About Taheri's Mediterranean Restaurant

Upon entering this charming restaurant you will immediately notice the exhibition kitchen producing many selections from all over the Mediterranean which are sure to please everyone's tastes. You may begin with the very popular Mediterranean Platter or start with the succulent Crab Bruchetta. The lunch menu emphasizes selections geared to busy work schedules. A variety of hearty salads and sandwiches, pizzas from the wood-burning oven, fresh fish and a variety of pastas are offered. The dinner menu includes Grilled Lamb Loin, fresh grilled seafood, pastas, pizzas, the popular Kabobs and Spanish Paella. Taheri's also provides banquet services and catering for corporate and all-occasion events. The full menu is available for take-out, as well.

2999 Oak Rd Ste A
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Italian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Wayne Ct

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(925) 933-1000

Website:
http://www.taheris.com/

Catering:
Taheri's specializes in corporate and full-service catering. We deliver to your office, home or special location for 5 to 500 guests. Please visit our website for menu options.

Parking Details:
Validated parking is located in the Vodafone Plaza garage.

Private Party Facilities:
Our enclosed patio seats 20 to 40 guests. We will customize a pre-set full-service or buffet menu based on your budget.

Private Party Contact:
Sean Taheri: (925) 933-1000

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Taheri's Mediterranean Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

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4.5

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3.9

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4.3

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95% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (6)
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Great for Lunch (3)
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Fit for Foodies (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Authentic (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2017

While this restaurant is a little out of the way, it is very nice inside, great service and very good food. The wine and beer list was also good. The only down point is that the portions were so big that we could not have an appetizer or dessert. We loved the complimentary rosemary bread- very delicious.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Casual
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

We made reservations for 12 to celebrate my mother’s birthday. Although the restaurant is not very large, we were accommodated comfortably. The service and attention were excellent and personal. The owner/stAff we’re ready for our party when we arrived and even come out to direct us to s parking place so my 79 year old mother wouldn’t have to walk far. The food was delicious. My mother was served a complimentary full size dessert to celebrate her special day.ill be going back to Taheri’s to try the lunch menu.

Tags: Special Occasion, Healthy, Casual, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Aways a great meal!!!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 15, 2017

We had a wonderful waitress who made some great recommendations. Everything tasted really good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 10, 2017

It was a delightful experience with a friend whom I have not seen for a month.
They graciously allowed us to sit and chat even after we finished our dinner.
Our dinner was very tasty. Taheri is known among us to be very consistent
Our waiter was very good, and also remembered our names and continued to address us by name. Both of us commented that. My name is not an easy one to remember.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food
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 (Seattle)·Dined on September 30, 2017

One of the best dining experiences I have had in a long time. The lamb chops were exquisitely prepared and were succulent and tender. The appetizer of grilled eggplant was delicious with house made tomato sauce. Desert was a Mediterranean infused chocolate torte and was amazingly delicious. The server we had was gracious, made excellent recommendations, and accommodated our every request. All in all I would happily dine here again!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

The total experience dining was extremely pleasant. This is a small, out of the way, restaurant that has a calming atmosphere and excellent food. The food was only outshone by the attentiveness of our server. We look forward to going there again.

Tags: Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

I've now eaten here twice in two weeks. The first time everything was very good. The second time the fish was a little too old. The service was great on both occasions.
They have indoor dinning along with an outdoor tented area.
Since it is close to the Pleasant Hill Bart, it makes for easy after work dinning.

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 (Vancouver)·Dined on August 26, 2017

lovely food - we chose to sit outside as it was a warm night but inside was a bit cold. Was on the street so a bit exposed, but enjoyable none-the-less.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Awesome place with great food! Will go back again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

This place always pleases. It is fairly small, and not crowded on Saturday evenings, when we usually go. Mediterranean Prawns is our favorite, so we probably miss ordering other good dishes. Parking is easy, but not obvious because you park in the garage shared by the hotel next door and other businesses.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Great food, excellent service, reasonable prices. I would highly recommend Taheri's

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Food was excellent. I wish we had more time to fully enjoy it.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 12, 2017

This was a small, quaint family-like establishment. The food was like at someone's house and the staff were attentive and present.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

We have been to Taheri's many times, and it always satisfies. Not much business on Saturdays, and you can usually get in and out easily within an hour. Parking is confusing the first time because you have to go in the parking garage that is just behind the restaurant. At least on weekends, there is no charge. I don't know if Taheri's validates at other times.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Excellent diversity and high quality Mediterranean inspired dishes. Loved the spanokopita appetizer and the crab pasta was excellent with large portion of crab meat. Fresh fish options change daily.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Casual, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Excellent freshly made food at an amazing value and superb service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 4, 2017

This is such a great little gem of a restaurant in an office building neighborhood. We were lucky enough to stumble upon this for a Business lunch and we were so glad we did. The staff was incredibly friendly and nice, and the food was just delicious. I imagine they have other things on the menu but I can never not have the halibut now. It's perfectly cooked and amazingly fresh.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Boss's birthday lunch

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 11, 2017

Everything on the menu has been great.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 4, 2017

My salmon was excellent, but my friend's lobster was tough. A good neighborhood restaurant. Love the salmon fettuccine for takeout.

