bha! bha! Persian Bistro
bha! bha! Persian Bistro

bha! bha! Persian Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.bhabhabistro.com/
  • Phone: 2395945557
  • Hours of Operation:
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Persian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
  • Executive Chef: Michael Mir
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: US 41 and Fifth Avenue South
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Street Parking is available, as well as Public Lots located within walking distance. Fifth Avenue Valet Parking is offered during season.
A word from bha! bha! Persian Bistro
Welcome to bha! bha! persian bistro on the contemporary Royal Road that is Fifth Avenue South, Naples FL. With his new boutique bistro Michael Mir, (Executive Chef and Owner), will take you to a place where warm desert moonlight glows upon the sands, creates mystical illusions in far away dunes, and magically gives life to every jewel in it’s path. Silk fabrics entice the touch. World music is heard in the background. Aromas of delicate fragrant spices, sweetness in the air of simmering fruits, and the perfume of jasmine from the garden seduce you. Bold flavors from fresh meats, poultry and fish embrace the palate and soothe it with delicate strokes of the perfect union of flavors.
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bha! bha! Persian Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
91 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.7
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.4
    Noise LevelModerate
97% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (74)special occasion (46)neighborhood gem (45)romantic (28)great for outdoor dining (20)good for groups (13)notable wine list (12)hot spot (12)great for lunch (6)kid-friendly (5)great for brunch (3)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (2)scenic view (2)Show More
  • Best lamb ever!
    keaton7VIP
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    If you like lamb, this is the place to come. Eggplant dishes also excellent. Early dining special is a good deal. Everyone here is very welcoming.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    Good selection of lamb dishes. Eggplant and lentil appetizer was very good, unusual blend of flavors.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    foodieff
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The food was superb and the service was great. Will definitely re-visit on your next trip to Naples!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    JJLJJR
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    I just simply love Bha-Bha Bistro!! The Persian cuisine is by far one of my favorites ever! Michael the owner has the most amazing personality, friendly, funny, polite, and professional! I have been dinning at Bha-Bha Bistro for over 15 years as least once to twice a week and will continue to dine their!! I am always happy to recommend Bha-Bha to all of my friends and family who visit Naples, Florida.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Rekindling
    ManguitoVIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    First time at the new location and loved it! Our server was the best and so were the desserts! The main meal was great but the encore of the sweets was truly memorable. Can't skip the butternut squash cake.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bonita4
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Their new location is great. The restaurant is lovely. The staff are attentive and the food is very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Persian Delight
    GoodFoodHunting
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Recommended by friends, this restaurant did not disappoint. The summer specials are an excellent value, both from a price and food selection perspective. I don't eat lamb, but there was plenty for me to choose from, and my husband, who does eat lamb, loved the preparation. Some cozy seating and quiet atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sophie6
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    interesting concept for foodies,as well as very friendly staff / owner. I would recommend it to others .Fill ups for wine are a good concept -.Food was delicious, enjoyed the talks given by the chef who is obviously very knowledgable about his subject. Would go again . good value for money .The Monday theme nights are a novel idea. Having been to the Silk Road myself, it was interesting to hear the chef`s explanation of the use of local ingredients in each course.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    TorontoTrev
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    Returned to Bha Bha on Sept. 7th, 2014 after 18 month absence (due to our distance). The food is still amazing and very tasty, service was great and will return again next winter when we vacation again in Florida.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Middle eastern delights
    Table4Two
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    For those looking for something a bit different from the artisitically drizzled "new American cuisine" fare on Naples' main drag, there's Bha Bha. BB's middle eastern menu offers unusual items for the adventurous and recognizable fare for the less so. Lamb in many variations is featured, as expected, but fish is fantastic as well--witness the pomegranate salmon we enjoyed on a recent visit. Another bonus is a quiet and luxurious setting where conversation with the person across the table is actually possible. Service by the all male staff is attentive and impeccable. Bha Bha means "yum, yum" and we couldn't agree more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow
    Navid
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Great food, great menu, great service, great atmosphere. I'm definitely coming back next time I'm in town!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vacation Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    The meal was really great. We were seated promptly, and the dishes also arrived in a timely manner. The appetizers were fantastic - particularly the lamb meatballs and deep fried eggplant. The entrees were also good, but it was hard to beat the appetizers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place
    chicajillVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2014
    I love it here. I love the rich colors of the decor. Service (in early September) was fantastic. All of the food uses interesting, delicious & used tantalizing spices. Many lamb & chicken choices on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic In Every Way!
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/3/2014
    The food and service were outstanding. My husband said his salmon dish was the best salmon he ever ate. Can't wait to return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sunshine
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    Food and atmosphere were fabulous. Our waiter Alexander was wonderful. Highly recommend. Miss the belly dancers which you used to have in the Pavillion.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wow!
    suzie2013
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    By far the best Middle Eastern food I have ever had! Can't stop raving about it! If you ever get to Naples don't miss it!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ethnic experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Our dinner was very unique. The special seasonings & sauce were a delightful change! The lamb is their specialty & we were not disappointed. The shrimp dish was very delicious for the non lamb lover. There is also chicken dishes on the menu for options! The baklava was very delicious! We also tried ice cream made with orange water & it was very tasty! Fun experience & nice atmosphere. Would definitely go back!
