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Zahir's Bistro

579 Main Street, Milpitas, CA 95035
408-946-4000
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Ranked #7 of 272 Restaurants in Milpitas
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Cuisines: American, Mediterranean
Dining options: Reservations
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- Aug 10, 2014
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English first
San Jose, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 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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Seattle
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460 reviews 460 reviews
255 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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northern California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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Newburgh, New York
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168 reviews 168 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

I entertained several business guests here based on the recommendation of a local colleague and found it to be a strange experience. This place seems to be searching for an identity. The feel inside is that of a large catering hall with not enough business. Part of the room was separated by a movable divider (just some unused tables behind... More

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Grenoble, France
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88 reviews 88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 via mobile

Looking for fine dining without ostentation in Milpitas, this is the place, italian and world fine food, classy and friendly at a time, large dining room well decorated although not very intimate, was there with a group of 10 and no one was disappointed

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Suwanee, Georgia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

New Orleans chicken was awesome! Mushroom appetizer was also great. Bread Pudding for dessert. I was part of a party of 10 there for a business meeting that included very discerning diners and everyone seemed to be very happy with the food. The service was also very good.....not too overbearing but there when needed. Highly recommend this restaurant.

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st. louis, missouri
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94 reviews 94 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

We were staying in Milpitas overnight before flying home from thye San Jose Airport. I looked at Tip Advisor reviews and saw Zahir's as the second best in Milpitas. So we decided to give it a try and were extremely pleased by the results. Firstly the tables are not crammed together so you actually have a chance to talk without... More

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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52 reviews 52 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

Enjoyed the food and atmosphere. Asked to be served a bit slow, but in US this seems just too difficult... Although place was near empty... Food was really nice.

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Van Alstyne, Texas, United States
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2013

Having seen the reviews on Trip Advisor, my business colleague and I decided to try Zahir's 579 Bistro during a business trip to the South Bay area this week. It was a great decision and two of the best meals we have had in this area. That's right - two meals each. It was so good the first night, we... More

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Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews 35 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013 via mobile

I had the New Orleans Chicken, which was excellent! A chicken breast stuffed with Anduille sausage, spinach, and bacon! Served with Seasoned rice and brocolli. Service was attentive and accommodating. It's a family run business. I was served by the granddaughter of the owner. Modern, quirky decor gives it California character. I recommend the place.

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