With over half million Iranian-Americans in Los Angeles, I need to turn to you chowhounders to find out where they all go to eat. Where does one fine execeptional Persian food in LA? What dishes are good at the restaurants you suggest?
I've now had a disappointing 3rd meal at Darya - oily Tadig which was not burnt at all with a sad excuse for fessenjon ladled on top. Over minted and bitter Borani (probably found the cheapest eggplant they could use). Chicken barg that was so dry you almost choked. Unfluffed rice with coloring to pass it off as saffron...... In a nutshell - completely a rip-off. Not to mention the glass of wine I ordered that never came to my table and the staff that was more interested in gossiping than in their clientele.
As for Sheherazad, their homemade fresh bread is a treat. But try to weigh that against being bullied into an order you did not place - that is another story. After our waiter brought over a chicken dish (we ordered lamb) and we told him it was not what we ordered, he vehemently insisted that it was what we had ordered. The worst of all was when the manager came over and sided with the waiter...... As you can expect, I've never been back.
Baran - good lunch but not spectacular. I had a special polo with yogurt and milk that was different from what dishes are usually on the Persian menus.