Zov's Newport Coast

4.6
330 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean
Zov’s Newport Coast is South County's premiere upscale, family-focused dining establishment. Open to serve breakfast, lunch, brunch and dinner, Zov's in Newport Coast is your neighborhood kitchen & bar. As the first expansion of renowned Zov's Bistro & Bakery in Tustin, Zov's Newport Coast carries on the tradition of serving Eastern Mediterranean inspired cuisine and craft cocktails in an upscale, yet casual cafe atmosphere--complete with al fresco patio dining.
Guests with families are welcome to order a craft cocktails and award winning tarts for dessert! Zov's specialties include items unique to Newport, including Tahini Taco's, Signature Salads, Two Way Kebobs, and the comforting family favorite Rotisserie Chicken. Don't forget Zov's wine list, where you will find award winning favorites that will have you coming back for romantic dinners for two or a night out with the family. Gourmet Take Out & Catering is available

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 330 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Lovely spot in mall like setting. Staff attentive. Good value.

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vipCezieJ
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zov's is a neighborhood gem. The food is always great as well as the service.

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vipConnie
Orange County
75 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall2food3service3ambience2

First time there. Evening was fair. Restaurant had a cold atmosphere. Restaurant didn't seem clean. Food was good - but not the best. Service was so so. Restrooms definitely needed attention. I probably won't go back.

SC
vipShelleyC
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! Brussels & mini tostadas for an appetizer and sea bass for a main course! All well prepared and delicious! Nice live entertainment! We will be back!

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vipCarlEdfan
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went there for a belated birthday lunch; hadn't been there in a few years.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second trip to Zov’s and I can’t wait for the next. The food is well prepared and the staff are friendly and attentive.

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Annie
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Zov's never disappoints. The family recipe for golden lentil soup is a favorite of mine.
The pasta ribbons with braised short ribs in a mushroom cream sauce is delicious as well as filling. Exceptional service. Lovely dining for a night out alone or a family night.

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vipBetsyH
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Four of us went to Zov’s for lunch, and all of us were thrilled with our meals: lentil soup, cheeseburger, kabobs and salmon salad. We go often and are never disappointed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service was VERY SLOW. First server didn’t put in drink orders and appetizers. After 30 minutes, another server came to retake order. Therefore, food took about 1 hour & tasted horrible.

Steaks are over cooked, Seabass was not fresh, we had to ask for water & bread several times.

When we talked with server about this, server didn’t take any accountability and responded, “we are under staffed!”

Poor customer service and bad food. We keep going back to support neighborhood business but experiences get worse each time. I’m very surprised that the managers don’t recognize the issues when they are seeing & hearing customers complain

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MarieC
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good service, very nice outdoor seating with heaters. Portions could be a little larger and offer of bread/rolls with dinner would be nice. Overall enjoyed our experience.

MH
MicheleH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Our experience was very good overall. Waiter was very accommodating and he gave excellent recommendations

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great atmosphere, fairly priced

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AudreyW
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We had a great small group Christmas luncheon in the “big booth” and it was a delight for all. We’ll be back. Thanks to the professional staff for making this a special day.

MB
vipMitchB
St. Louis
6 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to go amazing food it was all fabulous . Amazing staff , good live music outside that you could hear. It wasn’t too loud

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RM155
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and good food and friendly staff.

DC
vipDavidC
Orange County
39 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Always have a great time!

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Tbone
Detroit
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The servers and the food were awesome.

PO
PaulaO
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had live music was good just a bit loud for conversation

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Maryamf
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience. The manager even came to our table to make sure we were taken care of.

CC
vipCCNP27
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing dining experience, family friendly and delcious menu options. We loved the Saturday evening entertainment as we dined in the patio. Thank you so much.

