bha! bha! Persian Bistro

4.8
1603 reviews
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$30 and under
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Persian
Welcome to bha! bha! persian bistro on the contemporary Royal Road that is Fifth Avenue South, Naples FL. With his new boutique bistro Michael Mir, (Executive Chef and Owner), will take you to a place where warm desert moonlight glows upon the sands, creates mystical illusions in far away dunes, and magically gives life to every jewel in it’s path. Silk fabrics entice the touch. World music is heard in the background. Aromas of delicate fragrant spices, sweetness in the air of simmering fruits, and the perfume of jasmine from the garden seduce you. Bold flavors from fresh meats, poultry and fish embrace the palate and soothe it with delicate strokes of the perfect union of flavors.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Persian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(239) 594-5557
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Michael Mir
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
US 41 and Fifth Avenue South
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Parking details
Street Parking is available, as well as Public Lots located within walking distance. Fifth Avenue Valet Parking is offered during season.
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Wine
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Tallahassee
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is perfect about Bha Bha! Rated one of the top restaurants in the Country for a reason. You won’t be disappointed,no matter how demanding your taste. Good luck, but make sure you leave room for their desserts.

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OT
London
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our go to restaurant every time we visit naples - the food is simply outstanding! The lamb chops are utterly amazing and the service is great and welcoming. A wonderful location and a great place to take friends too. We can’t wait to go back!

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U
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We are never disappointed in this restaurant. Never. From the knowledgeable wait staff to the ambience and of course the food, it's as perfect a dining experience as you'll find. The lamb dishes in particular are succulent and tender. The kebabs are perfectly grilled and seasoned. The salads are fresh, crisp, and layered with different flavors and textures (pomegranate seeds, green apple, spinach, feta cheese, toasted nuts, etc.). They are good about making substitutions, if there's an ingredient you don't like. Finish with a homemade dessert of pistachio ice cream or baklava!

Highly recommended for ANY occasion!

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NW
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unique spices and flavors, delicious and strong martinis, very attentive staff and tasteful decor.

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LD
New England
9 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent as usual. Baklava didn’t taste as fresh as most days. Persian icecream was lovely however.

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M
Cincinnati
43 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the food was excellent, service was great, and it is a really cool location. In general we were so impressed with all the flavor -very memorable!

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Naples
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service were outstanding! This was our 2nd visit at Bha! Bha! this summer. I would recommend it highly. Everything we ordered was perfectly cooked and deliciously spiced. The favorite at the table was the Lamb Shank Special. Personally I love the hearts of palm salad and even though they were out of several desserts, the butternut squash cake was outstanding.
My only complaint was another table of 2 across from us. The man was vulgar and loud. He was obviously drunk and it was distracting and at times uncomfortable. Thankfully the noise level in the restaurant was mostly loud enough to drown him out.
Tonight, just like our first visit, it is obvious that service is a top priority. Bha! Bha! takes the time to train their staff and it shows. The food is interesting and delicious. We will definitely be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved our experience, had a wonderful meal and the staff was excellent!

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Miami
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite restaurant in Naples. Shayan is the best server I have ever had. Food is awesome

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AA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The only thing that I could suggest is that they need to have the front door closed because when you are sitting next to the door it’s warm and In Naples it could get really warm anytime of the day

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FR
Naples
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Superb lamb dishes and duck. Nice selection of delicious appetizers.

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RC
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good dining experience, food was very well prepare and seasoning was perfect

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My son and his wife were visiting us from Atlanta, which has excellent restaurants, and they absolutely LOVED everything about Bha Bha! It was a perfect birthday celebration, thank you! Well done!

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ES
Naples
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We love Bha Bha. The Apricot chicken was so delicious Staff are always so friendly.

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L
Naples
16 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my birthday with a first-time visit to Bha! Bha! Bistro. What a terrific find! The atmosphere is what I would describe as comfortably upscale. We were greeted enthusiastically and enjoyed friendly, attentive service all evening. And the food! We shared an appetizer that was one of the evening’s specials and loved it. For dinner, my husband had the spicy seafood gilani and I had the spicy Kermani beef. Both were excellent - the spice level was assertive but more than palatable and the sauces were so refined and delicate. And because it was my birthday we received a dessert on the house which was so lovely. (It was a cake made with butternut squash, if I remember correctly, served with ice cream. Very delicious.). We can’t wait to return for another special evening,

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HH
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely wonderful! The food was delicious and so different. I would definitely come back :)

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SR
Naples
8 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bha Bha was the best from start to finish. We had a fun waiter from Turkey.... and we know other waiters who always welcome us (like Mario).... the food was absolutely delicious and family from out of town felt the entire dining experience was wonderful. Thank you!

