Persian cuisine in an elegant, upscale environment
Opening: Salt and PepperSalt and Pepper (20969 Ventura Boulevard, Woodland Hills, CA) Map it
Salt and Pepper is a brand-new Persian restaurant in Woodland Hills. Housed in a bright, airy space on Ventura Boulevard, Salt and Pepper boasts high ceilings, elegant place settings, and contemporary décor, along with warm, attentive service and made-to-order cuisine. The list of starters includes excellent stuffed grape leaves and baba ghanoush. One of the best features of Persian cuisine is the unique rice dishes. Salt and Pepper’s cherry rice and barberry rice are both standouts, as is the lubia polo, a rice dish with green beans, ground beef, tomato, and curry. The filet mignon is very good, while the chicken kabob is particularly noteworthy. The live music gets most of their clientele on their feet, but visiting on a night when they feature bellydancing is particulary recommended.