Faz Sunnyvale
Faz Sunnyvale

Faz Sunnyvale

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.fazrestaurants.com/
  • Phone: 4087528000
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Sunday: 6:30am - 10:00pm;
    Happy Hour: Monday-Friday 4:00pm- 7:00pm
    Saturday & Sunday: 7:00am - 10:00pm

  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Italian, Mediterranean
  • Executive Chef: Faz Poursohi
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: Call for details
  • Entertainment: Piano Week nights

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Highway 237
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Free Lot in front of restaurant
A word from Faz Sunnyvale
Faz Sunnyvale is a full service restaurant and bar offering guests a comfortably elegant ambiance with modular indoor and outdoor seating. Enjoy the distinctive Mediterranean style cuisine of Faz Poursohi . Whether dining in the warm, Galleria dining room, outside on the large courtyard patio, or at the antique Parisian bar, you’ll be wowed by the fabulous food, the great selection of wine & spirits, and the staff’s friendly knowledgeable service, all offered at an incredible value.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Faz Sunnyvale reviews from OpenTable diners
49 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.8
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (28)great for lunch (25)special occasion (9)great for outdoor dining (8)fit for foodies (8)neighborhood gem (6)romantic (5)hot spot (3)great for brunch (3)vibrant bar scene (3)notable wine list (3)kid-friendly (2)late-night find (2)Show More
  • Great for the business dinner
    JoelBC
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    This is the second time we've used Faz as a dinner between two days of a major corporate meeting. With people from all over the country and cultural backgrounds from all over the world it can be very hard to find a place where everyone can be happy. Faz fits that bill. They know how to handle large groups. You don't get one over booked waiter who is running multiple tables. You get a waiter and support staff. Yes, they work more than one table. Because it's a working crew though, it meant we were never lacking service. Food is excellent save for a couple of dishes. The only note I would make is if you have any food issues, ask. Their menu does not always list everything they put in a dish.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ok Food but Inattentive Service
    LunchTimeCritic
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    1. Food was Okay 2. Noisy and Busy Atmosphere 3. Long wait for everything 4. Service was inattentive
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Plain average..
    Jule
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    It's an OK, satisfactory place for on the road dining..Nice waiter. Nothing memorable for sure. They have quite a varied menu..It's just plain average. It's OK food. I would not go back . I was looking for a fancier place. I don't like to hurt their feelings but it's just nothing special.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service and great food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    It was my 2nd visit. And on my first visit there were two options on the menu that caught my eyes, one was kebab (after all it's a Mediterranean restaurant) for $16 and the 2nd one was a lobster and scallop pasta for $26. I picked the later one and absolutely loved it. After bragging about the lobster pasta I took my clients to Faz but to our surprises it wasn't a regular item on the menu. I asked the waiter if he could do anything about it and he made it happened for us! We gave him big tips after.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Snobbish greeter. Food just OK
    Datendine
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Missing salad plate. Waiter just casually picked up from other table. Nothing special abt restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Faz Business Lunch
    histandardsVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Went back to Faz for a business lunch and was pleased once again with the quality and freshness of the food, the promptness of the service, and the open and airy atmosphere. Love the decor which is warm wood, but modern. Also I appreciate that the noise level isn't too bad, such that business or social conversations are easy to conduct and also possible to keep private.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • So so...
    HumboldtCt
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Great food with good music. Service is a bit unpleasant - server will pick up your unfinished plates without even asking (very awkward). They do this if you don't order enough food. I find this behavior very rude. I'm not sure if we are coming back to this place nor will ever recommend this rest to others.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Horrible experience
    PeggyVIP
    Dined on 7/31/2014
    The hostess are inexperience. the food was horrible. we ordered an appetizer :Calamari, when it came to the table, there were 8 or 9 pieces, I told the server this must be a mistake, it can't be only 9 pieces of small soggy calamari, he took it back and return with few more ..it was tasteless and cold. My coworker and I both ordered steak salad. I ordered medium rare but the steak came in all cooked. I didn't even bother to have them take it back. The salad is ALL Spinach and few chunks of tasteless beef. This is the worst restaurant I've ever been to.
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  • Great food, good service in 101/237
    bigwindsVIP
    Dined on 7/23/2014
    If you want great Med. food, this is the place to go...the kabobs are a must do! The service is good, was great, but they are so crowded every day as they are the last business lunch restaurant in the area.....
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh and tasty
    Maddy
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Faz is a great place for all types of events. I have been going to Faz since they opened for all types of events. From a celebration to a company dinner or lunch and meet up with the girls for Happy Hour. The staff is friendly and the food is always fresh and tasty. Very accommodating to any dietary needs.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice lunch and good food!
    TrustyVIP
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    A couple colleagues and I had a great lunch at Faz on Friday. We ordered the Salmon, Lobster Pasta and kabobs and it was very tasty. The fish however was slightly overcooked and dry and if seasoned ahead of time with salt and pepper would have tasted even better. The only complaint was the service was very slow to start with. We sat at least 15-20 minutes before anyone came over to ask for drinks! This resulted in lunch taking 1.5 hours instead of 1 hour, getting me late to my next meeting in the office!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Salesmanager
    Dined on 7/8/2014
    Faz is in the Sheraton hotel in Sunnyvale. The food is very good and the chef always has fresh specials. It is very convenient to the freeway, so a good place to meet for business. The tables are a bit close together and the noise level is high. If you want to talk business and the weather permits, they have a nice outdoor patio.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent lunch spot.
    Valdine
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Atmosphere is high energy. Food quality and service is excellent. This place should not be a well kept secret but we forgot about it until reviewing near by options on Yelp.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great and not-so-good.
    JulieYVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    I had the rolled chicken kabob, my friend had the chicken kabob. Both were wonderful!!! Moist and delicious. Fortunately for her, she substituted roast potatoes for the rice. She said potatoes were quite good. The rice was flavorless. I ate two bites. We shared the roasted beet salad which would have been too large as a pre-meal salad for just one person. It was uniquely and beautifully presented, but the ingredients just didn't work together for me: beet, cucumber, orange and goat cheese. And the orange slices were full of seeds. The saffron-pistachio ice cream was interesting...it tasted more like rosewater than saffron -- very unusual so worth a try.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 35 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 22, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food3.8
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.1
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 488 reviews are from the Faz Sunnyvale reviews archive.
  • MightyMul
    Dined on 6/17/2014
    Anemic wine list. Food was bland though presented well. Wait staff and hostess were excellent and the only bright spot.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great meal
    bizdiner2
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    The food was delicious. I would say timing was not so good, we took one our largest customers and our conversation was interrupted a couple of times to place our food order while in the middle of an important discussion. Felt like the pace was a little rushed and we needed quality time with our customer...of course the food was wonderful and rest of the service high level.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Place, Great Food
    Mattt
    Dined on 6/2/2014
    Hell of a restaurant. At the Sheraton; lots of Silicon Valley business type, but still great for a date!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Faz lunch
    DineDay1LoseDay2
    Dined on 5/30/2014
    Faz used to have a good Caesar salad for lunch. I was disappointed this time. Chicken was dry; dressing mediocre. Too noisy inside. Recommend that if you eat at Faz that you sit outside so you can communicate with your lunch companion. Price did not match the food this time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food good, but service slippling
    bigwindsVIP
    Dined on 5/22/2014
    Faz is the only restaurant in a growing area in the 237/101 area....waitor had too many tables and service suffered...food was good as usual but experience not as good as past few months...be careful!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • You Don't Want to Eat Here!
    phylo
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    What dismal service! I made reservations through Open Table and got there on time. We probably didn't need to make the reservations though, it was pretty empty. There was a class going on in the hotel and large party sitting outside on the patio. The waiter took us to the table and seated us. He took out drink order - came back, took our order. The we didn't see him for 40 full minutes! At some point in that 40 minutes, the class in the hotel let out for a break. Our waiter was their coffee guy, so we were just out of luck until they went back to class. He finally brought the food, which was pretty good. But certainly not worth that lack of attention. Save yourself some frustration - don't eat here!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fantastic business lunch location
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Great atmosphere for a business lunch. The bacon wrapped scallops were absolutely amazing. Everyone at my table enjoyed their food and the timing of it was perfect.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I was expecting more.
