Shaherzad Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Middle Eastern

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Established in 1982, Shaherzad is Los Angeles' premier dining destination for sumptuous and authentic Persian cuisine served in its newly renovated and welcoming restaurant.

For starters, rack of lamb and kashk bademjan (Persian eggplant dip) served with fresh house made bread straight out of the tanoor oven are great options. Some of Shaherzad's house specialties include grilled on skewers white fish, boneless chicken kebab, beef barg and lamb shish kebab served with your choice of rice specialties. The Persian tea perfectly complement a homemade dessert at Shaherzad, such as bamieh, a Persian donut infused with saffron and rose water.

Celebrate your next event at Shaherzad - the restaurant seats up to 100 people and can accommodate private parties, business luncheons, special occasions and corporate events any day of the week. Please call 310-470-3242 for private event information.

If you do not see the time you would like available online, please call 310-470-3242.
What 31 people are saying
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vipClareviller
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good Persian food done well. Prompt and attentive staff. Only negative was that it was a bit chilly.

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Aron
Central Coast
24 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We loved the food, it was big portions and delicious.
The service was ok, and they do not always accommodate changes in the menu. For example, if you want to have half and half from different kind of rice, they do not let you do that. you need to choose only one kind of rice. Which in other Persian restaurants they give you this option. Overall it was good, and we hope to come again.

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vipJoel
Miami
132 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food and service

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vipRicaR
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food! Great service!

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vipcavabien
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Parking can be difficult but the food is completely worth it! Great service and absolutely the best Persian food on Westwood Blvd.

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vipDoorah
Los Angeles
129 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Five of us went to dinner here. Everything was great. The only reason I didn’t give it an outstanding is because the hummus is not very good. It’s bland, clumpy, and just not good. Even the supermarket are better and those are just ok. The pita that’s served though is better than ones I have had at other Persian restaurants. It comes warm and isn’t dry like some others.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great as always.

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vipMarltonTom
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely loved the cuisine here. Authentic tasty food in generous portions. Definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff and incredible food.

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vipEdfromLA
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

They are still as good as the competition, but under new ownership the portions have been somewhat downsized, the prices somewhat elevated, and the the quality of the bread (formerly baked in a Tandoori oven) decidedly lowered

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SouthernBelle
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and everything else was terrific!

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KiaK
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Persian food in L.A. (from a native). I'm Persian and I always take my non-Persian guests there.

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AnitaL
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

Waiter didn’t ask how to cook the lamb. It was over cooked service was slow

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Ralph
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food. They had bottles of California wine as decorations on the wall, but when asked if they had wine, they only offered “Persian” wine.

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Venusian
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good Persian food and wonderful home-made bread. The rainbow trout was excellent but the herb stew with chicken leaves something to be desired both in terms of presentation and flavor. Delicious rosewater ice cream sandwiches. Friendly and prompt service.

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AnitaL
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Service was very slow even though it was not very busy

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JudyO
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food is so tasty and very unique to an American palate. The stews over the crispy rice are delicious and the appetizers are great, enough for an entire table to share. Our waitress was not a attentive as other servers I have had in this restaurant, but everyone else was extremely nice. If I want Persian food, this is the only restaurant I come to.

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IraK
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2014
Overall3food3service2ambience1

Pick some place else on Westwood Blvd if you want good Persian food. Average food and nothing special for the price they charge

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2014
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very nice Persian food if that is what you are looking for.

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vipSaharA
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2014
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Looking for kabob late at night? Standard Persian restaurant. Large portions.

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ktazz
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2014
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Meal was amazingly authentic. Service was slower and non attentive. Music was up loud and skipping, but was never corrected. Go for food, but not for other restaurant qualities.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Maybe it's the wood-burning stove. Maybe it's the freshness of the ingredients or the consistently good service. I go back often and will keep going back

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vipSharibaby
Los Angeles
123 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2013
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We come back for multiple reasons and I enjoy the favors from Shaherzad. My friend who as introduced to the establishment wants to return for more.

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vipsunsetpatty
Los Angeles
87 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2013
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Very generous portions. Order to share.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 22, 2013
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Awesome breads (house-made) and yogurts. We loved their herbs/onions/sumac appetizer. Very good food. Mush have tart cherry rice. If ordering an entry per person prepare for carry-out.

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TheDude
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2013
Overall2food2service1ambience3

Overall the food was okay and the service was really bad. For example our water was only filled once during the entire meal and it took them about 30 mins to take our order.

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vipMichael
Los Angeles
85 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Incredibly delicious authentic food, a great experience!

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vipkathe90035
Los Angeles
313 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2013
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The rack of lamb wwas so very good.

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vipJake
Los Angeles
99 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2013
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Westwood Boulevard south of Wilshire has one of the highest concentrations of Iranian-Americans in the country. Accordingly, competition among Persian restaurants is intense, with all good and some superb. Shaherzad is in the latter category with food ranging from very good to sublime. Notable is the bread, universally, loved, the skewers, and the stews. If you are unfamiliar with Iranian food, it can be a bit overwhelming, but the servers are friendly and can usually explain things. We didn't like waiting near the door for a table, however, and would appreciate a bit more friendliness when entering.

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happydiner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2013
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was wonderful. I had the chicken barg, and my husband had the chicken kebob with a special rice with orange and pistachios. Very tasty. We also loved the special bread, brought to our table straight from the oven. We enjoy this restaurant very much. The servers are very friendly and attentive, the food is always consistently good, and it is always filled with diners; we love the energy.

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Bijan
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2012
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Food was good, service not so good. It did not seem that the waitress who served us cared so much to work there. She had an attitude of doing us a favor by serving our food order. Every time she was at our table ( total 3 times, taking order, serving food and at the end of our meal) she repeated " do you NEED (ehtiaj dareed) anything else" instead of " would you like to have anything else" ( mail dareed?). Perhaps she was never trained how to serve in a restaurant. I would like to emphasize the food was good.

FAQs

Shaherzad Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Shaherzad Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (310) 470-3242.

Shaherzad Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 31 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.