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Best lamb and beef kabob in the East Bay
Though I now live out of the area, I have eaten at Faz many times, going back to when they had a restaurant in S. F. Financial District. I had dinner there this past Saturday evening and I was very disappointed. The salad contained greens that were past their prime and that I would have tossed if they had been in my house. The salad was also overdressed. I ordered lamb shanks which had no flavor, but a lot of fat ( I don't like highly seasoned or spicy food, but this had no taste). The server was practically running from table to table, leaving plates on the fly, presenting the check and removing a guest's plate at the next table before she was finished, but while she was using the restroom, clearly trying to turn tables rapidly. My guest and I were in and out in less than one hour feeling very rushed. This would be fine for a fast food restaurant, not fine dining. The tables left practically no space in between tables so that servers and guests bumped into you and your tables while moving to and from theirs. There was a private party on the patio, so lots of food was run on large trays and cleared right in front of our table and felt like we were in Grand Central Station. This was not my idea of a nice dining experience. I felt taken advantage of and I will not make a return visit.
Waiter could be attentive to customer’s requests. Used dishes were not taken away making small table crowded
It was our first visit to this great place. Our server Jose was very courteous and funny. He made sure that we were taken care right from the begening. They have great selection of wine & drinks, appetizers and main entrees. Their protion are quite good size. We will go again for sure. Highly recommended.
Love the Family feeling.. the Redwood trees & waterfalls in the back...it’s Magical!
Great food and great service. They brought one of our party the wrong dinner and before we could tell someone about the error they had corrected it on their own.
Eating outside in the summer at Faz is one of our traditions.
I had the Hawaiian Swordfish with avocado sauce and it was very creamy and delicious.
Excellent food and bread
Glad to meet Mr Faz again over the past 25-30 year in SF
Nice atmosphere, good food and good value for the money. Nice outdoor area.
My party of four sat outside on a beautiful, warm Saturday evening. We enjoyed the redwood trees and lighting. There was a band playing on the Danville Green that was a bit loud, but the music was good.
I had the lamb shank. It was delicious, although had quite a bit of fat I trimmed off. But, that’s the nature of that cut. The hubby had pot roast, loved it. The others had sword steak and raviolis....we all cleaned our plates.
Fax, Danville is always great. We enjoy dining in the outside patio area - very relaxing.
Chris our waiter really helped add to the enjoyment of our dinner celebration at Faz. This was a 50th anniversary and the wedding being celebrated there juxtaposed with our celebration was great. My rack of lamb was perfect!
Maitre Di and waiter were very nice but the food: Lamb Shank and Pomerganate Chicken were mediocre compared to previous visits.
My husband and 95 year-old mother treated me to this lovely evening on my birthday. The outside temperature was still triple-digits at 6 pm when we arrived so we opted for indoor dining. We were seated right next to the full-length windows so had the best of both worlds. (That outdoor patio is gorgeous.) Everything was lovely, quiet and beautiful ambience and attentive service, with delicious food. Will definitely return on a cooler evening. Highly recommend for a special occasion.
Great food, great ambiance and great service. The outdoor setting is very charming.
We hadn't been to Faz in quite some time and were very pleasantly surprised. The ambiance, eating outside by the waterfall, was exceptional. We went with another couple and we both really enjoyed our meals. I would highly recommend Faz and especially if you are celebrating a special occasion.
All of the food received was mediocre. The only thing that saved my birthday night was the beautiful patio setting.
Great garlicky sauce on the table for the flatbread. My husband and I ordered a Caesar salad. I asked the waiter, "Will the salad dressing be authentic? You know, made with anchovies, etc.?" He said, "Of course. It's a Caesar." We ordered the salad, to be split between us. I said, "No croutons on my half." When the salad arrived, the salad dressing was as bland as water. I said to the new waiter, "There are no anchovies in this dressing. It is not authentic." She said, "No, the dressing is not made with anchovies. You have to ask for them on the side." My husband's half had no croutons (and it was supposed to have had). I wound up using their flatbread garlic sauce on top of my salad. I ordered the grilled salmon, one of the menu specials for the evening. It came with "vegetables." I said to our waiter, "May I get asparagus instead of 'vegetables'?" He said, "There is no asparagus in the kitchen." I said, "How can there not be any asparagus in the kitchen if my husband's special, the Ono, comes with asparagus? It says so right here on the menu." He said, "Sorry, sorry, we must have it. Okay, I will get you asparagus." My husband ordered the Ono, which was supposed to arrive with asparagus, according to the menu. There was no asparagus on his plate (but there was broccolini) and he said his Ono was dry and overcooked. The corn and pineapple gremolata that came with the Ono did not taste like there was any pineapple in it whatsoever. They were having "open mic" night in their bar and it was very distracting. The only thing good about the evening was the manager of the restaurant. We weren't planning on going back again, but MAYBE, because of him, we'll give it another try.