    HugoW
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We made reservations for mother's day and my wife's B'Day. To my surprise the menu was really scant in options, but the food tasted good. There was supposed to have a glass of champagne for mother's day (in the advertisement) but we were not even offered that, though they came up with a little piece of tiramisou with a candle (at my nephew's request only), didn't check if that was charged or not. Maybe it was too late and the personnel was just ready to wrap it up but the place is very big and at that hour (8:30PM) looked and felt empty.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bad Mothers Day Vist
    Nothappycustomer
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This past Mothers Day my wife and I had a very unpleasant visit to Faz! We haven't eaten there for sometime. The day prior I made dinner reservation through open table. I was glad they had an opening, especially for our group of 6. We arrived about 10 minutes till our reservation think that was the smart thing to do because it would be busy! Quite the contray very slow. Only about 14 tables out of 30-40 full. My party and the person in front of us waited for 15 after my reservation to be acknowledge. This after I went into the sitting area to get the hostes! He then went on to say "we may not want to eat here because they are very short staffed". My main complaint is why did they continue to take reservations? We found another restutant!!
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  • Terrible Experience
    jwsu
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This was literally the worst dining experience I have ever had in my life. We went here on Mother's Day and made reservations for a party of four. The service was extremely slow. Two waiters trying to cover the whole restaurant. There were dirty dishes and linens sitting on stands and tables scattered around the restaurant. The restaurant was horribly understaffed. We had to wait a long time to get our order taken, the food took a long time, and it seriously tasted HORRIBLE. The food is around $20 per dish and it was disgusting. My mom's dish was burned and we had to send it back. My husband ordered the filet mignon and the waiter didn't even ask how he wanted it cooked. I honestly would not come here again even if someone paid me to.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Worst Mother's Day Brunch
    FabulousVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This was the worst Brunch all three of us in our group have ever had. There was hardly any variety for breakfast items - more geared towards Iranian food. For the price ($45 per person) only the omelets were decent. But then mot toast or the usual breakfast breads!! Almost seemed like this was the first time for them to do this. Even the food containers were not marked and we had to open each one to see what was in it. The omelet station was on the opposite side of the rest of the buffet and its location was in a corner and not properly marked. The whole outing was terrible. Total waste of money. This restaurant is Zagat rated? Unbelievable.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food. Sub par service.
    Estjohn
    Dined on 5/6/2014
    I was very disappointed in the service level at Faz. We had to ask for water after sitting with empty glasses for about 20 min. We had paper menus where everyone around us had normal menus - no idea why. We had to continuously ask for drink refills. The place was not full so I'm not sure what the issue was but despite the good entrees the service was poor enough that I will not be going back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Great Med. food in Silicon Valley
    bigwindsVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Great Mediterranean food in Silicon Valley with great service and great business location. The kabobs are a do not miss.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not great, but ok. Nice setting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    The food is just ok, but it has great outdoor seating and is bustling at lunch. There isn't much around this area, so selection is limited.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Faz has really gone downhill...
    restaurantsbeatcookingVIP
    Dined on 4/29/2014
    In the past Faz has been a solid place for work functions, either lunch or dinner. On my recent visit I was shocked to see the decline. The ambiance was chaotic, the service inattentive at best, and the food mediocre in taste and unappetizing in appearance. What happened?
