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Bha! Bha! Bistro

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Mediterranean, Fusion, Healthy, Persian
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865 5th Avenue South, 41 and 5th, Naples, FL 34102
+1 239-594-5557
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Description: Bha! Bha! Is an innovative Persian bistro. A chic south Florida Persian...
Bha! Bha! Is an innovative Persian bistro. A chic south Florida Persian inspired and influenced BISTRO. The interior is very sharp and elegant,.. 5Th avenue chic yet with some Persian touches. It "resembles a Persian jewel box". It features classic Persian food as well as Persian fusion food. I have always billed it as that. In fact the word "INNOVATIVE" appears on our marquis and websites and other various advertisements; yes, even on this very site. Popular classic items such the authentic Ghorme Sabzi, Fesenjune, Bademjune, Halleem and Kashke` Bademjune , Aash soup and all Chelo kabobs are all present on the menu. More than half of the menu is dedicated to other various fusion food: shrimp, fresh fish, seafood, couscous, paella etc......Innovative techniques with Persian inspirations. The menu price range is in line with our neighboring restaurants here in downtown Naples. This is a Bon Appetit recommended and James Beard recognized restaurant. 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 includes many dishes on my menu that perhaps are not seen or recognized in a typical Persian restaurant. Although all the classic Persian ingredients like pomegranates, mint, saffron, rose water, turmeric, cardamom, pistachios, basmati rice, etc...Are used here, 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 27 years. Eagerly welcoming you. Michael Mir, exec. Chef/Owner
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Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Outdoor seating
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Very nice atmosphere and ambience, accompanied by excellent service. This makes a nice change from the French/Italian/American restaurants that dominate the Naples scene. If you are in the mood for some varienty this is well worth a detour

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
murphy313
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Chester County, PA
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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Chester County, PA
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35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Very nice atmosphere and ambience, accompanied by excellent service. This makes a nice change from the French/Italian/American restaurants that dominate the Naples scene. If you are in the mood for some varienty this is well worth a detour

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Pennington, New Jersey
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75 reviews 75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

If I'm not mistaken, this place used to be in Pavilion Shopping Center in North Naples many years ago. We never went there back in the day (why not, I don't know) but had dinner recently at the recommendation of the NY Times at its new, upscale location on 5th Avenue South. We sat outside (I highly recommend that), shared... More 

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Boston MA
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Other than the fact that it's in a rather conventional Naples space, this is a true Persian restaurant. The traditional dishes are their best, incorporating the ingredients that work so magically in what is probably the most sophisiticated of Mid-Eastern cooking. These dishes are not just outstanding. They are memorable, savory, sophisticated. The attempts to marry Persian cooking with American... More 

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Naples, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Bha! Bha! has not fully settled into 5th Avenue. And, it has been discovered! We had an excellent experience here on a busy Thursday evening. The food is exotic, super high quality, and perfectly prepared. Nice "different" seasonings, without being too "spicy" at all. The Barg kabob (tenderloin slices) was the best I have ever had. The meat was perfect--no... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Fantastic food, beautifully prepared and presented, attentive service. Delicious lamb and intriguing, varied menu. We will go back!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

Do not miss the opportunity to visit this restaurant. The aromas are amazing and the flavours do not disappoint! The lamb is succulent, paired with fruits and delicious sauces. The chicken is marinated to perfection and the flavours permeate the dish amazingly. The servers are attentive yet not overbearing. Our server, Chayan, knew the menu and gave us great recommendations.... More 

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Naples, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

If you are not familiar with this delicious cuisine, the wait staff will help you. A unique dining experience. Lovely decor inside and small outdoor seating area and bar.

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Sudbury, MA
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52 reviews 52 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Outstanding everything at this Persian restaurant right on Fifth Avenue. Lovely modern interior or sidewalk tables with great people-watching perches. The food was fantastic. Next time we will order more of the appetizers which were amazing, and easy to share. Main dish portions huge and food generously seasoned as well. Owner truly cares and is there running the show after... More 

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Vermont
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60 reviews 60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Reviews had us looking forward to dining here but the actual experience was not that wonderful. The place is attractive and "energetically noisy" - which to me is a table conversation stopper. Tables are close to one another so it's necessary to work hard to create any sense of personal space. My food, the Mediterranean Salad ( a lot of... More 

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Rehoboth Beach, Delaware
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

We read about this fine restaurant in The New York Times last fall and recently decided to try it. The Times was right; this is "Persian perfection." The drinks were refreshing, the entrees were delightful and the service was everything you'd expect from a fine restaurant. Restaurant owner Michael also makes his customers feel welcome. Check out it! PS: It's... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 865 5th Avenue South, 41 and 5th, Naples, FL 34102
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Naples
  • Phone Number: +1 239-594-5557

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 37
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean, Fusion, Healthy, Persian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Outdoor seating, Special occasions, Entertaining clients

Description

Bha! Bha! Is an innovative Persian bistro. A chic south Florida Persian inspired and influenced BISTRO. The interior is very sharp and elegant,.. 5Th avenue chic yet with some Persian touches. It "resembles a Persian jewel box". It features classic Persian food as well as Persian fusion food. I have always billed it as that. In fact the word "INNOVATIVE" appears on our marquis and websites and other various advertisements; yes, even on this very site. Popular classic items such the authentic Ghorme Sabzi, Fesenjune, Bademjune, Halleem and Kashke` Bademjune , Aash soup and all Chelo kabobs are all present on the menu. More than half of the menu is dedicated to other various fusion food: shrimp, fresh fish, seafood, couscous, paella etc......Innovative techniques with Persian inspirations. The menu price range is in line with our neighboring restaurants here in downtown Naples. This is a Bon Appetit recommended and James Beard recognized restaurant. 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 includes many dishes on my menu that perhaps are not seen or recognized in a typical Persian restaurant. Although all the classic Persian ingredients like pomegranates, mint, saffron, rose water, turmeric, cardamom, pistachios, basmati rice, etc...Are used here, 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 27 years. Eagerly welcoming you. Michael Mir, exec. Chef/Owner
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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