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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

Specials

Lunch Special - Complimentary Appetizer or Dessert!
Brunch Special - Complimentary Mimosa or glass of Orange Juice!

Specials

Lunch Special - Complimentary Appetizer or Dessert!
Details

Choose one of our delicious Appetizers or Desserts with the purchase of two Entrees!

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 People

Starts: October 19, 2017

Ends: April 19, 2018

Availability: Mon-Fri 11:30AM-2:30PM

Brunch Special - Complimentary Mimosa or glass of Orange Juice!
Details

Choose a refreshing Mimosa or glass of Orange Juice on us, with the purchase of an Entree!

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Includes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 People

Starts: October 19, 2017

Ends: April 19, 2018

Availability: Daily 11:30AM-2:30PM

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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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4.2

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4.1

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4.3

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3.8

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79% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (7)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 17, 2017

new menu but still has Persian favorites. very warm and friendly staff.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 12, 2017

This was a great brunch. Had a great California scramble wrap. My husband had smoked salmon Benedict and the eggs were poached perfectly which is a great measure of quality and care. I have done here for dinner also since the change to steakhouse and it was amazing every time

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Arya lost my Open Table reservation. Fake blonde receptionist was rude, made us wait 25 minutes and would not seat us even though tables were open. Kebobs were delivered on a hot grill and got overcooked. 3 waiters tried to turn down the flame but could not. On the other hand, our waitress was very friendly and could not blame the restaurant's failures on her.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 5, 2017

Very disappointed in our second experience. Hostess was responsible for wine flights and definitely needs training in how to present and explain. Glasses were not clean and sparkling. Great steak, but sides were just o.k. Absolutely love having a steakhouse in Redwood City but in order to compete they need to really step up their game.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 4, 2017

They were super busy and couldn't tend to us with typical check ins to see how our meal was going which left us promising to never return.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 26, 2017

Great steaks. Rather pricey but worth it.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 25, 2017

We were in town to attend an event at the Fox Theatre and were drawn in by the inviting nature of the outdoor seating. We ordered the Red Velvet Salmon and Braised Lamb Shank. The tart cherries on the perfectly-cooked salmon atop the garlic mashed potatoes was a combination that delighted us! The Braised Lamb Shank on a bed of lima bean and dill jasmine rice was a most interesting combination, and equally delightful. An awesome introduction to Persian food for us. The owner stopped by our table several times to check on us. Very friendly! We are from out of the area, but we would definitely dine here again. Felt like a real treat!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Ordered the Fessenjoon, absolutely loved it. Meat was juicy and tender, lots of flavor from the pomegranate. Definitely worth going back!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 18, 2017

Great food! Unfortunately not so good service. May be just our waiter. (I really hope so, because I like to go back for their food) For party of 3, there were only 2 table set. I had to ask our waiter to give us one more for our 10yo son. He only gave our son a small plate and a folk. No knife, no napkin, no spoon! My son ordered a regular entree ($22) not kids meal. I had to go to the station where clean silverware are by myself to get some for my son who was very disappointed by our waiter's treatment. Throughout our dining there, our waiter did not seem to care about us. I hope we will have a different server next time.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (Detroit)·Dined on February 14, 2017

It was good

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

Great food and service

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Lunch Buffet continues to be fresh, constantly replenished with food , like made to order.
does not sit on buffet table very long. Large variety and quality makes it worth the price.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2017

Great food and atmosphere.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Overall great. If you want quiet conversation ask for a booth. Belly dancing Friday and Saturday nights. Lots of choices and the ability to get salad instead of rice or 1/2 salad, 1/2 rice with their kabobs.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Tried Arya for the first time. Great food and on a Saturday night the traveling belly dancer was fun to watch and chat with. We had "flavored" rice, kabobs and stew. All delicious. Dessert was there specialty Exotic Bomba which we shared. Very unique but good. Only issue was the service. They may have been shorthanded. Took a long to for server to come and then he would be gone for long periods between water pouring, answering questions and taking the order. Once the food came we did not see him for a long time and no one poured water. I asked for my food to be boxed and it took so long to get it we thought he forgot. When I opened the box at home, it was someone else's meal! BUT given it was a Saturday and it was busy and we liked the food enough, we'll probably give the restaurant a second try.

