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Darya Restaurant
Darya Restaurant

Darya Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.daryasouthcoastplaza.com
  • Email: info@daryasouthcoastplaza.com
  • Phone: (714) 557-6600
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Persian, Middle Eastern
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We offer off site catering for 20 people or more. We offer staff when you use Darya for Catering call General Manager for details..714-557-6600
  • Entertainment: Live Piano entertainment on Friday & Saturday nights from 7:00pm - 10:00pm.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Experience the Hidden Treasures of Darya, quarterly wine tasting events with 5 course meals, entertainment, raffle prizes. Call restaurant for schedules. Our wine Tasting Events sell out fast. Ask for "Rene" to be placed on our VIP list. Email: rene@darya

Getting there

  • Cross Street: South Plaza Drive
  • Public Transit: Complimentary Shuttle provided to and from the Performing Arts Center (must request in advance to restaurant) 714-557-6600 for Preforming Arts Schedule
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Complimentary Valet Parking on weekends
A word from Darya Restaurant
As soon as you step into the palatial dining room, surrounded by marble columns lit by gorgeous chandeliers, you'll know that a memorable evening awaits you. Darya's owners have offered Orange County excellent Persian fine Dining for 20 years. You'll be intrigued by the wide array of deliciously spiced fare. During dinner relax to the sounds of our piano entertainment, be sure to sample Darya's signature dish, naderi kebab--delicious, juicy chunks of center-cut filet mignon marinated in Darya's special sauce. Whether you're meeting friends or clients for drinks at the full-service bar/lounge or extending your meal on our waterfall patio your palate will thank you! Darya has also expanded its luxurious offerings to include the Mezzanine Room, which can accommodate up to 90 people. Celebrate your next meeting or celebration reserve now! Contact: Rene' Redjaian email: rene@daryasouthcoastplaza.comContinued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Do you want a place to dine before the theater? Or for a special occasion with friends and family? How about a date night with a loved one? This restaurant fits he bill for all of those. The food is top notch with ambiance to match. And there are few places that have such friendly and accommodating service. It’s not the best place in town, but a very good and consistent runner-up."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I've been dining at Darya since the late '80s. Always great everything."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "I went on Valentines's Day. The food was good, but they refused to let me select off the regular menu. This was an issue because they jacked up the prices to $60 a person. This may work at a fancy place where people have big money, but not at a middle level place. I saw several people get up and leave (which I should have done). The real problem came when they forced an 18% tax which brought my meal to over $150 (just me and the wife). For $150 I expect an outstanding experience and this was just average."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "In my opinion the finest Persian cuisine OC has to offer. Food is delicious, elegant surroundings, and live music. Never disappoints. I took out of town guests for dinner, and they were very impressed. I highly recommend it."
    Dined on 2/16/2014
  • "We came for the special Valentine's event. Very elegant decor, and they added live music for the occasion. The spicy eggplant appetizer was excellent. Unfortunately the menu was limited and fixed price for that night, otherwise we might have tried more dishes. There is an extensive wine list as well."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food, the staff, and the ambiance are always outstanding. Thank you so much for making our dining experience so memorable."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Darya, near South Coast Plaza, is a beautiful Persian restaurant with excellent food and service. On weekend evenings they have live musicians as a nice background for your dinner. I have been eating there for more than 20 years, and the food is consistently delicious. They also have a full bar. The servers are very pleasant and efficient, and the restaurant itself is very large and beautiful inside, with leaded glass windows and art objects for decoration. They have no booths, but many tables to accommodate a couple or any size group. If you like kebabs made with filet mignon or chicken breast, or any other Persian dishes, this is the place to go."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I usually think of Darya as a dinner spot, but what a delight it is at lunch. They have lunch specials, as well as the regular menu. I usually think of their meat as top-notch, but this time my lamb chops were a bit dry and slightly overcooked. However, the babaganoush is excellent, the tea is fragrant and aromatic, and the chocolate hazelnut mousse-cake dessert was superb. While waiting for my lunch companion, I was offered a cup of tea or coffee, or glass of water - a very nice touch, and very welcoming! This is still my favorite Persian restaurant in this area."
    Dined on 11/18/2013
  • "Perhaps not enough staff or too busy....we waited 20 minutes to discover our appetizer platter was given to adjacent table. Although we saw the waitress do such, she blamed the assistant. My combo dinner entry was incomplete - missing shrimp. Although I notified the waitress and cancelled the shrimp she brought it later anyway. We were "rewarded" with a free yogurt appetizer. Food was satisfactory. Try Antonello next door for top service, however."
    Dined on 10/19/2013
  • "This is our long-time favorite Persian restaurant. Mostly we order kebabs (beef, chicken or lamb), but we change it up now & then. This time, the Salad Olivieh, a potato salad with chicken, peas, and herbs, became our new favorite. The fish here is also very good. Service is usually attentive, but this time we had to flag down someone to take care of our bill. A small matter! We always enjoy Darya."
    Dined on 9/15/2013
  • "Darya restaurant has a habit of over charging. Check your receipts all the time."
    Dined on 8/28/2013
  • "We drive up from San Diego to eat here. It is consistently great."
    Dined on 8/17/2013
  • "The restaurant refused to accept my opentable dining certificates, even though they accepted my opentable reservation. the certificates were valid at the time we dined there on August 6 and did not indicate any exclusions that would make them unusable on that date. This is false ad advertising. We dined there thinking that we will be able to use the certificates since they accepted my opentable reservation. The reason they gave me was the other Darya Restaurant located in Costa Mesa, CA is the one that accepts the certificates but their location in Orange, CA does not. I would request opentable to look into this."
    Dined on 8/6/2013
  • "I made a reservation online through Open Table. When My friends and I entered the restaurant , I was told I didn't have a reservation, even though I had the confirmation on my iphone. After having lunch the hostess told my she found my reservation and apologized."
    Dined on 8/3/2013