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Arya Global Cuisine - Redwood City
Arya Global Cuisine - Redwood City

Arya Global Cuisine - Redwood City Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.aryarestaurant.com
  • Phone: (650) 367-4939
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily 11:30am-3:00pm
    Dinner: Su-Th 4:30pm-9:30pm; F-Sa 4:00pm-11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Persian
  • Executive Chef: Mike Hashemi
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer Catering for all your special occasions. Whether it is just appetizers, our delicious wraps, kebabs, pasta specialties or seafood. Let us handle all of the details from set up to making every detail a memorable one. We offer many specialties from our Italian menu to our Persian Menu. We also do corporate delivery.
  • Entertainment: Enjoy great Italian music by Pasquale Esposito, belly dancing and Live Jazz music on Fridays & Saturdays. If you like to be away from it all, no problem! We feature private areas as well to be away from it all in your own private setting.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Theater Way/Middlefield
  • Public Transit: Down town Redwood City stop.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: You can park across the street at the public lot or on street. The public lot first hour and a half is free.
A word from Arya Global Cuisine - Redwood City
Welcome to ARYA, a place we call home. Arya is about a warm ambiance, many choices whether you love Italian or Persian Cuisine. Arya features seafood, steaks, chicken, kebabs, great salads, and pastas cooked to order, the best of healthy cuisine. We feature a fine selection of California and Italian wines. Delicious cakes and desserts, for every event, from our Tiramisu to our Persian style Baklava and Pistachio ice cream. For business, family, friends, and special celebrations, we love to make you feel special in our home. You will be comfortable in business or casual attire, enjoying our casually elegant environment. Children’s menus and high chairs are available. Take-out orders for home or business are a convenient way to dine. We also deliver. You will enjoy service from our warm and friendly staff. Live Music & Belly dancing on Fridays & Sat.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Went there for dinner before Broadway by the Bay on a Saturday night. Greeted promptly, seated promptly. Waiter was attentive at first, but then pulled as more diner arrived. Busboy did not relay our requests to our waiter. They need to coordinate the staff better. Food was DELICIOUS! I had the lamb shank and my friend had the parmesan crusted chicken. The wine list was well thought out. Did not see the Persian wine selections until after I ordered so I will try them next time. Will go again, to give them another chance to spruce up the communication."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "Excellent service. Our waiter brought us samples to educate us re Persian cuisine"
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We have season tickets to BBB theater and come to Arya Global Cuisine for our dining spot. Food and service is great, however, I had inquired about the food, organic choices, if the fish was farmed or wild. As we have changed our lifestyle and looking for healthier option, Unfortunately, this will not be the place for us going forward. All fish is famed! I just wish they would add one or two healthy options. If that is not a concern for you then I highly recommend Arya Global Cuisine."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Our lunch was unhurried, and the food choices were perfect, except that I forgot to apply my $10 off coupon to the check! I was saddened to see so few customers. Hope this restaurant will be successful and remain available to patrons like me for a long time to come."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Server started well, friendly and greeted us at table while we were waiting for others to arrive. Then it went downhill. Long wait for him to come back and take order, long wait for flatbread/dip to arrive - we had to ask for it, father had to remind then of his beer several times. Didn't have a long wait for food to arrive tho and the meal was tasty. Bill and it took a long time to receive and retrieve back.. we got the attention of 2 other servers as we waived our bill for them to take it , but they kept pointing to our server who looked like he was in the kitchen doing busboy duties too! Restaurant had few patrons yet they seemed short staffed. We were a large group and they definitely didn't earn the automatic 18% tip. won't return"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Went with a group of coworkers and had a great time. The food was delicious and service was outstanding. We tried a spanish wine that the server recommended. I definitely wanted to and did buy the bottle afterwards. My group consisted of 7 people and the staff here was great. We did make reservations and our table was ready as soon as we got there. Great variety of dishes and many choices. I have food allergies and a couple people were vegan and everyone had options for entrees. Enjoyed it, and will definitely go again."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "Hign -end feeling without high- end prices! The atmosphere is beautiful and feels expensive. The food is large portions and prepared perfectly. The prices are reasonable!"
