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About the Business:
Kismet is a Mediterranean restaurant located at 4648 Hollywood Blvd, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California 90027, US.
The business is listed under mediterranean restaurant, restaurant category. It has received 441 reviews with an average rating of 4.4 stars. Their services include No-contact delivery, Delivery, Takeout, Dine-in .
- Sky Thai
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- Rosita Chu
- 1 year ago
- Braden McDonald
- 1 year ago
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Health and Safety:
Staff wear masks
Dinner reservations recommended
Usually a wait
Kismet is open the following days:
Friday : 5–10PM
Saturday : 5–10PM
Sunday : 5–10PM
Monday : 5–10PM
Tuesday : 5–10PM
Wednesday : 5–10PM
Thursday : 5–10PM
Here are some reviews from our users.
"Made reservations for this restaurant and had a pretty good time! Service was friendly and knowledgeable. The menu is Middle Eastern influenced with a lot of flavorful and good uses of tart elements (vinegar, pickling, yogurts). The vibe is nice and great for a date in the Los Feliz area. My favorite dishes were the Persian Crispy Rice and the Rabbit for Two. The flavors from the crispy rice were fantastic and cooked extremely well. The crunch was amazing! The Rabbit for Two had rabbit cooked three different ways and was really delicious! Great to share and a bit adventurous. We also got the Whey-Brined Beets, Fried Cauliflower, and Lamb Meatballs. Great complements to the meal overall too. For dessert, we tried both the Cultured Ricotta Cheesecake and Milk Chocolate Tart. Between the two, the Cheesecake was the most unique. Very different with the Passion Fruit Caramel that packed a good tart punch. The Tart was really good too, but more classic! Overall, had a great experience and enjoyed it!"
"I was brought here with two close friends by my son pre Covid. We're senior citizens and have a hard time getting around. They gave us a huge and comfortable table near the front window and we appreciated that. The food was creative and delicious. The staff was was warm, knowledgeable, and passionate about their craft. Overall, a wonderful experience!"
"The high rating is not justified. There were several examples in which the service was inappropriately flippant. The servers try to exude cool but just project aimless arrogance -I asked what country the sparkling wine was from and he said “no idea” — in WHAT world is that acceptable in a “nice” restaurant -Very early in the meal, we wanted to start with an appetizer and were admonished for needing to order all at once. We were an efficient table that did not plan to lag, so this was just off putting -We asked whether the volume of our order was appropriate for the party size and his tone made us feel like idiots for underordering -scoffed at us when we questioned lack of heat lamps outside on what was a beyond frigid weekend -general ATTITUDE was just so unpleasant! Professionalism does not exist here."
"My partner is Persian so I was excited to take him somewhere nice to celebrate. We found this place and assumed it was authentic. Boy were we wrong. Is Kismet good? Sure. The food is very rich. But the portions are tiny and the prices are high (I wish you luck trying to spend less then $ here.) We were most excited to try the "Persian" rice, which we never even received because the waiter forgot to fire it, even though it was the only reason we came. We waited over an hour and nibbled on tiny "main dishes" like the lamb meatballs, which had a pathetic 4 meatballs, flaky bread which was two small pieces, and two small chicken pies. These four rather tiny portions of food were all we received since the rice never came. It still totaled $! We didn't even get drinks. How is that possible? We left hungry and unsatisfied. They offered us "cashews" as an apology LOL. How about comping something or at least giving a dessert? We basically paid $ to have a conversation afterwards about how disappointed we were. Not to mention there is no parking, the ambiance reminds me of IKEA and the music was blasting annoying pop ariana grande esque music so loud we couldn't even have a conversation. Honestly not surprised when I come home to research that this isn't actually authentic Persian/Turkish food but run by two "Brooklynites" aka gentrifiers named Sara, makes a ton of sense because the best way to describe this restaurant is Cheugy and a white washed version of ethnic food. Offensive."
"Food so flavorful ! Came here for dinner and they've still got outdoor tables dining. No inside yet but you can go inside to use the bathroom. Definitely get the Fried Cauliflower with yogurt appetizer , it was surprising ! I didn't expect so much flavor, that was great - also you won't need salt or pepper. Salt and pepper shrimp appetizer was also amazing and packed with flavor, but it's messy! They give you hand wipes. Get the Berberi Bread , 2 big pieces in an order. Get a side of tahini and some hot Schoug condiment on the side for that bread. But skip the labneh, you won't need it. Cod main was nice and the sweet corn that came with it was delicious but I can do without the turnips. The malawach bread is ok but the Berberi Bread is bigger and better. They have beer or wine but no cocktail. I got rosewater lemonade. Everything was good. Price is nice."