There are hundreds of kebab restaurants in the Burbank-Glendale area. This is one of them. Garni Kebab sits like a beacon at a fork in the road where Scott Road and North San Fernando Boulevard part company.
This family-owned restaurant is clean and friendly and offers both dine in and take out, with free delivery ($15 minimum order).
Pleasantries aside, the food left much to be desired. Let’s start with the lentil soup ($3.99). It had no flavor and it was mushy — like it had been sitting around for a long time. You usually can tell a good restaurant by the quality of its soup. This was not a good start to my lunch. I also ordered a side of onion rings ($3.99) that lacked seasoning and were over-battered. The taste was anything but that of a battered onion.
My main course — beef shish kebab ($9.99) — was mediocre. Most of the beef was overcooked, as was the tasteless rice. The pita bread was excellent and I can say the same for the cucumber and tomato salad.