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • CruiseVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    This is our second time at bha! bha! Persian Bistro. The food was very good and the service was the same. They are very helpful in recommending some of the dishes you should try, never a bad recommendation. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Place-for us; same great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    New location, yet it remains fantastic. The meals are superbly prepared and service was top-notch. It remains in our Top Five of SWFL restaurants. Would like to see a few more vegetarian dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • JayTVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    If you are looking for Lebanese food in the heart of Naples this is the place. We are lucky to have this restaurant here.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • excellent Persian food
    TwigsVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    First visit on recommendation from friends - simply put, everything was excellent! food, drinks, service and ambiance - we will be back many times
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lamb-Lover's Delight!
    CowgirlKathi
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    This was only my second visit to the Bha Bha, but it was well worth the wait! My meal was prepared to perfection and the portion was so generous, I packed half of it to bring home for leftovers the next day. The presence of Georgia (the fortune-teller) was also a great bonus! My friend and I talked with her after we had finished our meal and really enjoyed having our cards read. This could be a big draw if done on a regular basis -- a great idea for off-season or on nights that you don't usually have a lot of business. Keep up the great work! I will anxiously await my next visit!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Regal
    Naples1VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    The food, service and ambience were over the top and fit for royalty. Our waiter Mario could not have been any more accomodating. We took our time, were not rushed and savored it all. Everything was superb!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Foodie
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    Jeff, our waiter, was very accommodating! The lemon grass martini is a winner. Everyone in our party enjoyed their food...mussels, shrimp and lamb. Loved the hearts of Palm salad too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice
    Jerseyborn56
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Food was very good and service was very good. Would have liked some bread with the meal. Thought it was a little pricey.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Dinner
    MarkJVIP
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    Picked this place based on some local's feedback about the place. Was not disappointed! Was very pleased with service, attitude of staff, food, and total experience. Will definitely be back. Many restaurants (local and otherwise) could learn something from this place -- service was not rushed, wait staff was attentive, but not pushy and food was perfect.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quality of food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    The quality of the meals for the four diners at our table was excellent and different from the standard fare restaurants in that the food had a mixture of spices and tastes not found in ordinary meals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Sophisticated fare
    keaton7VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    If you are looking for food that is not mundane, Bha! Bha! is the place. The lamb is wonderful. For dessert, be sure to try the Persian ice cream.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Never disappoints
    Jb46
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    Bha!Bha! has long been a favorite of ours, for its days in the Pavilion shopping center to its relocation to 5th Avenue. Their menu always offers something intriguing, unusual and delicious. The lamb dishes are always winners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hurry up!
    gingerbrandy
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    We love the food! However we have not enjoyed the service here since they moved to this location. It is always rushed. No such thing as a 1 1/4 hr dinner. We were constantly being asked if we wanted drinks, then if we decided on our entrees or wanted apps....our menus were open!! If our waiter stopped interrupting us every 3 minutes we could catch our breath & make choices. Even after we ordered drinks, apps, he was at our side. they had a few open tables, so it was not like they had a mad rush. Could not wait to get out of there. We took 1/2 our meals home to enjoy. We did notice the same waiter do the same approach to the tables on either side of us. Tables are placed so close to each other that it's like you are together.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    ernie
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    Waiter was slow, did not know specials, and only returned once during the meal to see if we needed drinks or something else. Desert menu was not provided. Quality of food was less than previous visits.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • CruiseVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    This was our first time at this restaurant. Our friends told us to try Persian food. Our server Fernando was exceptional. I had an e-mail from our friends as to what we should try, he showed us what they had that matched their recommendations. We will definitely be back again. Glad we tried sometime new. Can't wait to return. Would highly recommend that anyone interested in trying something new should go to this restaurant, they will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Surprise!
    lioncompass
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We weren't sure what to expect going in, but it was a great surprise that exceeded expectations. That food was authentic and the specials added to what was already a surprising variety on the menu. Service was excellent as well. They even held our table for an extra half hour because it was training so hard that we couldn't get from the parking lot to the restaurant. Will definitely visit this place again when I am in the area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Timer!
    IloveFOOD
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    This was our first time to this restaurant and we've never had any Persian food before. The food was delicious, your taste buds will love you for it. I had the Lamb Shank special with tomatoes, mushrooms, eggplants, garlic and onions. My husband had the mixed kabobs. They were both amazing. We also had the chocolate cake dessert, that was yum too. We will definitely come back again to try all the other dishes on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bha! Bha! We'll be back...
    Frank2304
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Excellent overall restaurant experience. The food was excellent. Try the salmon! The service was outstanding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Philippe
    Philippe
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Food was delicious ,we will come back with Friends:)
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Wonderful Find
    mjarvis
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    My girlfriend recommended this restaurant and we were not disappointed. I'm a vegetarian - the Aash soup & pomegranate salad were delicious. My husband order a lamb dish and said it was quite good. The service was great. We will go back again especially for special occasions.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food, Excellent Waiter!
    Caro
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I've been here twice and the food and service was consistently excellent on both occasions. I'll be back for the Aash Soup - it's the best soup I've ever tasted! The owners and staff at Bha! Bha! are clearly dedicated to running a top-notch, world class bistro and they do it very well.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SpikeVIP
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Bha Bha was the very first restaurant we dined at when we moved to Naples. It was wonderful then and continues to be wonderful. Our server, Mario, is the best of the best and it was a delight to have him wait on us again. We love the new 5th Avenue location and will be back again and again. Bob and I send our very best to Bha Bha's owner, Michael Mir.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Opentable
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Had not dined here before. Would definitely return. Flavours both interesting and delicious. Service friendly and informative.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet