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Zov's Bistro and Bakery

17440 17th St, Ste A, Tustin, CA 92780-1953
+1 714-838-8855
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“lamb burger” (7 reviews)
“salad” (28 reviews)
“key lime tart” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
Mediterranean, Armenian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
17440 17th St, Ste A, Tustin, CA 92780-1953
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is huge, and was very crowded at lunchtime. We were seated, then ordered at 12:15, but the kitchen was slow, and we didn't get our food until nearly 1:00. The server told me that I could get my lamburger medium, but it arrived...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank edq88222
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Have been passing by Zov's for years and finally stopped in for dinner. They have a bakery with amazingly tempting treats. The menu has many good choices, and they have lots of wine and spirit choices. We found the food to be very good, and...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank LakePanorama
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

I have frequented Zovs for 10 years as a local and it is consistently hit and miss - due to the poor service. I've learned by now to not order takeout from them as the food quality nose dives big time. Last night dining on...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank redvelvet2015
Reviewed September 2, 2018

This is one of the best Mediterranean restaurants we've been to. Full bar and even a separate espresso, ice cream and bakery connected. Service is great and the food can't be beat. Lamb with pomegranate reduction is the best thing we've eaten there, but every...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank backgammon65
Reviewed August 30, 2018 via mobile

I like Zovs but I sit at bar and all I hear is Spanish being yelled by cooks and servers...odd and irritating! I feel like saying shut up...plus not a good Meditteranian atmosphere...please Mr Zov...do something because I won’t be back it was so strange!

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank Redritzy
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Can’t think of ANY visit to zov’s that hasn’t been perfect! The ambience is there, friendly people, and the menu is excellent. Something for everyone! I always start with the best calamari EVER!! And they always celebrate a bday with the most decadent dessert too!...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Nantucket60
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

We are longterm residents of N. Tustin, 26 years, and for almost as many years regular customers of Zov’s Cafe, Bakery and Bistro. This is our favorite restaurant in Orange County and we have visited the Tustin and Irvine locations. We are so impressed with...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Marti W
Reviewed August 7, 2018

Have met family members here after coming down to visit. The breakfast is particularly good with some pleasant outdoor seating.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Betsylew M
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

Patricia "Trish" was our server, personality plus. Willing to do individual check's for our party of 5. always a blessing for groups. Food, good, service good. Only complaint. the restaurant had 1 table and 1 booth full when we arrived, the next larger group wad...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank mamiefiere
Reviewed June 18, 2018

Casual but way above the average ethnic steam table place. Tableside service, both inside and outdoors. Owner often on site. My wife loves the lamb burger.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Roger P
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Questions & Answers
Milly D
February 21, 2017|
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Response from zsk52 |
Yes, many many selections from our menu are gluten free. Speak with manager on duty for more informationand selections.
December 24, 2016|
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Response from Susan G | Reviewed this property |
Lots of them, look up the menu it's delicious
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $25
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Families with children, Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17440 17th St, Ste A, Tustin, CA 92780-1953
    (17th and Yorba)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Tustin
  • Phone Number: +1 714-838-8855
  • E-mail
Founded in 1987 by Chef Zov Karamardian, legendary Zov's Bistro & Bakery in Tustin, 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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