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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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79% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (7)
Good for Anniversaries (6)
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Fun (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Healthy (1)
Business Meals (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Cozy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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·Dined 6 days ago

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 11, 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 10, 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 9, 2017

yummy yummy yummy...

the only thing missing from this restaurant is a full bar

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 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 17, 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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vip
 (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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·Dined on September 10, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 6, 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 3, 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 3, 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 26, 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 21, 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 21, 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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·Dined on August 20, 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 20, 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 20, 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 22, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

Nice and quiet, decorations are very pleasant. Food is good, but not the main draw.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Just go and try it, you will not be disappointed.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Had the combination Kabob which is Barg and beef Koobideh. The Koobideh (ground beef) was tender and juicy. I ordered the Barg medium-rare but it was tough to chew and there was a lot of it. I tried to fimish it until my jaw muscles gave out. I overheard the diners in the next table returning their steak as it was undercooked. Hope the restaurant works with the cook to learn to prepare steak better. Until then, stick with the Koobideh!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Food is ok. No ambiance.

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

Nice atmosphere in a convenient location. Since changing to a steakhouse my fave chicken koobideh was removed from the menu. We had the beef koobideh and bone-in chicken. Both were delicious and service was attentive. We also shared pistachio ice cream which came in a sundae glass.

Tags: Casual, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

The steak and the sides were excellent, as well as the dessert. The service was outstanding. The only problem occurred when the cashier did not figure out the billing correctly and had to run our credit cards several times before it finally concluded. we asked to have our check split into 2 so I guess that created a problem and took a while to resolve while we were anxiously waiting since it was close to curtain call for the show we came to see at Broadway By the Bay.

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 16, 2017

First time to visit Arya at this location. Excellent and attentive staff. Food is flavorful, the rice dishes are especially yummy. The restaurant was quiet, clean and inviting. Public parking is closely located with the added bonus of free parking for the first 1 1/2 hours.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

My wife and I came here for her birthday and it was all we expected and more!!! Hostess was very nice, waiter was very helpful and even owner/chef came out to show us our masterpiece "tomahawk" steak and even came out after words to wish us a great night and have some casual conversation. Great atmosphere I already showed off all the pictures of the wonderful meal!!!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2017

We went to Arya before a movie. Shocked at the OUTRAGEOUS prices - $40-120 for steaks with no sides. The "special" was priced at $72! Kababs were $25-30, and while tasted OK, were not remarkable. $15 for a bowl of diced cucs and tomatoes. They are trying to be a super upscale restaurant, and came up very short. Offering steak knives in fancy boxes doesn't justify the prices nor makes it an upscale experience. The gal bussing the table actually pulled my friend's hair through the dirty dish as she was removing it. Can't put lipstick on a pig and pretend it is a beauty queen.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 25, 2017

Ambiance and service was very good. Caesar salad was one of the best. We had the kabobs, chicken and filet both with saffron rice. While the meat was tender, it was not particularly remarkable in any way. The filet lacked flavor. I guess we were expecting something a bit more memorable. Good...but just not worth the price

Tags: Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The food was delicious. We were there with three children and while they were busy for mother's day, it took longer than we would have liked for food to arrive. They didn't seem prepared for the crowds.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Arya, in my opinion is a great restaurant. I had the Aged Rib Eye and it was very good. The portions are large, so if you are not a big eater, consider sharing. The ambience is great and their new remodel is beautiful. I recommend it highly for both lunch and dinner. And, is suitable for families with children or girlfriend lunches!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

THE FOOD WAS OUTSTANDING, WAS A GREAT MOTHER'S DAY, BARTENDER WAS VERY SLOW AND SEEM NOT TO KNOW WHAT SHE WAS DOING. SHE WAS NOT PROFESSIONAL OTHER THEN THE THE PLACE WAS 100%

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The prix fix / buffet menu was not mentioned when I made the reservations. Let's just say that the $200 lunch for three people was a total rip off. The food was cheap and mediocre. The presentation and service were sub par at best. I would never go back. Charlatans....

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 28, 2017

We were seated at booth at first, where the table and booth are immovable. The distance between the bench and the table is too tight for a average sized human. Per our request and to the credit of the staff, we were quickly reseated. Food was delivered in a timely manner. the steaks we ordered were cooked as requested, seasoned well and were tasty but not excpetional.
Server was excellent.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 11, 2017

Our court date got out early so we took a chance they would take us early and they did. Both the owner and server were eager to accommodate, and the food and wine matched our expectations. The steak was perfect, but the Persian sides and entrees are unusually good.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, People Watching, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 1, 2017

Unfortunately the dishes we ordered were not cooked or seasoned to our liking. The prices on the steak menu were in my opinion way out of line for the type of restaurant it is as opposed to the restaurant it is trying to become.;

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 1, 2017

There are still some good selections of Persian cuisine, though not as much as there used to be. Unfortunately the selections have sacrificed the exciting ethnic selections in favor of just an average American steak house selection. It's not so unique anymore.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 29, 2017

The service by a man named Chuck was amazing. He was very accommodating to us and our needs for the special occasion of my daughters birthday. We enjoyed the food and the ambiance. Will definitely come back and recommend to our friends.

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Now that they are a steakhouse it's soooo good! The ribeye we had was so juicy and full of flavor! Our waitress was so diligent and nice. They remodeled and the place looks beautiful. We will be returning in the near future.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Arya Redwood City used to be a Persian/Italian blend, but now has become Arya Steakhouse: a proper steak restaurant with some Persian dishes. When the menu changed, so did the decor: it has been upgraded with stone accents that make for a comfortable dining environment. Our party consisted of five people, so we had a variety of steaks; all were great. The sides (which are extra cost) were tasty, but very large: be aware that a potato, for instance, really should be shared with another. Desserts were great - get the Chocolate Egg!

Arya Redwood City has a new chef who is in charge of the new menu: she's doing a great job. I highly recommend checking them out if you are in the mood for a steak.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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