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Had a really great dinner with some old friends on a Monday night (where things were pretty quiet). I loved our waitress, except that she seemed a bit challenged on the concept of tips; we decided to split the bill into 7 parts and then each pay 2/7, except for one guy who paid 1/7. The 1/7th was in cash and represented the tip; the three 2/7 payments were with a credit card, and represented the actual bill (plus $3.45). The waitress couldn't seem to understand what we were doing. In the end, all was good; she got a tip and we got good food."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "We came late on a Friday with a party of 2. The place was pretty empty so we were seated immediately. Unfortunately, it seems like the belly dancers stopped at 8:30pm, so we didn't see any of those. I got the Koobideh combo, and my friend got one of the persian rices with a chicken kebab. The Koobideh combo was great! I got a stick of chicken Koobideh as well as a skewer of beef. Persian soup - decent. interesting. Unsure if i would pay for it again though! It had beans, thin noodles, light savory broth. I added a bit of salt because it was a bit plain by itself. Portions are quite large! I only ate half and took the rest home for lunch the next day."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "i came there with a guest and I ordered shish kabob (filet) and the food was unbelievably low quality and below my expectation. The food was salty, and really badly cooked and was not clear if it was even fresh. I am eating shish kabob quite often in different places in bay area and this was a disaster and disappointing. "
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "With 30% Italian and 70% Persian cuisine, this restaurant has a nice selection of foodie choices. The Chicken Kabob was delicious & beautifully presented on a bed of saffron rice with grilled vegetables and the Shrimp Kabob was very tasty as well. Have yet to try the Italian cuisine, but so far the Persian fare has not disappointed. Our service was above and beyond the call of duty, and the wine suggestions went quite well with our dinner choices. Will be returning for another special occasion dining experience. There happened to be a belly dancer performing adding a nice touch for entertainment, as well as Pasquale, an Italian vocalist. Atmosphere was pleasant and open. A nice addition to Redwood City's downtown Theater Way."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Our waiter was attentive, but gave robot-like descriptions- I think he's been doing it for LONG time. The food was fresh and plentiful. I'm glad we chose this one. In a strip mall full of restaurants, this one seemed most authentic and chain-like."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "Arya's authentic cooking is amazing but what's even better, is the variety of dishes offered from all over the Mediterranean guaranteed to satisfy anyone in your group!"
    Dined on 5/13/2014
  • "Each time we have visited the restaurant, our group was seated immediately, and that type of service continued throughout the meal. The food has a wonderful blend of flavors and makes you want to savor each bit. I also went to the Mother’s Day brunch and had a great time."
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "Very difficult to find parking due to construction of new buildings across the street"
    Dined on 4/22/2014
  • "Between the dishes, it took so long to come out. Especially waiting for the desserts, we had been waiting at least 20 mins and the waiter came out to tell us our orders mango panna cotta were too frozen, had to cancel. We ended up had no desserts because we had to go. One thing we think it was special and nice was we could watch the belly dance at the dinner. Other than that, I won't come back for food next time."
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "Food was mostly good. The barg (filet) was moist, tender, and perfectly cooked, though the rice is a bit moister than I like. The sharzi salad had nice bite, and did the mint chutney. The big miss was the crispy rice -- none of the sauces were very good. The waiter kindly removed it from the check, so no biggie. The live dancing was a bit distracting -- if they did one number, that would have been fine, but it went on and on, and the canned music interfered with conversation. The real concern is that I put "nut allergy" into my online reservation, and told the waiter about it. Yet the crispy rice came out with one of the sauces with walnuts. They really do need to improve training -- this could have caused serious issues. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We went there on a Saturday evening at 7:00pm. The restaurant seating is cramped and crowded. Belly dancing started promptly at 7:30pm as advertised. food was good. Konstant was a good server but very busy"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "My husband was hesitant at first, but after a slight bit of arm twisting, agreed to try Arya with me. We were both very happy with the experienc! The food was good and reasonably priced; the waitor was friendly, attentive, but not over-bearing. The belly dancer was a cool bonus!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Overall, a very nice dinner with quick attentive service and good food.. However. I was a little disappointed the host did not seem to have a record of my reservation but he was gracious enough to seat us. Also, Arya is a season sponsor for Broadway by the Bay at the Fox and all the internet and print publications coming from the theater indicate show patrons receive a 15% discount.. We asked for this offer with proof of show tickets and were declined.. when we arrived at the restauarant ,the BBB staff indicated the restaurants lack of honoring of the discount was in error.."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The other day I met a friend for lunch at Arya. I had heard of the restaurant yet never tried it. I must say I was very pleased with everything especially the staff. Steven was very welcoming and ensured our lunch went at least as well as planned. I will definitely return to try more from the menu."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "This was truly an eclectic mix of Persian and Italian food. Both were exceptionally presented and tasty. Can't wait to go back for the floor show."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "What a great find! I selected Arya because the ratings were good and it was close to the movie theatre. I had a great experience. The food was great (I can recommend the lamb kababs!) and the setting very comfortable. Steve, our server, was knowledgeable, helpful and friendly. I'll be going back!"
