Raffi's Place

Restaurants , Persian Glendale
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Raffi's Place
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Frequented by homesick Persians, large parties (a private banquet hall is available), or just anyone with a hankering for a plate full of beef kabob and lavash, the traditional Persian cuisine at this husband-and-wife-owned eatery can be enjoyed outside in the courtyard or in the main dining room. Located in Glendale, the Persians here are mainly Armenian Persians who are usually seated in large groups enjoying dinner at this massive indoor-outdoor restaurant. Enter from the back, through the alley where valet parking is located, and be transported to what you would imagine a restaurant in Iran would look like. The menu boasts meats (chicken, lamb and beef) and what Rafi's is known for is their gigantic serving sizes. Come hungry and be prepared to share! Once you've fully chowed down on your large skewers of ground beef kabob and filet mignon kabob, known as barg, paired with a variety of rice dishes (we recommend trying the sour cherry rice, albaloo polo), sip on the fragrant hot tea (add mint to help with digestion)—a must-try at this Glendale hotspot.

Venue name: Raffi's Place
Address: 211 E Broadway
Los Angeles
Opening hours: Mon-Sat 11:30am-10pm; Sun 11:30am-9pm
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Melissa R

Raffi’s Place is the perfect location to have a fun girls day lunch (or boys day – I guess). Also great for a date night! Its outdoor seating area is so very cute. Would I consider this the best Persian food in all of the valley? Probably not, but boy is it delicious. Prices are a little high, but nothing too out of touch with reality. You’re def paying for the space. So if you have a few extra bucks to spend - I would recommend checking it out, having a glass of wine, and having so many kabobs. So many.