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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Host was great. Nice and clean place. Waiter was knowledgeable and friendly. Service is prompt. I asked for extra onion and they brought it right away. This is good Persian food place. Prices are slightly high but understandable for location and service perspective. The waiter was prompt in filling in our water as well as refilling the drinksI will definitely go back and will recommend the place to everyone.
Wait staff distracted by lengthy conversations with other guests—-which is great for the other guests but a problem for me.
Noise level was too loud. Unable to understand what was singer singing.
Really good food and excellent service. The eggplant appetizer is to die for!
Excellent lamb and chicken dishes. The special Persian rice is amazing - must try!
Great food, service, and location.
A very classy ambience but reasonably priced and five star service!!!
The food is good, service is not really the best. Once you paid your check the staff will not even talk to you anymore or even say goodbye (the tip was also good). The ambiance is OK, place is outdated but was the best would find in NPB.
went to celebrate my wife's birthday and sent the a note to be aware of the ocation so
they could sing the HP song to her but it never happened. ):
Food was great, especially the chicken kebab.
Darya is a neighborhood gem. The food/service are great.
The food was amazing and our waiter, Sahar, was the best. It was my first time at a Persian restaurant and the food was fresh and healthy. The energy in the restaurant on a Saturday night was awesome.
Great quality Persian food, would recommend to anyone.
Very beautiful premises, professional stuff, great music on Fridays and Saturdays.
Darya never disappoints. Tried some new special rice dishes and they were outstanding.
We have been to Darya many times over the years. The food and service are always great. The ownership and wait staff make you feel welcome.
I highly recommend Darya for lunch, dinner or special occasions.
Food excellent, portion size good and service excellent too
The staff was incredibly attentive and the food was amazing! We walked in last minute for an early dinner on a Saturday evening with a group of seven and they were incredibly accommodating. We will definitely be back!
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..