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Date
Sun, 4/22
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Zov's Bistro Tustin

4.6
661 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian
Perfect For:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Casual
  • Special Occasion
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Californian, Mediterranean, Bistro
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Hours of operation
Breakfast:

Monday - Saturday: 8:00am - 11:00am,

Sunday: 8:00am - 2:30am


Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 2:30pm


Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm


Dinner:

Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm,

Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(714) 838-8855
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Zov Karamardian
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Catering
Zov's special events and catering department provides full-service catering on premise and offsite for social and corporate clients throughout the year. From bridal showers and weddings to company holiday functions, Zov's special events staff handles every detail from menu selection to valet services to make your event unforgettable. Let the bistro come to you.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
17th and Yorba
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Parking details
Ample self parking available.
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Special events & promotions
Zov's Happy Hour at the Bistro in Tustin is 3-6PM Monday to Saturday. See our menu: http://www.zovs.com/media/zovs-menus/happyhour_tustinbistro.pdf
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Zov's offers numerous private dining options including the choice to reserve the entire restaurant, seating over 200 guests for a sit-down dinner or a stand-up cocktail reception. If you have a more intimate affair than there are private dining rooms for up to 10, 14, 50 or 80 guests.

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What 661 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.4
service
4.4
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Excellent table service, attentive, knowledgeable wait staff, attractive, perfectly prepared meals served with a smile. Zov’s = an enjoyable dining experience.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

We had a wonderful time. The service was fantastic. Our waitress has very good. The food was great and a very good value. I would recommend this restaurant to everyone and we look forward to going back often.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

I enjoyed a relaxing evening with a friend recently in Zov's dining room. The single entertainer Clif with his guitar melodies, added ambiance to a delicious meal. The noise level was perfect, with other guests clearly enjoying their lively conversations while my friend and I were able to catch up in an elegant but casual setting.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

I love Zov’s. My go to place for business lunch and dinners.

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5.0Dined on April 2, 2018

Another exceptional meal at Zov's--very proud to bring business clients to dine here.

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4.0Dined on March 31, 2018

It was very nice. Servers didn’t seem to know who ordered what tho. But w e had a nice evening.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Great service and fare was excellent

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2018

Always a favorite!

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We had a large group and they didn’t even flinch at making sure our food was hot and out at the same time. Excellent service. Excellent ambiance.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Awesome!!!

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5.0Dined on March 1, 2018

As always, everything was wonderful. I tried the special, Ravioli - delicious!

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5.0Dined on February 26, 2018

The service and food was outstanding. The outdoor Brighton fireman so very rare and so very lovely. I we love their salads and, often for that.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Under staffed leading to slow service. Lamb chops were excellent. The live music added to the noise level.

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5.0Dined on February 22, 2018

Service was exceptional; we were a group of six requesting individual checks and several special accommodations. All were met delightfully.

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5.0Dined on February 20, 2018

I usually have the lamb chops. Decided to be daring and had the best chicken tagine I have had anywhere on the planet earth!

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2.0Dined on February 18, 2018

We used to come here all the time and this was our first visit in several years, we were very disappointed. The food is not as good and the service was frustrating. The restaurant looks great, the singer was having a difficult time with some of the songs. Maybe expanding was not the best idea.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Great for a date with someone special. Lamb two way was great. The atmosphere was unique and comfortable. The staff was all very kind and accommodating. The scallops were tasty. The beet appetizer and the calamari appetizer were both very good.
Good beer and wine. The noise wasn’t bad. I’d definitely come back.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2018

While the service was acceptable, the restaurant aspires to be a fine dining establishment, and unfortunately...it isn't. Prices compete with The Summit House, Maestro's, etc...; but the food is only "OK", and the location is in a strip mall. If you come in on the wrong side of the restaurant, you get to walk through the dingy hallways and bathrooms en route to the dining area.

Whereas other fine dining restaurants would have a quiet ambiance (e.g. piano playing in the background) on a special day like Valentines Day; this one piped in '80's rock.

Dinner for 2, including a modest bottle of wine, and tip, for roughly $200. You can do better!

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3.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Very pricey for nothing special. Gina our server was exceptional though. Our steak was not prepared as we ordered and we had to wait longer for them to bring out the correctly cooked item. Gina did her best to make us feel welcome and make up for the kitchen's mistake.

