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Darya Restaurant

4.5
4.5
397 Reviews
$31 to $50
Persian

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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Persian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Mon 11:30 am–8:30 pm Tue–Thu 11:30 am–8:15 pm Fri 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (714) 557-6600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Delivery and catering is available. For information, please check out our website <br />www.daryasouthcoastplaza.com or call 714-557-6600

  • Private party facilities

    Select our elegant private Mezzanine Room for your next private event. As you walk up the beautiful formal stairway, you’ll be mesmerized by all the room's beauty, starting with the gorgeously lit chandeliers that bring perfect lighting to set the mood for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    Rene Redjaian: (310) 892-6602

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Ana

  • Cross street

    Sunflower and Plaza dr.

  • Parking details

    Complimentary Valet Parking on weekends

  • Public transit

    714-557-6600 for Preforming Arts Schedule

  • Entertainment

    Live entertainment on Friday & Saturday nights from 7:00pm - 10:00pm.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Appetizer

  • Maust'moosier$6.95

    A delicious yogurt flavored with chopped shallots.

    • Torshi$5.95

      Combinations of pickled fresh vegetables.

      • Khiar-Shoor$5.95

        Delicious imported pickles.

        • Maust'khiar$6.95

          Combination of yogurt and chopped cucumber, flavored with mint.

          • Hummus$6.95

            Garbanzo beans pureed with tahini.

            • Panir Sabzi$6.95

              A colorful plate of imported feta cheese, walnuts and fresh herbs (mint, basil, watercress, tarragon and radish).

              • Borani$6.95

                A medley of deep eggplant, yogurt, onions, garlic and herbs.

                • Dolemeh$6.95

                  Cooked grape leaves, filled with ground beef, rice, tarragon, split peas, green onions, basil, parsley and fresh herbs.

                  • Salad Olivieh$6.95

                    Potato & chicken salad.

                    • Tabauli$6.95

                      Chopped parsley, onions and tomato.

                      • Combination Platters$16.95

                        Choice of three above.

                        • Shrimp - Cocktail$12.95

                          • Tadig

                            • Crispy Rice with One Sauce$6.95
                            • Crispy Rice with Two Sauce$7.95
                            • Crispy Rice with Three Sauce$8.95
                          • Persian Caviar

                            • Market Price

                          Soups

                          • Ash Reshteh$6.95

                            Persian soup: fresh vegetables, noodles, pinto beans, kashk (whey) flavored with sauteed garlic and mint.

                            • Barley Soup$6.95

                              Chopped barley, parsley, cilantro and shredded chicken.

                              Salads

                              • Persian Salad (Shirazi)$6.95

                                Combination of fresh chopped cucumbers, tomatoes, parsley, onion, and our house dressing (olive oil, fresh lemon juice, black pepper).

                                • Mixed Garden Salad$7.95

                                  • Caesar Salad$7.95

                                    • Darya Salad$10.95

                                      Combination of ice berg lettuce, tomato, red cabbage, cucumbers, imported feta cheese, greek olives, raisins, lentils, dates and fresh vegetables.

                                      Special Persian Rice with Meat

                                      • Albalo Polo$14.95

                                        Basmati rice mixed with black cherries served with boiled chicken. (Be careful of the cherry pits!)

                                        • Baghali Polo$14.95

                                          Basmati rice mixed with dill weed and lima beans, served with fresh seasoned boiled lamb-shank.

                                          • Lubia Polo$14.95

                                            Basmati rice mixed with green beans, tomato sauce and diced beef, served with one skewer of ground beef kebab and shirazi salad.

                                            • Zereshk Polo$14.95

                                              Basmati rice mixed with barberries and saffron served with boiled chicken.

                                              • Adas Polo$13.95

                                                Basmati rice mixed with raisins, lentils, dates and saffron served with boiled chicken.

                                                Special Persian Stew (Sauce)

                                                • Ghormeh Sabzi$14.95

                                                  Sauteed vegetables cooked with dried limes, lamb shank, red kidney beans and special seasonings, served on side of basmati rice.

                                                  • Fesenjon$14.95

                                                    Fried walnut pomegranate sauce, mixed with boiled chicken and a side of basmati rice.

                                                    • Ghemeh Bademjan$14.95

                                                      Fried eggplant cooked in special tomato sauce, yellow peas, onion sauce, served with veal and a side of basmati rice.

                                                      Chicken

                                                      All served with imported basmati rice and charbroiled tomato.

                                                      • Chicken Kebab (With Bones)$15.95

                                                        Delicious marinated charbroiled, cornish hen.

                                                        • Chicken Koobideh$13.95

                                                          Two juicy strips of ground boneless breast of chicken.

                                                          • Boneless Chicken Kebab$17.95

                                                            Delicious marinated charbroiled, boneless breast and leg of chicken.

                                                            • Chicken Barg$19.95

                                                              Thick strips of juicy marinated charbroiled boneless chicken breast.

                                                              • Chicken Shish Kebab$19.95

                                                                Thick chunks of charbroiled chicken breast, marinated in our special sauce with bell peppers, onions and tomato.

                                                                • Chicken Soltani$21.95

                                                                  Combination of one strip of ground chicken and thick strip of juicy marinated charbroiled boneless chicken breast.

                                                                  Seafood

                                                                  All served with basmati rice and choice of soup or salad.

                                                                  • White Fish (Fried or B-B-Q)$21.95

                                                                    Fresh filet of lake superior white fist marinated and charbroiled. Sabzi polo is served fri, sat, & sun only.

                                                                    • Shrimp Kebab$21.95

                                                                      Marinated jumbo shrimps, charbroiled with onion, bell pepper and tomato.

                                                                      • Fresh Atlantic Salmon$21.95

                                                                        Fresh filet of salmon marinated and charbroiled. Sabzi polo is served fri, sat, & sun only.

                                                                        • Sea Food Platter$30.95

                                                                          Combination of shrimp, scallops and white fish.

                                                                          Beef & Lamb

                                                                          All served with imported basmati rice and charbroiled tomato.

                                                                          • Chelo Kebab (Koobideh)$13.95

                                                                            Two skewers of juicy strips of charbroiled seasoned ground beef.

                                                                            • Darya's Chengeh Kebab$18.95

                                                                              Charbroiled juicy large chunks of filet mignon marinated our special sauce.

                                                                              • Chelo Kebab Barg (Filet Mignon, U. S. D. A Choice)$20.95

                                                                                Charbroiled of filet mignon marinated in our special sauce.

                                                                                • Shish Kebab (Filet Mignon, U. S. D. A Choice)$24.95

                                                                                  Charbroiled juicy large chunks of filet mignon marinated, skewered with onions, tomatoes, green peppers.

                                                                                  • Chelo Kebab Soltani$24.95

                                                                                    Seasoned ground beef and filet mignon, u.s.d.a. Choice. A combination of charbroiled tenderloin beef, and strip of seasoned ground beef.

                                                                                    • Boneless Lamb Kebab$25.95

                                                                                      Our finest cut of charbroiled boneless baby spring lamb tenderloin marinated in our delicious darya sauce.

                                                                                      • Naderi Kebab$27.95

                                                                                        The most delicious and juicy chunks of center cut of filet mignon, marinated, in our special sauce.

                                                                                        Combination Platters

                                                                                        Served with basmati rice, charbroiled tomato and choice of soup or salad.

                                                                                        • Chelo Kebab Koobideh Combination$14.95

                                                                                          Combination of one juicy strip of ground boneless chicken and one juicy strip of charbroiled seasoned ground beef.

                                                                                          • Shrimp and Chicken$27.95

                                                                                            • Boneless Chicken and Shish Kebab$30.95

                                                                                              • Seafood Platter$30.95

                                                                                                Combination of shrimp, scallops and white fish.

