Zov's Bistro Tustin

4.6
808 reviews
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Rated as one of the top restaurants in Orange County by Zagat, Southern California Restaurant Writers and Orange County Business Journal. This chef driven concept is the original restaurant by esteemed cookbook author, Chef Zov Karamardian. Zov's Bistro, Bakery & Cafe has a commitment to providing guests with the finest dining experience. Zov's Bistro serves California Mediterranean inspired cuisine in a unique ambience which mixes the sophistication of bistro elegance, with the relaxed comfort of casual California dining.
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RP
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We always love this Zov's Bistro in Tustin, we tried other Zov's but still like this one better.
The food, service and friendliness, even the customers are friendly too. How cool is that?
Love, love, love this Zov's.

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CC
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cannot be beat! And having Zov’s husband, Gary Karamardian, Greer every diner is so special and appreciated. We stop by Zov’s every visit to OC. And the staff cannot be more pleasant and professional. Absolutely tops!

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RW
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service as always!

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R
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very accommodating for our business lunch meeting.
thank you

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k
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zov's once again is #1 in the OC in our book. The food is consistently delicious and fresh, service is always friendly and excellent. Perfect for date night. We are looking forward to returning.

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MB
Orange County
57 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zov's Bistro had a nice open, bright atmosphere inside and our server Christopher was very knowledgeable about all of the items on the menu - all of his recommendations were spot-on. The baba ganoush and brussel sprouts appetizers were great. The scallops entrée, pistachio sea bass entrée, and seafood linguini entrée all had great flavor. The "ridiculous sundae" dessert was our favorite (2 can share), but the bread pudding, campfire cake and butter cake were all good too. Everyone in our group enjoyed the night there. We would definitely come back again. (Parking was easy too, inside of the Enderle Center's lot).

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LR
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and wonderful ambiance. We've been going to Zov's for years and it's a favorite. Highly recommend the lentil soup and filet mignon for starters but anything I've ever had here was good.

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OT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 8 & did not reserve the meeting room. They put us in it just because and it was just nice to have that space for the night. They were kind, helpful and let us eat, talk, drink and enjoy ourselves.

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j
Orange County
72 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I went to Zov's on a Saturday night and brought our own bottle of wine. They have free corkage. We were never pushed, to order and enjoyed the singer guitarist who played a lot of 60's/ 70's song that I wanted to sing along with. For dinner we split a beet, gorgonzola, walnut starter which has completely changed my mind about beets (used to hate them now I love them this way). I had the seared scallops for dinner and my wife had the seafood linguine. Both were outstanding. Before tip total came to $77. for what we ordered an outstanding bargain.

An enjoyable way to spend an evening, dining well with good music and not breaking the bank to do it.

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DM
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Zov's is an outstanding restaurant. The food is always amazing and perfectly prepared. The menu offers a wide variety of food and styles. The best rolls in Orange County!!

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S
Los Angeles
182 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We had the Sea Bass and scallops. Our waitress was attentive aand friendly. We enjoyed the dinner and the restaurant again. Thanks.

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KD
Canberra / ACT
22 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I really enjoy eating at Zov's. They make it so easy and delicious at the same time! It is my favorite place to go for business luncheons and family events. Great job Zov!!!!

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ML
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

It was too hot where we were seated, otherwise, everything else was good.

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b
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is always delicious, inside or outdoor seating is available, and the waitstaff are cheerful and attentive.

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F
Los Angeles
64 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

We have been dining at Zov’s Bistro and Bakery for years and the last visit was very disappointing. We ate on the bistro side and the food was not very good. We ordered a Greek salad that was mediocre and the short rib parpardelle pasta dish. The pasta dish was poorly presented and served with a very heavy cream sauce that was not very tasty. The gelato they serve is also not good even though they advertise that it is Gelato Paradiso. Big deal...they do not know what good gelato should taste like. Beside all of my negative comments about the food, the server was excellent and friendly as well as the rest of the staff.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Delightful restaurant with excellent service and tasty meals

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EC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

wait person a little 'indifferent' - wish the mac & Cheese would be back on the menu.

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TR
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the food, pastries, and service. Great lunch !

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JA
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful Mother's Day brunch experience at Zov's. Service was great even tho they were extremely busy. Food was, as usual, excellent. Finest ingredients, cooked to perfection. Made reservations and seated right away. We were seated right next to the bussing station and restrooms. Would have preferred a better location. First time on Mother's Day and would definitely come back.

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JJ
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chicken & steak kabob plate was fabulous. Fri night also had live music playing which we really enjoyed.

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N
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

We celebrated my sister's birthday on the 8th May. Arriving at 12:30 the restaurant was nearly full and the noise level was quite high, making conversation difficult. Some sound attenuation work needs to be done. The food was superb, as always: delicious calamari, flavorful lamb chops, meatloaf with deep fried green beans, and a lamb sandwich. Then the surprise of the event...a scrumptious lava cake with ice cream, chocolate, caramel, and marshmallow sauces for the birthday!! Truly unique and wonderful. Thanks very much.

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K
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Cade is an excellent server, food was good. Wish you still served the chicken pasta Marsala.

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OT
Palm Springs
70 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Zov's is always dependable. Today I had the small plate Salmon dish. Perfectly cooked, but could have been hot vs warm. Having said that it was delicious and just right for lunch.

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RN
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Zoe's is one of our favorite places to dine. The food is alway delicious and service is excellent. We return often and will continue to do so!

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OT
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Been here many times but service wasn't up to par tonight

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JH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service was impeccable and the food was delicious!

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food.

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ND
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I met three long time friends at Zov's. Our waiter Kenny was very attentive, friendly, and funny. He was very patient with our non-stop gabbing. We all had different seafood dishes and we all LOVED them. This is rare that we all gushed over our meals.

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DM
Salt Lake City
53 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an unexpected large party and they were very accommodating. The service was exceptional as was the food.

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O
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was great and service was excellent - glasses always filled and were never empty.

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OT
Orange County
63 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

We have been customers for years, at Tustin and Irvine. We avoid Irvine, but tried dinner this past week at Tustin location. Feed was good but not great. We had pasta and salmon salad. Salad was not what it used to be, and posts was tasty but does anyone actually carefully prepare the pasta?

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AK
Cancun
11 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 3

We have been going to Zov’s for a while . But lately
The food portion has been cut down in size . And one of our waiters left the service is okay.

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RP
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We love to go to this Zov's for our date nights. Love their service, food and decisions

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m
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service which is very consistent at Zov's! A great place to bring friends or business associates, especially for a special occasion!

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OT
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We gathered to celebrate the retirement of a valued co-worker (and my former boss!). We had a corner table where we could linger and talk without interruption. We appreciate how Zov’s arranged our seating and how they quietly and unobtrusively took cadre of our dining needs. We had a great - and not rushed - dining experience.

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B
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It was a little loud for intimate conversation, but the food was delicious and the service was great. Edward was our server and he was efficient, helpful, and friendly.

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l
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed the attention from the servers and the food was very good.

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MC
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Our waiter was so good I had to ask his name, which he said was Chris. He never hovered, never interrupted, and was very cordial and knowledgeable.

We were adventurous and ordered the brussels sprouts, a decision we were delighted with. I ordered the scallops and the shrimp was delicious, too.

The only criticism was that we thought the music too loud.

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s
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love this place. This time we had a terrific new waiter that was very knowledgeable about wines. Service was great. Everyone enjoyed their meal and the relaxed atmosphere and friendly and helpful staff.

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OT
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 2

I asked for a quiet table for business and ended up on a small table very busy table in the middle of the room and we could hardly hear each other. The server was quite good. Just very noisy.

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