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Saffy's, Los Angeles, CA

Saffy's

4.8
4.8
80 Reviews
$31 to $50
Middle Eastern
A multi-regional Middle Eastern restaurant in East Hollywood, from Chefs Ori Menashe and Genevieve Gergis of Bestia and Bavel.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 142 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Middle Eastern

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (424) 699-4845

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Please email events@saffysla.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Please email events@saffysla.com for more information.

  • Neighborhood

    East Hollywood

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Public transit

    Metro (Red Line) - Vermont Station

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

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What 80 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Must go. Best new restaurant in LA
  2. HF

    HeatherF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food, incredible service. Food was outstanding, portions generous, drinks perfection. Service was absolutely great! Only room for improvement? Parking is a challenge. Was very noisy inside & they would benefit from sound absorption art on the walls. Very minor issues, absolutely love and recommend.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hands down best food in LA!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food3service3ambience2
    Disappointing table for a our special occasion - by the kitchen/bathroom. Music was so loud - we had to shout at each other to be heard, and couldn’t hear our server. Flies buzzed around our table the whole meal as well.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Quite spicy, had to fight with this dish, but the rest is quite good
  6. WW

    WhoWantsCOVID

    New York Area

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    It's like they built a whole restaurant around the best dish at Bavel (lamb's neck schwarma)! Food is great, as expected, though service felt a bit rushed (we were asked to order food before our drinks had arrived at the table and check was provided without request). Beware: the acoustics sitting near the kitchen are quite deafening, especially if there are large groups at neighboring tables. The outdoor seating is now open though does seem to get a lot of afternoon sun.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it!!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely fantastic - food was amazing, cocktails are amazing, service is amazing. The snapper tagine is one of the best things I have eaten in months.
  9. J

    Jenn

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was amazing. For apps we ordered the Hummus Ful (amazing), Yellowfin Cudo (light and refreshing), Roasted Carrots (was everyone's fave), Turmeric Mussels (did not know turmeric and mussels could go so well together). For the entrees we ordered the Wood-Fire Shawarma, Chicken Shishlik, and Lamb Kebab. The paloma cocktail was tasty and very strong (best of both :)) gets you in a good mood without tasting the alcohol.
  10. JL

    JanL

    Los Angeles

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Bestia/Bavel team does it again! Delicious, well-prepared food, friendly and efficient service, in a lively atmosphere. All the dishes from start to finish were excellent and I wanted more of each item! My only regret is that we didn't come with a bigger group so we could try more dishes! Can't wait to return!
  11. OA

    OscarA

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love going to the sister restaurants (Bavel and Bestia) and Saffy’s lived up to their standards! Very good food and selection of wine. Also super glad a great restaurant like this came into the neighborhood! Will definitely be back! Highly recommend the sour cocktail, crudo, and shawarma!
  12. EN

    E9N20

    Los Angeles

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great 2nd visit, can’t get enough of the shwarma, falafel, skewers, salads and everything in between! The bar skills are commendable as well!
  13. N

    Natalie

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Wish we could have ordered more and will be back to do so! Street parking is incredibly difficult but the $10 valet who accepts venmo was an excellent solution to that problem! The only thing I didn't enjoy about my experience was the noise level and that it was pretty warm inside the restaurant, but the food and service were so good, I forgot :) Highly recommended and be sure to make a reservation!
  14. DB

    DanB

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, fun space, reasonable prices. Will definitely come back.
  15. H

    Henrietta

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    What an incredibly disappointing experience. This place has zero concept of hospitality, taste, or ambience, which is particularly bad considering Middle Eastern restaurants and cultures are known for extraordinary hospitality. I'll preface this by saying I worked in restaurants and fine dining for ten years so I have a pretty good concept of how they work, and when a place is choosing to suck. A very rude hostess refused to seat me at the table I had reserved until my date finished parking, despite the fact that a) he was there, so there was no chance of us not showing, and b) our table sat empty the entire time. Why make someone wait awkwardly on the sidewalk, staring at their empty table inside? This immediately took my excitement down a notch. She also called me by the wrong name twice- lol. The table service was equally inhospitable- I was told that I was not *allowed* to eat my dessert until the end of the meal, even though I was not going to be eating most of the other tapas so I was pretty much there for dessert. I do this quite a bit and have never had an issue with this in a single restaurant until now. It also happens that I don't go to restaurants to be told what I'm allowed to eat. So I got to watch my date eat most of their meal, and by dessert time I was too annoyed to even want any. We had to ask several times for certain things like bread, and yet somehow there was a waiter at our table, interrupting us mid-sentence, every five minutes. All this sets up the expectation that the food better be pretty damn good for so much condescending pretense, and yet it was enormously mediocre. For the price point, I would expect presentation, fresh flavors, and that little bit of extra innovation, but each dish fell completely flat and didn't even look nice on the plate. Others have already said that there is an abundance of incredible, innovative, and authentic Middle Eastern food all around Los Angeles. It's true! Go literally anywhere else instead.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing server, ambience and the food was superb!
  17. AN

