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Saffy's, Los Angeles, CA

Saffy's

4.8
4.8
351 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.

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2 people

9:30 PM


Booked 208 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 351 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious, great service, and and a pleasant place to meet friends. Curious beverage list
  2. HH

    HarrietHB

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious and the server was attentive. I would recommend coming a bit earlier in the dinner service as there were a few items we wanted to try, but were 86'd.
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall2food5service1ambience4
    Some of the worst service I’ve experienced in a long time. They didn’t have a table available at the time of our reservation, so we were told to wait outside. 15 minutes later we were sat, but our server didn’t come for another 20-25 minutes to get a drink order or even say hi. We actually considered leaving. Our food arrived about an hour after our reservation time and no one ever came to ask if we needed anything or if things were good. Eventually someone asked if we wanted more bread with our hummus, which was very nice, but of course we were charged $5 for it. The food is good, but not worth the frustrating experience of dining here.
  4. e

    emeli

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I would come back day after day if I could. The food is outstanding. You cant go wrong with anything on the menu.
  5. RA

    RobertA

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Didn’t like the area. But loved the restaurant( excellent food, service, valet, everyone. Well managed. We will be back and tell our friends.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Everything was delicious and service was great. Will be back.
  7. F

    taniaF

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The experience at Saffy's was superb. The food was impeccable and delicious. The staff were so kind and attentive. A Manager waited on us and she was beyond amazing! Honestly, it was the best restaurant experience we have ever had. I would highly recommend Saffy's to anyone.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service1ambience1
    Mediocre service and ambiance good food
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Truly a phenomenal meal!
  10. M

    Markkap

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    great food and unique cocktails - try the vesper. All the foods had great flavor - although my wife thought a few were too spicy for her, but I thought they were perfect spice level as I do not like things too spicy. Def plan to try lots of diff items as the menu has so many good things - hummus ful, carrots, lobster, chicken livers, shwarma...
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I live very close by and have been meaning to try Saffy’s for a while. It was def worth the wait everything was delicious and the entire staff was friendly and amazing. The gem lettuce salad was mind blowing, the humus ful and grilled bread was perfect, the carrots were some of the best we’ve ever had, and the skewer plate was delicious. Can’t wait to go back and try everything else. Oh, CANNOT forget the bergamot chocolate cake with rose ganache. Yum.
  12. r

    rekha

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This place was truly fantastic!! Believe the hype, I can’t remember the last time that everything I ordered was awesome. Seafood was fresh and flavorful We started with the olives yum not salty then ordered hummus was great followed by mussels and scallops and lobster. OMG SEAFOOD WAS FANTASTIC AND FLAVORFUL and the endive and onion salad was good. Next had the schwarma plate and lamb kabob. Very good. Chicken shislik was good but I didn’t like the thigh meat but again tender and juicy. The red snapper tagine was excellent. Finished with the orange soft serve which was good and chocolate cake was ok. Service was friendly and attentive and valet made it easy to park. Love this place!! I don’t write many reviews but frequent restaurants quite a bit.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was epic
  14. B

    Barbsinister

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As per usual, Chef Ori doesn't disappoint! Our experience at Saffy's was stellar. The hummus was silky rich and the fava beans added just the right amount of texture and smoke while the jammy egg tied everything together...sublime! Something as simple as a gem salad was elevated to another level by the quality of ingredients and combination of flavors. We throughly enjoyed the skewer selection with the lamb and pork being the standouts to me. Simple ingredients transformed through the use of spice, texture, and cooking techniques. I can't wait to go back!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Incredible food, nice wines, great service, but very loud.
  16. d

    debs

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding Service with delicious food! I called several times to change my dining reservation and each and every time, the person on the phone was extremely polite and helpful. I highly recommend this restaurant!
  17. F

    Foodee

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great, every time. Worth the struggle to get the reservation
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    awesome. perfectly coursed. delicious
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food great staff
  20. h

    housersc

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Definitely worth the wait to get that reservation.
  21. J

    Jasmatazz

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall4food5service1ambience3
    The food was amazing, although very overpriced. The servers were really nice except for one person but very slow. They only came to our table maybe twice and the food took 30 minutes each entrée. When we requested to just cancel our last order, they had said it’s too late, but it still came out almost 45 minutes later.
  22. S

    Sarah

    Los Angeles

    16 reviews

    2.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2023

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    The shishito peppers were underwhelming and very spicy without a warning or mention from the server. When we asked if two could share, she advised against it but in our minds we clearly could have shared. Each little order of tiny shishitos that weren't even stuffed with anything were each $16. The best thing we ate all evening was the chicken liver on a piece of challah. We shared one. Basically, we each had a cocktail, a shishito pepper, one chicken liver shared and shared one chocolate cake, which was just okay, and the bill was $119. Completely underwhelmed by this meal and shocked by the cost.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 26, 2023

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    Staff and service was excellent. The noise level outdoors, where we were seated, was very unpleasant. We couldn’t hear anything our sever was saying and she could fully understand us or our wine order. We had to shout. Seriously, that’s a problem. The menu reads well with interesting flavors everywhere but the plates and food were muddled and one note. Dessert cake was bland, no bergamot flavor anywhere. The soft serve was very good but at this price point and buzz it’s hard to get excited about the ice cream being the highlight of a meal. Bavel is a far better experience all around.
  24. z

    zewing77

    Los Angeles

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing flavors. Nice portions. Excellent bar service.
  25. a

    annb

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 25, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was wonderful, food, music ,ambiance. Only one complaint. The Tabouli is not tabouli. It was more of a bulgar wheat salad with goat cheese on top. No parsley. The red snapper tagline was amazing!!!
  26. CV

