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The family behind Lavash are long-time San Francisco entrepreneurs, having owned several businesses over the past 40 years. They have committed their lives to quality of food, hospitality, wine, flowers, and love. Lavash provides an unforgettable experience for our guests who become part of the Lavash family. In addition to restaurants, they have owned and operated multiple floral businesses around San Francisco. 

Nazila, a natural-born artist, brings her painter’s sensibility and florist’s experience to every meal. She loves to entertain friends and family in her home, throwing a dinner party at the slightest excuse. Her unique and creative presentations have always thrilled her friends, who refer to her as the “Persian Martha Stewart.” Nazila learned cooking from her grandmother, a loving woman with a knack for bringing the whole family together over warm plates of lavash and kashk-e bademjan. Nazila spent her childhood summers with her grandmother in a house full of the tastes and scents of authentic Persian food, learning all the tricks and customs of true home cooking.

Saeed is a self-taught chef and proud Persian. His dishes combine the best of authentic Persian cuisine – the delicate but complex seasoning, fresh herbs, and top-quality meat and vegetables – with California green values and health-consciousness. Saeed is a chef and an athlete, the winner of a statewide racquetball championship, and he knows the importance of healthy food and healthy living.