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About Arya Steakhouse - Redwood City
Welcome to ARYA, a place we call home. Arya is about a warm ambiance, many choices whether you love Steaks or Persian Cuisine. Arya features seafood, steaks, chicken, kebabs, great salads, and pastas cooked to order, the best of healthy cuisine. We feature a fine selection of California and Italian wines. Delicious cakes and desserts, for every event, from our Baklava to our Persian style Ice cream and Pistachio ice cream. For business, family, friends, and special celebrations, we love to make you feel special in our home. You will be comfortable in business or casual attire, enjoying our casually elegant environment. Children’s menus and high chairs are available. Take-out orders for home or business are a convenient way to dine. We also deliver. You will enjoy service from our warm and friendly staff. The best Brunch experience Saturday & Sunday 11-3.
Redwood City, CA 94063
Steakhouse, Middle Eastern, Persian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily 11:30am-3:00pm
Dinner: Su-Th 4:30pm-9:30pm; F-Sa 4:00pm-10pm
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 11-3
$30 and under
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
We offer Catering for all your special occasions. Whether it is just appetizers, our delicious wraps, kebabs, pasta specialties or seafood. Let us handle all of the details from set up to making every detail a memorable one. We offer many specialties from our Italian menu to our Persian Menu. We also do corporate delivery.
You can park across the street at the BOX BUILDING. The public lot first hour and a half is free.
Down town Redwood City stop.
Mike Hashemi & Brenda Mora
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Enjoy your event, in an elegant yet casual ambiance with patio dining options, 2 bars, a chef table and private dining areas to choose from. We have both sit down packages as well as buffet packages, our menu included delicious vegetarian options, exotic Persian and Italian Cuisine.
Arya Steakhouse - Redwood City Ratings and Reviews
We had reservations for 2 people and had requested a booth. When we arrived at 5:15 there were only 3 other parties in the restaurant. All booths were empty. We requested a booth that was set for 2 and was told that all guests had pre-specified seating according to the restaurant floor plan and that booths were reserved for 4 or more. We were told that it was going to be a very busy night and we shouldn't expect a stellar experience. We were then seated right next to another couple instead of a few tables away. When we requested a different table for 2, we were told it wasn't possible, even though there were numerous open tables. Then we were approached by Jennifer to take our order. When she stepped away, a different person began taking care of us. When we asked for Jennifer, there was a bit of a discussion at the hostess stand, then she was sent to wait on us. The ONLY good part of the evening was Jennifer and her service. My wife ordered the paella and about 4 bites in, she discovered a hair in the dish. At the same time, 2 different couples came in and each couple were seated in a booth. When I went to the hostess stand to ask why we couldn't have a booth, I was told "that's just the way it is". Our food came out quickly and we couldn't enjoy our wine before dinner. We did not say anything about the hair in my wife's dish because we just wanted to pay and leave. We are locals and have been to Arya several times and enjoyed it which is why we selected it for Valentines Day. It was a very unpleasant experience and we will not be back. The day before we went I recommended Arya to a friend, and today I told her to not bother going. I'll be telling others the same thing.
They didn’t have the wine I selected, my date’s drink was too strong, the dip for the bread was too spicy for my date, the shrimp on the seafood tower was raw, my date’s lamb chops were too salty to eat and when they brought out a new order they were under cooked. The chocolate cake was pretty good but the rosewater desert wasn’t. I spent $300 and will not be returning, I’ve had far better experiences at places for 1/3 of the price.
Arya stretches beyond its Persian roots to deliver a comprehensive steakhouse menu in a sedate, luxe setting. We came for a mom’s night out dinner, and were treated very well by all of the front of house staff. My only feedback/advice is don’t come for the cocktails. They do not offer a full bar, only sake-based cocktails. The wine list, however, is robust and has a good range of affordable, quality wines. A lovely meal.
It all boils down to one dish. The paella was inedible. It was a mixture of rice and ingredients, mixed together, and served in a bowl of broth. It was more like a soup than a rice dish. The rest of the food was mediocre. But the paella was the reason for a two star review. I suggest avoid this dish.
Well, if they had had my reservation perhaps we would have stayed, even though they were rude and dismissive from the onset. My friend and I waited close to 10 minutes at the hostess station while several staff walked by, made eye contact, didn't even greet us, and continued on - and the restaurant wasn't even full. Once the hostess came over she could not find our Opentable reservation. My friend, who sat at the bar waiting for me to arrive, said the bartender had the same attitude, so we told the hostess that since they didn't have the reservation and we didn't think we wanted to stay, we were going to leave. The interior of the restaurant is pleasant and the ratings were good, but with that kind of attitude, I don't think I will give it a second chance.
We like many things about Arya; especially their Persian specialties. That is what will keep us coming back. Unfortunately, my husband’s steak was very tough and he could only eat a few bites. Our superb server offered us a discount on our meal so we felt like he did his best to make our experience a good one. I️ write this review in hopes that the person who does the purchasing will know about the problem. At $38 for a tough steak is not a good value.
First of all, how can a real "Steakhouse" not have a full bar? Its wine or beer only here. Our waiter forgot we ordered calamari; it never came and nothing was offered to reconcile the issue. Steak was pretty good, but more expensive than it should be. It wasn't very crowded, however the waiter was lacking in attention; we had to pour our own wine. Not a real big deal, but a "Steakhouse" charging these prices should be very attentive to service. There's a lot of better options for steak all around Redwood City.
A waiter Carlos M was extremely rude and told us lots of wrong information for menu. He brought different dishes that we didn't order and also didn't bring ice cream that should have been included in a kid's menu we ordered. He didn't say any apology when we pointed it out but kept giving us an irritated face. We will never come back to this restaurant. If you think of any good place in Redwood City, this is where you should never consider.
The evening was great, food was really good especially the steak. The meet was very well prepared and came out quickly, sides are big enough where you only need to get one or two per two people - very sharable. Portion sizes were very generous and we did not even need to get a salad to be stuffed. Wine list is very broad, good choices from 30 - 600. it was a little odd they closed the kitchen down without asking us if we wanted dessert, we tried to order dessert but were told the kitchen already closed... not preferred but didnt ruin the night either
This was our second time at Arya. The first time, my steak was great, but my husband's meal was only fair. The second time, my husband's filet mignon was excellent, but my Ribeye was full of fat and gristle. The prices are extremely high, and while the food is ok, it is not worth the exorbitant prices. For $37, I would expect an *out of this world* steak. Everything is a la carte, so $37 was only for the steak. A potato on the side was an extra $8, salad was around $15, and the bill for three of us (two of us shared an entree, we had zero alcohol, and the three of us shared one dessert) was $173.00! The service was friendly, but over-familiar, more like a coffee shop than a high end restaurant. If they cut their prices in half, then I'd go back. Otherwise, probably not. I would not give this restaurant any bad marks except that the food and service at Arya are simply not worth the prices being charged.
Arya is a unique restaurant combining Persian food with classic steakhouse fare. It's located right around the corner from the Fox Theater, so it's a great place to dine after seeing a show. We went with the Persian dishes which weer well prepared, fresh, and tasty. The eggplant appetizer was excellent along with the Persian salad which had lots of fresh tomatoes, onions and spices with lemon oil and vinegar. The Persian beef and lamb kabobs were delicious. Overall, I definitely would go back for seconds and thirds at Arya.
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