Javan Restaurant

4.4
92 Reviews
$30 and under
Persian
Javan Restaurant was established in 1986 on the Westside of Los Angeles, California offering an authentic and delicate blend of Persian Cuisine's best recipies, each made with a distinct and unique flavors of the culinary traditions and styles. Each plate is carefully prepared with the besty quality of Meat, Fish, Poultry & Produce, delicately brougth together with traditional herbs, spices, nuts and Persian spices such as saffron, Sun dried Limes, and Advieh.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 92 people are saying
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4.4based on all time ratings
4.4
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4.4
service
4.0
ambience
4.2
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience5

They arnt closed. Just changed name

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AKBK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I went here with my girlfriend on a date. What makes review for Javan difficult was the hit and miss nature of both food and service. Kabob, vegetable, and tomato stews were very good. But the yogurt dip and cheese appetizers were not. The cheese was rather tasteless and yogurt tasted stale. The service was the low point. One of our appetizers was never delivered to the table (they took it off the bill), no one really checked on us during our dinner to make sure things were ok (they were not), and staple items such as bread was missing until we got wait staff's attention and specifically ask about 10 min after the appetizers were delivered. The restaurant was not busy at all with only 5-6 tables with clients. I think this might be a good place for regulars (the person who was sitting behind us was getting exceptional service) but not for those on the exploration path.

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vipDianaF
Los Angeles
254 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Javan never disappoints - especially since they've reinstated their orange peel almond rice!

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vipIphilipson
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food was uninspired. Vegetarian options virtually nonexistent. With so many better Persian options on the west side, it's unclear why anyone would choose Javan

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Persian food restaurant. Food is wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service and value

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vipK123
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Delicious, lots of help with ordering. A lovely place

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vipChuckP
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently, a great meal with excellent service!

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GinaM
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Rude waiter. That’s all I’ll write

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CynthiaandKyleigh
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2017
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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.

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viptemujin
Denver
54 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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

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KingM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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.

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LizT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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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vipMichaelM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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GraydonA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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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ozmatoo
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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HelaineG
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Excellent Middle Eastern food. Great prices and service.

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viphelaineG
Los Angeles
66 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

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vipWlatraveler
Los Angeles
70 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2017
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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

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vipHealthyEater
Los Angeles
59 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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HungryItalian
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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.

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vipPaul
Los Angeles
105 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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vipdogowner
New York Area
166 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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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SamEs
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipStarcatcher
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipTDgo4date
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

Clean restaurant

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vipMTSM
Los Angeles
124 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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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vipMostafa
Los Angeles
68 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2016
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great food and too many servers

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vipMTSM
Los Angeles
124 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipjerr
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2016
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service was great. Food outstanding

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viphelaineG
Los Angeles
66 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Middle Eastern food at reasonable prices in WLA.

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viphelaineG
Los Angeles
66 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipMicheleP
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Spot
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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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You can order delivery directly from Javan Restaurant using the Order Online button. Javan Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 207-5555.

Javan Restaurant is rated 4.4 stars by 92 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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