About Faz Pleasanton

Faz Pleasanton is a perfect place for an intimate dinner for two, an evening out with a group of family and friends, or business entertaining and Sunday Brunch! Join us for outdoor dining on our landscaped patio. Our chef draws inspiration from both contemporary and traditional styles of Mediterranean and Persian cooking to create unique, distinctive dishes. We offer semi-private areas to private rooms; ranging in capacity from 10 people to 250 people. Our friendly banquet staff will work with you to make sure your event is the perfect location for your needs. Faz delivers both great food and relaxing atmosphere. Our goal is to ensure you and your guests enjoy every moment of your special event.

5121 Hopyard Road
Pleasanton, CA 94588
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, American, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 9:30am, Saturday and Holidays: 7:00am - 10:00am, Sunday: 7:00am - 10:00am;
Brunch: Sunday: 10:30am - 2:30pm;
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Saturday: 11:30am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 10:00pm
Happy hour nightly Mon-Fri 5pm-7pm in our cocktail lounge
Bar: 11am-10pm

Cross Street:
1 1/2 blocks off of I - 580

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(925) 460-0444

Website:
http://www.fazrestaurants.com/

Catering:
Call Cathy at FAZ Catering to set up your special event.
925.460.0434, or email cathy@fazrestaurant.com

Parking Details:
Street and Private Lot

Public Transit:
Just a few blocks from Dublin/Pleasanton BART.

Executive Chef:
Faz Poursohi

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
From private cooking classes to team buildings to holiday parties to weddings-Let us take care of you and your guests! Call today to set up your special event.

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Private Dining

Spaces for rent: – Banquet rooms – Corporate meeting and convention rooms – Dining room – Bar area – Patio – Private Dining Room – 214 spacious hotel rooms for out of town guest

Faz Pleasanton Ratings and Reviews

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3.9

Overall Rating

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food

3.9

service

3.8

ambience

3.7

value

3.6

Noise

Moderate

73% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Lunch (9)
Business Meals (7)
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Great for Brunch (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Romantic (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Casual (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Cozy (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Seasonal (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Worth the Drive (2)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Authentic (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Scenic View (2)
Tapas (2)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The food was fine. The service was a desaster! No refills for water not ice tea ! Never got the desert menus. No follow up! No bill! Had to go to the bar to pay. Totally unaxeptable in a place that supposed to be a better restaurant! Maybe the staff was understaffed that evening? But that is no excuse for the management. We supposed to have a good evening and walked away very upset!

Tags: Business Meals
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

We enjoyed our dinner at Faz restaurant on New Years Eve. Our waiter was Alberto and he was great. Our food is always perfect. My husband and I stay at 4 points Sheraton in Pleasanton every weekend since May of 2016. We recommend both hotel and Faz to all our friends. All the waiters are great. Our breakfast buffets each morning are always with Gustavo.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Wow, the Christmas Day buffet here was outstanding, not in terms of quantity or volume of food, although it was perfectly sufficient, but rather in terms of QUALITY. My mom and I enjoyed their eggs benedict, french toast, applewood smoked bacon (I think I must have eaten ten strips of this), but we especially enjoyed the honey glazed ham with quince preserves and the prime rib with au jus and horseradish! Both the ham and prime rib were absolutely moist, delicious, and perfectly cooked, and the prime rib was perfectly medium rare, the way I like it. We had a great time at Faz, as usual, and our Christmas Day lunch here was no exception. Kudos to Faz for providing such a high quality dining experience!!!

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

Food was very good. First time I was at Faz and there was not a buffet. Maybe a bad night but waiter seemed more interested in serving the table next to us who were ordering lots of alcohol. He screwed up a refill on a soda took my glass before the entrees were served and never checked back on us until it was time to give us our check. He thought a free piece of cake was going to make up for a screwed up Christmas dinner. I should have sought out the manager but to be honest there are so many restaurants in theLivermore/Pleasanton area it wasn’t worth the aggravation. There are plenty of other restaurants happy to take my money.

Tags: Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Perhaps, we may have ordered the wrong dishes but there is nothing to really spectacular to write about. The food was nothing more than fair.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

I have celebrated Holiday's at Faz on a few occasions now, but this was the first for a Christmas Eve Pre-Set menu. The food was not nearly as good as I know it can be, but it was a very busy dinner service. For the cost, I didn't feel the value was there- but it's a lovely restaurant with friendly staff and I will definitely give it another go!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Seasonal
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

It was Christmas Eve so there was a limited menu 4 people ordered the seafood pasta and loved it. I ordered the persimmon chicken which was delicious!

I was disappointed because I made 6:15 reservations and although I knew we were running late most restaurants save the table for 15 minutes. We arrived at 6:32 and our table was not available. I asked for a booth but the one they eventually gave us only seats 4 comfortably. I would have preferred a table for 5 over a booth for 4.

Service was slow but understandable since it was so busy. I’ve rated at Faz many times and always has great service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

This was our 10th or 11th time at Faz. We were there on Christmas Eve. We will never eat there again. Cocktails were fine, but we can get those anywhere. Salad was good.

I ordered the double lamb chop. It was raw! Dangerous to serve raw pork.
My husband had the New York steak. Tough. Green beans were cold. Serve was not good. Based on all this, we were afraid to order dessert. $200 with tip was wasted money. Never again.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Nothing compared to Faz Danville. It’s a low end hotel restaurant.

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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Even with a table of 10, the service was good, with prompt, evenly spaced service and tasty food! The team really enjoyed it.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 3, 2017

Service was slow. Server could not give any details about a special dish for the evening when asked. Menu was very limiting. We ordered a salad and two entrees. After a very long wait, our entrees arrived. We told our server we did not receive our salad. He offered no apology. He never checked to see how our meal was. Dining room was a very cold atmosphere. Server needed to adjust the check because the salad price was not removed. We do not plan on returning.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

I made Thanksgiving reservations for my dad and friends. When they arrived, instead of being shown a table in the dining room, they were taken up the elavator to a sterile business conference room. They had to sit by themselves at table made up for 9. The restaurant obviously knew they were overbooked and took the greedy route. Although the food was ok (no sliced turkey, just pieces in broth), the experience ruined the occasion.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Thanks for cooking! We really enjoyed the Thanksgiving buffet - good food and friendly service.

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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Good food and services. Had Thanksgiving there for the last four years. Also use it for business lunches

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Awful experience. Food was ok, but the service was absolutely bad. I would not recommend this place. And that would be the last time we will ever be there.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Had $20 open table credit but restaurant would not allow Passport Dining Card. I thought both were treated 'same as cash' for restaurant, but evidently NOT...Could not apply Open Table award along with Passport...Bummer!...
Next Open Table opportunity will not be at FAZ

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Only 3 other tables occupied and we had to wait interminably long to get our order taken and everything we asked (more than once) for delivered. Meals took half an hour to come out when the kitchen should have had nothing to do. Waiter was obviously distracted by too many other responsibilities and we were not the priority.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

This is in a hotel, but doesn't seem like a hotel restaurant. The food wad good, the menu was far from basic or boring, and the servers were quite attentive.

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 (New England)·Dined on October 10, 2017

One of the better choices in the are. A bit dated, though. Food is good. But don’t expect to be blown away.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

When we first booked, we didn't know it was in a hotel... pleasant surprise! That meant a large amount of seating, and servers spaced people out so that we all had quiet evenings. EXCELLENT service, some of the friendliest servers we've ever had. Enjoyed hearing about specials and ingredients -- they were very knowledgeable about all the dishes & the cocktails. Exciting and eclectic menu. We will definitely return here.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Fun, Late-night Find, Healthy, Happy Hour, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Staff is friendly and fun. Food is very average. Comfortable atmosphere, it’s especially convenient if you’re staying at the hotel. Still, if you have a car go to another restaurant.

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on August 21, 2017

We were surprised by the quality of the food and service. Usually it seems that restaurants connected to a hotel seem to lack a little. NOT HERE, it was excellent all the way!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 14, 2017

I have eaten at Faz in Sunnyvale several times and loved the food - saffron rice, lamb shanks etc. This week, I met for a business lunch and was rather disappointed. The flat bread was microwaved - it arrived hot and soon turned into cardboard type bread. I ordered a Fatoush Salad with a Lamb Tenderloin brochette. The lamb was perfectly cooked. But both salad and lamb were really plain. Bland.

So, it was an okay dining experience. The service was attentive, and quick (we asked them to keep us on schedule). The food was uninteresting.

Tags: Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on August 14, 2017

We had a party of seven and ordered food for about 12. Generally, food quality was nothing spectacular. Some of the dishes were way too salty, especially the shish kebab. Pizzas are definitely not worth it. My son said it stated a lot like his school cafeteria pizza. Of the 12 dishes, the following were on the better side: calamari, linguine con vongole, chicken tikka marsala. Service was pretty slow even though there were only 5 tables of customers. Will not go back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Food was ok but service was way slow...
We had waited and waited for long while. There were only few patrons and now I understand why

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Excellent food and service, as usual!

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Saturday night is the best time to go to FAZ..........it is half-priced wine night from an excellent wine menu, Food is above average; we had the Shish Kebob made with large tender chunks of filet mignon. Alberto, our waiter, is outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Tony and the staff at Faz were great! We had a business lunch reservation for 12 people and we were set up in the semi private room with our appetizers beautifully spread on the table waiting for us when we arrived. Everyone enjoyed the meal and the service overall was outstanding.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Our Favorite Restaurant!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Our wait person MacGyver was helpful with recommendation as far as the food on the menu. Very courteous and friendly. Would definitely come back.

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Food and service was great--which can be a difficulty on a holiday. Fax staff was attentive. Buffet was well watched and replenished.

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

Excellent Restaurant as usual!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Wife's bday- we had an absolute treat with the service and the food
Excellent ambience and it is now in our top 5 list

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Fax was pleasant enough restaurant. Very quiet on a Sunday evening, which was nice. My chicken kabob was very tasty and more than I could eat......I took the rest home. My wife's chicken dish had too much hot spice in it to finish the meal. Overall, a decent place to eat and moderately priced.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Another great Saturday night at Faz with an excellent dinner at Faz @ Pleasanton, CA! Then to dance to the great music of Mary & Partner (live band) and drink some very good wine!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 1, 2017

We went there after our daughter's graduation! The service was excellent, the people were very friendly and attentive, and the food was great. My husband loved the ambiance. He said that this would be one of our "go to" restaurants when we want to go somewhere nice. Our waiter acknowledged our daughter's graduation, and the Maiter D remembered that my sister, cousin and I had been there before, even though it was several months ago! Amazing! I can't think of one complaint!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Excellent food and wine!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 27, 2017

I have taken friends many times! Great experience!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 21, 2017

We had a bad experience at Faz. Went for lunch/brunch. Only one other table of guests, yet the service was terrible. We waited at least 20 minutes for our server to take our order. Quality of food and presentation were both marginal. The beef kebab was extremely dry. Eggs Benedict was over cooked and hollandaise sauce was vinegary and sour. We won't be returning.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Best restaurant in Pleasanton, CA!

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