Zov's Bistro Tustin

4.7
1241 Reviews
$31 to $50
Californian
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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4.6
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Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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RuthT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food at a great price.

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HannahG
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing and service was even better. Great atmosphere and live music. We will be back soon.

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vipMalibuJon
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Lentil soup was nearly perfect except for a little too salty.

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vipjohnnieg
Orange County
89 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have not been out to dinner in a while because of Covid 19. We love Zov's because of the food, service and free corkage for one bottle. Service was wonderful and we were seated immediately. Tried a new appetizer, Lamb and Vegetable eggroll which was really good. My wife had the Almond crusted salmon which was a little over cooked but still good and I had the Cioppino which is always good. Dinner with tip came to around $100.

You are never rushed at Zov's. We were there 2 hours just relaxing, sipping our wine and enjoying a great meal. Definitely will be back

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G8eats
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and the food was delicious!!

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JERRYB
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our date night at Zov‘s bistro! Our food was delicious, and our server Greg was great! We will return for sure! We also enjoy supporting an Independent establishment.

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JulieLL
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious. Service was impeccable. My son got an amazing an amazing hot fudge brownie sundae for his birthday for free. So nice!!

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JudeeF
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious with great ambiance and service

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Wildcatfans
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Felt rushed to leave

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Nice
Hawaii
22 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Zov’s is a favorite place to have a great meal! It is our go-to meeting place for friends, family and special occasions!
Be sure to check out their bakery in the back...fabulous desserts!!

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NormV
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My lamb was under cooked and fatty, but Isreal did an excellent job in addressing my concerns and replacing my order. Otherwise, everything was excellent!

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vipChristineC
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great!

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KarenD
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Busy lunch for a Monday. Food was as delicious as ever!

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MaryA
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been going to Zov’s for many years and it never disappoints.😊

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

I have been going to Zov’s in Tustin for 20 years. It is an excellent restaurant with high quality food and service.
Five Stars!

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Mishale
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their lamb burger is great! And I always have to have some of their golden lentil soup!

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PatriciaM
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always consistent, fresh, healthy, homemade sensibilities in the kitchen One of my favorites. Great cocktails, too.

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TedG
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great dining time!!❤️❤️

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EdwardB
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice experience food was great service was outstanding. Ed. B.

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vip438bfu
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food at Zovs! I have yet to have a bad meal and I eat there almost weekly. Highly recommend this place!

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LynnP
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience for a special celebration! Light & airy ambiance, delicious menu items, attentive service & a great birthday surprise! Highly recommend this spot for both business & social gatherings. In my opinion, not a place for kids.

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vipnarfy123
Orange County
40 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Came in after a day at Disneyland. So grateful for the calm, quiet and great food and cocktails!

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myheartinvegas
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall3food5service5ambience2

Great food and Service...hopefully the INSIDE will open soon...I can’t get in to dining under a tent.🤷‍♀️

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vipcaseys
Orange County
44 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and service were outstanding, and the ambience was nice - but it was just too busy and noisy to hold a conversation. We will go back at a less busy time.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zov’s is such a welcoming place, friendly greeters quickly get you seated and the wait staff are attentive, knowledgeable and non-invasive - it’s easy to carry on an uninterrupted conversation. The food is excellently prepared and expertly plated by the attentive staff. The noise level was a bit higher than normal but this is very likely the result of getting used to post-pandemic living.

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TerryH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

The restaurant is way too loud. Could barely hear my friends. It was like this for both dinner and lunch. Won't go back.

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vipellenr
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wait staff was very attentive and the food was delicious.

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vipSeniorSkiers
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The sea bass with quinoa cake was excellent. Our table also had the morroccan salad and fried eggplant, which my friends said were also great. It was just a little too loud for my lunchtime enjoyment but quieted down after around 1:30PM.

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vipZovsTustin
Orange County
58 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Zov kebobs were tasty with a side of rice and persian cucumbers with tomato as another side. Angel hair pasta was delicious. Service was excellent! Good selection of wines and they have a full bar too. Neighborhood Gem!

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mocha1229
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is excellent. A little pricy. Service is good. Ambience great.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing, as always. A favorite spot for any occasion.

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KellyR
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thrilled to be back at one of our favorite restaurants, Zov's! enjoyed a delicious meal, wonderful atmosphere and great service.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Father’s Day Brunch

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic Fathers Day brunch! Service and food always exceptional!

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vipMannyP
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They had a wonderful singer for live entertainment that made the experience even better. The food was all excellent. We miss the chicken tahini tacos starters that have been off the more limited menu since the pandemic. BRING THE, BACK PLEASE. Clint Miller the singer is great.

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vipscubadog
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Our 38th anniversary which we noted when making reservations. No greetings whatsoever when I got the dessert I ordered. The perfume our server was wearing also detracted from enjoying my meal fully.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the garlic shrimp. It’s my favorite. Thank you for letting me get it even if it’s not on the menu.

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LisaG
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I always enjoy the food and atmosphere at Zov's Bistro and Zov's Bakery and Cafe. I took my aunt to the Bistro yesterday for her birthday lunch. For the first time, I ordered the house made veggie burger and it was fabulous. I also enjoy all of their salads! Great lunch spot for personal or business.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
47 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

not sure about recommendation. Food was bland. It's been better on Katella and State College.

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Grinda
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience2

$95 for 3 salads and 2 small glasses of wine seems a little much.

FAQs

Zov's Bistro Tustin offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (714) 838-8855.

Zov's Bistro Tustin is rated 4.7 stars by 1241 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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