I expected to have better services according to previous reviews. Some meals tasted good, but others were overcooked and even burned. I didn’t get any special services although I mentioned in my online reservation that it was birthday party. We used to get very good services from Faz restaurants, but not anymore.
Faz has a very nice atmosphere especially with the outdoor seating. The night we went the restaurant was quiet and not very busy. My only real complaint was the Caesar salad. I've had it there before but this time the presentation was different as if someone just grabbed a handful of romaine and tossed it on a plate with 1 crouton. Not sure what change in presentation. For the price of lettuce and a crouton I would have thought a little more thought would have taken place for presentation. Would I go back, yes, I like the place. Next time might make a determination whether I recommend or go back.
The food was excellent. We sat outdoors, therefore the ambience is great. We always feel we get excellent value at Faz. The service was not as good as usual but adequate. Thanks for a good evening.
Excellent Mediterranean food. Kebobs are great. other menu items are always fresh with good flavors. Beautiful dining area looking towards redwood trees in outdoor courtyard. Makes for a very enjoyable dinner.
Food is surprisingly amazing here. Simple, classic recipes, but prepared very well and -- hallelujah -- SEASONED correctly -- THANK YOU, Faz, for that. My friend ordered a lamb dish, which he found super tasty and moist, and he loved the sides too, and I had the special, which was grilled sturgeon with saffron scallion sauce and extra steamed veggies (no potatoes). The fish was perfectly cooked, moist and lovely, the sauce was freaking AMAZING, and the veggies were properly cooked and seasoned well.
We ordered the chocolate raspberry cake for dessert, but unfortunately that was a miss. Too much raspberry overwhelmed the chocolate, the dish was too sweet, and it definitely did not taste fresh -- I would guess it was refrigerated or frozen and then thawed. We will definitely skip dessert next time.
We both ordered a glass of the Hess cab, which is a solid choice (one that I have had before), however it was served a bit closer to room temperature than I would have liked.
The service was ok. I definitely found it a little strange that in addition to making a note on my reservation, and calling in advance to make sure they would allow my dog on the patio (and was told yes), that I then had trouble when I arrived with him -- the host had to bring his manager out to OK it. Also, the service was a bit slow throughout the meal, despite it being very quiet and not busy at all. On the plus side, they were kind enough to turn the heating lamp on for us, which was appreciated!
However, the food was so good that I am sure we will be back. And the outdoor patio is very lovely on a summer night!
Outstanding, as always!
Best Lamb & Shish Kabob in the area. Great value.
Maher and the staff are consistently excellent and accommodating. The food is always fabulous.
The food was spoiled. My father got sick after he ate.
Everything went off without any problems --- guests enjoyed both food and ambience
Do not eat late in the day of buffet-food was sitting in steam trays for hours and not fresh
Ran out of prime rib and offered tri tip, they did prepare a fresh steak and asparagus platter to our table and that was very good. No hummus available. Very disappointing. Mother's Day buffet was good last year
The food was very under seasoned and we didn’t enjoy it at all. Desserts were boring. Cocktails were good and ambiance was good. Service was also good.
Love faz. Very good parking. No wait. Food is average not bad. Love the dessert.
We always enjoy high quality entrees and have great service from Raul.
VERY slow and inattentive service. We also found the room extremely hot, but when we mentioned it to the waiter, he just shrugged and muttered something - no offer to move us to a different table, or even to the patio, although there were a multitude of empty tables available.
Faz has one of the nicest outdoor seating areas anywhere in Northern California -- a grove a large mature coastal redwood trees. We were promptly seated and drinks orders were taken. My wife and I shared pomegranate chicken, one of our favorites at Faz. Our friends each had a large salad. The food was delicious and the service great and the setting perfect.
Outstanding as always!
Over charged on bill, slow service, waiting for refund
One of the best martinis I've ever had smooth my meal was delicious.
Five of us dined at Faz on a Tuesday evening. It was a quiet night - just a few other groups of diners - but the service was friendly and leisurely. Just what we wanted for our get-together. We were well taken care of by the waiter and didn't feel rushed.
The food was delicious. Not too big of a menu, which leaves me confident that ingredients are fresh. My one criticism might be that the menu was light on vegetarian options.
The indoor and outdoor dining areas are beautiful. The redwood trees around the outdoor patio, lit by strings of lights, are so pretty. I would have a wedding there! There's even plenty of parking.
Service good. Steak kabob overcooked and tasteless. Average flavor from all dishes.