Fun, tasty, and had a belly
Fun, tasty, and had a belly dancer (although she was hitting up the men to tuck $ in her waist & bra).
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
Belly Dancing Birthday Fun
Went here for my birthday on March 16th with a group of 13 people. Everyone had a blast. Our server was outstanding. I did not enjoy the lamb shanks that I ordered because they seemed overly breaded and my sisters stake was tough but there were other people at the table who absolutely loved their meals. The entertainment Belly Dancing was wonderful as always. The woman is very talented.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Organized a team lunch and
Organized a team lunch and had a smooth experience. Food, ambience, service was exemplary.
Very happy & satisfied group
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Persian Adventure in Redwood City
Arya is a niche restaurant serving Persian food. We were there on Persian New Year which begins with Spring. There are plenty of adventurous selections for the curious diner. We had the prix fixe menu which included an appetizer of mixed herbs; the traditional cucumber salad; a choice of delicious Persian entrees; and a choice of dessert (with a house-made baklava—different than other Middle East/Greek baklava). The helpings were ample. The wine list is limited (too much chardonnay), no Persian beverages were offered, but the breads were good. The holiday filled the restaurant up fast, and the service was thereby slow. We were there 95 minutes, live music was advertised but never appeared.
3/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
Varied menu. We all enjoyed
Varied menu. We all enjoyed the evening, and would return.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Once the construction is done
Once the construction is done this will be the place to be in redwood city.
4/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Serenade and Super Service
Our Mother's Day experience was first class! Being serenaded by Pasquale, excellent price fixe menu for Mothers Day, shirt and tie waiters, and happy atmosphere made our dinner complete. Highly recommend Arya Redwood City.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time eating here and had wonderful experience. Food was excellent and our server was a true professional. He was among the very the best I've ever experienced. He made excellent recommendations and knew how to expedite the order to prevent a meltdown of my young son who was with us. A truly amazing experience. We will return.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect Lunch Place
We decided to stop by for lunch. It was a perfect spring day. The weather was pleasant, so we took a table outside. What a relaxing environment for a weekday! Even though there is construction across the street, I could enjoy the setting on Theater Way and the food was just right!
5/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good good and service
Very nice service. Kid friendly.
Great selection of different persian rices. Lot of flavor.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good Food Better Service
We were there to celebrate my husband birthday, small group. Everybody was happy with their foods, and we all agreed that the service was excellent.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
A great find
Our group of 17 had dinner at Arya following a college graduation and everyone loved it. Their wide menu accommodates all tastes including those who didn't want anything spicy. Great combination appetizer plates, nice wine selections, flavorful entrees and friendly service. A wonderful ending to a day of celebration.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Never had Persian food before .....
and we will definitely be back for more. I had an excellent Persian soup; lovely combination of tastes and flavors. Flatbread was served with a piquant sauce; shish kebabs were of the highest quality. I opted for one of the Persian stews; worked beautifully with the rice. And the desserts were truly exceptional. Go for the chocolate covered sorbet. You won't be disappointed.
The service was excellent; the waiter knowledgeable and informative, to help guide your selection.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Persian and Italian food
It was one of the hottest days of the year - Arya was great because they have plenty of indoor seating and AC!
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service. Good overall good but not best. Worth going for sure. Would ditch the belly dancing since its not a persian tradition.
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Persian w/good veg choices
I had the excellent salmon with cherry sauce. My wife had a veggie kabobs with a very good cherry rice. Dessert were very good too and there was some Italian dishes for the less adventuress in your party. The service was excellent.
7/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have never had a bad meal here!
Arya is just a great experience all around. The food is great and you can try some very interesting dishes or they still offer more traditional items for those who are not as adventurous. The staff is knowledgeable and I continue to bring new people here who in turn have also become repeat customers. The service is sometimes slow (but we've also had outstanding service on other occasions) so I'd still recommend them without any hesitation as the food is fresh and consistently great every time we visit. A real find in redwood city especially if you are looking for a great meal before a movie or show at the fox.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Always good / fresh-a new favorite!
We had the pleasure of a first time dining experience at Araya a few months ago, and have now become "regulars". The food is fresh, they have some authentic dishes you cannot easily find other places. The dip for the bread is truly unique and has become a favorite of ours, it's addicting. We have attended for both small, large group, and special brunches including prix fixe menus and definitely recommend Arya. The only reason service is only 4 stars is sometimes it has been a little slow. The exception to that is Vino, he is absolutely exceptional, knowledgeable about the cuisine, and quite frankly equally responsible for our continued returns as his great service is part of what makes us love Araya all the more. Highly Recommend!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
1st visit, will return
Very enjoyable dinner before going to a show at RC Fox. The server had helpful suggestions, and the food arrived hot and as described. A good addition to Redwood City's growing restaurant scene.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time eating here, food was wonderful. Great service, attention to detail.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Rare 5 star restaurant
Our dining experience was outstanding from the moment we walked in the door. We were greeted promptly and taken to a
nice booth away from the hot setting Sun. The waiter was very cordial and attentive throughout our evening. He explained the cuisine makeup and allowed wife to make substitutions as she is pre-diabieted and is veryfussy about the food she eats. She had Salmon wich was cooked to perfection. It was very moist and had a taste of freshness without the fishyness. I had lamb kebobs which was the best I've ever eaten. It was so very tender, juicy, and would melt in your mouth with each bite. It was better than Filet Mignon. We will return soon to this restaurant.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delicious food and great service...
Delicious food and great service...what more could one ask for? Also, their Redwood City location is very conveniently located near the Courthouse Square, making it the perfect place to stop off for a nice meal before a summer concert.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Took friend's sister for her birthday was a first time there and will definitely go back. We loved the food and the atmosphere.
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
always enjoy the service and
always enjoy the service and food . Love the kabobs and especially the sauce they provide for the bread. It has the right amount of heat. Love this place
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
The lunch menu is great: large
The lunch menu is great: large portions but at a reasonable price. (dinner is more!) The cornish hen was very moist and delicious. So were the grape leaves. Just be sure to check your bill.....mistakes were made.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good, but not great.
Good food, good service. No hard liquor, unfortunately. But they have a decent wine list. No parking validation, but decent parking rates in the area or free street parking a short walk away.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Creative Persian/Mediterranean food
A wonderful experience learning of many tasty and scrumptious Persian dishes. Tasty and flavorful spices add to the experience. Loved the seafood kebab and lamb shank and basmati rice.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
Perfectly flavored and cooked chicken and filet mignon kabobs, fantastic rice. We were so full we didn't have room for dessert!
Happy to find a new (for us) restaurant in the neighborhood! We'll definitely be back!
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
have been there many times
have been there many times service and food always good
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for special occasion & groups
My friends and I loved the place, where we gathered for bday celebration. It was hard to find a classy romantic place with good variety of food, good for a big group (18 people), and I was lucky to find Arya on Yelp. The setting, food, and service were outstanding. Highly recommend!!!
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Fodd and Entertainment
The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. The belly dancer made it even better.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Persian rice dish with lamb
Persian rice dish with lamb and the shish-ke-bobs were very good. Nice atmosphere and attentive service.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Nice atmosphere, quiet inside
Nice atmosphere, quiet inside with charming decor. Excellent service. Great food and reasonably priced. Would highly recommend.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Met a friend for dinner and it was perfect! Food was delicious, wait staff was very attentive and the overall experience very pleasant. we were able to enjoy yummy food, good wine, juicy conversation and the decor of the place made for a conversation start. definitely recommend. We went on Wed evening after movie show, so not packed or noisy.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM