing, and showed the little personal touches which place Javan as a cut above other similar restaurants. I'd recommend this restaurant and return to this restaurant often.

Tags: People Watching, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Excellent Middle Eastern food. Great prices and service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Delicious Middle Easter food. Great service, food and value something​ you don't find on the Westside.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Casual, Healthy, Live Music
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 7, 2017

Good food, nice folks work there but service can be erratic. Hard surfaces make it kind of noisy.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 2, 2017

I enjoyed the food and service.I highly recommend it.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 24, 2017

We always enjoy Javan, although this time it was a bit too noisy for conversation. The food and service were great!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Delicious meal on Nowruz. Got several different dishes and shared them and surprisingly with all the red meat we ordered the juicy chicken was all of our favorites! One of my favorite Persian restaurants in Westwood/santa monica! We will be back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 18, 2017

I was so looking forward to trying Javan after driving past it for many years. Some of my Persian friends had recommended it. the portions, especially the rice, were very generous. The cherry rice and raisin/lentil rice were particularly delicious, but you have to be a fan of dill, and i mean LOTS of dill, to like the herbed rice, which i didnt.
I was disappointed that the only fish dish on the menu was grilled on skewers, since many of my friends make a salmon or other fish stuffed with herbs, that is moist and fantastic. As with most restaurants, the skewered dishes were dry, both the fish and the chicken. i told the very nice waiter ahead of time that i was concerned that it would be dry, and alas it was. There was a very nice $11 chardonnay on the menu.
So in the end, it will be a long time before i come back. there are just too many wonderful restaurants in l.a. that know how to grill fish and chicken. i think that in large part this restaurant has a steady clientele of regulars and others looking for a reasonably priced dinner. But they could challenge themselves very easily and have a GREAT restaurant.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Our party of 5 was very satisfied. The food was delicious, the beef kabobs were very tender, and the service was excellent. We especially enjoyed the Fesenjan entree, and the Bamieh dessert.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Javan was good but not one of the best Persian restaurants in LA. There's a large Persian community and we tend to go to a Persian restaurant each time we're in the area. Javan seemed more like an American version of a Persian restaurant. There are 2 rooms in the restaurant and no one in our room was Perisian/Iranian.

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 (Tampa)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Amazing, food is delicious!!! Friendly staff. I think it's the best in that area

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Javan is always a go to restaurant for delicious meals. They offer a large variety of choices on their menu.The service is always excellent. We enjoy coming to Javan.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Excellent food!! We enjoyed our lunch. Our waiter was kind and attentive!! The best Persian food 🥘
Very fresh!

Clean restaurant

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 7, 2017

Wife and I dined with friends this night. First time for them. Food so fresh and tasty as always. Server Vahid and team great service as usual.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Good service,good employees,nice place,good food quality.😃😃😃😃

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2016

Persian hospitality is legendary and the caring service in this restaurant lives up to one's expectations. The decor is restrained, the sound level blessedly low with no intrusive background music. The menu includes many Persian standards and offers extraordinarily good value, particularly since most starters and main courses are large enough to be shared. Warm, freshly made dolmas, braised lamb shank and chicken faisenjan are standouts. The traditional appetizer of raw sweet onion and mint with flatbread was quickly polished off. Short, reasonably priced wine list.

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 18, 2016

Great food and too many servers

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 4, 2016

Tried salmon kebab for first time. Very tasty. This is our go-to Persian place. No need to go to Westwood. Ambience is elegant yet comfortable. Team service outstanding.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Romantic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 26, 2016

Service was great. Food outstanding

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Outstanding Middle Eastern food at reasonable prices in WLA.

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Paleo Friendly, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 12, 2016

Excellent Middle Eastern food. Great value. Friendly and professional staff.

Tags: Fun, Healthy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 25, 2016

The food was AMAZING! My cousin and I LOVE Persian food and it was so delicious. We got a bunch of things to share and try and it was wonderful. The service was excellent, as well. Friendly and attentative staff! I will be back next time I'm in LA!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 20, 2016

The food was delicious and the service was beyond impeccable and into “do you guys think I’m with the mafia because you’re being so incredibly nice?” The drinks were delicious and the wine was incredibly cheap yet delicious.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 10, 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 professional.

Love the favash, onion, butter and mint.
Beef was juicy
Chicken was juicy and flavorful
Portions are large
Too full for desserts.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 8, 2016

Someone always greets you at the door. Food is very satisfying and tastes very good. We are there at least once a month.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Casual, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 4, 2016

They took three days to post my points to the system.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on September 4, 2016

Great food, Great Service!!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 20, 2016

Compares very well to Persian restaurants in L.A. and even the middle east. Portions were very generous, service good, staff willing to make accommodations,and pricing very fair. Food could have used a bit more depth of flavor. Seemed as if several of the cooked dishes were pre-prepared and therefore a bit mushy.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 7, 2016

Never disappoints. Tonight we had server Vahid, assisted by Amir. Attentive service with a sense of humor. We always feel appreciated and well taken care of by host and entire staff. We order the whitefish kebab 90% of the time.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 17, 2016

Convenient location, as we went after a movie across the street. Lots of seating options were available.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 18, 2016

Excellent, excellent food!! Best Persian food around.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 11, 2016

A great go-to restaurant that never disappoints! We go to Javan often and find that they have delicious food, ample portions at a reasonable price. Go for it!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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