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Permanently Closed - Niroj Kurdish Cuisine

62 reviews
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$30 and under
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Middle Eastern
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  • Fit for Foodies (54)
  • Good for Groups (29)

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This restaurant is permanently closed. Permanently Closed - As more and more people around the world are looking for an alternative way of living, Niroj Kurdish Cuisine hopes to offer a bridge to a noble healthy diet. At Niroj, our goal is to provide you, with a delicious dining experience comprised of healthy, natural, sustainable, and maintain the nutritional value of our dishes by applying slow cooking methods instead of using a microwave or deep fryer. We cater to those with food aversions by offering varieties gluten-free and vegetarian and vegan dishes. Niroj showcases modern Kurdish kitchen with an emphasis on sourcing the finest seasonal and organic produce from local farmers, free-range, hormone free poultry and meat, unique herbs and spices.

Our philosophy is to make our customers feel the Kurdistan in terms of both taste and ambiance. We believe that food is never simply a biological need; it is what unites humankind in its immense cultural diversity.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Middle Eastern, Mediterranean, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation

Dinners: Tuesday - Thursday - 4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Friday - Sunday - 4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
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Phone number
(818) 889-7888
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Niroj will be happy to satisfy you, whether it is lunch at the office or dinner with friends, our Catering Menu is ideal and it is perfect to be shared family style. Niroj showcases modern Kurdish kitchen with an emphasis on sourcing the finest seasonal and organic produce from local farmers, hormone free, free-range poultry and grass fed, free-range meats, unique herbs and spices
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Parking details
Free parking
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Live World Music on some scheduled weekends, we can provide belly dancing for your private parties.
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Special events & promotions
We can accommodate any special event you might have, please contact me to discuss your needs.

Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2  based on all time ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Julymermaid (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on July 28, 2017

We've has authentic Kurdish cuisine in Istanbul so we went in expecting a lot more than we got. The quality of ingredients used is great and the flavours are nice but it doesn't have that spice kick which we were looking for and which we had found in abundance during our trip to Istanbul. We will still like to recommend it for the most authentic restaurant of this kind in the neighbourhood and because of the friendly prompt service.

Allstar (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on July 22, 2017

Niroj is closing July 30, 2017. Very disappointed.

Lissagk (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on July 20, 2017

The food here is so flavorful and always perfectly cooked. We're looking forward to their new location, TBD.

vipTerrie (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on July 1, 2017

The menu is broad,the food delicious and the service standard. We would return to this restaurant.

siouxb (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

We had the best time at Niroj! The evening we went they had live musicians, and a special prix fixe menu. The food was great - I will be back to sample other things on the menu. There wasn't a thing we didn't like. The bread was fresh and warm, the salad sparkled, the lamb was succulent, the kebobs were ample (we took a bit home). The desserts were amazing. The baklava was light and sweet, just the right finish to the meal.

vipIronChefJane (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on May 21, 2017

Started with the lentil soup, fire roasted red bell pepper dip, fried zucchini patties (they're so good you'd think they were made of meat!) and proceeded to the Niroj kebab as our main course. Everything was superb!! You get the sense that their chef really has a passion for cooking his native foods!! Definitely the best restaurant in the gastronomic wasteland that is Conejo Valley/ Agoura Hills area. Fellow foodies, PLEASE try this place!!!

vipSoCalScott (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on May 13, 2017

Wow! What a great meal! From start to finish the food was fantastic. The appetizer assortment plate was interesting and tasty. And the main courses were very creative and flavorful. The restaurant is in a small, nondescript shopping center, but boy is it worth the effort to find. Get in your car. Head to Agoura. Eat Kurdish food. You won't be disappointed!

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on May 12, 2017

Excellent food and experience

vipUno1 (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on May 6, 2017

Not an impressive restaurant. Food is not even close to Mediterranean dishes as they claim. Also, the restaurant charged $15.00 per 1 oz of Arak (Turkish Raki) which is outrageous as the whole bottle can be purchased for $15.00 or less.

vipScott (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on April 9, 2017

Delicious! Been here before. This time started with the hot appetizer sampler (5 different items). Practically a meal on its own. Then had the grilled shrimp (perfect) and the lamb stew (tender and flavorful, with eggplant). Both served with jasmine rice. For dessert, name escapes me, but it was fruit, nuts and chocolate in a firm custard. Served cold. Wow! The service was impeccable.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on March 11, 2017

Delicious food, well presented, good service, reasonable price.

OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on March 5, 2017

The food was delicious and the service was outstanding! Great staff! Would definitely recommend this restaurant.

foodie (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 25, 2017

Seasoning of the food was delicious, but the lamb was tough and very few veggies with entrees. Most of the plate was rice. A very busy night and not enough servers--Our waitress was delightful, but she could not take care of everyone.

vipIronChefJane (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on February 25, 2017

This is the first time I've had Kurdish cuisine and I must say, I was VERY impressed! We started off with appetizers of veggie fritters (Mujwer), and lamb/beef meatballs and had the "Dizzy clergy"and Niroj Kebab for our main courses. The fritters and meatballs were absolutely delicious and you could taste that they used higher quality meat for the Kebab. Although the "dizzy clergy" comprised of eggplant was good, it wasn't my favorite dish of the night. (There wasn't anything wrong with the dish.....just wasn't impressed with the overall flavor....NO fault of theirs). Overall, I am SO HAPPY that there is finally another great restaurant (besides Moqueca) in the culinary wasteland that is the Thousand Oaks/Agoura Hills area. Lebanese wine perfectly accompanied the dishes. Dessert was shredded filo dough with cheese....very tasty!! We will definitely be back to try more dishes!

vipAlleyB (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

We had the fixed price dinner for Valentine's day. The food was delicious and the staff and owner were very nice. The lamb shank was exceptionally good, and the meat could be easily detached from the bone using only a fork. It came with a generous portion of tasty rice. The wine we ordered (by the glass) was a nice, dry red wine (Yakut) from Turkey -- an excellent choice. The dinner was preceded by a selection of cold appetizers. All of them were excellent and very delicious. The only disappointment was the amount. We were a party of four, and we received one medium sized plate of about four appetizers, each one comprising about three tablespoons - barely enough for each of us to have a small taste. There were also two small slices of cheese, each about an inch and a half to an inch and three quarters square. We had to cut each one in half so we could all have a taste. For desert my wife and I shared an amazing dessert, the name of which escapes me. It came in a ramekin style bowl and consisted of some kind of cream with nuts, bits of chocolate and small pieces of something else -- wish I could be more specific but let me just say it was delicious.

All in all the meal was really great, and we will be returning soon.

Cognoscenti (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 14, 2017

Food was excellent, there was another party there celebrating a birthday and had contracted for a belly dancer to perform. She was vry talented (and good looking!). Only thought for improvement would be to take care of their wine and beer listings, 2 of the wines we wanted to try and a beer were not available.

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 9, 2016

Delicious, interesting food. Extremely gracious service. Will be back!

Penny (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on October 29, 2016

I didn't know what to expect. Our server explained all the dishes and made great recommendations from the appetizer through the dessert. I plan on returning soon to try some other very interesting and tasty dishes.

vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on October 23, 2016

Claimed to have no record of our Open Table reservation, and only table they could offer us was wedged between another table and a crazy-loud band in midst of what seemed like a private party that had booked the whole restaurant. We declined to be seated at the squeezed in table they offered and dined elsewhere.

vipPeruviandoc (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on August 26, 2016

Amazing service and food! Very quaint restaurant!