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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 #5 of 253 Restaurants in Tustin
Price range: $10 - $25
Mon - Fri 7:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 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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San Clemente, California, United States
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75 reviews 75 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

So here's this place in Tustin, sited in sort of a glorified strip mall---and it was home to one of the best dining experiences I've ever had. First, the room itself is airy and attractive, thanks to creative use of fabrics and other eye-catching interior treatments. The waitstaff is relaxed, friendly---and very efficient. And the food... My sweetie and I... More

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Yorba Linda, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

I had the Moroccan Salmon salad for dinner. It was easily the best salad I have ever had! There was a good mix of greens, feta cheese m'jaddarah and balsamic salad dressing. But the star was the perfectly cooked salmon...a large piece that was moist! The service was very attentive. The only improvement could be lighting at the outside tables;... More

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Orange County, CA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We ate at Zov's tonight and I know I had high expectations as several of my friends are die hard Zov's fans. The interior is different with the kind of cement side walk feel to the floor. We started out with a dirty spoon - which never is a good sign. I took the server's advice and got a pomegranate... More

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Tustin, California
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Zov's has long been my "go to" place for lunch with friends. Both the main restaurant and the smaller café are excellent! I've been eating here for years and have never had a bad meal.

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Palm Springs, California, United States
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150 reviews 150 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I have been to Zov's several times and always had good food. The food and service are always top notch. Don't skip either ordering something from the bakery or get some of their delicious deserts to go.

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

I had only been here for lunch, and finally had dinner here. Yum. My brother had pistachio crusted sea bass (not the fake Chilean sea bass). He eats all over the world and loved it. U had the chicken stuffed with sun dried tomatoes and currents. I practically licked my plate. I went to the bakery and bought some desserts... More

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Orange, California
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169 reviews 169 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 via mobile

This place is tucked around the back, behind their larger restaurant. They have a nice outside patio which makes for a great lunch spot. They have a lot of choices along with seasonal specials. My wife loves their salads and I typically try their steak special. Its always cooked and seasoned to perfection. Also, make sure you try their hummus.... More

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Orange, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

I've lived near Zov's for 20 yrs and have only just eaten there. It was delicious. The flatbread was a great appetizer as was the calamari! I had the penne pasta with in house made sausage - it was delicious!!! The salmon salad was also good. Great place to eat!!

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Santa Ana, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

There was nothing "wrong" with our lunch at Zov's, there just wasn't anything that was better than what we can get at Coco's for half the price. I hate saying that because I really wanted to like it. The service was great, the food was just mediocre.

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Claremont, California
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94 reviews 94 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We have been eating at this location for many years and it used to be one of our favorite restaurants. We took friends out to dinner at Zov's Bakery and were extremely disappointed with our meal. My husband and I order two entrees that we have ordered many times in the past. We ordered the chicken kebob and the hamburger.... More

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