    AmirN

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very nice spot, great service, tasty dishes! The kabob was my fav!
  18. N

    Nobu

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Fireworks outside are a point of frustration, but out of the control of the restaurant. Inside was amazing. Food was incredible per usual from these chefs.
  19. MB

    MichaelB

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food. Beautiful restaurant. Will definitely return.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing meal, but Bavel is still better atmosphere / ambiance
  21. JW

    JulieW

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Wonderful food! All the dishes were delicious but the standouts were the shawarma, the tomatoes and the red snapper tagline. Thank you Saffy’s crew.
  22. PE

    PaulE

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    First time visiting Saffy's, and my wife and I were not disappointed. All the staff, hostess, our waiter and the 'bus' staff were all friendly and efficient. We started with the Gem salad which was excellent the anchovy dressing was mild creamy and delicious. We also had the Tahini hummus, fantastic, the star of the plate was the two thick pieces of Challah bread that came with it. We mistakenly received the Wood Fire Shawarma, the waiter said we were more than welcome to take it. The Shawarma was incredible. We also indulged in the red snapper tagging, which was tender flavorful and very tasty. Wonderful experience, we'll be back. Not sure if they do but it would be wonderful if they offered take away.
  23. B

    Betito

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Orri (owner) is super nice! We loved the ambiance, the food, the beverages. Very much a WOW place! Highly recommended for a date-night.
  24. T

    Tad0

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our sever Nicole was absolutely fantastic! All of staff was super helpful and were able to answer all of our questions! The food was super tasty! Wonderful flavors! Favorite new item is the appetizer harissa lobster. Our second visit and we haven’t had aa item we didn’t love! Don’t skip the deserts… esp the soft serve!!!
  25. WT

    WillT

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was amazing but the red snapper tagine and beef shishlik were the highlights!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Food was AMAZING. Only down side is that its super loud.
  27. SM

    SloanM

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Get the shawarma sandwich. It is the star of the menu!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best restaurant in la
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Food as expected was really good. Service is mixed, our main server is a great guy and attentive, same with the guys who does the refills. However the wine connoisseur, Why? Why do you guys hire unhappy people, same as Bavel. There’s a reason why we ask which wine is good because we don’t know, he looked sooo annoyed, we got sat right after a happy joyous 5pm huddle, please let senor grumpy, not knowing what a pinot noir is, not the end of the world.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service and food were outstanding
  31. h

    hollyj

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Super yummy. Squished inside at small tables close together. Food was really good, service was nice. Would go back if someone else made the res and paid the bill!!
  32. JD

    JenniferD

    Los Angeles

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely the best new restaurant to open this year! Every meal is amazing!!
  33. SH

    SHIVAN

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I'm still thinking about our meal last night at Saffys, im a chef and it blew me away. Everything was perfect, Food, service Don't wait a second and make that reservation! Must have was the Shawarma plate!
  34. PF

    PanoF

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The crudo was very good. The challah was the wrong choice for the hummus. Too soft to pick up the spread especially being so oily. The lobster was overwhelmed by the marinade and the shawarma plate the lamb part was too gamy.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a nice enough experience. The food was delicious albeit on the pricier side. Our only qualm was that a few dishes were on the saltier side. The shawarma, while flavorful, was a bit too salty. We ate all of our food as was palatable. If I could tweak our dishes I’d reduce the salt otherwise very good.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food. The tomato dish was the best thing I’ve eaten in some time!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! The tomatoes, lobster & strawberry shortcake dessert were my standouts. Cocktail menu creative & I liked my cocktail. Excellent service & loved the descriptions of the food as it was being delivered.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chef Ori is a widely known chef in Los Angeles for his restaurants Bavel, and Bestia. Saffy’s is his newest restaurant which will be talked about for a long time. Plates are shareable for up to 2-3 people each. If you like middle eastern food or you ever wanted to try middle eastern food pay Saffy’s a visit.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good is delicious. We all left crumbs! Please get the clams!
  40. SN

    SoupNY1

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Had decent expectation for Saffy's knowing its pedigree but it didn't live up to the hype at all. Overpriced, loud and you can get better middle eastern food for 1/3 of the price in Glendale. Someone I dined with has the "cilantro soap" enzyme. They are extremely strict with not allowing any modifications to menu items.... basically saying choose another item. The tomato/eggplant dish we ordered looked like they had put the cilantro on as a garnish with tweezers. Knowing that we already requested no cilantro for that dish, we then ordered the fish tagine, which did not mention cilantro as an ingredient like so many other menu items, but then was covered in cilantro. The service was thoughtless and somewhat smug. Everyone else can fight for a seat and reservation in the future.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Saffy's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (424) 699-4845.

Saffy's is rated 4.8 stars by 80 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 142 times today
Google Map for Saffy's

4845 Fountain Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90029

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    East Hollywood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Middle Eastern

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Public transit

    Metro (Red Line) - Vermont Station

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access

  • Phone number

    (424) 699-4845

  • Catering

    Please email events@saffysla.com for more information.

  • Private party facilities

    Please email events@saffysla.com for more information.

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