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.
I was a little disappointed that they changed their boneless chicken kabob from all breast meat to breast and leg meat and mine was 99% leg meat. It was pretty disappointing especially since we have been going to Darya since before they moved to the Santa Ana location and that was a long time ago. Darya has always been our special occasion place to go for all our birthdays and anniversary. Not any more. Not making that trip from the inland empire for leg meat.
They decided to close early and disregard that they had a reservation to honor for when we arrived. Very abrupt welcoming.
Darya has the best Persian cuisine in California. We go to Darya regularly. The ownership and wait staff (especially Lolis) are friendly, and make sure everything is delightful.
Very tasty meal. I went for a business meeting and it enjoyed it.
The best Persian food west coast. Definitely worth the trip.
Not sure what has happened in the past couple of years but the service levels have really dropped.
Went there for Valentines dinner and there was a set menu with minimal items on it.
I understand a set menu on NYE, but on Valentines day?
This is a beautiful atmosphere with great service and delicious food.
Phenomenal food and phenomenal service!!
Good helpful staff. Consistent food. Fair prices. Wine list is way too expensive for this level restaurant. That’s the only complaint: chateau lynch bages $350 no vintage mentioned? Really.
This is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is always delicious and great service. The decor is always top notch. Great location for large parties. Give it a try.
Great food as always, service was good and will be back.
Family holiday dinner.
Darya is a great restaurant with authentic food. It's all very good for lunch or dinner.
The wait service is very good.
Darya is one of our regular stops for lunch.
The eggplant borani is incredible, whether you like eggplant or not! It’s hard to find anywhere else, but it’s worth it!
We arrived a few minutes early. The staff received us and sat us promptly. The service staff was very helpful, making our experience delightful. The food was delicious! We were very pleased with our overall experience and would make it a point to visit them again.
Everything was wonderful.
Very noisy with young children scattered throughout the half empty restaurant, instead of placing them in one area away from other guests.
Friends meeting for lunch. Everything was wonderful! My two friends had never been here before. Both are Persian, they loved the food.
Loved everything about this restaurant from the decor to the service to the food. I can't wait to go back!
Been eating here for 20+ years. Never disappoints!
There isn't anything on the menu that isn't delicious. Great atmosphere at Darya. Lolis gives great wait service. We always are made to feel at home.
Good food and ambiance. They do not celebrate birthdays.
Loved our first time there. Food was delicious and overall experience very nice!
Darya is a great place for lunch, dinner, or special occasion. The food is always excellent. The wait service is attentive. The prices are reasonable. What's not to like about Darya -- absolutely nothing.
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!
Darya Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats.
Darya Restaurant is rated 4.5 stars by 366 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.