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Zov's Bistro and Bakery

17440 17th St, Ste A, Tustin, CA 92780
(714) 838-8855
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Ranked #7 of 257 Restaurants in Tustin
Price range: $10 - $25
Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Cuisines: American, Armenian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: 17th and Yorba
Description: Founded in 1987 by Chef Zov Karamardian, legendary Zov's Bistro & Bakery in Tustin, CA has become a culinary institution. Serving her unique cuisine that blends contemporary cuisine with Eastern Mediterranean influences, in an upscale chic environment.
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English first
Westminster, California
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Steak was out of this world. I loved the food here. Makes me even more curious about their baked good.

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Long Beach, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We were at Zov's the end of December for a special occasion . The food and service was not great. I contacted Zov re: this. She was very gracious, apologetic and prompt in her response. The problems have been fixed and she even refunded some of our money. I know this was an isolated incident. I will continue to be... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

I loved this place, mostly the variety that they have. I had a seat at the bar once and another time I got a table. Both were so good, the waiters are just equally helpful and nice. They have good cocktails and also appetizer.

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ChefZov, Owner at Zov's Bistro and Bakery, responded to this review

Thank you for the kind review. We're very glad to have you as a guest. Chef Zov More 

Orange, California
Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

We went with another couple for dinner New Year's Eve to Zov's in Tustin. It had been a while since we had been there. Obviously a new menu with lots to chose from. They have remodeled what use to be their outside patio adding better seating and heaters. Food was good...service lacked a little but being that it was NYE,... More 

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ChefZov, Owner at Zov's Bistro and Bakery, responded to this review

Thank you for coming on New Year's Eve. It's such a special night of the year and it's great to know that you enjoyed the evening here at Zov's. We really appreciate you noticing the remodel and the new menu. Thank you! Chef Zov More 

Santa Ana, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Zov's is an institution in Orange County. The food and service in the main restaurant is always excellent. Their baked goods are outstanding. Highly recommended for those visiting the area.

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ChefZov, Owner at Zov's Bistro and Bakery, responded to this review

Thank you for recommending us. It is sincerely appreciated! Chef Zov More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Pros: none Cons: the place is freezing cold. The dining room is open air? It is in the 40's! 2 of our dinners had to be sent back - inedible! Beyond Fatty ribeye and sea bass that you couldn't even cut with a knife??? Is that possible? Sides were terrible. Raw Brussels sprouts. Asparagus tasted like dirt. Quinoa patties were... More 

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ChefZov, Owner at Zov's Bistro and Bakery, responded to this review

Dear Goosedeuce, We were upset to hear about the disappointments during the 70th anniversary party. We reached out to the leader of your group (Sherry) to issue some refund and express our sincere apologies. She has kindly updated her comments on this Tripadvisor page - Jan 18th, 2015. We took your complaint seriously as a learning opportunity for everyone at... More 

Caldwell, New Jersey
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Visited Zov's with clients based on a recommendation by one of them. Great choice. The entrees ranged from lamb to veal to various fish and all were very well prepared with fresh, top quality ingredients. The service was good, could have been a little warmer. Would definitely go back when traveling in the area.

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ChefZov, Owner at Zov's Bistro and Bakery, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting while you were in town. And thanks to your client for recommending us. Sorry something wasn't warm enough, but FYI we just sealed the new outdoor patio to ensure everyone is cosy even in case of another cold spell. If you meant that a certain dish wasn't warm enough...well, we are very sorry about that. Hopefully... More 

Tustin, California
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Had a nice dinner with my girl friend. I had been told the desserts were amazing but we were having dinner and it was wonderful.

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ChefZov, Owner at Zov's Bistro and Bakery, responded to this review

Glad you liked it and we look forward to seeing you when you make it back for that dessert : ) Best, Chef Zov More 

Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Served over a bed of fresh spinach is so healthy . I order it every time l come here. Its a great location for meeting people. Right off the 55:freeway at 17 th street. They have two separate restaurant's in same location so make sure you know which one you are going to if you are meeting someone. The owner... More 

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Anaheim, California
Top Contributor
212 reviews 212 reviews
178 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Hummus is pureed chickpeas, tahini, and extra virgin olive oil. Zōv's version is creamy, like a smooth peanut butter. The lemon flavor is very light, which is a good thing. The fried chickpeas add a crunchy texture and slightly salty flavor. Rating: 5/5 Baba Ganoush is fire-roasted eggplant, and extra virgin olive oil. The eggplant is fire-roasted to perfection and... More 

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ChefZov, Owner at Zov's Bistro and Bakery, responded to this review

What a great review! Thank you for taking the time to do that. It's really wonderful to hear that guests are enjoying the food and the ambiance. Music to our ears. Hope to see you again soon. Chef Zov More 

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Additional Information about Zov's Bistro and Bakery

Address: 17440 17th St, Ste A, Tustin, CA 92780
Phone Number: (714) 838-8855
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Tustin
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm  5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
Cuisine: American, Armenian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

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