Darya Restaurant has been serving the Santa Ana, California area with authentic Persian gourmet dining for more than 20 year years. The restaurant features an elegant d�cor with a private mezzanine room, lit chandeliers and formal stairway.
Darya Restaurant offers lunch and dinner daily and features gourmet cuisine at affordable prices. The restaurant offers an extensive menu of appetizers, beef, lamb, chicken, soups and salads, Persian rice with meat, Persian stew, seafood, combination platters and vegetarian plates. Popular selections at Darya Restaurant include albaloo polo, koobideh with lubia polo, chelo kabob, chicken with bones, filet mignon, lamb kabob and tadig special Persian rice.
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The food is great, the service is friendly and accommodating, and the ambiance casual and family oriented.
Awesome as always! Awesome as always! Awesome as always!
Had a reunion with my old friend last night sitting close to their waterfall outside which is my favorite place in the restaurant, Food had exceptional quality and very well prepared.
I have to thank Mahmoud who was very professional and courteous.
My girlfriends and I had a wonderful lunch together at Darya! The food was fabulous as always, one of my
Favorite waitresses was our server, and the ambiance was elegant and happy. I am a huge fan of this restaurant. If you want delicious, authentic Persian cuisine and friendly folks who have been with this restaurant for many years, this is the place to go.
Outstanding food. The lamb kabobs and cherry rice did not disappoint. The eggplant appetizer was great start to the evening. The place to go for Persian food by me.
Celebrating Persian New Year and the food was subpar. The Kuku Sabzi tasted days old, the rice was good quality, the fish was good quality but it was only pan fried on one side and my portion far exceeded the portion my mom received. The dessert was also days old - so disappointing. They also use paper covering the linen for the tables. For a $100 meal for 2, I expect to eat on the table cloth. The thing only that was worth time spent to eat here was the service. Our waiter was excellent.
The food is always really good. The live music is very nice and mellow. Every time I am in California I always make sure to eat at Darya.
We first encountered Darya in March of 2018. We were on business and visiting from Milwaukee. We had dinner and it was fantastic. One year later again on business March of 2019. We had to come back for dinner. We will be back again next year.
Wonderful restaurant for authentic Persian food. Friendly service and good prices.
Love this place! Feel at home here!
Great place tonrelax. Classy
We always enjoy the Shish Kabob and Boneless Lamb Shish Kabob with a bottle of Persian Shiraz. They all excellent as usual and the guitarist provided a pleasing background for the evening.
What a great experience! I would definitely go back for the food, music and service!
It was a lovely dinner Sa turday night. The restaurant was very busy, popular place. The service was very good, and the food was delicious. The price is very reasonableand the portions are big. We took some home.The music was lovely. Not overbearing loud, just nice background. The dining room is well lit and very attractive. It is an excellent location if you are going to the Segerstrom Theaters.
My wife and I had the 4 course tasting menu which was great. The dolomeh was outstanding as well as the lamb kabob. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who appreciates really good tasting middle eastern food. The desserts were also delicious especially the chocalate cake.
Excellent Persian food and service was very nice. I enjoyed the lamb kebabs which were very good. The restaurant has a lunch menu with lot's of variety so will not disappoint. Worth a try!
Loved the food. Service was great. My lamb was perfect. The Chicken was very moist and succulent. The various rice dishes were a delight. Definitely will be back.
Great restaurant, great food . My guests and my family enjoyed everything . Will go back again
Amazing tadig and appetizers. The lamb shank is their best dish in my opinion! Dessert is not my fav here but otherwise the food is amazing!
Chicken koobideh was tough, dry and over cooked. So was chicken barg. Food used to be much better.
Love the food, service, and sitting on their patio!
Amazing food and amazing people!! Love darya
The portions have gotten smaller especially the eggplant stew is very small. We’ve been going to this restaurant since it opened..
I always liked darya resturant and when ever I come I like it more .
I made a reservation for a party of 8 for my birthday for the lunch hour. Little did we know that despite having made reservations, two large parties of approximately 15-20 people showed up without a reservation which set back everyone else. Our table was not ready for us (I made the reservation days ago?!) Half of my party had to leave to get back to the office because an hour and a half later we still did not have our meals, so we requested that the parties that had to leave have their lunch boxed up so we can take it back to the office for them. I also mentioned to the hostess that it was my birthday, but they did not do or say anything for the occasion.
I understand unforeseen circumstances occur--that being said--the tables should have been managed more efficiently and appropriately. I was also really disappointed that two hours later we had to rush out of there, nothing on our meal was comped or discounted for the extremely delayed service and no one mentioned my birthday or sent us off with something as a comp for the disappointing experience.
Lamest Birthday Experience
Excellent Persian cuisine, with both authentic Persian dishes as well as "American" fare. Good wine list, including excellent Shiraz.
Its been a few years since last visit. Food was very good. Service was fine but they had problems with their system that caused the payment process to take forever. Otherwise no complaints. Traditional Persian food was very good
We were seated promptly. The waiter serving our table was busy with a table nearby, catering to them instead of the 2 women so after about 10 minutes, the hostess came over and we told her nobody had acknowledged we were there so she took our drink order. A few minutes later water was brought and basket with bread. It was at least 20 minutes longer we waited and were ignored by the waiter. We are not Persian, my friend is handicapped and walks with a cane. When he took our order, he was abrupt and we did not see him again until the check was brought. He gazed at it to see how much tip we left. Americans who do not look Middle Eastern may have trouble getting served by that waiter.
Great food, great selection, awesome service, nicely executed
The shish kabob was superb as was the chicken. We highly recommend Darya. It is the best Persian restaurant in Southern California. Our waiter, Pooya, is the best waiter. He is friendly and attentive. Can't say enough good things about this restaurant.
the Young Persian lady serve was extremely helpful, met all our needs in the timely manner, she made the guest of honor my mother’s 80th birthday feel so comfortable and loved... we all thank you🙏.....
good food and service
nice wine selection and full bar
seating inside or out with heat lamps
clean and inviting
This was a birthday for my wife joined by our family --11 in all. The setting is beautiful, the food and service superb.
Our family loves Persian food. My favorite is the Bahrani to start with as an appetizer. Lamb kabob is my daughter’s go to plate. Good portions.
Delicious food all around, no wait with RSVP. Great service, food comes out fast. Its a good value for the meal. Savory food. Beautiful venue, very authentic.
If you are looking for a great Persian food and exceptional ambiance this is the place to go!!
Our server was very nice and made sure everyone is happy with their orders meanwhile didn’t give us the feeling that we are under constant surveillance.
There and they informed me that because of the holiday they would not be serving the lunch menu. I only went to the restaurant to eat lunch and as a result I was charged dinner prices ...totally unfair to me as a customer.
We brought friends here that have never had Persian food before. They loved it - it was kinda pricey but overall great flavor and it was clearly fresh.