                                                                                                • Boneless Lamb and Filet Mignon$30.95

                                                                                                  • Shrimp, Boneless Chicken and Filet Mignon$34.95

                                                                                                    • Darya's Special Platter$34.95

                                                                                                      Combination of boneless chicken, filet mignon, and white fish.

                                                                                                      • Boneless Chicken, Lamb and Shish Kebab$34.95

                                                                                                        • Lamb, Filet Mignon and Shrimp$34.95

                                                                                                          • Boneless Chicken and Lamb$30.95

                                                                                                            Vegetarian Plates

                                                                                                            • Steam Fresh Asparagus$6.95

                                                                                                              • Steam Fresh Vegetables$6.95

                                                                                                                • Veggie Skewers$5.95

                                                                                                                  Charbroiled bell pepper, onion and tomatoes.

                                                                                                                  • Special Persian Stew (Sauce)$12.95

                                                                                                                    • Choice of Fesenjon or Ghormeh Sabzi or Ghemeh Bademjan with Out Meat$12.95

                                                                                                                      Served with basmati rice.

                                                                                                                      • Choice of Two Mixed Rice Borani and Veggie Skewers$14.95

                                                                                                                        Steamed white rice or albalo polo-basmati rice mixed with black cherries (be careful of the cherry pits) or baghali polo-basmati rice mixed with dill weed and lima beans or zereshk polo-basmati rice mixed with barberries and saffron. Or adas polo-basmati rice mixed with raisins, lentils, dates and saffron.

                                                                                                                        4 Course Meal

                                                                                                                        $35. Drink is not included. Extra plate charge $4.95

                                                                                                                        • Appetizer

                                                                                                                          Choice of: borani, dolmeh or hummus.

                                                                                                                          • Salad

                                                                                                                            Choice of: garden salad or persian salad.

                                                                                                                            • Entree

                                                                                                                              Choice of: boneless lamb kebab or shish kebab or chicken shish kebab or white fish.

                                                                                                                              • Dessert

                                                                                                                                Choice of any persian desert on menu

                                                                                                                                Last updated: February 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                What 397 people are saying

                                                                                                                                Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                                4.5
                                                                                                                                4.5 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                                • 4.5Food
                                                                                                                                • 4.6Service
                                                                                                                                • 4.5Ambience
                                                                                                                                • 4.2Value

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                                                                                                                                  FrequentDiner

                                                                                                                                  Orange County

                                                                                                                                  215 reviews

                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                  3.0

                                                                                                                                  215 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined 5 days ago

                                                                                                                                  overall3food5service1ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Love Darya. Have been coming here for many years. Had a different t waiter this time. Not the greatest.

                                                                                                                                2. V

                                                                                                                                  Valerie

                                                                                                                                  Orange County

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined 6 days ago

                                                                                                                                  overall2food3service3ambience2

                                                                                                                                  Super quiet and no one was inside. Food was okay but you can get better tasting food at Panini Kabob grill for a fraction of the cost!! You are really paying for the waiter services and even then the ambiance was not that nice, felt very gaudy.

                                                                                                                                3. RJ

                                                                                                                                  RJJRJJ

                                                                                                                                  Orange County

                                                                                                                                  12 reviews

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  12 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 11, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Everything was fantastic! The only suggestion is to improve the koobedeh, it was on the dry side. But the barg is one of THE BEST anywhere. I must mention that our server was incredibly professional, very hospitable, spoke perfect English and Persian, and rocked an awesome mustache!

                                                                                                                                4. SM

                                                                                                                                  SiavashM

                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall4food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                  Mother’s day

                                                                                                                                5. OT

                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                  Las Vegas

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Great food and service

                                                                                                                                6. P

                                                                                                                                  Pennyf

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall2food1service2ambience3

                                                                                                                                  I was so unhappy with the very slow service. AND my food was awful. I was hungry and ate it and did not want to complain on Easter. My seafood was spicy and hurt my stomach and the fish was greasy and just plain awful. We used to love this place but this time, which will be the last, was just not what it used to be like.

                                                                                                                                7. MJ

                                                                                                                                  MsJen

                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Darya is delightful. The food is delicious and the portions large.