Tags: Casual, Healthy, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Excellent service and food, we will be back. We were a party of six and we were provided spectacular service, excellent food.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Outstanding Value, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Always a good meal at Taheri's. I highly recommend it.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Romantic, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2017

We used to go to Taheri's regularly but for some reason haven't been there for several years. This is a nice, quiet, Mediterranean restaurant right next to Embassy Suites, Walnut Creek. Parking is free/validated in a garage. We returned last Saturday for a family dinner. The menu hasn't changed a bit - still amazing - pastas, kabobs, fresh fish, great salads, and excellent desserts. We tried a lot - The fettuccine with lobster was exceptional, Shish Ka Bob, Fresh salmon, raviolis, all good. Great Caesar salad. They had a chocolate/chocolate chip gelato that was paired with a scoop of vanilla that topped the evening off perfectly. Good espresso too. We missed you, Taheri, but will be back soon.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Great Beer, Outstanding Value, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 9, 2017

I was traveling for work -- staying in the 'burbs instead of my usual downtown SF, so was excited to find a nice Mediterranean restaurant within walking distance of my hotel. So disappointing. The chicken was dry and overcooked, seasoning was just so-so. There were very few people in this office park restaurant, so I have to think that they do a better job at lunchtime -- and draw a bigger crowd. I'd maybe try it again for lunch, but never for dinner.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on January 6, 2017

This place hasn't changed in years; thank goodness! Always a pleasure to dine at Taheri's. The food is excellent, the staff are quick and friendly and we've never had a bad experience. They validate parking and are right next to a parking garage - never a worry about where to park. They do take reservations - be sure to make one if you plan to go Friday or Saturday night, or on a holiday, as the seating is limited. We've never been turned away, even when they are quite busy! Love this restaurant. A must try.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Casual, Romantic, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Always a good meal and friendly atmosphere at Taheri's. Dependable, tasty, well prepared food, and great service. We go quite often. Recommended to anyone.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Outstanding Value, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2016

we have lived in the area for 20 years and have never been to this place, we were very pleased with out first experience. We had a difficult time trying to find the place and get into the correct parking garage but it was worth the search. The service was outstanding, our waiter was attentive and helpful with recommendations. The food was very good and reasonably priced compared to other wc Italian restaurants. Our starter salads were fresh and a decent size. The entrees were flavorful and made to order,. I had the Dungeness crab pasta with capers and extra tomatoes, it was delicious. There were plenty of vegetarian and fish options to choose from. The only disappointment was the paella, it had too much rice and not enough sauce and spices. We will definitely be back

Tags: Outstanding Value, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
·Dined on November 5, 2016

Chicken kabab was a little tough. The lamb kabab was also not that tender. The sphaghettini was spicy if you like it that way. My daughter did not. One of the specials that day was trout and that was pretty good. Sauces and spices served with the entrees were good. Food was nothing to really rave about and service was very slow. The people there are really friendly though. If you are not in a rush, it will be a nice experience. They have pizza and a wood burning oven. There were 2 birthday parties there when we went so they can handle big groups. Young children were present as well. They do validate parking for 2 hours during the day. We went for dinner and parking was free. You do have to press the button to get a ticket to enter the parking structure but the exit is open.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Frequent customer. Grilled tomatoes served as a side to the beef skewer are my favorite. Greek salad has a lovely, light lemony dressing. Our server was so lovely. Classic.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (New Orleans)·Dined on September 30, 2016

Very well run with a great staff.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2016

Smaller than I expected. Service was good. Food was very good. Atmosphere was loud.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 11, 2016

The outside seating looked nice. Weather was right.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 2, 2016

It has been a long time since I have eaten at this restaurant, so I wasn't sure how well it had stood the test of time. This visit, we didn't have a great experience. My husband ordered the pork chop, and reported that it was quite dry. I had the albacore tuna salad, which was fine. My granddaughter unfortunately found a sizable cricket in her spinach, so that may have colored our experience as well. The restaurant gave us the tiramisu for dessert to make up for that unfortunate incident, and it was very good. The atmosphere in the restaurant was good...fairly quiet, but not too quiet. There were several other guests enjoying their meals.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 14, 2016

I go to Teheri' for business lunches periodically. Each time I have been the staff is friendly and appropriately attentive and the food is very good. I will continue to go to Teheri's and would recommend it anyone who is looking for a nice place to eat a meal.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2016

After moving back to the area, we rediscovered how amazing the food and service are here. Kudos for getting in our orders before the party of 20 seated next to us!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2016

It is a must place to go to. great sauces, the lamb rack is terrific, and service is always home'ie

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 27, 2016

Food was okay - just not anything special. I ordered the Farfalle and it was overcooked, not al dente. My date ordered a shrimp with curry and he liked it. Service was good, the atmosphere okay. Parking was not that easy, we ended up parking in the BART station and walking over.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2016

This place has a nice, varied menu with lots of choices. Service was very good. One thing though, the salmon had its skin removed and so was dry. Restaurants and fish mongers really need to stop doing this. It ruins the fish. The skin is the best part. Normally I think it would be a nice dinner spot to talk with family, which is what we'd planned. Unfortunately there was a large group with uncontrolled children who screamed and made the place less enjoyable.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 23, 2016

I looked for a highly-rated restaurant for one of our infrequent dinners out. Taheri
had a 4.5 rating, with high marks for their pizza. I don't know if I can trust Open Table ratings again.

The waitstaff was pleasant and our food arrived in a timely manner. The house-made bread was very good. My husband liked his crab bruschetta; my caesar salad was far too acidic and made my tongue burn. His scampi was overcooked and chewy. I ordered garlic chicken pizza with italian parsley. I didn't see any parsley or taste garlic. I did taste the char on the chicken and an unpleasant flavor in the sauce.

We got out of there and stopped for ice cream on the way home to make up for a disappointing meal.

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