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Zahir's Bistro

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579 S Main St, Milpitas, CA 95035-5320
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Ashdod, Israel
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

Went here for dinner. Very nice restaurant with friendly and helpful staff. Really enjoyed the meal. Price for such kind of restaurant very reasonable.

Thank G_Aharon
Cape Coral, Florida
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

Been here a few times and the food is pretty good. Menue isn't huge but it varied. Staff was attentive although there was just a few patrons there. Biggest issue was the mens rooms. It was disgusting- it smelled like a back-up sewer.

Thank Raebeth5355
Milpitas, California
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2016

This my wife's favorite restaurant in Milpitas. She had her 60th birthday party there. We've got to know the owner and waitress very well. They make the best prime rib in the city. It literally melts in your mouth! They're only open for dinner, but will accomodate private parties during the day. Zahir is always walking among his guests to... More 

Thank Raymond W
San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2016

Went there last Friday night for a birthday party celebration of about 100+ people, and had a great time. I ordered a Filet mignon . The steak was very good. Did not know that everything was a la carte ,so the soup and salad were separate. Atmosphere was semi-formal. The dining area and restroom are well kept. The service was... More 

Thank tonytran1
San Jose
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2016

We had a large group at Zahir's the other night and had a lovely evening. The buffet menu worked well for our large group. the wait staff was attentive. The owner told a few jokes that our group didn't really enjoy, but they were harmless. Most everyone was happy w/the evening. The outdoor patio must be lovely in warmer weather.

Thank Stephanie A
Livermore, California
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16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2015

My wife and I went there a couple of weeks ago and had a great time. The atmosphere was relaxing and the food was outstanding. The people who served us were very attentive to our needs. The owner (Zahir) was there and he was very friendly and funny! It was an excellent experience. Just a note, they only serve dinner.

Thank Rodman26
Fremont, CA
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2015

I was part of a large birthday group (20 people) dining at Zahir's, and the whole evening was very enjoyable. I looked around the table and all plates except one were completely clean (and the one was on a diet!) so I know I wasn't the only one who thought the food was excellent. Service was also very good; we... More 

1 Thank Jmrusch
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125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2015

I booked via Opentable and extended for more people two times via phone directly to the restaurant. Friendly staff at the phone. Arrived with 9 colleagues ewe got a privilieged very large table at the back of the resturant in a kind of seminar area. good as it was quiet but too quiet: no ambiance music at all and sober... More 

1 Thank Dominique D
Concord, CA
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2014

Oh my goodness. What a wonderful find. The experience we had was nothing short of excellent! We were promptly and warmly greeted by the owner upon arrival. The atmosphere was simply classic and elegant. The friendly waitstaff did not disappoint and provided a perfect amount of attention to our every need. We shared a delicious pear and walnut salad which... More 

1 Thank dsneymom
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90 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2014

Zahir's is the kind of a place I am ready to have my dinner everyday - my doctor be damned. Simple ambience - you may even call it Spartan - but the quality of the steaks and fish are extraordinarily good. Warm friendly owner and waiters. Have lost track of how many times I have been there and never have... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Italian, American, European
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Seating
Good for
Business meetings, Large groups, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 579 S Main St, Milpitas, CA 95035-5320
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Milpitas
  • Phone Number: 408-946-4000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?