                                                                                                                                8. CS

                                                                                                                                  CharlesS

                                                                                                                                  San Joaquin

                                                                                                                                  18 reviews

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  18 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  The restaurant’s address says Santa Ana, but it is actually a block away from South Coast Plaza. This is the first time we have eaten here since we do not live in the area. We wanted Armenian food and put that in Open Table. This restaurant is Persian but that is close enough. It was absolutely delicious and very plentiful! It is worth the money since the meals are not cheap. My husband got the lamb kebab, chicken kebab, and the filet kabab meal. He could not finish it, but enjoyed every bit. The plate has a nice presentation too. I got the chicken kabab and it was very tender and juicy and flavorful. The spices were not too strong either. The restaurant is very nice and the servers were very attentive. They have a small patio that I would like to sit in next time. It looks very inviting. We also ordered the Salad Olivier. It’s a potato salad with chicken mixed in with pickles and other chopped up veggies. Not all Mediterranean restaurants serve that. It was a big treat!!! We will be back!

                                                                                                                                9. RM

                                                                                                                                  RobinM

                                                                                                                                  Orange County

                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 10, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                  Delicious food, skilled service, beautiful interior. Had a reservation (4 adults) but was disappointed by the seating: next to live music, close to entryway, next to noisy children. Other times I’ve been here we were given excellent tables in the main dining room.

                                                                                                                                10. DD

                                                                                                                                  DDdiner

                                                                                                                                  Salt Lake City

                                                                                                                                  17 reviews

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  17 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on April 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Our entire dining experience was fantastic, from the instant warm greeting, exceptional service and delicious food. We have been to Darya before and their food is consistently tasty. We would definitely return again.

                                                                                                                                11. G

                                                                                                                                  Georgio

                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                  34 reviews

                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  34 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  loved the new years celebration menu! Loved the Persian experience and crowd!

                                                                                                                                12. AL

                                                                                                                                  ALEXZ

                                                                                                                                  Las Vegas

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on March 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Amazing service and food Look forward to back soon

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                                                                                                                                  PalomaN

                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on March 18, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  The service is outstanding The food very good Our table very nice and next time Zi want to be seated outside

                                                                                                                                14. QT

                                                                                                                                  QuintenT

                                                                                                                                  Orange County

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on March 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Waited several mins to be greeted and seat despite a reservation and only a handful of tables occupied. After that the service and food was great.

                                                                                                                                15. P

                                                                                                                                  Phantom

                                                                                                                                  Orange County

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Everything excellent except music intrusive and too loud.

                                                                                                                                16. P

                                                                                                                                  Phil

                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  5 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on March 3, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Went to celebrate a birthday. Staff were friendly and attentive. Food was delicious and chicken and ground beef skewers combo was seasoned perfectly. Would definitely recommend and will be back.

                                                                                                                                17. EM

                                                                                                                                  EMEE

                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  7 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on February 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Food was really good! Great server!!! Very nice!!!

                                                                                                                                18. SF

                                                                                                                                  SusanF

                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on February 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  I hadn't been to Darya since before the pandemic began, but I am happy to report that the quality of the food, ambiance and service are still excellent. The servers are attentive but not pushy. Both my chicken shish-kebob and my partner's lamb kebob were perfectly cooked with ample food. We ate dinner on the early side to have plenty of time to get to a performance at Segerstrom. So the restaurant may have been quieter than at busier times. I look forward to returning soon.

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                                                                                                                                  4Reels

                                                                                                                                  Orange County

                                                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on February 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Food was delicious and the service was great. My only complaint, there was a baby seated at the next table that was obnoxiously crying. We had an early reservation so the place was quite empty. Instead of seating the family away from us, they chose to sit them next to us. Boooo!!!

                                                                                                                                20. OT

                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  2 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on January 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Lovely, airy restaurant with very pleasant live music to accompany our dinner. Interesting cuisine (Persian specialties) with a nice selection of both affordable and collector wines. Over 25 years we have become accustomed to Daria’s good service and solicitous management. A great, affordable, welcoming place to dine in Costa Mesa.

