Zov's Bistro Tustin

4.8
1155 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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LindaB
Orange County
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A family favorite -
Consistently delicious and great wait staff.

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GrapeNutz
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marvelous attention from our waiter. I also like the dish prep here better than Irvine. Great experience!

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vipKathleen
Orange County
28 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was exceptional as always even though the lunch menu is much smaller. All of the staff were welcoming and helping out in any way needed. We selected our dessert from the bakery. This is always a good choice to meet friends and linger over lunch or dinner.

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vipRonB
Orange County
38 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had another enjoyable lunch at Zov's. The Sea Bass was delicious.

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DanB
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

I judge Zov's as high end so I expected excellence . . . however, two of us ordered tea and had to send it back to be heated (it was warm but should have been hot), two of us ordered the delicious lentil soup and it arrived barely warm (did not send back but expected it to be hot), one of us had a soda with lunch and it was nearly flat (no bubbles).
I am o'k with Zov's high prices . . . but for those prices I don't expect to be sending plates back to the kitchen as I do not like to have to complain (e.g. I "sucked it up" about the tepid soup and flat Coke).

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Rush1040
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zov's is one of my regular places! Never....Never disappointed! The menu is always changing a little at a time, but preserving old time favorites. Tried some of the new entrees this time, along with delicious beet salad and their spectacular lentil soup, but the short rib pasta dish was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we arrive until the moment we settle the bill everything was perfect the food was served warm the bread is excellent the coffee is wonderful the meals for tasty the wait staff were friendly and helpful it was a great experience

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GinaB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zov's - Always great menu, food and wonderful service!

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KateinCA
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our food server was over-the-top excellent, which made everything just that much better! Food is always stellar in this place and ambiance is very good. Enjoyed our ladies lunch out at this great restaurant!

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DENBO
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Was very uplifting being in a restaurant that was vibrant. Really indicates that OC Californians are ready to burst out of their confinement and enjoy life. The food was the usual very good, served timely, and hot. The only complaint we had (three in the party) was the service was slow.

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IreneV
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A little noisy but food soooo worth it!

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HeidiC
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!! Our Server Angelica was fantastic!

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DavidW
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super food and service. Just a little bit noisy for cross the table conversations. Overall, a super place to dine.

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AliciaS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I made a rev for a particular part of the patio, as I specified in the comment section of my online rev via opentable. When we got to the restaurant (this was made for my mom's bday, at no time did the staff even make mention of it) it turned out a private party had taken over the patio, so we had to eat inside. My parents are extra cautious due to covid, so they were pretty unhappy about this. My dad wanted to leave. We stayed, as they reserved us a great table in the corner by the window, in my opinion, the safest option.

I guess I would have liked a heads up in advance about not being able to get a table outside. We would have gone elsewhere to be able to eat outside and feel more safe/have peace of mind. This made me think that the comment on the rev was probably not read. Who knows?

Regardless, we stayed and had a nice meal. Food was great. Server was pleasant. I felt bad my dad let his grumpiness be a factor in the beginning which may have made the hostess feel uncomfortable. I told him to cool it! Overall it was a nice time. Thank you for asking, OpenTable! ;)

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great for everyday dining or special occasion. Fantastic food and service!

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vipChristineC
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

New waiter. Seemed to be overwhelmed and we waited for him to return on numerous occasions during our visit. It’s ok. We love Zov’s and the food and ambience. Just think this waiter was new and getting up to speed.

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jackstraw86
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service is always excellent. It's a bit pricey though but the overall experience is very satisfying.

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RoyC
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service is always top notch. A little pricey, but this is not a "hole-in-the-wall" place to grab a bite to eat.

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vipKenn
Orange County
42 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

awesome breakfast and service, highly recommended

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service! I had purchased 4 flourless mini cakes earlier in the day, and the server hit them out of the box and presented them beautifully on a platter!

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JamesC
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was friendly, caring and the food was excellent.

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ReginaS
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Roberto is awesome. Had the best pomegranate martini.... food was amazing as always.

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vipOPAnana
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We haven’t eaten there in quite a while. Great service and the food exceptional!! Three of us had the almond crusted salmon and it was outstanding! Won’t wait so long to you go back!!

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vipRNsMom
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time back after a year of Covid restrictions. As great as I remember it. The Moroccan Salmon was perfect. Service was excellent! Love this place!

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number1girl
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a wonderful lunch and appreciated that the music was turned down when I asked. I still do not believe that the outdoor restaurant needs music- everything else is perfect

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OpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the ambiance, food and service was great. Perfect place to celebrate my husband’s birthday.

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CDND
Orange County
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service and food was excellent! We look forward to going back soon!

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vipSher
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Been a favorite of mine for years. Great food, wonderful service and ambiance. Works well for casual or a special occasion and they are Covid comfortable!

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vipebleak53
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were seated by the fountain which is noisy thus the slightly lower rating on noise

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vipLinda
Los Angeles
101 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy ourselves at Zov's. They accommodated our table request. It was our daughters birthday and everything was perfect. She is a vegetarian and had many items to choose from. My seabass was wonderful and my husbands kabobs delicious.
The hot fudge sundae they brought my daughter was decadent!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and cocktails on the high side but worth it

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Zovs
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We love Zovs. Great food and the bakery is nice. We are regulars

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Dixie
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first indoor dining outing in a year! It was perfect.

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ClaudiaM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love everything about this restaurant. I also appreciate how careful they have been during the pandemic.

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Carol
Tahoe
2 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love Zov's, the atmosphere is terrific and the service good. Didn't like the lental soup, too much like baby food although the last was good. Didn't like the Balsamic Chicken sandwich, the chicken needs to be thinly sliced, difficult to eat. The Salmon, Cheese burger were excellent. The desserts are the BEST, especially the ice cream sunday.

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Only1KKO
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Husbands 50th bday the service was great & the food was perfect as usual.

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vipanne
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent, service was great, but the wait for our food was ridiculous.

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vipSoCalGirl
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Zov’s and have been going for over 32 years! Never disappoints, great service and amazing entree's and desserts. Highly recommend for all occasions. They have a wonderful Sunday Brunch too.

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felixR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Zov has separate bistro and dine-in sections. We had business lunch in the dine-in area. The service was very attentive, and at the same time respectful of the conversation that we were having. Food (beef kebab) was terrific. As restaurants are reopening (too slowly, if you ask me) - this is definitely a place to visit!

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vipVictoriaM
San Diego
15 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The meal was outstanding, as we have come to expect from Zov’s. Gregory provided spot on service - from dining recommendations to meeting our every need. I enjoyed the hanger steak with chimichuri and my daughter had the short rib parpadelle. We shared the banana bread pudding for desert. It was an excellent meal in a lovely setting.

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 1155 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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