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Bha! Bha! Bistro

865 Fifth ave. south, 41 and 5th, Naples, FL 34102
+1 239-594-5557
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Ranked #24 of 778 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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Buffalo, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

We were a little apprehensive to try Persian cuisine in a town with so many restaurants but we were pleasantly surprised. The food was very well prepared with a perfect mix of exotic spices. I enjoyed the lamb shank which was served over a bed of basmati rice which was one of the best meals I have ever had. Our... More

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Riverside, Rhode Island, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

This restaurant has so many rave reviews but I cannot resist adding another. We only went there for one dinner because we put it off to the end of our stay. Next year there will be more dinners! I had a Persian specialty, a lamb shank that fell off the bone and swam in the most delicious gravy, and my... More

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Peoria, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014 NEW

I have been going here for over 10 years.they moved from north Naples a while ago but brought their great food to 5th avenue in downtown Naples.the new location is nicer to look at and seems more crowded.the previous location was more accessible with easier parking as 5th avenue can be very crowded in season. If you like lamb you... More

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McLean, Virginia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Went there twice during a ten day stay in Naples. The Pomegranate encrusted Salmon was truly outstanding. Their starters are big- share them. Or two or three and make a meal out of them.

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Toronto
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

excellent food that is different from the standard fare, great cocktails, good service, beautiful décor. WE would go back.

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Seattle, WA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

A must try in Naples, FL. If you don't know what Persian food is - this is a great way to learn. Depth of spices. Wonderful combinations. Their legume soup is amazing. Try it. I swear you will like it. And the pomegranate and feta salad was delicious. And the baklava! Oh the baklava!

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Lugano, Switzerland
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53 reviews 53 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

After reading all the positive reviews we where somewhat disappointed. The food was quite good but some of it cold. We should have sent it back to kitchen but did not, which is our mistake. We where there before 6 PM and had the dishes from the special menu. Maybe the standard for regular items is better. In addition, the... More

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michael m, Owner at Bha! Bha! Bistro, responded to this review

Dear guest; Thank you so much for visit on April 7, 2014. We are truly sorry that your experience was not a satisfied one. Here at Bha! Bha! we thrive for excellence in all regards. No matter what menu or time slot our valued guests may choose, our task is their complete satisfaction. The points that you have brought up,... More

Florida
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

My wife and I had always wanted to try this Persian based restaurant - one that is so uniquely different than any other establishment in the region. We had heard good reviews, when it was on U.S. 41 and those reviews obviously have carried forward with their move to an excellent location on 5th street in Naples. We each started... More

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New York
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29 reviews 29 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

Tried this restaurant in an effort to find something a little different. Our entire party was delighted. Tabrizi chicken with apricot sauce was subtle and delicious. Excellent paella and the pomegranate glazed salmon was also a hit. Very attentive service and very nice atmosphere. Even people who are not entirely sure what a Persian restaurant is or should be will... More

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New Marlborough, Massachusetts
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

We went to Bha! Bha! for dinner on Saturday night in Naples FL. What a beautiful restaurant, very visually pleasing! We had to go early because of movie tickets and we were pleasantly surprised to find out that there is an early bird special going on between 5-6:00. They had a few nice items on the special menu that we... More

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