                                                                                                                                21. S

                                                                                                                                  Steaklover

                                                                                                                                  Orange County

                                                                                                                                  61 reviews

                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  61 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on January 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Darya (Persian restaurant) across from South Coast Plaza consistently provides delicious food, great service and a lovely setting. I give it 5 stars.

                                                                                                                                22. OT

                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on January 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Very nice romantic restaurant that you could dress casual to business casual. Food was amazing and the service superb!

                                                                                                                                23. C

                                                                                                                                  Cygnus

                                                                                                                                  San Francisco

                                                                                                                                  65 reviews

                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  65 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on January 1, 2022

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Wow. Outstanding meal and experience. We felt very welcome and the food was perfect. Lamb was perfectly done.

                                                                                                                                24. S

                                                                                                                                  Suzy

                                                                                                                                  Orange County

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on December 22, 2021

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  I had a delicious meal at Darya. The service is always top notch!

                                                                                                                                25. F

                                                                                                                                  Famluv2travel

                                                                                                                                  Orange County

                                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  6 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on December 19, 2021

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  So nice to be able to enjoy Darya’s food again. The restaurant was beautiful with its Christmas decorations and recent remodel.

                                                                                                                                26. FD

                                                                                                                                  FrequentDiner

                                                                                                                                  Orange County

                                                                                                                                  216 reviews

                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  216 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on December 13, 2021

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Always great food; great service and reasonable pricing considering this terrible economy.

                                                                                                                                27. JK

                                                                                                                                  JeffK

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on December 12, 2021

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Excellent food and service. Little bit on the loud side but otherwise outstanding experience.

                                                                                                                                28. GM

                                                                                                                                  GeorgeM

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on December 9, 2021

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                  I have been to Darya many times and have always their food and service to be excellent. I'm sure I will go many times again!

                                                                                                                                29. CN

                                                                                                                                  ChristineN

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on December 9, 2021

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  We have Juicy Chicken and SHISH KEBAB. Both are delicious. The service is excellent. The drink and tea are refilled constantly. Love the setting in the restaurant. Have a great time there.

                                                                                                                                30. SS

                                                                                                                                  SweetandSalty

                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                  31 reviews

                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                  4.0

                                                                                                                                  31 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on December 8, 2021

                                                                                                                                  overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                  Spacious and lavishly designed, this restaurant is a wonderful option for large parties offering Persian fare. I booked a table here through Open Table for lunch. I have to say, service was exemplary with the attention given to us and how fast they dished out our orders. We started off with a few appetizers shared family-style such as tabauli, hummus, borani, and yogurt with cucumbers & mint. I found the tabauli unfresh and too sour for my liking. The borani, an eggplant dish had a bitter after taste - not sure if it's supposed to be that way? Everything else was well enjoyed by everyone. For my main, I ordered from the dinner menu and got the Lamb Soltani with chunks of lamb tenderloin that was cooked so beautifully and tender. It also came with a strip of seasoned ground beef that was so flavorful with basmati rice and roasted tomatoes, Want to elevate this plate to another level? Season it with sumac and dip the meat in some of that yogurt. Dessert options were tempting and some of us caved in. I for one didn't but perhaps next time as I know this won't be my last visit.

                                                                                                                                31. JL

                                                                                                                                  JohnL

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on December 4, 2021

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  excellent food, service, ambiance, and also very nice live music

                                                                                                                                32. L

                                                                                                                                  Linda

                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                  24 reviews

                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  24 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on December 1, 2021

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                  I ALWAYS ENJOY GOING TO DARYA. THE FOOD, SERVICE, AND ATMOSPHERE IS AUTHENTIC AND IT IS ALWAYS AN ENJOYABLE EXPERIENCE.

                                                                                                                                33. OT

                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on November 27, 2021

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Good Persian food

                                                                                                                                34. RM

                                                                                                                                  RebeccaM

                                                                                                                                  Tahoe

                                                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  8 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on November 24, 2021

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Excellent food and service!

