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Darya Restaurant

249 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Persian, Middle Eastern, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(714) 557-6600
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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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.
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Private party contact
Arezou Hooshiarnejad 714-501-4237: (855) 577-0064
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Delivery and catering is available. For information, please check out our website or call 714-557-6600
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Cross street
Sunflower and Plaza dr.
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Parking details
Complimentary Valet Parking on weekends
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Public transit
714-557-6600 for Preforming Arts Schedule
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Live entertainment on Friday & Saturday nights from 7:00pm - 10:00pm.
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Special events & promotions
We have live entertainment in our patio on Monday and Tuesdays from 6-9pm and Thursday-Sunday in the Dining area
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 249 People Are Saying
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5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Love to eat here when we are in the area. Great food.

EMEE (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

We went for my husbands birthday...the food was delicious, the service was wonderful and the saxophone player was delightful ! Will definitely go back!! Great menu too!!

CJ22 (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Great service and good food, wine list was also great. Live music was entertaining, next time i will ask to be seated outside to check it out, it looked romantic while i was walking in.

StacyY (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentines meal priced a little higher than usual.

vipFrequentDiner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Darya is the finest Persian Restaurant in California, bar none. We are always treated as honored guests. The food is great. Every dish is unique and well prepared and served. The wait staff is wonderful. They makes sure you are satisfied throughout the meal. They refill your beverages without having to ask.

We are frequent guests at Darya for all of the above and will continue. Glad they are on Open Table.

KeithK (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

This was my first exposure to Iranian/Persian cuisine. Not quite Indian, a shade different from other Middle Eastern food. Décor splendid, wait staff very spiffy in tuxedos. Lots of choices, meats, seafoods, vegetarian, and everything we tried was quite yummy. My date especially liked the tea. Two comment: (1) I try to minimize my sodium intake, so to my taste buds the food, particularly the rice, was a little salty; (2) The plate portions are very large, two diners could very easily split one entrée plate plus a salad. The rule-of-thumb for ethnic restaurants is whether diners of that particular ethnicity patronize the restaurant. True, but one also saw Anglo, Asian, Hispanic diners as well.

vipdegostallion (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2018

Wonderful place .... as always , food delicious

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

It was our first time. The restaurant did not have a couple of ingredients to make a couple of drinks we wanted. I understand the lamb was quite delicious. I ordered the seafood platter. The fish and shrimps were great but the scallops were nearly tasteless. The ambiance and decor were lovely. I received a complimentary dessert for my birthday. I had 1 bite and that was enough for me. The rest of my party enjoyed the rest. The dessert was like eating hard and sticky sugar. We all agreed we would return.

Mori (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

In general, I would say everything was 8 out of 10.

Customer Service / Cleanliness / Ambiance / Food Quality

Live Music sound quality is not good. I'd say 3 out of 10

HBFoodie1 (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Very nice experience. Requested a quiet and private table for sensitive business discussions. We got just what we needed, in the back corner of the restaurant. Food was delicious and a very good value for the price. Lovely decor/ambience. Plenty of parking in South Coast Village. Server very pleasant and accommodating but did not seem to understand as much about the menu as I would have expected. This is a hidden gem.

vipamindr (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Over 30 years going to this place from the old location to the new one never had a bad meal or bad server. Lately I lost faith in eating out . Going to Darya restored my faith . Consistent and good
My compliment to the management
Great place for authentic food clean delicious food

vipKathy (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent food, service, and overall wonderful experience!

Jimanie (San Diego)
5.0  Dined on June 15, 2016

We felt so well taken care of! Behnam answered all of our questions, had no trouble customizing our meal and even moved us to a larger table to better accommodate the amount of dishes we ordered (which were all delicious and beautifully presented.) Truly a memorable experience!

OpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on June 12, 2016

The food was delicious, from the appetizers, (roasted eggplant) and the entrees beef and chicken kababs., The sizes are very generous and large. The server was EXCELLENT. We were a high maintenance table, and he was very very accomodating with everything and every request. They were friendly and professional.

vipQueenie (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on June 3, 2016

The food is always good and the prices are reasonable. The noise level is perfect for business discussions. I can take all my out of town clients because there is something on the menu everyone can enjoy.