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Zov's Restaurant

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21123 Newport Coast Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92657-1122
+1 949-760-9687
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Austin, Texas
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158 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2016 via mobile

We stopped by about 5pm for dinner and chose to sit outside. Pleasant environment with view of a water feature; enjoyed watching the birds play in the water. We ordered a 2 item Mezza plate with babaganoush and Walnut caviar served with pita and sliced carrot and cucumber to accommodate my gluten-free wife. The walnut caviar was marvelous being ground... More 

Thank BigMac1949
Kent, Washington
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 29, 2016

Found this place by accident, it looked different so decided to try it. Part of a local group owned by a lady originally from Eastern Europe. Tried a number of different and unfamiliar dishes and all were very tasty. Server was very knowledgeable. Good for kids and not overly expensive.

Thank Robert C
Laguna Hills, California
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110 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed March 5, 2016

The food was quite good, but the Kebabs were on the small side. However, there is still a lot of do on the plate (pilaf, veggies, etc) and you do end up quite sated. The house mixed salad was excellent, however if you do not like garlic, this place is not for you, as much of the food is tastefully... More 

Thank Haig M
Akron, Ohio
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183 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2016

We ate here at the recommendation of the hotel clerk. It is a nice restaurant with a neighborhood clientele. The waiter was very friendly. We started with the bacon Brussels sprouts which were great. I ordered a burger and my wife had a lamb ragout. Both were very good. We enjoyed our meals but I felt that it was pricey... More 

Thank Amease
Alpine, Utah
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31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed February 8, 2016

We used to live near the Tustin location (which is also great) but this location is perfect for Newport Coast. The food is fantastic and the service is always great. Breakfast, lunch or dinner, you will not be sorry.

Thank Dan H
Henderson, Nevada
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45 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2016

Zov's is rightfully known as one of Orange Counties top eating spots...for good reason. Thankfully, the menu is not too large. It's hard enough to pick from the selections offered. I had the lamb ragout and broken banana cream pie. Both were exceptional. The only complaint I had was the portion of lamb ragout was too large and delicious. Almost... More 

1 Thank Jim W
San Pedro, CA
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151 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2015

Ate lunch here with a friend who lives in the area. Greeting and seating was fast and efficient. The server was friendly and helpful. I ordered the Greek Shrimp Salad and my friend had the Spicy Penne Pasta. My salad was good with about six or seven shrimp, some greens and olives, and a lot of tomatoes. Dressing was mild... More 

Thank ChiefDennis
North Dakota
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148 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed December 4, 2015

I don't understand why this is a popular restaurant in a land of endless dining choices. Our waiter was friendly enough but SLOW as molasses, and at a time when the restaurant was not yet busy for lunch. Our soup was cold and not even that tasty. The overpriced Mezza brought us hummus that honestly seemed to be from a... More 

Thank SunshineCheyenne
California Desert, California
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203 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed October 19, 2015

The restaurant seemed clean and the staff was friendly. However, we wanted good food! My lamb sandwich and the lentil soup was just okay.We would not return.

1 Thank VEFlowers
Alexandria, VA
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135 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed October 15, 2015

This restaurant was recommended to us for a nice but not too expensive dinner for our anniversary. It is in a shopping mall and has outdoor seating in addition to a nice interior. The service was impeccable. Great wine choices. We got the mezze as an appetizer and it was terrific. The husband got a seafood dinner which he loved,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $25
American, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Eastern European, Armenian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
8:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21123 Newport Coast Dr, Newport Beach, CA 92657-1122
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Newport Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 949-760-9687
Founded in 1987 by Chef Zov Karamardian, legendary Zov's Restaurant in Newport Beach, CA has become a culinary institution. Serving her unique cuisine that blends contemporary cuisine with Eastern Mediterranean influences, in an upscale chic environment.

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