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Elena Greek Armenian Cuisine

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1000 S Glendale Ave, Glendale, CA 91205-2806
+1 818-241-5730
11:00 - 21:30
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Ventura County Coast, California
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

It has been a few years since I was in the area and sadly found out that my regular Armenian/Greek resto had closed (it used to be next to Paradise Pastry) so I had a look on google for a replacement. I found an amazing array of reviews about Elena's an decided to give it a shot. Upon arrival the... More 

Thank pjmetz
Manhattan Beach, California
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504 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

Tonight was a special night. My daughter was down from her studies at Berkeley to join me at the Alex Theatre in Glendale to enjoy the street lights, food and the GMCLA - Cool Yule at the Alex. Wow! Took us over 2 hours in pouring rain to drive here so we stopped at this eatery as it felt good... More 

Thank Sequoia R
Los Angeles, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Definitely one of my "go to" restaurants! The most tender and tasty chicken kabob I've ever had, and I have never been disappointed when I order it. I have tried most of the other kabobs which are very good, but there's something about their chicken kabob and that rice that keeps me coming back! Don't miss out on their lentil... More 

Thank Larry E
Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 May 2016 via mobile

If you are looking to enjoy a leisurely meal in an upscale location, this is not the restaurant for you. If, instead, you are looking for plenty of good food served quickly in a little hole-in-the-wall restaurant, then you have found the right place. Highlights: the lamb chops, lentil soup, and skordalia (garlic dip). Low points: the ground beef kabob... More 

Thank himom9597
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441 reviews
242 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 May 2016

It is a little restaurant on the south side of Glendale and serves typical Greek/Armenian style food. Lots of kabobs (lamb, beef, chicken) to choose from and the food was fresh and tastes very good. The wait staff could smile more though. Anyway, nice culinary experience and generally reasonable prices compared to other places in Glendale.

Thank geotech522
Charleston, South Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

I had the lamb gyro and it was huge and full of lamb. My partner had the chicken kabob and it looked good as well.. the waitress was not very attentive and kind of rude..

Watertown, Massachusetts
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015 via mobile

Our meal was fresh and authentic. The grape leaves were split to 5 vegetarian and 5 with meat. Hummus was delicious. For our dinners the combo plate with steak kabob and lulu (Hamburg)kebab was seasoned just right. The rice was also delicious. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone that enjoys Mediterranean or middle eastern food. Well played.

Thank msogho
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

The Greek Armenian food is great and affordable that's the best thing about Elena.. The cheapest with best quality and taste .. Would definitely recommend .. No enough space for big groups .. Not surprised to find it crowded all the time

Thank gono m
Los Angeles, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2015

This is a small "Hole in the wall" place that you would never expect to visit by its location and its atmosphere. However, if you want to eat home cooked Armenian, Greek, and Arabic food at a price of less than 15 dollars per person (for a large portion), then this is your place. The restaurant has been family owned... More 

Thank Imad H
Thousand Oaks, California
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68 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2014

We've been going to Elena's for many years..driving from the Valley & Thousand Oaks. The food has not changed much over the years. This is what appears to have been an outdoor stand at one time... at first they covered the patio and then enclosed it. The grilling is still all done up front in the original stand. The menu... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Greek, Middle Eastern, Eastern European, Armenian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1000 S Glendale Ave, Glendale, CA 91205-2806
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Glendale
  • Phone Number: +1 818-241-5730

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?