Ziba Restaurant

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$30 and under
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Middle Eastern
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.
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San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

This place is almost dead. I was there about 5 years ago because I love Good Persian food. This is very mediocre. I wish we had a good Persian restaurant nearby.

O
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent. Had s highchair per request. Food and atmosphere excellent. We will be back. :)

CF
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Delicious food, lots of variety on the menu and reasonably priced.

KN
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Prices have gone up over the years.

F
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

The food is exceptional, but service is always lack luster. I went to dinner and the combo plate with Persian tea. There were two different male servers, both acted like they could not wait to leave. Never offered to refill the tea when I was there. I’ll probably try take out next time so I don’t have to deal with the staff as much.

C
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a great neighborhood restaurant. Food is excellent and authentic. I would highly recommend.

MM
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was hoping they had the other kind of bread that I got when I ordered through door dash but only had the lavosh.

N
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is delicious and the service was great!

PM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Amazing service. Great food. Will be coming back again soon.

HO
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I had no idea they have been around for this long while. I really enjoyed my dish. The food was delicious and the servers/hosts were great. My friend and I had a very wonderful time there. Also, good desserts!!

DM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Persian food in Bay Area.

s
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My regular go to Persian. Great food and they have sabzi koo koo on a regular basis.

s
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Get the combo.

k
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and service. We came here to celebrate a birthday. Our server brought the birthday girl a complimentary dessert full of goodies. Will be back.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful as always!

MW
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Service was great. The food was well prepared and flavorful. It was all and all a pleasant lunch.

DM
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food.

s
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

They were out of my favorite dish but other dishes were good as usual. Its my go to for Persian.

MP
Central Coast
13 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

It is located in a strip mall, but the decor inside masks that. The service was excellent as was the food, and nice large portions!!!

r
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ziba - Persian, middle eastern.... great kebabs, food is delicious and very nice ambiance..... I love the Soltani and the koobedeh.

LG
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I called ahead to see if there was a special Valentines Day menu--they said no, but they raised
the entree prices by $4.00 ea, We ordered beef and chicken koobideh, and very dry this time.
This was our 3rd visit, and likely our last.

AT
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Very nice neighborhood Persian restaurant that I had not visited while being so close by. The kababs were delicious. Small place but very neat and clean. Authentic food. For Vege's I would recommend the Koko subzi w/ Salad.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

My friends and I met at Ziba for lunch. The atmosphere was nice. The service was excellent, very friendly and knowledgeable. Food was okay, tasty, but a little dry.

SA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was skeptical but was pleasantly surprised the restaurant had nice seating, quiet, very good food, excellent service and reasonable prices, I would go again

FH
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Very good food.

CT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best place to eat! Service is great and food is delicious.

OT
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, wonderful ambience, and the service was outstanding. Dinner guests were quiet and respectful of others. This was a nice find for us.

JZ
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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...

O
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ziba is a great neighborhood find. We enjoyed the food and the atmosphere. We will come back soon.

TL
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2017
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing and Authentic Persian food.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.
Wonderful !

C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for Persian cuisine! Been there twice and I'm never disappointed.

JJ
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great food in a quiet little neighborhood spot. Will definitely be back.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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!

PK
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Excellent Koobideh and other kebabs. If eating on Saturday, make sure you get the Lamb Shanks (limited quantity). Service was very fast and friendly. Very nice dining experience.

l
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wanted to celebrate New Years dinner at a nice place with good food near home and see a belly dancing show.

SQ
San Francisco
77 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

E
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Nearby restaurant, nice and tasteful food. Service is kind of terse, but not rude. Food is good, preparation time is fair. Hummus appetizer was awesome.

a
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Was there for lunch. The kabobs , the egg plant dish and the hummus were all excellent. Loved the rice too. Attentive service and was made to feel welcome. Would recommend.

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