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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 #23 of 791 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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Hawarden, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

A fantastic first visit to Naples only Persian bistro, we ate a wonderful selection of meals from the exciting menu at a relaxed rate and were made to feel special and truly welcome. Our server was attentive and polite, the food was as good any we have enjoyed in the Middle East and the overall ambience of Bha Bha made... More

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Visiting Naples to see the real estate market vibe and found this wonderful Persian restaurant. We ate all small plates of eggplant, meatballs in a spicy sauce and a cheese plate with lots of fun additions. The chef has a great menu that will be fun to explore in future visits.

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114 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

We were last at Bha Bha's 4 years ago when it was in a strip mall in Bonita Springs. This location is a vast improvement, right in the heart of things in Naples. And, if possible, the ambiance, service and food all seemed to be much better. We started with the Masto-Khyiar Starter, which proved to be diced cucumbers in... More

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Pittsburgh
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW via mobile

We loved everything about our visit to bha bha! The food was deliciously authentic with wonderful spices and pomegranate seeds, apricots, raisins and olives. My husband had the lamb and the sauce the lamb was cooked in was cooked for 12 hours and the flavor was incredible! We scooped the extra sauce on our rice so we wouldn't waste a... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

This restaurant serves very inspired middle-eastern food. Service is excellent. We had a lamb dish and a fish dish, both were very good. Hummus and salads were also good.

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Donna, Texas
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

My husband and I started with the Spicy New Zealand & Green Shell Mussels, they were a little messy to eat but very delicious! I then got a pomegranate martini, I loved it! For the price of the martini, im glad it was strong. My husband got the plumb lamb, it was very rich in taste (I personally loved the... More

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Sarasota, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

An absolute delectable taste bud sensation in every bite! You will return. Mario was our waiter and directed us perfectly in our order and the service was impeccable If your anywhere near Naples, it is absolutely worth the experience of tasting these sofiistcated melanges' of favors Sensational evening!

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Orlando, Florida
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21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We arrived late so we did not try the $15 lamb feast, we ordered "Soltani Kabob-one skew", "Koobideh Kebob-two skew", "Lamb Shish Kebob-one skew" without any wine or appetizer the bill came with $70, way much more the value of the presented portion. We do see the price in the menu but we do not know how large is the... More

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

Dear guest; Thank you for your visit to our restaurant. As I may have interpreted your comments correctly, it seems that as you may be a “value” seeking diner. I am sorry that you missed our reduced price menu called Lamb Fest that is offered daily from 5.00 to 6.30. It features 7 entrees at $15.00 each including 4 lamb... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014 via mobile

I went here for an anniversary with my boyfriend, we ordered the mussels, spicy but not too over powering an very very delicious. We couldn't wait for our entrees. My boyfriend ordered lamb with prune. VERY DELICIOUS!! The food is Very light and flavorful, desert was amazing. Anyway, we are now obsessed with this resturant and are coming back for... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We hardly ever visit a restaurant abroad twice, but now we did. My wife is a well known Belgian cook, and she also was very enthousiastic. The food, the ambiance, the music, the service... top.

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