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Zov's Bistro and Bakery

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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: Brunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Founded in 1987 by Chef Zov Karamardian, legendary Zov's Bistro &...
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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  • 72
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 5
    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
Lovely lunch

The prices are high, but the food is excellent and plentiful. The service is especially nice. The hostess and our waiter went out of their way to present us with different choices - without us even asking!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Elke M
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Anaheim, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The meeting / dinner room is not place for anyone with back problems. The chairs had thin, stiff seat padding with no back padding. It was very uncomfortable. I had to stand up often to stretch. We attended a dinner/seminar. The service was great and the sea bass was excellent. As we were leaving, an employee on bakery side cheerfully... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The prices are high, but the food is excellent and plentiful. The service is especially nice. The hostess and our waiter went out of their way to present us with different choices - without us even asking!

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Thank Elke M
Fullerton, California
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143 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went here with a party of 5 for lunch. The service was excellent. We were greeted seated right away and served within a minute. The menu has great options and they were very accommodating with any special requests. I ordered the lamb burger and it was wonderful. A different spin on the typical burger. I didn't visit it, but... More 

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Thank Kathryn R
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

The dinner was very good and the service was fair. Thank you very much. God bless you. Merry Christmas!

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Thank heatherraquelrn1
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Zov's coffee was sub-par my wife said. At $3.50 A mug, that's a bit much. I had Zov's special omelette and wifey had the Black Forest ham omelette. Hers was about average and mine was a little above average. We are both gluten free diners so, instead of the hash browns we asked for sautéed potatoes. Our waiter wasn't much... More 

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Corona del Mar, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

innovative take out for the holidays with good directions on reheating. followup via e mail excellent . professional service

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Thank christine a
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

Excellent service, awesome full bar, and great menu. Zov's Bistro backs up to Zov's bakery and grill. My wife and I frequent the bistro side which is casual dining with a Mediterranean flair. Lamb is always excellent and usually prepared 2 ways so take your pick. My wife and I sometimes pass on a traditional dinner plate in favor of... More 

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Thank Dave A
Lake Forest, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015

Have eaten Lunch here a few times but has taken until now to make up my mind about how I feel about the place. There are 2 indoor areas to the restaurant and an outside patio. The patio is popular & has shade umbrellas for summer & heaters for the cooler times. Indoor one of the dining areas is quieter... More 

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Thank violinmaker1964
Huntington Beach, California
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126 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015

I always have lots of visitors in the summer. Many are kids friends so we end up in fast food joint often. This is my "escape" from the processed quick food without a formal dining venue feel.

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Thank dry_surfing
Irvine, CA
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015 via mobile

For business or pleasure, Zov's is a regular for lunch or dinner. Great salads. And hummus. And the lentil soup is irresistible!

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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, Eastern European, 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?