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3.0Dined on February 13, 2018

I always love going to Zov's for their unique dishes and for the fireplace ambiance on date night. However, we were quite disappointed during our most recent visit. We did put in a special request, as we always do, for seating by the fire. When we arrived the entire section was blocked off due to an upcoming party and we were not allowed in the area. The regular seating just isn't very quaint. Sadly upon leaving 2 hours later, there still was nobody seated in the fireplace area. Had we been properly notified of the unavailability we would have gone elsewhere. This was a special occasion for us and Zov's missed the mark.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Still consistently great after all these years. Beautiful patio for a girls lunch or romantic dinner. Their calamari appetizer is to die for!

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3.0Dined on February 10, 2018

We have eaten at Zov's for many years. The food was excellent with some a new menu since our last visit. However, our service was very disappointing. We first felt totally ignored and then our waitress finally came to the table and suggested a strawberry red wine. We declined her suggestion and had to ask for a wine menu. We received our salads and had to ask a helper for our wine. We finally got a new waitress who was very good. No one seemed to care that our service was way below the usual standard at Zov's. I also wanted to take my leftovers home and had to finally ask for them. Not sure I could recommend this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on February 7, 2018

Service went above and beyond. Came with my aunt who is a restaurateur and not the easiest to please. Server was so gracious (wish I remembered his name!). Food was delicious, perfectly portioned and presented beautifully. Loved the tahini tacos with chicken and jalapeño lime margarita.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Another outstanding meal at Zov's! The food, service and overall dining experience was excellent.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

The best service ever. 5 stars take a lesson on how to treat your customers. Fleming’s are you listening? Delicious & yummy if you are in the mood for Greek style food.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Always great at Zov’s...I’ve been a fan for 30+ years.

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2018

The food and service were fantastic. This is not my first time dining at this Zov's and it continues to not disappoint. We both had salads on was the Chicken Piallard and the other was the spinach salad special with chicken ... excellent!

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3.0Dined on January 12, 2018

We love Zov's, and the food and the service were superb. But, the noise level absolutely precluded conversation. We had planned a dinner with old friends with the plan of catching up -- it wasn't to be. We needed to shout to convey even simple sentences; no nuances of thought were possible. I think we happened to have the bad luck to hit a Friday night with a crowd and two sources of music going. Wouldn't it be possible to put people who want to have conversation in a separate room? We'll be back to Zov's - but not on a Friday night!

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4.0Dined on January 4, 2018

We have never been disappointed with Zov's. Food is very good, as well as the service. Try it, you will like it, we are sure.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Entire staff was polite & courteous. Also, the food was excellent as always. Thank you

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Great place for a special occasion or regular dining. Our meal was outstanding! We had the braised lamb and eggplant! So delicious, the best dish I have had in a long time. Not surprised as this place has been in business for a long time. Great svc, ambience and the staff is very pleasant.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

The stuffed grape leaf appetizers were amazing. I had the Kebabs, the steak was perfect. The food at Zov's never disappoints whether in the cafe or restaurant.

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3.0Dined on December 23, 2017

I was here in September. My steak was much better the first time, so disappointed this time. The food has good flavor (except the steak). Our server was fantastic the last time. Different one this time and she was terrible. Just bad.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

We love to go to Zovs for breakfast, lunch and special occasions! We are treated to a menu that continually is updated but retains the classics!

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4.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Awesome squash ravioli...highly recommend. Good wine too, although a little pricer selection than I'm used to. Crème Brule was good. Service was good. I would go back for this ravioli alone. I had squash ravioli a couple of weeks ago at Il Fortinatio in Irvine,
and it didn't come close to the dish I had at Zov's!

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Zov's has excellent food as well as great service. The atmosphere is welcoming and it is a pleasure to dine there.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Wonderful dinner out with friends. Lamb chops were amazing

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

This is one of our favorites. They added some live music on certain nights that makes it a lot of fun. I had the Osso Bucco and it was fantastic. The service, food, and music were all fantatstic again.

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

The food was fantastic! Four of us had different dishes and each of us enjoyed the quality and quantity; and for desert we ordered from the bakery -- a bomb and a lemon tart that were both European quality.

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2017

We always have our Christmas celebration at Zov’s, the foods are delicious, the service always wonderful, I had the salad special with lamb meat in it and it was delicious. This place is good for group. Definitely we’ll be back again

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