Farsi Cafe

4.5
72 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
We have authentic and homemade style Mediterranean- Persian food. Please join us for experience of our food, live music and our culture.
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GS
1 review
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

I reserved a table for 2 for a Friday at 9:30 PM. Upon reaching there, the restaurant was almost completely empty except for one table and we were told that they were closed. If you are not prepared for customers on a Friday night, then don't take reservations. What a waste of time!

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RM
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food , great service, a bit expensive on the kebabs.

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LS
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Parking situation is horrible. Food is delicious and the menu is very well organized. The service was professional and friendly.

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F
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always fresh and delicious. Very friendly and always smile on the employee face.

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DM
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Relaxed family friendly atmosphere. service was great. Even had live entertainment.
Outdoor area was closed for the winter so should be taken off option during those months.

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P
Los Angeles
86 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was energetic and friendly and the food was most bountiful.

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PD
Los Angeles
101 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good good, ample portions (large!!) and good service. The waiter/waitress were very helpful, very accommodating, one small mistake of not giving one of us the rice we ordered, but not fatal. Water glasses refilled regularly. Very welcoming and accommodating. Food was tasty, the waiter guides you appropriately if you have questions or ask for suggestions (drumsticks or thighs for chicken, he recommended drumsticks as being more tasty and they were, so good suggestion). got us out in plenty to time to get to Geffen Theatre, when we told him we were going there.

Would return.

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v
Los Angeles
81 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great Mediterranean cuisine - super authentic Persian. The Lamb Shank is spectacular!

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BW
New England
19 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Food was good, service very good, servers efficient and friendly.

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KB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Happened upon this restaurant during DineLA and glad we did. The grilled eggplants and tomatoes with egg appetizer was unusual and delicious. And the sauce on the grape leaves was unlike any I've ever had. Our daughter was skeptical about the Fesenjan but was a total convert after trying it. Look forward to coming back.

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X
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was delicious although I’ve had better Tahdig. My date and I went for Dine L.A. week and they have a really good deal. Service was friendly although our waiter brought out our dinner before we even finished our appetizers. Dessert was the best part! Saffron, rose water, and pistachio ice cream was AMAZING! They also had live music which was really nice. Overall great dinner and this was the first time my boyfriend had ever tried Persian food.

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M
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

while portions were very large, quality was not as good as other Persian restaurants in the area.

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t
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food! Cute little patio in the back! Would go back for sure

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the service and the food. This was my second time there. I appreciated the neighborhood feel, the fact that the staff remembered me, the quality of the service and the food.

We had the tahdig with two stews, the gheymeh (with beef) and the sabzi (vegetarian). The tahdig, the crunchy rice from the bottom of the pot, was done with saffron and yogurt and was delicious. We had the salad Shirazi (which really needs more spices, please), and the mast moosir, garlic yogurt, which complements the kabab.

For dinner we had the kabab koobideh (ground beef skewers) and the joojeh (Cornish hen skewers), with two kinds of rice, the traditional basmati and the sour cherry albaloo polo. Very good. We supplemented that with the vegetarian fesenjoon, a dark, rich dish of pomegranate, walnuts and other mysterious yet delicious ingredients.

For dessert we had the traditional saffron and pistachio ice cream. Nothing like ending a good meal by fighting over dessert.

Good value, nice people, comfortable venue, love background music, two thumbs up...

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GC
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance, top-notch service, & the food is amazing! Definitely, will be going back!

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EL
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

So glad to find this neighborhood spot -- friendly service and excellent food, with a wide menu featuring a variety of Persian dishes..some familiar, others new to us. We were a party of 5 and enjoyed sharing dishes with one another.

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BB
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was my friend time going with 6 friends and we all had a good time and the food was great. Would go back for sure :)

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NA
Memphis
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Excellent Iranian food, quality of appetizers and Meat are superb. They could do better on the service part and decrease the level of noise

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M
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious, beautiful, and there was even live music!

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H
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service by Pasha! Delucious goid.

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J
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

amazing authentic Persian food with extremely large portions and felt bad we didn't have a fridge at hotel to save delicious and plentiful leftovers! Staff was friendly although at times inattentive. Once getting their attention they were very friendly and helpful.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service from the staff, food delicious as always.

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L
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent service, traditional Persian dishes. Especially enjoyed the assortment of appetizers.

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DS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice cafe in Westwood with tasty Persian food. Serving sizes were very large (more than we could eat). Service was good and very friendly. It's more of a family gathering place than a date place. The lighting was bright. I would go again.

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M
Los Angeles
60 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very friendly staff and great food
Most of the food items are much better than all the nearby persian restaurants.

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S
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Persian food in a nice setting with good sevice

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M
Los Angeles
60 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Shishlik ever

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M
Los Angeles
60 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No parking around

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KS
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful find near UCLA hospital and Beverly Hills. We were hungry for Persian food and this restaurant did not disappoint. We will definitely go there again the next time work or pleasure brings us to the Los Angeles area.

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M
Los Angeles
60 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Lamb Shank and Shishlik is mouth watering

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M
Los Angeles
60 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food with great value. I love the "Tahchin" in particular. Very frendly staff and great location. Backyard sitting and parking.

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B
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Persian food!! Loubia polo and baghali polo are great.

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L
Los Angeles
255 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I tried Farsi Cafe a few months earlier with a friend. I gave it a good to very good rating. This return visit was not nearly as pleasurable. The most important rating, of course, is the food. This time I am being generous when I rated it as fair. I can't really recommend this place, but if I did I would say stick to the kabobs or just have a table full of their appetizers. At least they have a chance of a "good" rating.

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DW
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was so generous we didn't make it past the very tasty starters.

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A
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent food, wonderful service, generous portions

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OT
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent persian food, some of the best we have had. Tahdig was amazing.

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D
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had 9 people-2 were kids. Great food. Had a reserved table thanks to the Open Table reservation. Delighted!

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OT
Los Angeles
46 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Farsi cafe is absolute perfection! Everything was so delicious and came in huge portions. Our waiter was the best. Definitely try this place out.

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e
Los Angeles
111 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Wonderful appetizers and huge portions for the entrees. Our waiter was THE BEST.

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L
Los Angeles
255 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

This was the first visit to Farsi Cafe for my friend and me. Our server and everyone else we interacted with were very nice. The food was typical middle-eastern/Persian, but superbly prepared. Here is a warning: everything is served in enormous portions. We picked out 3 starters before our main course. They were enough to make a whole meal. In the end, my friend and I split all the remaining food to take home. It provided a satisfying meal the next evening. I should also mention that the prices are very reasonable, which allows people to try various dishes without spending much. Suggestion: go with at least 4 people and have fun!

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