Tags: Casual, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2017

I love this place and I always recommend it to friends. This recent experience was a disappointment. Service was very poor for our group of 9. While the food and place was excellent, the fact that we had to wait a while for our server between courses was poor service. There was an automatic 18% gratuity so maybe the server did didn't care. Lesson here is don't come in large groups.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Great place for Persian food.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2016

Very good overall.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 18, 2016

Steve, our server, was attentive and welcoming - great experience and we'll be coming back

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2016

at the time of our visit the restaurant did not have small spoons for our coffee, we got the big spoons to mix our coffee and eat our cheesecake with. we were told that they don't have small spoons which is not true. the clean up person started to clean our table as soon as we finished eating. we felt rushed. the bellydancer was not that good. I seen better. customer service feedback is very important it helps every business grow. the food is really good the service could be better.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Live Music, Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2016

Lovely meal and great service ! Would come back and sit outside next time.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Casual, Romantic, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2016

My friends and I had some of the best rice dishes we've ever had. Coffee was a miss; tea was fine. Beautiful but relaxed décor.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2016

we had the Lunch Buffet again. It was great. hope to see the meat dishes rotated so we can go often.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 28, 2016

We have a big family and had a dinner for 25 for my son's 4th birthday. Everyone was wonderful! Marty helped along the way and the staff was great. Food was absolutely delicious!! Thank you, Arya! See you next year!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Fun, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2016

This is the second visit with a friend from out of town. The attraction is the belly dancing. She was very good; she mingled with men and women equally and with 2 large dining parties and diners out side. Everyone was friendly and interested in our enjoyment. My friend had lamb chops ($29) and I had cioppino ($22). We enjoyed our meals. We especially enjoyed the service and the festive entertainment. This included a keyboard player after the belly dancing.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Live Music
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2016

Friendly staff, delicious food, conveniently located a block away from the Fox Theater. I love the Red Velvet Salmon as well as the Fesenjoon Persian stew.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2016

We tried the new Lunch BUFFET, and it was great. hope it continues and not just for a month!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 11, 2016

Seafood was bad. Stick to poultry or beef. Shalizaar is better for Persian food.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 25, 2016

Food was tasty and yummy. Staff and our waitress was friendly. Relaxing atmosphere. Lots of street parking.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 17, 2016

It was the first time I had Tadig rice. Interesting! The chicken kabob was cooked perfectly and the lamb shank fell off the bone. Wonderful!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2016

Delicious food and lovely ambiance. The server was extremely busy and it slowed down service however the hostess and manager jumped right in and saved the day. Great place to eat! Live music too!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 29, 2016

Went to see Alma, the belly dancer. Wonderful food and entertainment with live-ish (synthesized) music. Exotic. Different. Great flavors, sauces, middle eastern dishes. Want to take friends. Noise level is "energetic" due to music and dancing. It is not noisy with loud conversation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 27, 2016

Delicious food at a reasonable price! Staff were super friendly and explained each dish. It was my girlfriends birthday and they saw the gift I was carrying, so they brought us an amazing dessert to finish off our meal! I'm looking forward to going on a Friday or Saturday night when they have live music and belly dancing.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Special Occasion, Late-night Find, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 22, 2016

Good food. Very noisy entertainment.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 19, 2016

We have a wonderful time entertaining relatives visiting who wanted to try Persian food. They were very impressed! Food was good and service attentive!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2016

Excellent food. Great menu with something for everyone. Hostess and waiter were very kind and accommodating. Reduced stars are for the atmosphere.

Outdoor seating is awkwardly squeezed into a busy corner sidewalk, which is very poorly shaded (my whole group was squinting or wearing sunglasses).

*If you're planning a date or bringing kids, consider avoiding the belly dancing (Friday-Saturday-Sunday)! I'm a dancer myself and was looking forward to it, but this dancer's attitude and the single dollar bills tucked around her hips made Arya's ambience plummet sharply to "trashy." All three groups in the outdoor seating area (a date, a family with children, and my group) were not into it... which she picked up on and kindly went back inside.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2016

The restaurant was able to accommodate my vegan diet and the services was excellent. However, the music was too loud and it is not a restaurant that you want to have a conversation.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 23, 2016

Delicious food. A little bit expensive, but they don't skimp on flavor, which is an issue I've had with other Middle Eastern restaurants. Waiter was very friendly, overall friendly service which is always appreciated.

The koobideh kabob is great.
The pistachio cheesecake is incredible.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Romantic, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on April 23, 2016

Ok, just moved into the neighborhood and there are dozens of of places to try.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 18, 2016

This place reminds me or Europe in that "you can't judge a book by its cover" way. Something about the way it looks and feels is sorta on the edge of chain type of place and they serve kababs. But the food is very good. Every dish we've had here has been delicious - every time. That's what you need to know. We always leave feeling happy and content. The fresh herb bread dip they serve is wonderful, bright, and flavorful. The roasted eggplant app is so rich and sinfully delicious! We had the appetizer platter and loved it all - plus it's a lot of food! The kababs are moist and delicious and cooked P- perfect! The meat is cooked through but not dry and the veggies are al dente and all with the perfect kiss of char. The saffron rice is crazy good -so fluffy and buttery. And the service is friendly and attentive. It's also a great location for catching a movie since the theater is in the same building. You can park under Box (tall business building) across the street or under the theater.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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