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About Ziba Restaurant
Ziba Restaurant, a family owned Persian Restaurant, welcomes families, friends and neighbors for an unforgettable experience. Once there, you are attended to like a family while the excellent staff delivers tasty, authentic, classic Persian food. Ziba Restaurant has withheld it"s origins, and has brought back a piece of the Persian Tradition. With mellow music playing the in the background and a friendly environment, our goal is to provide you with the best reasonably priced cooking. When you step in to Ziba Restaurant, you are instantly swept up by ways of mouth-watering fragrances, wafting delightfully from the assortment of dishes we are carrying out from the kitchen. All of our dishes are prepared with the freshest ingredients and the finest halal meet. While we use the basic ingredients, we also add ingredients that enhance it: Pomegranates, pistachios nuts, rose water along with a mixer of vegetable to create a delicious taste that will have you coming back for more.
San Jose, CA 95124
Middle Eastern, Persian
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM, Sunday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM.
Dinner:Tuesday - Sunday: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM.
$30 and under
We have catering available for all occasion! With a wide variety of options from wraps, stews and kabobs, we will do it all for your private event. We offer full service catering, along with basic catering needs.
We are located in a strip mall on the corner of Branham and Meridian, where you will never have a problem finding parking.
There is a bus stop right across from the restaurant.
Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Ziba Restaurant Ratings and Reviews
My eldest son had been here before and loved it - so when he, his bro and I (Dad) went out for the evening this was our choice. An absolutely wonderful experience. With our reservations we were greeted with a smile and seated immediate/y. Their Saturday special was their Lamb Shank, it was Delicious, two very large shanks, but a bit less lamb I had hoped for - nonetheless a great entree... This entree was served with a heaping amount of vegetable rice - a wonderful taste in fact totally covered the shanks... So much rice I had plenty to take home - and of course included some lamb bits. My wife took it to work Monday - her coworkers loved the smell and better yet my wife loved the rice...
My sons choose the 'Combination Kabobs" and really enjoyed their meals... We all shared - their kabobs were great, but I thought my shank dish was over the top.
This is a hidden gem and we will definitely return - I suggest reservations as all tables were filled as a quaint little restaurant...
No obnoxiously loud music. Nicely decorated. The servers are super nice and attentive.
We came here on a weekday for lunch, when it is quieter.
The chicken is a bit on the dry side, but we enjoyed it as its nicely charred. My shish kabob is more of a medium well or well done instead of the medium that I ordered.
As for the hummus, I'm used to the ones that as a bit more tahini and lemon. But then again, its more like personal preference. The one they serve there is still good.
The portions are good size.
The Lamb shank served only on Saturday was slow cooked for 8 hours. Fell off the bone rich flavor. The reasonable corkage allows for us to pair it with some cellared Pinot noir. The service was excellent . The salad was wonderful. We always finish with the rosewater ice and Safron ice cream paired with tea.
Hidden gem in a strip mall! Quality food and prices aren't too high!
Would recommend again. Only thing I noticed was that the place seemed small.
Overall, though- good food, variety between spicy and non-spicy foods, decent wine list and good beer selection considerinf how small the place is! Service was good too- not hovering, not distant, just right.
Serving sizes are healthy but not overwhelming! Will visit again!
We have been going to Ziba for years because we can always depend on having a great meal with good service. We've celebrated graduations there, taken friends, had family dinners, and it's always a great experience. The food is very fresh, and consistent.
If you want to have something for lunch the next day, try the salad Oliveh to go. It makes a great all-in-one meal, especially with a cup of hot tea. For dinner, their kabob combinations are amazing, and healthy dinner fare.
Came here for dinner with my wife and children. We were cheerfully greeted when we walked inside. It's a cute smaller restaurant with a nice classy,but casual. Good for family dinners or a business lunch. Menu is priced great considering the portion size we were given( we took boxes of leftovers home). The service was very pleasant and the young lady took the time to explain all that they offered and even recommend the eggplant dip which was the best we have had and I'm not even an eggplant fan. Wine list was a little small for my taste, but looked like a decent variety. My family and I were refreshingly surprised to have found this gem and will definitely be coming back shortly( hopefully with a larger appetite). Great food great service all smiles.
My wife and I dined here based on the fact that Ziba's menu is largely gluten free. A treat for my wife! Staff was very friendly, attentive and knowledgeable about gluten restrictions. My wife was particularly pleased that our server provided sliced cucumbers with our yogurt appetizer in lieu of bread. The appetizer with fresh mint, cheese and yogurt was delicious.
This was our first Persian dining "adventure", and we thoroughly enjoyed these tastes from another part of the world. Try the Saffron/Pistachio/Rose Water and Rose Water/Rice Noodle ice creams! Such an interesting and delectable combination of flavors!
Ziba is a great neighborhood restaurant. Overall we found the food delicious, but far from what our palettes prefer on a regular basis. We might return in the future, but Ziba won't be on our "regular" dining list.
The food is reasonably priced but nothing special. We wouldn't bother crossing town to eat here again. We expected a quiet evening on a Monday, but there was only one other table filled in the restaurant. The service was dutiful but not friendly or enthusiastic in any way. There was no warmth here. The food isn't good enough to make up for poor atmosphere and a complete lack of personal care. I'm American, my husband is Iranian- both of us were disappointed.
My sister had just come from Iran and I wanted to treat her to Persian Food in the US. The waiter was very late taking the order and when he came to us, he relized he had not given us the menu. The chicken was tasteless full of lemon juice. seemed like frozen. Rice also had watery taste.
We came in, it's was a Saturday lunch, restaurant was quiet, but the smells were amazing. We were greeted right way, service was very good. I think we were the first patrons of the day, but then the restaurant started to fill up. We ordered the lamb with dill rice(only on Saturdays and amazing) and the combo kabob. The chicken was seasoned well and the beef was super juicy and flavorful. The young lady was very nice and answered all of our question. They made sure waters and sodas were always filled. Be sure to save room for dessert, they make home made saffron which was amazing!
We regularly eat at Ziba, and we have always been happy with our meals. I especially like their kebabs. My favorites are the kubideh, both beef and chicken. We also really like their hummus, which tastes freshly made, and their wonderful desserts.
In terms of the restaurant itself, it's nicely decorated, always clean, and has easy to find restrooms. It's a very comfortable place to eat truly fabulous Middle Eastern food.
I went for lunch with a friend. The place is in the back of the mall. It was quiet. The server showed up right away. I am a vegetarian. There were a couple of choices for me. I felt the food lacked any spice the portion size was huge. But my friend said his wrap was excellent.
Ziba is an excellent restaurant for any occasion. Located in a neighborhood, beautiful atmosphere, clean, comfortable, delicious food, high end setting, yet relaxed for just dropping in for dinner or lunch. I celebrated my birthday, accommodating comfortably my large number of guests. Food, service and setting was awesome. Really had a nice time!
For a night out for two, we wanted food that was outside our usual, and someplace quiet. Ziba covered both those needs wonderfully. We were one of only a few small groups. Service was excellent and the staff friendly and helpful. We both enjoyed what we ordered and are looking forward to experiencing other dishes when we visit next.
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