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

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Visitor rating
  • 19
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Let's be Clear -- Go to Zahir's

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 21, 2014
dsneymom
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Concord, CA
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31 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Concord, CA
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Pune
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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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
Top Contributor
900 reviews 900 reviews
505 restaurant reviews
192 helpful votes 192 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
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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198 reviews 198 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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
Top Contributor
88 reviews 88 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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
Top Contributor
115 reviews 115 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 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
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?