GM
vipGeriM
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Delicious food & great service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice service

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vipPamieP1
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was a lovely meal with family!! Everyone was happy❣️

MJ
MJOHNfromSC
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding outside dining area. Food and service were excellent too. I had the grilled vegetable bowl with a large meatball and my wife had the chop salad. Noticed that kabob are popular but was happy with my choice.

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vip1Fooodie
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Nothing bad to say about zovs. Just not impressed and wont go back. I prefer a more authentic Mediterranean resto like paninis in cdm or christakis in tustin.

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vipFoodlovers
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

My husband's steak was delicious as usual.
My veggie burger was dried out and tasted as though it had been made days before.
Very disappointed!

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gregI
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Had a delicious ciopianno. Great taste and texture and I I ate every bite

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vipHeatherD
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Door to kitchen needs a curtain. The light ruins the ambiance in the bar

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bayareagirl
Orange County
14 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious, healthy food, served by a charming and attentive wait staff. We dined outside on the shaded patio. Lovely experience!

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vipElaineD
San Francisco
111 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always a good meal at Zov's. Lentil soup is terrific as is the Greek Salad. It was nice to get outside seating but even inside is breezy. Parking is easy. Will always go to Zov's when visiting SoCal

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vipCorinneM
Sacramento
26 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It is one of our neighborhood restaurants. The food is always well prepared and delicious. The service is friendly and attentive. It is always a pleasant and relaxing experience. We often sit on their spacious patio. I shouldn’t be so complimentary because I like that, although they accept reservations, we can almost always get in as a walk-in.

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JuneM
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

I've eaten here before for lunch and the food was very good. The fish and pasta for dinner were uninspiring. I expected more from Zov's. Add some flavor, some spice, and edit that no-flavor quinoa cake you put under the fishy-tasting fish. The lentil vinaigrette was the only tasty thing on that fish plate. The short rib pasta lacked flavor. Plain and simple. Sorry :-\

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vipCARMIEM
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was top notch.

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vipJoannaj
Orange County
214 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the entire dinner. Our server was so friendly and prompt. The bar drinks were delicious. Especially the pomegranate martini. I had never tried the eggplant fries with the red pepper dip. It’s my new favorite item. The burger was cooked perfectly and the fries are so crisp. Service was efficient and friendly. I look forward to dining here again.

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vipTedH
Phoenix
50 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

My partner and I made a last minute lunch reservation at Zov’s, desiring a change from our normal haunts and Mediterranean dishes. On balance, our experience was thoroughly enjoyable, made so largely by James’s friendly, cheerful service. We began with eggplant sticks served with a well spiced sauce—very tasty and a bit unusual. As mains we ordered the Moroccan spiced salmon salad and Kabobs two ways, both served with rice preparations and quite tasty. Not wanting to cook that evening, we ordered the Mezze appetizer plate for two, which traveled well and made for an excellent evening meal on the light side. The restaurant’s outside seating was open, well spaced and altogether pleasant. Zov’s is now on our rotation list.

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ElenaMaria
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Lovely lunch, great service. Loud music made conversation very difficult.

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viplisaw
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really like this place! They have a great mezza platter, other Mediterranean items and good options for fussy kids plus a great breakfast menu as well!! I really like the outdoor space too!

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DouglasU
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a nice table on the patio where we could have dinner with our small dog sitting an a chair. The meals were very good and we had enough for leftovers (there are a lot of ribs in the Wed-Thurs special). The server was very nice and she took a great photo of us with our dog as a memento.

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DebbieF
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful birthday celebration but this is someplace I would go for any casual lunch or dinner. The menu is small but delicious and the service could not be better. It has a nice family restaurant feel

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Jeannine
Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The menu at the Newport Coast location was pretty limited for lunch. The lentil soup a little salty but good. The greek salad way too many cucumbers. The roasted vegetable dish on top of basmati rice was outstanding. and you MUST try the currant iced tea. wonderful!

FAQs

Zov's Newport Coast offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (949) 760-9687.

Zov's Newport Coast is rated 4.6 stars by 330 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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