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Zahir's Bistro

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579 Main Street, Milpitas, CA 95035
408-946-4000
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 20
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Very Nice Italian restaurant

Went there last Friday night for a birthday party celebration of about 100+ people, and had a great time. I ordered a Filet mignon . The steak was very good. Did not know that everything was a la carte ,so the soup and salad were separate. Atmosphere was semi-formal. The dining area and restroom... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
tonytran1
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went there last Friday night for a birthday party celebration of about 100+ people, and had a great time. I ordered a Filet mignon . The steak was very good. Did not know that everything was a la carte ,so the soup and salad were separate. Atmosphere was semi-formal. The dining area and restroom are well kept. The service was... More 

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Thank tonytran1
San Jose
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a large group at Zahir's the other night and had a lovely evening. The buffet menu worked well for our large group. the wait staff was attentive. The owner told a few jokes that our group didn't really enjoy, but they were harmless. Most everyone was happy w/the evening. The outdoor patio must be lovely in warmer weather.

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Thank Stephanie A
Livermore, California
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

My wife and I went there a couple of weeks ago and had a great time. The atmosphere was relaxing and the food was outstanding. The people who served us were very attentive to our needs. The owner (Zahir) was there and he was very friendly and funny! It was an excellent experience. Just a note, they only serve dinner.

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Thank Rodman26
Fremont, CA
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I was part of a large birthday group (20 people) dining at Zahir's, and the whole evening was very enjoyable. I looked around the table and all plates except one were completely clean (and the one was on a diet!) so I know I wasn't the only one who thought the food was excellent. Service was also very good; we... More 

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Thank Jmrusch
Mouscron
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123 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I booked via Opentable and extended for more people two times via phone directly to the restaurant. Friendly staff at the phone. Arrived with 9 colleagues ewe got a privilieged very large table at the back of the resturant in a kind of seminar area. good as it was quiet but too quiet: no ambiance music at all and sober... More 

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1 Thank Dominique D
Concord, CA
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22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Oh my goodness. What a wonderful find. The experience we had was nothing short of excellent! We were promptly and warmly greeted by the owner upon arrival. The atmosphere was simply classic and elegant. The friendly waitstaff did not disappoint and provided a perfect amount of attention to our every need. We shared a delicious pear and walnut salad which... More 

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1 Thank dsneymom
Pune
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37 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Zahir's is the kind of a place I am ready to have my dinner everyday - my doctor be damned. Simple ambience - you may even call it Spartan - but the quality of the steaks and fish are extraordinarily good. Warm friendly owner and waiters. Have lost track of how many times I have been there and never have... More 

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1 Thank Deepanjan B
San Jose, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Loved the entire experience - service was just right, decor lovely and not overdone, menu diversified, food brought smiles to all three faces! We will definitely be back!

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Thank Vicki D
Canberra, Australia
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1,342 reviews
762 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 332 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

OK, the outside and inside are underwhelming in terms of ambiance and decor. So don't take your date here for a romantic time. It is well maintained and clean, it's just boring looks-wise. Food was well made and classic. Service was good. Nothing was wrong with the place yet I don't feel any urge to return either.

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1 Thank axs666
northern California
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

Wonderful dinner served by gracious staff. The decor is stunning, and very calming. It's a treat to dine in a place where you can actually talk to your companion. I had the honey pecan chicken and it was delectable. We cleaned our plates. Can't wait to return.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 579 Main Street, Milpitas, CA 95035
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Milpitas
  • Phone Number: 408-946-4000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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