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "I tried the regular basmati rice today, but it does pay to order a special rice...they are definitely special! Even the cappuccino was great."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "The noise level was so great we had to ask for it to be turned down so we could hear ourselves. The staff did so immediately and the remainder of the evening couldn't have been better! The food was scrumptous, the vegetable platter was bountiful, the belly dancer was terrific and took time to have her photo taken with the birthday participant in our party. The wine list was good and our server was exceptional."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Fastastic stews (festajoon in particular), great rice and spinach. Side salad looked great. Attentive service made it easy to make our movie."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "I don't remember what it was called but I loved the walnut pomegranate stew and also the rice. When we got flatbread the first time it was the best thing I'd ever had straight from the oven! The sambusa didn't seem fully cooked and I didn't love the falafel, so I probably wouldn't order the vegetarian mezze platter again, but loved the main course."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We had a huge group of almost 20 and they easily accommodated us. There was good energy and the belly dancer was incredible, and made our friend's farewell a memorable one. Food was ok, I've had better middle eastern food. Our server was also ok. The most annoying thing was how eager they were to keep our plates without asking if we were done, even though we still had food on them. And it happened multiple times, making us feel rushed when there was more than an hour before they closed. Experiences like this often make the dining experience very unenjoyable for me."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "The lunch menu has a wide variety with great prices. We'll be back!"
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "I wanted to do something special for my husband and eating out on the actual day of Valentine was out of the question. So after reading in the Metro I gave Arya a try, we were very pleased with the tastes and quality of the items we ordered. Next extra special occasion we will be heading back to Arya in Redwood City"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We loved our experiece at Arya! Found it on Open Table and I would highly reccommend this restuarant if you want something "a little extra." Menu has a lot of variety (persian dishes, vegetarian dishes, seafood, even pizza). I had a vegetarian kebob which was excellent and my boyfriend had a chicken dish which he enjoyed. We both brought home left overs. We had a great dessert (sorbeto bombasto-something like that, which was fantastic!). The service was excellent, server had some great recommendations. The belly dancer was great and had a cute personality. Prices were reasonable for the portions. We will be going back."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "It is a large restaurant, so you can sit in an energetic area, or you can sit in a quiet area. This is some of the best Persian food I've ever had. The owner and waiter, and rest of the staff are very friendly."
    Dined on 2/6/2014
  • "I booked this venue for a large team dinner. They were ready for us and provided great attention to our team. The food was really good. It was a bit concerning as the WHOLE restaurant was empty (except for us) so I was worried that we would not get very good food....as mentioned above, it was pretty amazing! I will definitely go back!"
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "Arya is located in downtown Redwood City and is great for groups and lunch. This place often has no wait and open seating, so it is a perfect place to take a last minute group for a lunch meeting or outing. The kebabs here are pretty good. Sometimes a bit overdone, but generally good and very well seasons. The staff is nice and courteous and the outdoor seating offers a pleasant opportunity to people watch."
    Dined on 2/4/2014
  • "This was our second time at Arya's, this time we brought a friend visiting from out of town and she loved it too! Once again the food was outstanding, bursting with flavor and the atmosphere is quite magical. There was live music with a belly dancer who came by our table and spoke with us for a few minutes."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "Manager and staff guided to excellent Persian dishes. The appetizer plate sand the Persian meatballs were our favorites."
    Dined on 1/15/2014
  • "Friday nights are the best nights to dine out at Arya. Not so crowded when we went there but has the energetic vibe from the wait staff to the entertainers of the night, especially the Belly Dancer! Always a crowd pleaser, I must say! The food is seasoned well, the wine list is decent and the desserts are fantastic! Order the combination Basmati saffron rice w/joojeh and koobideh kabab!!! Definitely, good for crowds! It will not disappoint. Gem find in Downtown Redwood City!"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Fourth time eating at this restaurant- disappointment in the food and service. Filet Mignon was ordered medium but it came out well and was a bit tough. Salmon entrees were a bit dry and tasteless, and one had sauce on the bottom rather than on the top of the fish which would have been more tasty. Bread service should have been delivered immediately instead of coming with our appetizer. We had specified on our reservation that this was a Happy Birthday Dinner but nothing was done, nor were there any complimentary dessert. The bill took forever to come. Evening Highlight-the Belly Dancer was beautiful and talented. Told my guests that the food here was outstanding but had "egg on my face" as we were all clearly disappointed in this place."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "Food was tasty and came quickly. (The place was almost deserted at the time we went.) We shared an order of pomegranite-pistachio meatballs, which we enjoyed. It was plenty for two light eaters. We also shared a beet salad (actually an ordinary lettuce salad with beet slices) which they split for us without needing to be asked. Rice was a little greasy for my taste. Service was little overly attentive."
    Dined on 1/2/2014
  • "We found Arya online and liked the menu. The hostess was very friendly and sat us right away ( we had a reservation). Our waiter was also very friendly and patient. When I couldn't decide between 2 wines, he brought me a sample of each. Everything we had was flavorful, the appetizer, salad, main course and of course dessert! We definitely will come back to try other items on the menu! And, as a vegetarian I was happy with all the choices on the menu!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013