Zov's Bistro Tustin

4.8
1041 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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vipCharlesP
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A birthday celebration for one in our group of four. Excellent food and service and they were kind enough to bring the birthday girl a delicious and rather large sundae concoction. Really have never been disappointed eating here their food is delicious! Lamb chops were huge my fish was very tasty and a good portion. Split the large Caesar or mix salad if you want a little dinner salad before your main course. We will return.delicious

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Joanster
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant! The food is always good and the service excellent. Try any of their lamb dishes- you will not be disappointed. They also have some great proprietary cocktails you should try.

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RaiO
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a place to enjoy a celebratory meal

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vipNickW
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! Food a d service is always excellent

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NaderA
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome as always. Tasty food and a safe environment!

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PatriciaM
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Zov’s is always consistent fresh quality. Created with creativity and class. Delicious authentic healthy dining.

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KELLYS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food a little bit pricey, but worth it! I'll go back again.

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PatiC
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So nice to dine out and still be safe! Hand gel at entrance, employees wearing masks, tables at appropriate distance, and the food was amazing!

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vipChristineC
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was crowded. Food was good. Service was good considering the crowd.

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CatherineW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to take a friend or to dinner. Good drinks as well.

Thanks Zov!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Outside was barely outside the patio is so covered. The cafe has outside seating but the menu isn’t as good. The enclosed patio was quite loud.

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vipSunsue40
Cancun
23 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Is not as before it feels to overwhelm the host are not the same. And my request are never acknowledged anymore is a little sad I really loved this place .

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VanessaG
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was one of the top 3 best meals of. My. Life. We started with lamb poutine, then split the beet salad and lentil soup. The pistachio crusted sea bass and shaved Brussels sprouts were life changing. But the best part was the live acoustic guitar singer. I haven't heard live music in forever. Thank you for a much needed night out.

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Ashleigh
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Food & service great. Prices fine, no bargain, but fine. The outside looked so charming, with nice lights & nice wood detail, but they were busy on a Fri night, & so even tho we had reservations & had requested outside seating, we were stuck inside instead, at a table right next to the very busy bar & a loud (but pretty) water fall. We had to literally yell at each other just to hold a conversation. My throat hurt all day Sat from all the yelling the night before. I will only ever sit outside from now on! I can’t do that to my throat ever again. Also, I guess it’s pointless to make rezzies that specifies outdoor seating if they’re not going to honor it anyway...

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vip3girls
Orange County
40 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the quality of food were outstanding

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lorettap
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I go every week to Zovs but my girlfriend asked to go there for her birthday . Our experience was outstanding.

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vipKathleen
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is fresh and artfully prepared; the colors and flavors delight the eye and palate. Even though the menu is predominately Middle Eastern, the seafood dishes are exceptional too. All foods brought to the kitchen are fresh and healthy. The greatest testament to this is the wonderful soups. During the pandemic there is plenty of seating on the patio or near an open window with good observance of masks and distancing. I eat here once or twice a month now.

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vipJosh
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time here, and will definitely be coming back. Good food, great service. I really like the menu and can't wait to try more things here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I felt very comfortable that they are doing their best during this difficult time.

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VickieG
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I'm a long time patron of Zov's and it's a go-to restuarant for many of our friends too. I'm so grateful to be able to dine at the restaurant again. My current experience was good in every way except the food. My friend and I both ordered the mediterranean salad. It sounded like a perfect lunch salad but it just wasn't very interesting. The salad had little flavor, we even ordered some extra dressing which didn't help. The most prominent taste to the salad was the raw onion. I like onion, but it really dominated the salad.

I love Zov's and this one experience won't keep me away.

PS: The service was exceptional

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bookgal
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was only my second visit to a restaurant since February, so I was very happy to see the strict COVID protocols that were followed. Food and service, excellent as usual. Great job!

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vipKathleen
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been to this excellent restaurant many times over the years. This night as we wanted a more outdoors experience because of the pandemic, we were taken to a table away from the main patio area and the adjacent window was opened for a soft outdoors breeze. Not only was my pistachio sea bass incredible, but my friend raved about her short ribs meat with mushrooms and noodles. The best experience was the upbeat and truly helpful attitudes of the wait staff. They made us feel like treasured family guests.
Love Zov's!

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michelej
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meal & great service!! Staff is wonderful! We will be back for sure.

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ChrisL
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has been a staple in our house for many years. Lamb dishes are excellent as are the fish dishes. Stop by!

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vipChristineC
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great ambience! Thank you!

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vipJason
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my wife’s birthday and as she continues to tell me on a daily basis that it was the best birthday dinner she has had. It was a surprise that her parents and brother were coming. Zov’s was amazing in every way. Thank you very much from a happy husband

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Bsyeventer
Palm Springs
29 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every time I go to Zovs the food is always tasty and the service is exceptional.
I’m especially appreciative to those gentlemen who refill water, bus dirty plates etc...a thankless job and they do it with such grace.

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Emme
Orange County
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

Fun nice music

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Mele
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had an excellent dinner. We were right by the fountain so it was a little loud but the food and service was wonderful. So glad to have such a great place so close by. Keep up the good job and please everyone give this wonderful restaurant our support.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zov’s is the perfect spot for today’s business climate. The setting is professional but relaxing. The food variety superb. Parking s easy. I so recommend it for lunch or dinner!!!

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vipCarolD
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed our first time dining experience. We’ve enjoyed the bakery for many years but never ate here since we usually have Malaysian next door.

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vipgail
Orange County
25 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always love dinner at Zov's. Everyone is so friendly and the food is outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Got 2 way kabob. Steak was well done vs medium rare. Waiter said would check w manager and never came back. Had another waiter close us out later. My date got a veggie bowl w salmon. Small portions and veggies where not cooked an still mainly raw

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vipDMcMurtrey
Salt Lake City
59 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is so fantastic to see Zov’s back to the old Zov’s. The service was fantastic during a very busy night. I had the Halibut special and it was served hot with a fantastic light sauce over it. Looking forward to going back.

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LynnJ
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Zov’s is reliably good food. For appetizers we tried sautéed calamari—amazing and lots of dipping sauce. Mezza platter was generous and delicious. Yum. We enjoyed salmon salad, almond crusted salmon, and beet salad. Our server practiced good hygiene and we all enjoyed a nice evening out, despite COVID-19.

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JodiW
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, excellent service! Very comfortable with safe distancing and wearing masks. Glad to return to enjoy their hospitality! They have been a favorite for many years!!

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vipOCFoodie
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Great food on the Café patio--socially distant from other tables, nice breeze, shaded. Highly recommend for a business lunch!

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vipMJmj
Palm Springs
12 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Really enjoyed breakfast and always enjoy going to Zovs but disappointed the bakery patio was closed and that the restaurant side is too enclosed and not really outdoor even though technically it's the patio. Didn't feel completely safe. But I will go back in the future, the food and service never disappoint.

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JonS
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing dining experience. Great ambience, food and service. Absolutely can’t be beat!

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MichaelD
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Overall, everything was very good. The service was a little slow (took a long time to get drinks and have our order taken). The food was very good and the portions were good. I would recommend this location and I will return in the near future.

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 4.8 stars by 1041 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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