While I was in “Teherangeles” visiting the family last week, I went to check out Attari Sandwich Shop in Westwood (1388 Westwood Blvd, Los Angeles, CA, 90024). We started with a Shirazi salad, a simple and refreshing chopped salad of tomato, cucumber, and onion.
Next course was Ash-e joe, a thick soup with lentils, black eyed peas and mixed greens, topped with yogurt and fried onions. Healthy, hearty, and delicious. The soup could easily be a meal in itself and is perfect for a cold day rainy day like the day we visited.
Then I had some tongue sandwich. I love tongue for its chewy, meaty texture, and go for it every time I get Japanese or Korean BBQ. The tongue at Attari was different though. It was almost falling-apart tender, like the best pot roast or pastrami. The sandwich itself reminded me a bit of banh mi in the best possible way.
In summary, Attari has generous portions, reasonable prices and an authentic Persian experience in LA. Definitely check it out. I heard that they have brain sandwiches there too, try it if you are feeling adventurous. My dining companions weren’t ready to deal with that when I went. 😉