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.View Private Dining Details
Excellent food, service and ambience. Everything on the brunch and regular menu is worth trying. Have yet to try anything on the menu that was not good.
Amazing food excellent service. Every time I go everything is perfect!!!
This was our first time here after looking at menu several times we decided to try it. Filet mignon was very tender. Mushroom soup was outstanding. Bread pudding dessert should have been warmed. Great meal. Will return.
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.
Very special place. They make you feel incredibly welcome
the server allotted to our table was not polite. She took our wine glasses even before we had a chance to think about drinks. her talking was impolite and could have been better. i ordered the icecream on the desert, it felt storebought and had lot of ice in it. my opinion why i order food here, i could have just bought something frozen. i do not wish to come here again. overall experience was bad. it was a business lunch and the overall setting was not comfortable with the waitress and also the guy at the end with the take out boxes. he dropped the food at the end of our meal.
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.
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.
Great location with tasty and interesting food, especially steak, and lovely service.
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!
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 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.
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.
New years eve ! our waitress was fantastic and the food delicious .
They need to improve the quality of the meat they use.
Great food. Great Service. Server Jennifer quite knowledgeable and helpful guide through the menu.
Excellent food, excellent service, Jennifer was an amazing help with deciding what to have and service was excellent. Always a pleasure to eat here.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Steve was amazing and so much fun!!! My family had the best dinner ever! Incredible food and service!
Clean, nice decor friendly staff. Food watch a cooking show if you are not the greatest cook and save 200 bucks.
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.
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.
yummy yummy yummy...
the only thing missing from this restaurant is a full bar
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.
Great food, accommodating and pleasant service. Good value for lovely, convenient location.
The lamb shishkabab is the best around. All the entrees are great and very authentic, with good alternatives for vegetarians
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.
Fabulous staff and delicious food! We came here for a birthday and had a wonderful time.
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
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.
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.
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.
Wait staff was very attentive, food was great. Will go back again.
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.