    CallieVaught

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a gem. We live around the corner and it was a great place to spend our anniversary. Nobody cooks middle eastern food like my partner’s mom, except maybe for Saffy’s.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2023

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Went in for a drink and a snack. They sat is at the bar. It was noisey. Good food. Nice servers and bartenders.
  28. MM

    MarcM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    It was just okay. There are places that do this type of food in the traditional way that are much better.
  29. SB

    ShannonB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 17, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It only takes about 10 minutes for the establishment to come to life with a person in every seat. The staff is polite and knowledgeable, the atmosphere is full but cozy, and the food is spot on every time. It's difficult to focus on just one thing; the open kitchen, the elegant lighting, the neighborhood outside... Even though we may have ordered one dish too many, we were entirely satisfied and already planning our next visit.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious & Exquisite!
  31. RK

    RafaK

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food and wonderful atmosphere. The sharwma was everyone’s favorite.
  32. KC

    KimC

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat outside on a cold, windy and rainy night. The staff were all very accommodating. The elevated heaters don’t generate much heat especially for the tables on the sidewalk side. We did ok once we got warm food and wine or Old Fashioneds in us! Hummus with tahini is beautifully presented and goes really well with the fresh challah. The roasted carrots were delicious as were the shishito peppers, market salad and red snapper tajine. The current Sicilian red wine by the glass is excellent though quite pricey at ~$21. The wine list is pricey overall. The sommelier, a young woman was friendly and knowledgeable and we appreciated her guidance. The same two diners with me joined me at Bavel a year ago. We all had a slight preference for Bavel though I enjoyed Saffy’s more intimate atmosphere. Both restaurants had disappointing desserts. At Saffy’s we had the chocolate ganache (or mousse?) cake. It tasted like a generic wedding or bakery cake consisting of more airy than moist cake with a thick / stiff icing. Barring the dessert, we had a highly enjoyable meal and experience! Very friendly staff, excellent dishes with beautiful presentation all in a well designed environment.
  33. LC

    LuisC

    Los Angeles

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    After our wonderful experience with Bavel we decide to check out all Ori's places, we love his food and his places and we we're not disappointed. Saffy's hold it's own, the people were wonderful and mede our dinning experience very special, we sat at the bar and Payman took great care of us. We can't wait to get back and struggle to get a reservation again. It's worth it.
  34. a

    ashzen

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall2food5service3ambience4
    Saffys is undoubtably delicious. Food is out of this world tasty. This is my second time going, and the same hostess absolutely starts the experience with THE WORST attitude I have ever encountered going to a restaurant, and it’s very unfortunate. I raved about the food and couldn’t wait to bring friends who haven’t tried, and with the way she treated us, I was embarrassed for the restaurant. The manager did step in and make up for this, and she was classy, accommodating, polite, and respectful, what true hospitality and customer service should be for anyone who works in this industry.
  35. l

    lesliek

    Los Angeles

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    The food was great however the portions were really small considering how much they charge for each dish. The waiter told us that the lobster skewers were a can’t miss item. At $36, we were very disappointed with what arrived. It was a skewer with minuscule bites of lobster that honestly were so charred, we could have been eating anything. The falafel bites were microscopic and the side of rice that came alongside the large plates barely served 4 people (much less 6). At those prices you would think that they could offer a bigger serving of rice.
  36. EB

    ErinBee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I were blown away by the flavors and service. Such a treat!
  37. j

    janinen

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was fantastic from the food to the service!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 11, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was delicious, and the service was on point.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Food and cocktails are quite good. However, our party waited 30 minutes to be seated after checking in on time for our 8pm reservation. I had to query about status before being offered a different table than the one we were originally assigned because the party occupying the table was lingering longer than expected. Im not sure how much longer we would have been forced to wait had I not asked. Upon arrival we had been told to wait outside at one of the bar tables and someone would get out drink order. It was a chilly evening, and it took about 15 minutes for anyone to come get an order. While the experience after finally being seated inside was good, I’m not sure that kind of wait was worth it in the end.
  40. R

    Roar

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food is the thing. Each dish was spot on perfect. Scrumptious. We were 4 with a 7:15 rez and we’re not seated until 7:40. Yes our entire party was there. Waiting. We were starving when we were finally seated. At least the food came out quickly. And we didn’t care once we were eating. It would have been better if the bar could function as a bar. They told us we could wait with a cocktail at their next door “lounge area”. False advertising. This is a seriously over bright coffee spot. Fine if we wanted coffee mid day. But for a night time dinner out, if you ask your guests to wait- this is not the place. The good is so delicious I understand why they want to reserve each seat at the bar for diners. But they might want to think about SOME alternative for bar access. Maybe make the coffee shop an actual lounge/bar at night. The staff were FANTASTIC. Everyone could not have been nicer. Terrific staff. And again- the food was out of this world. Favorite delights: the bib salad with buttermilk & anchovies, the falafel (really incredible, not run of the mill) the fish tagine. All the dips and sauces.

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 351 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 208 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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