                                                                                                                                35. P

                                                                                                                                  Paco

                                                                                                                                  Orange County

                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  3 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on November 23, 2021

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  We have been dining at Darya for years. The quality of food and service has always been exquisite and the best. We take our guests who have never experienced Persian Cuisine to Darya to make sure they get the best introduction. And, Darya always delivers.

                                                                                                                                36. TB

                                                                                                                                  TinaB

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  2.0

                                                                                                                                  1 review

                                                                                                                                  Dined on November 16, 2021

                                                                                                                                  overall2food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                  Food was over priced for what you received, and Espresso machine was out.

                                                                                                                                37. FD

                                                                                                                                  FrequentDiner

                                                                                                                                  Orange County

                                                                                                                                  216 reviews

                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  216 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on November 8, 2021

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  Darya cuisine is authentic and never disappoints. The wait service is excellent.

                                                                                                                                38. OT

                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                  Orange County

                                                                                                                                  13 reviews

                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  13 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on November 7, 2021

                                                                                                                                  overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                  The service was excellent! Best service I've ever had going to this restaurant in the past 20 years! The staff was very well prepared and very attentive.

                                                                                                                                39. OT

                                                                                                                                  OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  4 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on November 7, 2021

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                  Great environment, great food and friendly staff

                                                                                                                                40. q

                                                                                                                                  qualityinfood

                                                                                                                                  Los Angeles

                                                                                                                                  27 reviews

                                                                                                                                  vip
                                                                                                                                  5.0

                                                                                                                                  27 reviews

                                                                                                                                  Dined on November 4, 2021

                                                                                                                                  overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                  As always, Darya is the best Persian cuisine we can find in the region. One small caveat. The traditional "sauces" dishes are vegetarian. I ordered one of these (with eggplant) and requested chicken. When the dish arrived, it was vegetarian because the traditional preparation would not use chicken but only "red meat" as I was informed at the time of serving by a manager/owner (not the server staff). If this had been told to me at the time of the order, I would have ordered the traditional "red meat" version. The server staff evidently does not always know what the kitchen will prepare. However, the spicing, etc., were quite good and traditional (perhaps with minor adjustments for USA tastes).

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                                                                                                                                3800 South Plaza Drive Santa Ana, CA 92704

                                                                                                                                Additional information

                                                                                                                                • Cross street

                                                                                                                                  Sunflower and Plaza dr.

                                                                                                                                • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                  Santa Ana

                                                                                                                                • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                  Mon 11:30 am–8:30 pm Tue–Thu 11:30 am–8:15 pm Fri 11:30 am–9:00 pm Sat 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Sun 12:00 pm–8:00 pm

                                                                                                                                • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                  Persian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean

                                                                                                                                • Dining style

                                                                                                                                  Fine Dining

                                                                                                                                • Dress code

                                                                                                                                  Casual Dress

                                                                                                                                • Parking details

                                                                                                                                  Complimentary Valet Parking on weekends

                                                                                                                                • Public transit

                                                                                                                                  714-557-6600 for Preforming Arts Schedule

                                                                                                                                • Payment options

                                                                                                                                  AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                                • Entertainment

                                                                                                                                  Live entertainment on Friday & Saturday nights from 7:00pm - 10:00pm.

                                                                                                                                • Additional

                                                                                                                                  Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                                                • Phone number

                                                                                                                                  (714) 557-6600

                                                                                                                                • Catering

                                                                                                                                  Delivery and catering is available. For information, please check out our website <br />www.daryasouthcoastplaza.com or call 714-557-6600

                                                                                                                                • Private party facilities

                                                                                                                                  Select our elegant private Mezzanine Room for your next private event. As you walk up the beautiful formal stairway, you’ll be mesmerized by all the room's beauty, starting with the gorgeously lit chandeliers that bring perfect lighting to set the mood for any occasion.

                                                                                                                                • Private party contact

                                                                                                                                  Rene Redjaian: (310) 892-6602

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