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Zov's Bistro Tustin

648 reviews
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$31 to $50
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  • Good for a Date (15)
  • Great for Lunch (15)
  • Good for Anniversaries (13)
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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Californian, Mediterranean, Bistro
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Hours of operation

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


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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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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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:
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 648 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
Noise · Moderate
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Tina (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 3 days ago

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

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

vipOpenTable Diner (Orange County)
2.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 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.

MichaelT (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

While the service was acceptable, the restaurant aspires to be a fine dining establishment, and 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!

OK09 (Orange County)
3.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
3.0  Dined 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.

IreneC (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined 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!

PauletteF (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (New Orleans)
5.0  Dined 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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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

vipTheDudeAbides (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 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.

vipSusanD (Palm Springs)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

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

vipBhm423 (Orange County)
5.0  Dined 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!

vipAnne (Orange County)
3.0  Dined 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!