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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.

885 Middlefield Road
Redwood City, CA 94063
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
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

Cross Street:
Theater Way/Middlefield

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 367-4939

Website:
http://www.aryasteakhouse.com/

Catering:
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.

Parking Details:
You can park across the street at the BOX BUILDING. The public lot first hour and a half is free.

Public Transit:
Down town Redwood City stop.

Executive Chef:
Mike Hashemi & Brenda Mora

Additional:
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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Private Dining

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

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4.3

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4.2

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65% would recommend it to a friend

Romantic (5)
Fit for Foodies (4)
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Notable Wine List (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Casual (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Healthy (1)
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 (Orlando)·Dined 4 days ago

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

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.

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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Very special place. They make you feel incredibly welcome

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

The food was over priced for what you get. You have to pay extra for each side. The restaurant was pretty empty and it took 45 minutes for us to get our food.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

We love Arya! The service and food are wonderful! This is a real gem in downtown Redwood City. Our favorite waitress is Jenny, but we have always had great service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Romantic, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great location with tasty and interesting food, especially steak, and lovely service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Very nice evening. Pleasant service. A little short on there wine supply (tried 4 wines before they had what I ordered). Good food and environment!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 17, 2018

It was my first time visiting and they won me over completely. They are now my #1 pick for steak or kabobs in the area, you cannot go wrong. I think I may have to eat here weekly.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We came in thinking Arya was a traditional steakhouse. They've recently changed their menu to be more of a Persian steakhouse. We ordered food from the Persian style of choice. The food was not quite as good as Dish Dash in Sunnyvale.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New years eve ! our waitress was fantastic and the food delicious .

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

They need to improve the quality of the meat they use.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food. Great Service. Server Jennifer quite knowledgeable and helpful guide through the menu.

Tags: Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent food, excellent service, Jennifer was an amazing help with deciding what to have and service was excellent. Always a pleasure to eat here.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 25, 2017

They were not prepared for the volume of reservations in Christmas Day. Servers were stretched too thin, they ran out of some food items, and kitchen was backed up. Also - food was over priced and mediocre at best. I likely will not be back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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.

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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 2, 2017

My husband and I had a dinner date on Saturday night. The service was incredible and food was really good. I would definitely recommend this restaurant even with larger groups.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Cheese on Oysters Rockefeller was stringy, very bad representation of a classic dish.
Steak was cooked well, medium rare. Truffle fries were cold and tasteless.
Spinach side was tasty. Not very impressed overall. Would not go back.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

The food was a bit all over the place, and the rice my partner ordered was not available - but rather than come out and inform her, the kitchen/server just substituted without prior notification.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Steve was amazing and so much fun!!! My family had the best dinner ever! Incredible food and service!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Clean, nice decor friendly staff. Food watch a cooking show if you are not the greatest cook and save 200 bucks.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Nice atmosphere and wonderful food. It is a little pricey for a price conscience patron, but the staff was nice and the location was superb.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 9, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

yummy yummy yummy...

the only thing missing from this restaurant is a full bar

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Great food, accommodating and pleasant service. Good value for lovely, convenient location.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The lamb shishkabab is the best around. All the entrees are great and very authentic, with good alternatives for vegetarians

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 10, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Fabulous staff and delicious food! We came here for a birthday and had a wonderful time.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 5, 2017

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

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Overall a fantastic experience! Jennifer did everything to make us happy, answer all our questions and make us feel welcome and taken care of. Highly recommended for a nice cost dinner. Good was excellent and dessert was fantastic.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Business Meals, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Great food and great staff. Our waitress described the meals and preparation to perfection. Awesome evening. We had a wonderful meal and didn't have to open the menu.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Wait staff was very attentive, food was great. Will go back again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Handcrafted Cocktails, Paleo Friendly, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Special Occasion, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Over all food was outstanding but I do recommend that they should work on their service.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The food was good, the service wasn't. I'll try it again with a different waiter.

Tags: Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Ordered off menu and was treated very well by Stephen the manager.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Arya has updated its menu and its decor. Wonderful improvements on an already fantastic menu. Located on a vibrant stretch of downtown Redwood City. Excellent food and service! Great experience. Don't forget desert!

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date
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