Shamshiri

Restaurants, Persian Westwood
5 out of 5 stars
(1user review)
Shamshiri
Photograph: Courtesy Shamshiri

Most nights, this spacious restaurant is packed with diners, parties and families, and the stream of take-out orders is almost constant. There's reason for it—Shamshiri serves some of the best Persian food you can get in Los Angeles. The restaurant is known for its rice dishes and 10 different stews, like fesenjan, the pomegranate and walnut stew served with chicken, veal or lamb neck (Mondays and Fridays only). All ten of the stews can be prepared vegetarian, which makes it a friendly place for big parties with varied dietary needs. Shamshiri's succulent-covered façade is an eye-catcher, and the dining room is warm and inviting, with a view into the kitchen, blackened kabobs cooking away on the grill. 

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Venue name: Shamshiri
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Address: 1712 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles
90024
Opening hours: Mon-Thur 11:30am-10pm; Fri 11:30am-11pm; Sat noon-11pm; Sun noon-10pm
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Portions are huge and the food is so good! Shamshiri has the perfect blend of Persian & Lebanese cuisine. I have been here countless amounts of times and have yet to order something I don’t like. (they even do good French Fries – who knew!)

I highly recommend starting off with the kashk bademjan (eggplant dip which doesn’t tastes like eggplant, so eggplant haters don’t be deterred) and the tadig (crispy rice with stew) with fesenjan (walnut/pomegranate) stew.

I usually get a chicken shawarma or a combination kabob dinner plate. Again, huge portions, you will definitely have leftovers.

Their dessert menu is extensive too, anything from Persian ice cream and baklava to coconut sorbet. Great for dates, and large or small dinner parties.


One note: they do not allow you to make reservations! (at least for small parties). Plan accordingly.