400 S San Vicente Blvd, Los Angeles, CA | Directions 9004834.071236 -118.376212
Monday - Tuesday: 11am - 10pm
Wednesday - Friday: 11am - 11pm
Saturday: 11am - 2am
Sunday: 12pm - 11pm
Neighborhoods: Beverly Center, Central LA
I eat here once a week, every week – I work on Sunset Blvd near Holloway, and this place was recommended by a colleague. I love persian food, and after trying it once it became a regular. I think almost everything is good (we order in groups so i see different dishes) but i almost always have either the grilled ground chicken kebobs, or the bodmegan (eggplant stew in tomato sauce) or the Sabzi (which is some kind of green stew with meat). they go really heavy on the white rice, so be prepared to throw it away or die from carb overload 2 hours later. i don't know what the place looks like, but for delivery it is a good choice.
only persian family nightlife in los angeles – Sad but true. Shah abbas is the only restaurant a persian family can go to these days that offers live entertainment with semi legite persian singers and musicians in all of LA. There are a couple in the valley, but this is it in LA. So for being the one and only choice, I give it the brave owner an A+. He's pulled it off and some. Ambience, food and service are all above average.
Very unique, very good – I have never had persian food before. My boss took us here because he loves it. Let me just say, I don't know what that rice dish is with the rose water and orange peels but I am a changed woman forever. I crave the stuff. I tell my friends and family about the stuff. I want to learn how to make the stuff. You must try some. So sweet and aromatic. Like nothing I have ever tasted. It comes with your kabob. Damn, now I want some.
Good persian food – Shah Abbas' patio is really great, and we greatly enjoyed the chance to lay back on their couches while overlooking the city and watching the sunset. We enjoyed our visit here, but we were really surprised by the lack of any other customer in the 2 hours we were here.
Although we prepare most of the classic Persian dishes at home quite often, we like to try other versions of the foods we love. Overall, we found the quality of the food at Shah Abbas to be very good. Everything we tried was very good to excellent, although the chicken kebab platter was rather unexciting. All of the stews were exemplary, and we really liked how they offer their tah-cheen as an appetizer portion.
The only disappointment was with the chintzy serving of feta cheese accompanying our panir-o-sabzi and the overly expensive bottle of wine.
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