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Ziba Restaurant

4.4
78 reviews
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$30 and under
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Middle Eastern
Perfect For:
  • Great for Lunch
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Authentic
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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Cuisines
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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Catering
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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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Branham
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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.
Additional
Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 78 People Are Saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Always great food.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

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!!!

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3.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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

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4.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Very good food.

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5.0Dined on October 22, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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...

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5.0Dined on August 3, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

Amazing and Authentic Persian food.

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5.0Dined 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 !

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on November 13, 2016

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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2.0Dined on August 27, 2016

Food tended to be on the bland side. Our server was more interested in her friends, who also were dining there.

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3.0Dined on June 19, 2016

Nice place. Very convenient. Very nice service. Odd location in a shopping mall, but inside is nice.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2016

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.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2016

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.

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2016

We always enjoy Ziba. The food is good, the price is modest, and it is also a great option when you entertain friends, or business associates who keep Halaal.

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1.0Dined on February 13, 2016

Mediocre restaurant. Not worth visiting again.
Plates were not really appetizing. Servers looked very sad. Upon asked for their specialty hot sauce "tapatio ' was served.
Average setting.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2016

We really enjoyed the food and the setting of the restaurant. The server assistant, server and the gentleman who brought out our food were all pleasant and accommodating. Will return.

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2016

Love Ziba Restaurant- the food is delicious, the staff are very friendly and accommodating and it's close to us!

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5.0Dined on January 15, 2016

We had a lovely dinner at Ziba. The fesenjoon was wonderful - the pomegranate flavor was delicious. The hummus and flatbread served with feta, mint and onion was delightful. Service was great. We will be back!

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2.0Dined on January 5, 2016

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.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2015

Ziba is our go to place for a great meal and New Years Eve Dinner. I've already had many friends and co-workers visit Ziba's and they too love the food. We've had NYE dinner twice over the years and enjoy the belly dancing. Very family friendly as well.

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2015

Amazing food, great service. A wonderful gem. Will definitely go back!

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3.0Dined on November 8, 2015

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.

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4.0Dined on September 18, 2015

Excellent service...we hadn't been there before. Our waiter was very helpful with recommendations, and assistant was very attentive with water refills and clearing our table timely, both very personable and made for an enjoyable meal. We'll be back.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2015

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!

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2014

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.

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3.0Dined on November 6, 2014

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.

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