Taste of Tehran

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

At the helm of this small, casual Persian lunch spot is Saghar Fanisalek, the chef and brains behind this South Westwood eatery. Fanisalek, who used to work as a manager at Shaherzad up the street on Westwood, is flexing her culinary muscles with tastes-like-home Persian food. The menu here is simplified—choose from plates, salads, kabobs and even wraps, perfect for on-the-go lunching. If available, try the cornish hen kabob lunch special, which comes with rice and a small salad as well as a grilled tomato (a traditional accompaniment for Persian entrees). Primarily serving as a lunch spot, beware that the portion sizes are not as grand as other Persian restaurants. And while you may not be getting a heap of food, their ghormeh sabzi stew (sautéed green herbs and kidney beans) tastes as though your very own Persian grandma made it for you.


Venue name: Taste of Tehran
Address: 1915 Westwood Blvd
Los Angeles
Opening hours: Mon-Sun 11:30am-10pm
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I really wanted to like this place more. I'd heard so many great things about it, but on my last visit I had two different daily specials - chicken in a very sweet kind of plum sauce, and lamb in a more savory curry - and neither were all that enticing. I do like the little alley next to Taste of Tehran where you can have lunch, but I heard some people complaining about their food which wasn't a great sign. Bummer. That being said, the portions are plentiful, the rice is great and maybe some of the more regular dishes are better. I'll give it another go.