Glendale lunch

I’ve got a mid-morning appointment in Glendale. Thinking about staying in the area for lunch. Not looking for anything extraordinary/$$$. It’s been ages since I was last in this neighborhood. Budget about $20 per person, open to any cuisine.
Thanks!

Mini Kabob is on my to do list

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Go to Americana where you will have an embarrassment of riches - Tsujita, DTF, Shake Shack, eggslut, Philz, etc.

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kebab way or mini kabob - no frills.

raffi’s?

schlep down to atwater village to dune

go north to schreiner’s for a sandwich.

a number of good armenian bakeries.

if you want to try a caucasian soup dumpling (khinkali) i’d say TKF but they relocated and i’m not sure they’ve reopened.

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Adana is a place that J. Gold thought was quite good for Middle Eastern fare.

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@Nemroz’s suggestions:

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+1 raffi.

Gus, fried chikin.

Old Gyumri Restaurant - hang out with the godfathers…

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Thanks all for the suggestions. We ended up hitting up Raffi’s…it was an old favorite from my days of working out in that section of the valley. I forgot now nice it was to chill out in their courtyard area and feel outside and inside at the same time. Hummus and eggplant were good, but their platters were…I had forgotten how big their platters are. Beef and chicken were solid and the traditional basmati was so good. There’s no rice like that in my neck of the woods now. Everyone left stuffed and with plenty of leftovers.

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Any updates? Any kind of food will do just has to be yummy. Thanks!

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Mini Kabob has tables now and it’s always super yummy.

For something different, I love Jin Cook. I wish they had one in Koreatown… that is how much I like it…

If you are going to be anywhere around Burbank…

My favorite market to pick up Marinated Meats for home is Raffis. SO GOOD.

The Chicken Salad at Little Nelly is amazing. Highly recommend. It’s such a cute little place too…

If you are coming up the other way, in Cypress Park… I recommend Shin’s Pizza and the new B’ivrit vegan falfel place. I got the Cauliflower Schwarma last time. So crazy good.

https://www.yelp.com/biz/bivrit-los-angeles-2?

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mini kabob
ozzy’s apizza for ah-beetz
humble bird
hayat’s kitchen

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https://www.sipanbakery.com/

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You know I pretty much eat everything you recommend! Thanks for the new places (for me)!

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How’s that apizza place compared to Sallys/Pepe’s/Modern etc? Missing Sallys pie right now

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Ive always wanted to go to Ozzys but im never up in the glendale area!

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Thanks, all! Mini Kabob was my first choice but they’re closed until the 11th so I appreciate the alternatives.

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While it might not be to everyone’s tastes, I think Zhengyalov Hatz is the most memorable restaurant out there. Other popular restaurants strike me as good but ordinary Persian or Armenian / Lebanese, on the same level as the restaurants in Westwood or the East Hollywood area (Carousel and Marouch).

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I love Mini Kabob but here are some alternatives:

Elena’s Greek Armenian food .https://www.elenasgreek.com/

i still like Adana https://adanamenu.com/

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Zhengyalov Hatz is definitely worth a detour, but more of a destination for a snack than a lunch for me.

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Can confirm. Elenas is still a great spot for when you are running late for Mini Kabob.

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