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Bha! Bha! Bistro

865 5th Avenue South, 41 and 5th, Naples, FL 34102
+1 239-594-5557
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Ranked #12 of 793 Restaurants in Naples
Price range: $11 - $37
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Healthy, Persian, Fusion
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: This is my 3rd and final restaurant. I relocated from North Naples after a 15 year successful run. I wanted this interior to be very sharp, elegant, 5th avenue chic yet with some Persian touches. it "resembles a Persian jewel box". I updated my menu and am continuing my innovative and classic Persian creations. The range is varied from somehow comfortable, simple and wholesome food to sophisticated and mutli level flavors ready to be enjoyed by all culinary food lovers. Bha! Bha! is an innovative Persian bistro. A Persian influenced (since I was born there, but raised in Maryland and Florida) and a chic south Florida inspired BISTRO.I have always billed it as that. In fact the word "INNOVATIVE" appears our marquis, website and various advertisements, even on this very site.Although many of the classic items such the authentic Ghorme Sabzi, Fesenjune, Halleem, Bademjune, Kashke` Bademjune , Aash and Chelo kabob Koobideh, or Barg are present on the menu; more than half of the menu is dedicated to various fusions, innovations and techniques with other Persian inspirations. The menu price range is in line with our neighboring restaurants. We try to avoid to conform to the misconception of being: "ethnic= cheap =spicy".Although I am constantly inspired by all other cuisines, but my food should not be stereotyped with Arabic, Turkish, Indian, etc. or any other single ethnicity. My signature food at Bha! Bha! Bistro remains just that. My signature cooking here are many dishes on my menu that perhaps are not seen or recognized in a typical Persian restaurant. Yet, all the classic Persian ingredients like pomegranates, mint, saffron, rose water, cardamom, pistachios basmati rice etc. are all present; however they are not all packaged into one entree. Among the 3 dozens items on my menu some are packed with flavors and some are kept low key for the respect of diners who may not be too enthusiastic about overwhelmingly pungent flavors. My staff will go out of their way to guide the dinners into a perfect union with their choices. I invite you to come over and allow me to entice all your culinary senses by what I have created over the past 25 years. Eagerly welcoming you Michael Mir Owner
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Stirling, Scotland
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98 reviews 98 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 NEW

The first thing I noticed on the menu when I sat down was "there is a surcharge of $6 for anyone sharing a starter" What? Had made reservations following recommendations here. We love Asian cuisine and are used to the flavours and textures. I had a pomegranate salad to start which was fine followed by the lamb in plum sauce... More

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Tidewater, Virginia, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014 NEW

Tucked away on 5th Avenue is a gem -- Bha! Bha! Persian Bistro. We'd made reservations and were seated promptly. The evening started with martinis - a Pomegranate one for my husband, and a TurkishTini (white chocolate with milk chocolate drizzle) for me, served quickly and chilled perfectly. I tend to be more adventurous when it comes to eating, so... More

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London, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

If you've never had Persian, don't be put off by it. Bha! Bha! is classic food. Think of it as a fancy bbq. Compared to London (where there are a lot of restaurants), they are just as good if not better. Pricing is also very good by comparison. Highly recommended.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Naples is not short of places to eat, we were only in Naples for two nights and were so pleased to find this restaurant on trip advisor, the food and service was excellent, our waiter was Mario and we were that pleased with our meal we booked for the following evening. The shrimp starters were divine and my wife's eggplant... More

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Highland Park, Illinois, United States
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We stopped in for dinner and were so happy we did. Our waiter Mario selected all of our dishes and wine. The food was heavenly! Shrimp in a sweet sauce & eggplant spread appetizers followed by a spicy steak tips veggie dish and lamb shank w/ kidney bean dish. The desserts were also amazing. Michael who is the owner has... More

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New York City, New York
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We hadn't been back to Naples in a number of years so before we headed down, we searched the internet for Bha Bha Persian in North Naples (their old location and where we had discovered them) and were disappointed we couldn't find it. We were thrilled a few minutes later when we found they had moved to their 5th Ave... More

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Naples, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

I love this restaurant. The service is top notch and the food choices are excellent. The servers are always well versed in what's on the menu and make great recommendations. I love the atmosphere and it's very handy to get in and out of as it's at the top of 5th Avenue. I've been many times and it's always a... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 via mobile

Outstanding food. Ambience and service were excellent. When we made the reservation we expected a normal experience but when we tasted the Mediterranean salad as our first course we knew we were in for a special treat. We both had one of the lamb dishes, lamb and mushrooms and lamb and eggplant. Like the salad, the ingredients were fresh and... More

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Fort Lauderdale, FL
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

If you're in the mood for something just a little different, then this is the place to go. Probably one of the best meals I have had anywhere. Great service ... an outstanding wine list ... and beautiful ambiance. Don't be put off by the "Persian" in its name - the food is extraordinary, and the menu is full of... More

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Monroe, Louisiana
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

We were in Naples for a conference and found bha! bha! while visiting the downtown area. We sat outside and our server, Chayen was very attentive and personable. The food was excellent, very rich with many spices. We nada couple of appetizers, can't remember the names but one was a lamb meatball with tamarind and pomegranate-very tasty! For an entree... More

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