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MW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great flavors! My wife and I both enjoyed our meals. We went for the summer priced menu. The meal had an excellent combination of herbs and spices that we don’t find everyday at restaurants. We will definitely be go back again, even when those summer prices are gone.

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JB
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service. Mario is a super waiter!!!

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C
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service (thank you, MARIO!) are exceptional, if you want to be able to have a conversation make sure you get seated in the back.

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c
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food. Good waiter. Good value. I would go gain.

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SE
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

The food was prettier than the quality and taste of the complex ingredients. We sent back one dish that was supposed to have included mildly spicy filet of beef strips. The meat was tougher than stew meat and was definitely not filet. Other dishes had overcooked chicken. the portions were plentiful and the rice was well prepared.

The waiter was courteous and responsive to our request to change one of the dishes.

all in all, the quality of the food does not live up to its hype as an upscale outstanding Persian restaurant.

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NP
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Long time happy customer of Bha Bha, I was a little bit disappointed by the rather average appetizer (a palm hearts salad). The lamb chops were succulent but the side rice and veggies was ordinary. And we missed the warm welcome by Michael Mir (on vacation). We'll certainly go back when he's back.

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MR
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Beautiful place and wonderful service. The food was outstanding in every sense ( desserts are homemade). For those lovers of great food out of the ordinary this a place to visit. A great place in Naples, FL. Thank you for the wonderful experience.

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JP
Naples
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We visited this restaurant twice while we were travelling around Florida for 3 weeks visiting from Holland and this was by far the best restaurant we visited during this period. The food is perfect and so is the service and ambiance! This is a must go if you are in the Naples area!

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V
New England
4 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favs in Naples. Have been coming here since it was in their original location. Food is authentic and feels family owned.
Consistently delicious. The hearts of palm salad & Kermani beef are my go -to. They also make a delish martini.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and excellent service. My only issue would be the hiking up of wine prices to over triple supermarket prices which I feel is a little steep. Otherwise can’t fault the the overall dining experience.

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MD
New England
29 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Olives are a great appetizer. We split the hearts of Palm salad, which is large portion. The lamb shank is fabulous. To die for.

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SB
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I visited to celebrate my birthday. We all loved it and will definitely be returning. One of the best in Naples.

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PO
Naples
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The Sheeshleek! is outstanding ( at least most of the times) and all on the menu is very good. The cocktails as well are excellent. We have been visiting Bha Bha for the past 20 years but this year it is even better than in the past. So I guess we will comeback if we have the occasion.

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Naples
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food. Great service. Sat outside and enjoyed the view of the 5 th. Great time

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JZ
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is an amazing restaurant! The food is delicious and the dishes are infused with fruits and spices. The service provided by Mario was exceptional. The ambiance is calm and relaxing. I am from Miami and each time I visit my first meal is always here. I highly recommend this restaurant .

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Omaha
39 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bha Bha is one of our favorites in Naples! It’s creative, unique cuisine, not the same old same old. We’ve always had knowledgeable servers that make great recommendations. Love this restaurant, never had a bad or boring meal here!

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RP
Naples
3 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our 2nd meal at Bha Bha. Again this was a great experience.

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D
Naples
26 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The meatball and The lamb shank is outstanding! Consistently great food!

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S
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just loved this restaurant. Food was delicious, staff very attentive and atmosphere beautiful. The owner was there making sure all was okay and it was. Will definitely go again and often

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JT
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and the food was delicious! We will be eating here again.

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FL
Miami
604 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Truly an authentic neighborhood gem. The appetizers and entrees are unique and innovative Persian fare. The staff and owner take great pride to ensure you are happy with your dinner.

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PE
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great when you are looking for something a bit different. Good food and service.

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K
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This the best restaurant in all of Naples and Marco Island. It never disappoints.

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