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8560 Wilshire Blvd. (S. Stanley Dr.) Send to Phone
Casual Persian restaurant with kebabs and stews, and a relaxing patio on which to enjoy them.

Lunch & Dinner daily

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: Upon arrival at brothers Reza and Max Kumars’ tucked away Persian café, sit on the shaded patio and linger beside the soothing fountain. Start with pistachio-flecked hummus or kashk-o-bademjan, a fried eggplant dip topped with garlic, mint and yogurt sauce. Fortifying stews and kebabs are the twin cornerstones of Persian cuisine, and chef Kay Vasai deftly prepares both. Fesenjun is a rich walnut and pomegranate stew topped with tender chicken. Juicy kebabs are highlighted by lamb filet and the casing-free ground chicken or beef sausages known as koobideh. There’s even a lamb shank in a tomato, saffron and cinnamon sauce. Entrées come with a bowl of luscious lentil soup. Fluffy basmati rice is also included, but it’s worth paying $2.50 for a flavored surrogate, preferably the albaloo polo with sweet and sour cherries, or zereshk polo with red currants and saffron. To drink, order a unique rose chai latte. No desserts are made in-house, but there are still some interesting options, including pistachio ice cream, and when available, violet chocolate and pandan coconut cupcakes.
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