Great Persian food
We looked for a place to eat in San Jose, and made a bet on Ziba. The food was great, the atmosphere is very homey.
We liked every dish (we were 4 people), and the desserts were wonderful (especially the Falludeh)
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Persian food!
We happened upon Ziba when looking for a place close to home. The food was excellent! The appetizer Kashe-Bademjan was amazing--even DH, who doesn't care for eggplant usually, thought it was great. He had a crispy rice with beef stew for an appetizer and enjoyed it, too. We both ordered the combination chicken and ground beef kabobs. The beef kabobs on basmati rice were amazing--tender, juicy, delicious. The chicken kabobs were not as good--dry, perhaps overcooked. I brought them home to cut up for the dogs. Next time we'll skip the chicken and try some of the specialty dishes.
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Not your ordinary Persian Food
This place is very neat and clean with a nice menu and great service. Try the whole roaster Game hen which is cut into small pieces and served with rice.
The have things on the menu I have not seen too often before including one of my favorites tahdig, crunchy rice.
I plan to return on a Saturday when they serve Lamb Shank.
I think everyone will find something they like here.
6/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderfully Authentic Food
The food at Ziba is delicious, and uses authentic spices. The recipes are varied, and include vegetarian selections like hummus, falafel, Kashe-Bademjan and a veggie kabob. The hummus is very fresh and delicious, and comes with all the garnish items like lavosh, butter, mint, onion, and wonderfully flavorful cheese. This is one restaurant that our whole family agrees on, and friends we've taken have been very impressed, as well.
The staff is very kind and welcoming, and the food is always prepared perfectly. I also recently learned that they do catering, so I'm planning to have them cater my next event.
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
The portions are very large although the seasoning isn't quite there.
8/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Elegant Restaurant, Delicious Food
We just had another wonderful lunch at Ziba. They are open for dinner, too. Their food is very fresh, and absolutely delicious. The restaurant is decorated very elegantly, with tablecloths and well-selected decorative objects.
The thing I notice first, whenever I come here, is how wonderful the restaurant smells. It's also very clean. We always get our food quickly, and we all like our dishes. Their hummus is delicious, and we frequently get the kubideh kabob, because it's really good.
This restaurant doesn't have booths, nor does it really look like a kids restaurant, but children are welcomed, and treated with respect. While my sons are teens now, we have seen small children there, and they seem to really enjoy the food.
8/20/2013 12:00:00 AM