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For 2
Thu, 2/22
8:00 PM
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You must make reservations at least 5 minutes in advance of the time at Ziba Restaurant.

Ziba Restaurant

76 reviews
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$30 and under
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Middle Eastern
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  • Neighborhood Gem
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Middle Eastern, Persian
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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.
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Phone number
(408) 267-1288
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ali Kompanian
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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.
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Cross street
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Parking details
We are located in a strip mall on the corner of Branham and Meridian, where you will never have a problem finding parking.
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Public transit
There is a bus stop right across from the restaurant.
Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 76 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.4  based on recent ratings
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MenuPages (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

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!!!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

luv2eatATniceplaces (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 3, 2017

Very good food.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on October 22, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 10, 2017

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

JimZSanJose (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on September 9, 2017

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...

vipOhmygoodness (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 3, 2017

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

TLCalifornia (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on July 21, 2017

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.

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
5.0  Dined on May 14, 2017

Amazing and Authentic Persian food.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on April 29, 2017

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 !

Chrissy (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on April 22, 2017

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

vipJimJ (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 4, 2017

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!

vipPartyof6withKids (Miami)
4.0  Dined on January 21, 2017

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.

lovgoodfood (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

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

vipShannahQuilts (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 4, 2016

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.

Eider (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 2, 2016

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.