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17440 17th St, Ste A, Tustin, CA 92780 (17th and Yorba)
(714) 838-8855
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Description: Founded in 1987 by Chef Zov Karamardian, legendary Zov's Bistro & Bakery...
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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Good for:
Fine Dining

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Visitor rating
  • 57
    Excellent
  • 35
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Food, Good Service, Good Atmosphere

Our relatives suggested this restaurant for a rendezvous, and we're so glad they did. The food was first-rate, as was the service and the décor. Emphasis is on Mediterranean food but with an American accent. We'd definitely return next time we're in the neighborhood.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
RuNanS
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Pacific Grove, California
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Pacific Grove, California
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211 reviews 211 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Our relatives suggested this restaurant for a rendezvous, and we're so glad they did. The food was first-rate, as was the service and the décor. Emphasis is on Mediterranean food but with an American accent. We'd definitely return next time we're in the neighborhood.

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Aliso Viejo, California, United States
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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Went there for dinner after work with a few friends. Food was pretty good, service was okay & can be better. Although some people may say this place is pricey, I felt they were actually reasonable.

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Hudsonville, Michigan
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Great atmosphere with both inside and under the canopy to enjoy the beautiful weather. Prompt seating and service from the staff & our attentive and helpful waiter, as well as others keeping our drinks always full. We shared the appetizer combo w 5 items and that was just right for the 4 of us. Ravioli, burgers and salads all got... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Zov's is continuing to be on the cutting edge with their design, menu, and service. It's definitely a place you want to frequent!

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Yorba Linda, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Weekday family dinner for three at $131 is pricey. This is a place we had heard about and wanted to visit. We did not check the prices beforehand. The food was delicious! We enjoyed the mezze three appetizer, the seared scallop, the pistachio bass, and the rib eye. Service was fine; not notable. We met early (5:30) and the place... More 

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So Cali
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

50th anniversary dinner with two other couples. Lamb chops, steak and salmon. Presentation was good but the taste of all three was outstanding. Service from Justin was exceptional. This was our fifth dinner at Zov's Never disappointed...A great choice in Tustin, a great choice in California.

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The selections here are creative and a notch above what you can easily find elsewhere. We are lucky to have her cooking genius among us. It is not cheap but Zov's is special.

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Tustin, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This used to be one of the few good breakfast places to go to in OC. With so many other bakeries and restaurants opening in OC, Zov's has lost its luster in comparison. Don't get me wrong, the food here is OK, but totally overpriced in my opinion. I would only go if I get the 20% off discount card... More 

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Far unlit unknown
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57 reviews 57 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We've gone to Zov's for years. I don't care for the bistro side of the restaurant (the few times I've gone, the food has been okay but fussy, and the service has not been stellar), but I always enjoy the bakery, which is more informal, has a great patio, and features prompt, cheerful service. The food tends to be on... More 

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Tustin, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I rarely get the same meal twice at any restaurant but not here. I love love love the Moroccan Salmon Salad. Its not just a salad, its a meal. Grilled salmon with moroccan herbs set on lightly dressed mixed greens over a warm rice pilaf with lentils. Seriously the best! Choose to sit outside on their patio on a warm... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 17440 17th St, Ste A, Tustin, CA 92780
    (17th and Yorba)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Tustin
  • Phone Number: (714) 838-8855

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 25
  • Cuisine: American, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Armenian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining

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.
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?