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Faz Review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    The service was good, the place was a bit too loud for my taste, and the food was not what this foodie was looking forward to. Perhaps I ordered the wrong dish...
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Business lunch in 101/237 area
    bigwindsVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    Faz is the last restaurant standing for business lunches in 237/101 area. Great food, great service, and good location to freeways. A must do for the power lunch crowd!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, special occasion, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not enough to feed a rabbit.
    UnhappyBunny
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Went to the Easter Brunch which me and my family have been going there for the past 4 years. We all decided at the table on Sunday that this would be the last time we would come here for Easter Brunch. We were VERY disappointed in the food choices they had. They should hire a new chief. They had prime rib I got a big fat piece of fatty meat. You had nothing that goes with prime rib such as vegtables or mash potatoes. There was less food to pick from. The food just was tasteless. So the only thing we ate was the raw fish,salads, desserts. We paid over $200 dollars for the worst food.
    Special Features:
    Scenic View
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Faz ' Great!
    EasteratFaz
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Second Easter brunch with family. Place is spacious, bright and cheerful. Indoor looks to outside patio through French doors, beyond which is the greens and a nice gazebo(place for kids to run around, egg hunt without disturbing the dinners). 2014 food varieties seemingly shrank but appetizers station, salad stations and hot food stations remain excellent. prime rib and ham station excellent. Dessert can be better. Creme Brulee quite excellent.A room decorated with easter theme was available for picture taking was quite creative. So was the visit from Mr.Rabbit. My family enjoyed the time very much. Service was great.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service exceptional, food ordinary
    Diningout
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Easter brunch on the patio at Faz was a wonderful way to spend the morning. The staff was very attentive and quick to address any request. The food was good, but not any better than what I could have made at home. Perhaps they aren't a normal buffet restaurant. I would go back for a traditional sit down meal, but not a brunch.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome Food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    There was a lot of choices from appetizers, salads, drinks and main courses. Food was awesome! :) Will recommend to others.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great dinner and service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Went to Faz for a going away party and had delightful service and food. My boss and one of our associates had been there before, and they are Persian, so they know good Mediterranean food. The complimentary bread was wonderful, and we also had the Mediterranean Platter to sample the stuffed grape leaves, hummus, tabouleh, and roasted eggplant puree. One of my colleagues had the roasted beet salad--so pretty and tasty! We pretty much all shared our dishes and found the rolled beef kabob and the scallops to be the best. The baklava was a tasty dessert, and the bar area seemed hopping when we went through to leave.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service -
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Great service - attentive, smart and funny. Some dishes were noticeably tasty; others were like you can easily make at home. Nice presentation.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food but ...
    Pamela
    Dined on 3/19/2014
    Although I will certainly go back again, there was a noticeable lack of organization at the hostess station. there was a line of people going out the door and everyone had reservations! The host/hostess staff just was not getting people seated promptly. I thought maybe this was a one-time fluke due to an unexpected staff shortage but the person I was standing in line with said it's always like that at lunch time. The food was excellent but we had to flag down our server to get the bill. Maybe dinner time service is better? ...
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Was not impressed with the
    iluv2dineVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Was not impressed with the server. And they charged us 20% service charge which I did not think he deserved. However, the food is pretty consistent here. The only reason I ate here was that I knew you did not have to fight the crowd for lunch on a Sunday.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Valuvs2dineVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    This was my first time here and I must say, I was impressed. I invited a group from work and asked for a semi-private dining area for our small party. The room they set up was absolutely perfect - I was really impressed. The service was attentive and easy. Everyone was very kind and accommodating. And the food! Oh my goodness, the food was far better than I expected. Most of my coworkers have been there many times, but this was my first, and it won't be my last. The chicken in the Chicken Kabob Salad was seasoned perfectly - very flavorful, and the greens were lightly dressed. The saffron ice cream with pistachios was really interesting, and it was served with a delicious, chocolate chip cookie. Faz has a unique menu - I'm in a fan.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate